ART GARFUNKEL CONFIRMS MORE LIVE PERFORMANCES INCLUDING U.K. TOUR; ICONIC SINGER ENJOYING RETURN TO LIVE PERFORMANCES; INDUCTION OF CAT STEVENS INTO ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME TO AIR MAY 31 ON HBO

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DATE:   APRIL 24, 2014

 

 

 

FROM:  TODD BRODGINSKI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART GARFUNKEL

 

 

 

CONFIRMS MORE LIVE PERFORMANCES INCLUDING U.K. TOUR

 

 

 

ICONIC SINGER ENJOYING RETURN TO LIVE PERFORMANCES;

 

 

 

INDUCTION OF CAT STEVENS INTO ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME

 

TO AIR MAY 31 ON HBO

 

 

 

 

 

ART GARFUNKEL is back in love with being on stage, and is adding more dates to an already busy summer. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member is touring the U.S. throughout the next few months and has booked a week-long string of September dates in the U.K. The revered singer had taken time off to recover from a vocal ailment before returning to the stage this year.

 

 

 

“I feel like 26,” Garfunkel recently told the New Haven Register before a few Connecticut shows. “I worked to get the voice back…I have been singing since I was five; it’s my best friend. I’m married to singing and its problems.” He adds, “The voice left me and now that it’s back, I am so grateful.”

 

 

 

Garfunkel will bring his two-man show (with guitarist Tab Laven) to venues across the country, beginning with a May 17 show in Pennsylvania (see full itinerary below). He will tour the East Coast from May into July, and will do a five-show trek through England September 5-11. His live set encompasses his solo hits, Simon and Garfunkel songs, cuts from his favorite songwriters–Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, A.C. Jobim–parts of his new book, and Q&A.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, watch Art induct his friend Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame when it airs on HBO May 31. He said, in part: “I used to go to work to his tapes. We were in Vancouver in ’72, Jack Nicholson and I, shooting ‘Carnal Knowledge’ and running lines in the back of the car with ‘Lady D’Arbanville’ playing. It made us feel right. All the girls I took out were Cat Stevens fans; He was a sexy guy – sensitivity with a bass voice. (I shoulda thought of that).”

 

 

 

Also check out an interview with ART here, where he appeared on “CBS This Morning” reading a “Note To Self,” where he looked back at his younger self: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/art-garfunkel-writes-a-note-to-his-younger-self/ and a “10 Records That Changed My Life” piece on Music Radar here: http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/guitars/art-garfunkel-the-10-records-that-changed-my-life-596538/1 

 

 

 

You can also dig into ART’s website, where he chronicles–in order–every book he has read since 1968, his 60 favorite songs of all time, acting credits, poetry and discography: www.artgarfunkel.com 

 

 

 

Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released 12 original solo albums, the most recent being SOME ENCHANTED EVENING in 2007, plus a 2-CD compendium of his full body of work THE SINGER. Since then, he has been busy as a husband and father to his two sons, 23 year-old Arthur Junior and eight-year-old Beau Daniel. He is also an avid walker who has walked across Japan, the US (celebrated in the 1997 concert DVD ACROSS AMERICA) and now Europe, bearing down on Istanbul.

 

 

 

ART GARFUNKEL concert itinerary:

 

 

 

 

 

DATE:                         CITY:                                      VENUE:

 

 

 

Sat 5/17                     Bethlehem, PA                        Sands Casino

 

Sat 5/24                     Washington, DC                      6th & i Street Synagogue                   

 

Thu 6/5                       Spartanburg, SC                      Cultural Arts Center

 

Fri 6/6                         Columbia, SC                          Performing Arts Center

 

Sat 6/7                        Charleston, SC                        Congregation Church

 

Fri 6/13                        White Plains, NY                     Performing Arts Center

 

Sat 6/14                       Peekskill, NY                          Hudson Valley Theater

 

Thu 6/19                      Northampton, MA                     Academy of Music

 

Fri 6/20                        Worcester, MA                        Mechanics Hall

 

Sat 6/21                       Boston, MA                             Berklee School PAC

 

Thu 6/26                      Durham, NC                             Carolina Theater

 

Fri 6/27                        Charlotte, NC                           Amos South End Theater

 

Sun 6/29                      Wilmington, NC                       Brooklyn Arts Center

 

Thu 7/3                        Scottsdale, AZ                         Talking Stick Resorts

 

Sat 7/5                         Indio, CA                                 Fantasy Springs Casino

 

Fri 7/25                        Atlantic City, NJ                       Music Box/Hotel Borgata

 

 

 

U.K. dates:

 

Fri 9/5                          Manchester, ENG                   Bridgewater Hall

 

Sun 9/7                        Birmingham, ENG                  New Alexandra Theatre

 

Mon 9/8                       Glasgow, SCOT                      Concert Hall

 

Wed 9/10                     Bristol, ENG                           Colston Hall

 

Thu 9/11                       London, ENG                          Royal Festival Hall

 

 

 

 

 

www.artgarfunkel.com 

 

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialArtGarfunkelPage 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information, contact:

 

 

 

Todd Brodginski

 

RECKONING PR

 

[email protected] 

 

 

 

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