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Paul Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd say goodbye

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Paul Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd say goodbye

Saying goodbye is trending within the music world.

And that’s main hundreds of followers to grab up tickets to see such legendary artists as Paul Simon, Joan Baez and Ozzy Osbourne for maybe the final time in live performance.

Sure, the farewell tour is sizzling in 2018. It’s additionally an indication of the occasions, when most of the prime live performance sights are of their 60s and 70s.

“Time finally catches up with all of us,” says Gary Bongiovanni, editor of the live performance trade publication Pollstar. “If they may maintain going bodily, a lot of them would.”

However …

“Ozzy can’t maintain barking on the moon without end,” he provides.

Right here’s a roundup of the largest farewell excursions scheduled for the Bay Space in 2018 – and early 2019. (Notice: This doesn’t embody some legendary acts, resembling Neil Diamond and Aretha Franklin, who’re retiring however do not need dates scheduled.)

Paul Simon

Final hurrah: Followers will probably be “Feelin’ Groovy” (and, undoubtedly, a bit of unhappy as properly) as Simon says goodbye together with his Homeward Sure — The Farewell Tour, which presently has dates scheduled into September.

Bay Space date: eight p.m. Might 25; Oracle Enviornment, Oakland; $59.50-$159.50; www.ticketmaster.com.

Why you need to see him: He’s one of many biggest pop music songwriters of all time, proper up there with Paul McCartney, Gordon Lightfoot, Brian Wilson and Smokey Robinson. And, whether or not you’ve seen him 100 occasions earlier than or by no means in any respect, you merely don’t wish to miss the prospect to listen to such classics as “Mom and Baby Reunion,” “Loves Me Like a Rock,” “Slip Slidin’ Away,” “Graceland” and “50 Methods to Depart Your Lover” in live performance.

Desert album disc: “Paul Simon” (1972)

Possibilities he’ll tour once more: If Simon & Garfunkel may get again collectively once more (and once more) then something is feasible. Let’s give it a 30 % probability.

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Final hurrah: The band will maintain the Southern rock pumping via no less than Sept. 1 on their Road Survivors Farewell Tour.

Bay Space date: 6 p.m. Might 25; Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View; $29.50-$129.50;

Why you need to see them: I’ve received two phrases for you: “Free Hen.” Sure, it’s a rock ’n’ roll cliché. Sure, it’s the butt of about half of the live performance jokes on the market. And, sure, it’s one thing that each rock fan must expertise no less than as soon as in live performance. Even in spite of everything these a long time, the track nonetheless flies like no different, particularly as soon as these dueling electrical guitars actually lock in. Plus, you’ll get to listen to a ton of different good songs (“Tuesday’s Gone,” “Candy House Alabama,” and so forth). And don’t neglect the opening acts — Dangerous Firm, Blackberry Smoke and The Outlaws.

Desert island disc: “(Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Pores and skin-‘nérd)” (1973)

Possibilities they’ll tour once more: I’d say proper round 100 %. We’re not shopping for that this band will cling it up till they’ve performed each area, amphitheater, motorbike rally and flea market — no less than twice.

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