Paul Simon Rufus Wainwright

Australia, recently the envy of every other continent (Ringo StarrMariah CareySmash Mouth!), will host both Paul Simon and Rufus Wainwright for a brief concert series this coming spring. Simon may be the headliner, but trying to label Wainwright as anyone’s “support” is tantamount in pop-cultural offensiveness to putting baby in a corner – it just isn’t done. Rather, the two songwriting greats will embark together on their tour of Oz beginning March 27.

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Simon and “special guest” Wainwright are scheduled to delight the masses at the Byron Bay Bluesfest as part of their dual Aussie residency. Neither musician has a new album to promote – Simon’s last, So Beautiful or So What, dropped in 2011, while Wainwright unleashed Out of the Game almost a full year ago – so expect each singer’s set to include a medley of classics spanning their respective careers.

As the duo plan their course from arena show to festival gig, international fans have been left hoping the pair will take their act to the global stage, and continue to tour after their last Australian concert on April 2. Unfortunately, no further details have been released. We’ll continue to troll the blogs for the latest news, however, so be sure to check back here as the Simon/Wainwright double-bill feature draws closer!

Paul Simon Tour Tickets

Paul Simon Concerts w/ Rufus Wainwright

Date City Venue
3/27/2013 Adelaide Entertainment Centre
3/28/2013 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
3/30/2013 Hunter Valley Hope Estate
4/2/2013 Sydney Entertainment Centre

Paul Simon Avg. Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Seattle WA WaMu Theater 4/15/2011 $137.80
Seattle WA Showbox at the Market 4/17/2011 $308.00
Los Angeles CA Pantages Theatre 4/20/2011 $128.98
Los Angeles CA Pantages Theatre 4/21/2011 $151.04
Temecula CA Pechanga Entertainment Center 4/23/2011 $332.00
San Francisco CA Davies Symphony Hall 4/25/2011 $213.75
Oakland CA Fox Theater – Oakland 4/26/2011 $202.45
San Francisco CA The Fillmore 4/27/2011 $174.50
Minneapolis MN Minneapolis Convention Center 5/2/2011 $112.78
Toronto ON Massey Hall 5/6/2011 $193.14
New York NY Beacon Theatre 5/10/2011 $221.56
New York NY Beacon Theatre 5/11/2011 $204.90
Chicago IL Vic Theatre 5/16/2011 $227.50
Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 5/17/2011 $200.21
Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 5/19/2011 $220.60
Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 5/20/2011 $300.00
Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 5/21/2011 $140.14
Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 5/25/2011 $171.61
Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 5/28/2011 $165.37
Mashantucket CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods 5/29/2011 $162.13
Boston MA Wang Theatre 6/1/2011 $217.57
Boston MA House of Blues Boston 6/2/2011 $95.81
Philadelphia PA Merriam Theatre 6/4/2011 $133.50
Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 10/17/2011 $139.62
Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 10/19/2011 $193.47
Berkeley CA Greek Theatre – Berkeley 10/20/2011 $131.26
San Diego CA Viejas Arena 10/22/2011 $109.07
Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 10/23/2011 $209.65
Las Vegas NV The Colosseum At Caesars Palace 10/24/2011 $145.30
Broomfield CO 1stBank Center 10/26/2011 $107.01
Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 10/28/2011 $77.20
Memphis TN Mud Island Amphitheatre 10/29/2011 $117.80
New Orleans LA UNO Lakefront Arena 11/4/2011 $146.42
Cedar Park TX Cedar Park Center 11/5/2011 $113.43
Oklahoma City OK Civic Center Music Hall 11/6/2011 $155.64
Kansas City MO The Midland by AMC 11/8/2011 $183.97
Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 11/9/2011 $132.96
Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre 11/11/2011 $208.27
Rosemont IL Akoo Theatre at Rosemont 11/13/2011 $173.92
St. Louis MO Fabulous Fox Theatre 11/15/2011 $160.52
Moline IL i wireless Center 11/16/2011 $105.29
Detroit MI Fox Theatre Detroit 11/18/2011 $145.47
Columbus OH Veterans Memorial Auditorium-OH 11/19/2011 $101.84
Bloomington IN Indiana University Auditorium 11/20/2011 $119.72
Highland Heights KY Bank of Kentucky Center 11/22/2011 $109.97
Akron OH EJ Thomas Hall 11/23/2011 $136.34
Atlantic City NJ Trump Taj Mahal 11/26/2011 $127.62
Newark NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center 11/27/2011 $185.63
Richmond VA Landmark Theater 11/29/2011 $162.25
Durham NC Durham Performing Arts Center 12/1/2011 $177.23
Duluth GA Gwinnett Performing Arts Center 12/2/2011 $123.05
Orlando FL UCF Arena 12/4/2011 $148.61
Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall 12/5/2011 $168.98
Hollywood FL Hard Rock Live 12/6/2011 $171.20
New York NY Rose Theater at Lincoln Center 4/18/2012 $300.00
New York NY Rose Theater at Lincoln Center 4/19/2012 $562.93
New York NY Rose Theater at Lincoln Center 4/20/2012 $457.27
New York NY Radio City Music Hall 10/4/2012 $224.86

Rufus Wainwright Avg. Ticket Prices

City State Venue Name Date Avg. Price
Northampton MA Calvin Theatre 2/13/2010 $150.00
Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 2/14/2010 $67.50
Brooklyn NY Prospect Park 7/20/2010 $134.57
Asbury Park NJ Paramount Theatre 8/1/2010 $25.50
Boston MA Boston Opera House 8/3/2010 $121.33
Philadelphia PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts 8/4/2010 $70.00
North Bethesda MD Music Center at Strathmore 8/7/2010 $71.26
Chicago IL Bank of America Theatre 8/13/2010 $128.33
Kansas City MO The Midland by AMC 8/15/2010 $92.00
Denver CO Paramount Theatre 8/17/2010 $139.00
Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 8/20/2010 $109.60
Oakland CA Fox Theater – Oakland 8/21/2010 $87.74
Napa CA Uptown Theatre Napa 8/22/2010 $122.00
Saratoga CA Mountain Winery 8/23/2010 $118.64
Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 8/25/2010 $123.00
San Francisco CA Davies Symphony Hall 11/11/2010 $68.00
San Francisco CA Davies Symphony Hall 11/12/2010 $50.00
San Francisco CA Davies Symphony Hall 11/13/2010 $78.00
Vancouver BC Vancouver Centre for Performing Arts 11/26/2010 $149.00
Edmonton AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 11/27/2010 $137.08
Calgary AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 11/28/2010 $108.00
Toronto ON Massey Hall 12/4/2010 $172.00
New York NY Carnegie Hall – Isaac Stern Auditorium 12/6/2010 $178.35
Montreal QC St Denis Theatre 12/7/2010 $95.00
Wilmington DE Grand Opera House 12/14/2010 $60.00
Northampton MA Calvin Theatre 12/15/2010 $66.33
New York NY TimesCenter Stage 1/8/2011 $99.00
Highland Park IL Ravinia Festival 8/14/2011 $63.53
Charlottesville VA Jefferson Theater 3/21/2012 $65.00
Brooklyn NY BAM Howard Gilman Opera House 5/9/2012 $126.25
Oakland CA Fox Theater – Oakland 5/11/2012 $79.46
Los Angeles CA Orpheum Theatre 5/12/2012 $88.21
San Diego CA Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay 5/13/2012 $54.81
Vienna VA Wolf Trap 7/24/2012 $79.44
Boston MA Bank of America Pavilion 7/29/2012 $84.00
Chicago IL Bank of America Theatre 8/8/2012 $146.60
Apple Valley MN Minnesota Zoo Amphitheatre 8/11/2012 $79.77
Austin TX Zilker Park 10/12/2012 $296.80
Austin TX Zilker Park 10/13/2012 $159.50
Dallas TX Meyerson Symphony Center 10/14/2012 $89.69
Houston TX Bayou Music Center 10/15/2012 $59.00
Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 10/19/2012 $95.28
New York NY Beacon Theatre 10/30/2012 $96.14
London Lnd Hammersmith Apollo 11/18/2012 $99.00
Oakland CA Fox Theater – Oakland 12/19/2012 $102.20
Princeton NJ McCarter Theatre 2/6/2013 $109.00
Atlantic City NJ Borgata Event Center 2/8/2013 $153.30

Paul Simon Past Setlist

Main Set

Track Song
1 Kodachrome
2 Gone at Last
3 Dazzling Blue
4 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
5 Vietnam
6 Mother and Child Reunion
7 That Was Your Mother
8 Hearts and Bones
9 Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
10 Slip Slidin’ Away
11 The Obvious Child
12 Hello My Baby/ Nomathembu
13 Homeless
14 Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
15 I Know What I Know
16 The Boy in the Bubble
17 Crazy Love, Vol. II
18 Gumboots
19 Under African Skies
20 Graceland
21 You Can Call Me Al

Encore

Track Song
1 The Sound of Silence
2 The Boxer
3 Late in the Evening
4 Still Crazy After All These Years

Rufus Wainwright Past Setlist

Main Set

Track Song
1 Candles
2 Rashida
3 Barbara
4 April Fools
5 The One You Love
6 Grey Gardens
7 Saratoga Summer Song
8 I Don’t Know
9 Respectable Dive
10 Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
11 Out of the Game
12 Jericho
13 Perfect Man
14 Sometimes You Need
15 One Man Guy
16 Everybod Knows
17 The Art Teacher
18 Going to a Town
19 Montauk
20 14th Street

Encore

Track Song
1 Old Whore’s Diet
2 Bitter Tears
3 Gay Messiah

Paul Simon Discography

Year Album
1965 The Paul Simon Songbook
1972 Paul Simon
1973 There Goes Rhymin’ Simon
1975 Still Crazy After All These Years
1980 One-Trick Pony
1983 Hearts and Bones
1986 Graceland
1990 The Rhythm of the Saints
1997 Songs from the Capeman
2000 You’re the One
2006 Surprise
2011 So Beautiful or So What

Rufus Wainwright Discography

Year Album
1998 Rufus Wainwright
2001 Poses
2003 Want One
2004 Want Two
2007 Release The Stars
2007 Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall
2009 Milwaukee at Last!!!
2010 All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu
2011 House of Rufus
2012 Out of the Game

Paul Simon Rufus Wainwright Videos

Paul Simon: “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes”

Rufus Wainwright: “Out of the Game”

Paul Simon: “American Tune”

Rufus Wainwright: “Across the Universe”