Paul Simon Announces June Tour As Biodiversity Fundraiser

Simon chooses to play 17 more shows to raise money for a good cause.

Written by Emilee Lindner • Photography by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images • March 14, 2017

Paul Simon's hitting the road... and for a good cause. The proceeds from his upcoming summer 2017 tour will benefit the Half-Earth Project, an initiative of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. 

The 17-city U.S. tour will begin June 1 at the St. Augustine Ampitheatre in Florida. You've got only a month to catch him, because he'll be completing the jaunt on June 28 at Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Denver, Colorado.

Although Simon has no need to tour, he's doing it to support biodiversity. He told Mongabay in an interview, “That will make me feel that I am making a greater contribution than putting more money in my pocket, which I don’t need, or becoming more famous, which I really don’t need. So I said (late last fall), OK, I’m going to do that.”

Get your tickets for Paul Simon's summer tour at on March 17 at 10 a.m. ET.

Here are the dates from Paul Simon's summer tour:

June 1 - Saint Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 2 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 4 - Simpsonville, SC @ Heritage Park Amphitheatre
June 6 - Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 7 - Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater
June 10 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion
June 11 - Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
June 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
June 14 - Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 16 - Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Festival
June 17 - Eau Claire, WI @ Eau Claires Festival
June 18 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
June 20 - Billings, MT @MetraPark Arena
June 21 - Missoula, MT @ Ogren Park at Allegiance Field
June 23 - Spokane, WA @Spokane Arena
June 25 - Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
June 28 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre