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Press Release by Amway Center along with additional information written by Nathan Wertheimer
This concert is going to be the hottest ticket in town on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 8pm, at the Amway Center. Come see Paul Simon one last time in Orlando. Get your tickets now for this once in a lifetime event.
Legendary songwriter, recording artist, and performer, Paul Simon announced the final leg of Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour, culminating with several shows in the New York City area including the Prudential Center on September 15 in Newark, NJ (Simon’s birthplace). Simon and his band embark on his final tour on May 16 in Vancouver, bringing to the stage a stunning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs.
According to Simon, the Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour is a fitting pinnacle of a performing career that began in the early 1960s and has coincided with his artistic journey as a songwriter and recording artist until the present day.
He said of this farewell tour, “I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief. I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts.”
Having created a distinctive and beloved body of work that includes 13 studio albums, plus five studio albums as half of Simon & Garfunkel, Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, three of which—“Bridge over Troubled Water,” “Still Crazy After All These Years,” and “Graceland”—were Album of the Year honorees. In 2003, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Simon & Garfunkel and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
During his unparalleled career, Simon achieved 29 Top 40 singles in the U.S. alone, with 14 of those reaching the Top 10 or higher, including “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” (reached number one), “Kodachrome,” “Loves Me Like A Rock,” “Mother and Child Reunion,” “Late In The Evening,” “You Can Call Me Al” and many others. With Simon & Garfunkel, he wrote and performed the number one singles, “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and numerous other timeless hits.
Simon is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both as a member of Simon & Garfunkel and as a solo artist. Simon was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 and in 2006, he was named one of Time magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World.” In 2007, Simon was awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which recognizes the profound and positive effect of popular music on the world’s culture. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. And in 2012, he was named the recipient of the prestigious Polar Music Prize along with classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Simon’s philanthropic work includes the co-founding of the Children’s Health Fund (CHF), which donates and staffs 53 mobile medical units that bring health care to low-income children and their families in urban and rural locations around the United States. Since its inception in 1987, CHF has provided more than three million doctor/patient visits.
Throughout his career, Simon has also raised millions of dollars for worthy causes as varied as Autism Speaks, The Nature Conservancy, CURE, Tibet House and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation’s Half-Earth Project, which is committed to stopping the species extinction crisis by conserving half the planet’s lands and oceans.
Get your tickets now at many ticket outlet locations or buy online from a reputable dealer. Tickets for this concert range from $50 – $422+ per ticket depending on the location of the seat at the Amway Center. There may be a service charge fee on each ticket along with taxes too. The closer the seats to the stage the more it will cost you. There are some tickets left for the VIP concert package. It is recommended to buy your tickets ahead of the schedule day of the concert. There is a chance this concert maybe sold out on the day of the concert. For tickets please visit www1.ticketmaster.com/event/22005466C8C5B225?brand=amwaycenter .
The Amway Center is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando. There is some great parking in the area. Parking at the Geico Parking Garage tends to fill up fast. Geico charges $20+ per vehicle for parking. For the best value for parking is at the Orange Lot located at West Pine Street and Division Avenue and is just one block from the Amway Center. They charge $10+ per vehicle. For more parking locations please visit the City of Orlando Parking website at www.cityoforlando.net/parking/downtown-parking-locations. Some parking fees may change without notice.
There are many great concert tips at the Amway Center makes for a great night. Every seat at the Amway Center is a great seat. Each concert will have a different set-up depending on the singer or band. The best seat with great sound is around the soundboard (or called the mixer) near the back or middle of the house. Having a front row seat is great for photos but not good for sound. The sound off of the speakers tends give a lot of bass and the vocals are very faint. Select the best seats available at the time you purchase tickets. The cheap tickets tend to sell very fast.
Sometimes in the front of the Amway Center there is a Concert Fan Zone or Pre-Concert Party on Church Street in front of the Amway Center. Arrive early and party with the local radio station and other vendors. Some of these companies may give out give-a-away and other prizes. Plus, met other concertgoers that have the same interests and make new friends.
Plan to arrive early to get your seat at this event. Don’t miss the concert by standing in the long lines to get into the building before the concert starts. There is a security checkpoint to enter the Amway Center for an event. Just a reminder that this venue does not allow large bags to be brought into the building. Sorry, no outside food/drinks can be brought into the building. For more information what not to bring please visit www.amwaycenter.com/guest-services/policies .
If you’re planning on taking photos at this concert their maybe restrictions. The Amway Center Camera Policy states: The show reserves the right to approve camera use at any time during and/or before the event and to prohibit the use of any camera that is deemed unacceptable. Cameras with a detachable lens and/or 6” or longer, tablets and the use of flash photography are prohibited at all Amway Center events. Check amwaycenter.com or call the administration office at 407.440.7000 prior to the event for any camera policy updates. Camera policy is subject to change at any time at the show’s discretion. Note: video recording of a concert is prohibited. If your looking to take some great concert photos then please click on this link for more information at otownfun.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/photo-tip-series-photographing-concerts/ .
This is one popular concert you will not want to miss. At the end of this concert, they’re maybe have an encore musical performance without notice. This is subject to change. For more information on this concert please www.amwaycenter.com/events/detail/paul-simon-2018 .
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