Is he still crazy after all these years?
Boiseans are about to find out. Singer-songwriter Paul Simon will headline the second concert announced at the Idaho Botanical Garden’s Outlaw Field this season. He’ll be at the popular outdoor venue on Monday, May 23, for a 7 p.m. show.
A Garden-members-only presale kicked off this morning. General-admission tickets to the public go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Ticketmaster for $67.50. They include an album download — I assume of his new album, “Stranger to Stranger,” reportedly coming this spring.
Simon, 74, is classic-rock royalty. Half of 1960s folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, he’s a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a 12-time Grammy winner.
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Recent setlists have included some of his best-known hits, including “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” “Graceland” and, yes, “Still Crazy After All These Years.”
It’s always risky to proclaim than a musician has never played Boise before, but I don’t know of Simon ever gigging here.
Any baby boomers out there who can provide further insight?
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