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Paul Simon to perform outdoor Boise concert

Paul Simon shown performing last year in New York.
Paul Simon shown performing last year in New York. Invision/AP

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.

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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