Paul Simon Caps Off Farewell Tour With Final Show In Queens

The legendary “The Sound of Silence” singer-songwriter told fans their cheers “mean more than you know.”

Paul Simon capped off his farewell tour with a final show in Queens, New York, on Saturday night before a crowd of more than 30,000 people.

Introduced by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as one of the city’s greatest artists of all time, Simon’s 26-song set took fans on a journey through a musical career that has spanned more than 50 years.

Simon, 76, performed in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, a 20-minute bicycle ride from where he grew up. He stopped two songs into his set to play a quick game of catch with fans.

“This is like two miles from where I played high school baseball,” Simon said, according to Rolling Stone. “It’s little dark out, but you know what? I’m going to play a quick game of catch.”

Fans cheered Simon as he wrapped up the night with a performance of “The Sound of Silence,” the song that catapulted Simon & Garfunkel to fame. 

“It means more than you can know,” he said, stepping off the stage. 

While “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour” might be Simon’s last tour, the “You Can Call Me Al” singer has previously said that he won’t rule out “the occasional performance in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall.”