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Paul Simon Planning a Graceland Anniversary Tour

Paul Simon.

Paul Simon is putting back on his diamond-soled shoes, preparing himself to be called Al a lot in the next year or so, etc.: He tells Billboard that he's planning a 25th anniversary reunion tour for Graceland, which will include collaborators Ladysmith Black Mambazo and conveniently coincide with a boxed set rerelease of the album. Graceland won two Grammys when it came out and ignited a debate about effective anti-apartheid activism and cultural boycotts against South Africa. Today, Graceland's main function is to be the music everyone can agree to listen to while in the car with their parents. [Billboard]

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