Paul Simon Planning a Graceland Anniversary Tour

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Paul Simon performs on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to watch Marc Bolan, has grown into Europe's largest music festival attracting more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) Photo: Dave Hogan/2011 Getty Images

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]