KnopfArt Garfunkel will open up about his life, including his fruitful musical partnership and turbulent friendship with Paul Simon, in a new memoir titled What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man, which will be published on September 26.
In the book, the lauded singer will share recollections about his childhood in Queens, New York, his post-Simon & Garfunkel solo career, his work as an actor, his passion for reading and walking, his life as a family man and his recent struggle to regain his singing voice after being stricken with a vocal-cord ailment.
A good part of the memoir, of course, will focus on his long relationship with Simon, whom he met in grade school and began performing with as a duo when they were teenagers. They initially performed and recorded under the moniker Tom & Jerry, playing Everly Brothers-inspired rock ‘n’ roll, before finding huge success as folk-rock icons starting in the mid-’60s.
Check out more details about What Is It All but Luminous at PenguinRandomHouse.com.
In other news, Garfunkel has a bunch of 2017 tour dates lined up, spanning from a performance on Thursday night in Fort Pierce, Florida, through a May 14 concert in Rohnert Park, California. The 75-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s show, dubbed “In Close-Up,” features Art performing Simon & Garfunkel classics, songs from his solo career, tunes penned by other songwriters he admires and spoken-word segments in which he reads passages from his memoir. His itinerary includes a run of dates in France and Italy this month.
Here are all of his confirmed U.S. concerts:
2/2 — Fort Pierce, FL, Sunrise Theatre
2/3 — Homestead, FL, Seminole Theatre Homestead
2/4 — Key West, FL, Tennessee Williams Theatre
2/25 — Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, Fallsview Casino Resort
3/4 — Kansas City, MO, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
3/5 — Hutchinson, KS, Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre
3/7 — Lone Tree, CO, Lone Tree Arts Center
3/8 — Fort Collins, CO, City of Fort Collins Lincoln Center
3/10 — Prescott, AZ, Yavapai College Arts Center
3/11 — Chandler, AZ, Chandler Center for Arts
3/14 — New York, NY, City Winery
3/15 — New York, NY, City Winery
3/31 — Palm Desert, CA, McCallum Theatre
4/1 — Cerritos, CA, Cerritos Center Performing Arts
4/2 — Thousand Oaks, CA, Fred Kavli Theatre
5/11 — Paradise, CA, Paradise Performing Arts Center
5/12 — Jackson, CA, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Grand Oak Ballroom
5/14 — Rohnert Park, CA, Graton Resort & Casino
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