Paul Simon is confirmed to headline Hard Rock Calling 2012, taking place Sunday July 15th in Hyde Park, London.
Simon will be performing the groundbreaking and classic album “Graceland” in its entirety, featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo, along with other songs from his illustrious career. “Graceland” turns 25 years old this year and for the celebratory event, Simon will be joined on stage by Jimmy Cliff on the tracks “Harder They Come” and “Too Many Rivers”.
Also confirmed for appearances are Alison Krauss & Union Station, along with Jerry Douglas. Meanwhile Lady Antebellum and John Fogerty have been confirmed for Sunday July 14th, joining headline act Bruce Springsteen for what is shaping us as one of the biggest weekends of live music this summer.
Hamish Dodds, President and CEO of Hard Rock International said;
“Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ is considered to be one of the greatest of albums of all time. We look forward to welcoming Paul Simon to the Hard Rock Calling 2012 stage and celebrating ‘Graceland’s’ 25th Anniversary.”
Tickets are on sale now and are available at www.hardrockcalling.co.uk.