Paul Simon to play Tampa's Amalie Arena

Paul Simon. Source

Paul Simon. Source

- Reuters picNEW YORK, March 13 ― Folk rock legend Paul Simon said yesterday he plans to close out his touring career with a last series of concerts in his hometown of NY.

The "Homeward Bound" tour will begin May 16 in Vancouver, Canada, and will wrap up with four New York City-area dates following Simon's Pittsburgh performance.

The 16-time Grammy award-winner is said to be bringing his performing career to an end, and he will be making a stop at the Amway Center on September 11. "Now I know: It feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating and something of a relief".

"I am very grateful for a fulfilling career and, of course, most of all to the audiences who heard something in my music that touched their hearts", Simon said in the news release. Simon is the recipient of 16 Grammy Awards, three of which - "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Still Crazy after All These Years" and "Graceland" - were Album of the Year honorees. He went on to have an illustrious solo career with songs like "You Can Call Me Al" and "Kodachrome". Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday at 10 a.m.

Legendary songwriter and performer Paul Simon has announced the final leg of his farewell tour, and one of those last stops will be at Tampa's Amalie Arena.