Art Garfunkel Ready For His Close-Up

With a memoir of his life as an artist forthcoming, Art Garfunkel has booked North American and European performances into May to share music and stories from his life.

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James, Art Garfunkel serenades the crowd prior to the men

The “In Close-Up Tour” opened earlier this month in the Midwest, and the next stop on that trek is Fort Pierce, Fla., Feb. 2. He spends a couple weeks in February overseas in France and Italy, before returning Feb. 25 for a show on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

Garfunkel has mostly regional runs booked and his last scheduled show is in California’s Rohnert Park on May 14, although more dates will be announced soon.

During the shows he will be playing tunes he worked on as half of Simon & Garfunkel, songs from his solo career and covers from some of his favorite peers.

In a review of one of the performances, Twin Cities Arts wrote “Garfunkel showed himself to be an artist of note, a singer whose voice can still resonate extraordinary songs and a human being reflecting on the rather unique and intense experiences that make up his life.”

The memoir, titled “What Is It All But Luminous (Notes From An Underground Man)” will be released Sept. 26 by Alfred A. Knopf. The book is an exploration of Garfunkel’s early life, his work as a musician and actor, and his own “poetic ruminations on love, loss and fatherhood.”

Check out his full routing below:

Feb. 2 – Fort Pierce, Fla., rise Theatre
Feb. 3 – Homestead, Fla., Seminole Theatre
Feb. 4 – Key West, Fla., Tennessee Williams Theatre
Feb. 8 – Paris, France, Olympia
Feb. 11 – Marseille, France, Le Silo
Feb. 13 – Trieste, Italy, Teatro Rossetti
Feb. 15 – Milan, Italy, Linear 4 Ciak
Feb. 16 – Padova, Italy, Gran Teatro Geox
Feb. 18 – Rome, Italy, Sala Sinopoli
Feb. 20 – Lyon, France, Amphitheatre
Feb. 25 – Niagara Falls, Ontario, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
March 04 – Kansas City, Mo., Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts
March 05 – Hutchinson, Kansas, Fox Theatre
March 07 – Lone Tree, Colo., Lone Tree Arts Center
March 08 – Fort Collins, Colo., Lincoln Center
March 10 – Prescott, Ariz., Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
March 11 – Chandler, Ariz., Chandler Center For The Arts
March 14 – New York, N.Y., City Winery NYC
March 15 – New York, N.Y., City Winery NYC
March 31 – Palm Desert, Calif., McCallum Theatre
April 01 – Cerritos, Calif., Cerritos Center For The Perf. Arts
April 02 – Thousand Oaks, Calif., Fred Kavli Theatre
May 11 – Paradise, Calif., Paradise Performing Arts Center
May 12 – Jackson, Calif., Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel
May 14 – Rohnert Park, Calif., Graton Resort & Casino

Tickets to select dates are on sale now. Head over to for all things Garfunkel.