South African bassist extraordinaire Bakithi Kumalo will be touring with folk duo Simon and Garfunkel in their North American ‘Old Friends’ tour. The tour focuses mostly in Canada, with about seven U.S. dates.
Kumalo joined Paul Simon for his classic 1986 album Graceland, and has worked with him since. Kumalo has also worked with many pop and jazz musicians, including Herbie Hancock, Gloria Estefan, Chaka Khan, Josh Groban, and Chris Botti.
His latest album, Change, is now available, and purchases of the song “Help for Darfur” are donated to charity to assist the people of Darfur.
Simon and Garfunkel Spring 2010 Tour Dates:
- 24-Apr New Orleans LA – Jazz & Heritage Festival
- 29-Apr Vancouver BC – General Motors Place
- 1-May Edmonton AB – Rexall Place
- 2-May Calgary AB – Pengrowth Saddledome
- 4-May Saskatoon SK – Credit Union Centre
- 5-May Winnipeg MB – MTS Centre
- 7-May Fargo ND – Fargodome
- 8-May St. Paul MN – Xcel Energy Center
- 9-May Madison WI – Kohl Center Arena
- 11-May Auburn Hills MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
- 12-May Toronto ON – Air Canada Centre
- 14-May Ottawa ON – Scotiabank Place
- 15-May Montreal QC – Bell Centre
- 17-May Halifax NS – Halifax Metro Centre
- 18-May Halifax NS – Halifax Metro Centre
- 20-May Uncasville CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
- 21-May Atlantic City NJ – Trump Taj Mahal Etess Arena