first_imgPaul Simon recently announced that he will embark on his final tour this spring. The legendary singer-songwriter will cap off his 50+ year touring career with Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour, a 30+ date international outing, hitting the United States, Canada, and Europe. Today, Paul Simon announced the final batch of dates for the Homeward Bound – Farewell Tour that will culminate with three shows in the New York City area.The extended stay in NYC is a fitting way to close the Homeward Bound – Farewell Tour, considering Simon played some of the most important shows of his career in the Big Apple, including the famed 1981 Concert in Central Park. On September 20 & 21, Paul Simon will take over Madison Square Garden. Then, on September 22, Simon has a final show TBA, though fans are speculating it will appropriately take place in Central Park as part of the annual Global Citizen Festival.In addition to the NYC dates, Paul Simon also added shows at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center, Tampa’s Amalie Arena, Fort Lauderdale’s BB&T Center, Orlando’s Amway Center, Atlanta’s Cellairis Amphitheatre, Washington, DC’s Capital One Arena, Newark’s Prudential Center (his hometown), and Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena.Last month, Simon released a statement on his retirement that reads:I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end. Now I know: it feels a little unsettling, a touch exhilarating, and something of a relief.I love making music, my voice is still strong, and my band is a tight, extraordinary group of gifted musicians. I think about music constantly. Sadly, we lost our lead guitarist and my friend of 30 years, VincentN’guini, who died last December. His loss is not the only reason I’ve decided to stop touring, but it is a contributing factor. Mostly, though, I feel the travel and time away from my wife and family takes a toll that detracts from the joy of playing. I’d like to leave with a big Thank You to the many folks around the world who’ve come out to watch me play over the last 50 years.After this coming tour, I anticipate doing the occasional performance in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall, and to donate those earnings to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those whose objective is to save the planet, ecologically.Once again, 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.For more information on tickets for Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour, head to Paul Simon’s website.Homeward Bound — The Farewell Tour (new dates in bold):May 16 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers ArenaMay 18 Seattle, WA @ Key ArenaMay 19 Portland, OR @ MODA CenterMay 22 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood BowlMay 23 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood BowlMay 25 Oakland, CA @ Oracle ArenaMay 27 Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden ArenaMay 30 Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s GreenJune 1 Dallas, TX @ American Airlines ArenaJune 2 Houston, TX @ Toyota CenterJune 4 Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin CenterJune 6 Chicago, IL @ United CenterJune 8 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterJune 10 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy CenterJune 12 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada CentreJune 13 Montreal, QC @ Bell CentreJune 15 Boston, MA @ TD GardenJune 16 Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterJune 19 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro ColiseumJune 20 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone ArenaJune 30 Stockholm, Sweden @ Ericcson GlobeJuly 1 Oslo, Norway @ SpectrumJuly 3 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal ArenaJuly 5 Antwerp, Belgium @ SporpaleisJuly 7 Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo DomeJuly 10 Manchester, UK @ Manchester ArenaJuly 11 Glasgow, UK @ SSE HydroJuly 13 Dublin, Ireland @ RDS ArenaJust 15 London, [email protected] Hyde Park (BST Festival)Sept 5 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King CenterSept 7 – Tampa, FL – Amalie ArenaSept 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T CenterSept 11 – Orlando, FL – Amway CenterSept 12 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis AmphitheatreSept 14 – Washington, DC – Capital One ArenaSept 15 – Newark, NJ – Prudential CenterSept 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints ArenaSept 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square GardenSept 21 – New York, NY – Madison Square GardenSept 22 – New York, NY – TBAlast_img read more

first_img continue reading » Depending on the size of your bank or credit union, ATMs might cost you a little bit or a lot. The more ATMs, the more money you throw at them to keep them up and running.That cost can be a bitter pill to swallow. So, any trick financial institutions have for keeping costs down is a necessary one. There is no single cost-saving solution that can replace all other efforts. Instead, there are several methods of maximizing the value of your fleet.Recently, we wrote about how to save money and free up budget space at your credit union. We mentioned buying refurbished ATMs, but that’s not the only way to get the most out of your ATMs. One of the best and most ubiquitous ways to save money on ATM fleets is to use refurbished ATM parts. Here’s the low down on ATM part refurbishment. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgPresident of the Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria (KBFN), Abubakar Yakubu, a chief superintendent of police, is excited over the outcome of the maiden Rivers State National Open Kickboxing Championship held between November 12 and 18, 2018 at the Alfred Diete Spiff Civic-Centre, in Port Harcourt.The Nigerian Army team topped the medals table with nine gold, eight silver and five bronze medals ahead of the police team that placed second with five gold, one silver and four bronze medals.Delta State won four gold, two silver and two bronze medals to finish third position thereby coming first among the nine states that took part in the exercise. CSP Yakubu commended all the states and clubs that participated at the weeklong championship that was sponsored by the Plant-Geria Nigeria Ltd in conjunction with the Rivers Stated Government as packaged by the Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria and the Karate Federation.With 38 gold 38 Silver and 76 bronze totalling 152 medals available to be won in any organized kickboxing championship, the KBFN president assured that his federation will continue to pursue its developmental agenda in order to take Nigeria kickboxing to the zenith.According to the Secretary General, Mr. Peter Njoku, a total of nine states and seven clubs totalling 16 teams featured in the championshipThough the championship was in honour of late Kickboxing and Karate expert, Late Sensei Victor Bassey, CSP Abubakar Yakubu also used the opportunity provided to give meritorious award to deserving Nigerians due to their humanitarian services to the nation.They include the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Police Sports Officer, CP Aliyu Abubakar, and the GM of PLANT-GERIA Nigeria Ltd, Chief Marco Purgatorio among others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more