Brandi Carlile, Brad Paisley, Billy Porter, and extra will collect for a tribute live performance for Paul Simon. Homeward Certain: A Grammy Salute to the Songs of Paul Simon is about to happen simply after the Grammys, April 6, on the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles.
It is going to additionally characteristic performances from Little Massive City, Rhiannon Giddens, Dave Matthews, Angélique Kidjo, Shaggy, Irma Thomas, and Trombone Shorty. Simon will carry out on the live performance as nicely, whereas extra performers will likely be introduced at a later date.
Tickets for the live performance will go on sale March 26 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET through Ticketmaster. The present will air on CBS later this 12 months with some extra pre-taped performances and appearances.
Over the course of his profession, Paul Simon received 12 Grammys, each as a solo artist and with Simon and Garfunkel. His final nomination got here in 2001, with an Album of the 12 months nod for You’re the One, whereas his final win was Report of the 12 months in 1988 for “Graceland.”
Homeward Certain is the most recent addition to the Grammys custom of tribute concert events held days after the Recording Academy’s annual awards ceremony. Whereas the exhibits have usually targeted on particular artists — akin to Prince, the Beatles, Elton John, Whitney Houston, and the Bee Gees — final 12 months’s present, A Grammy Salute to the Sounds of Change, honored artists and songs which have impressed social change through the years.
“The opposite ones we’ve carried out, every time, eager to do one for Paul was behind my thoughts,” Ken Ehrlich, the previous Grammys producer who will helm Homeward Certain, instructed Variety. “With the breadth of his catalog, I don’t know an artist I’ve ever talked to that has had something aside from utmost respect for him. ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘American Tune’ are two of my 5 most treasured songs.”