By Robyn Collins
Art Garfunkel’s memoir, What is it All but Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man, is scheduled for release September 26.
The book, published by Alfred A. Knopf, finds the musician recounting his boyhood in Queens, meeting Paul Simon in school and recording their first hit together, “Hey Schoolgirl,” at age 16 under the name Tom and Jerry, reports Rolling Stone.
What Is It All… addresses Garfunkel’s tumultuous friendship with long-time musical partner Paul Simon and their massive success together. But it also focus on his solo career, acting work, his desire to get a masters in mathematics, how he nearly lost his voice and how he got it back.
Garfunkel will continue his In Close-Up world tour tomorrow (Feb. 2) at the Sunrise Theatre in Ft. Pierce, Florida. The trek wraps May 14 at the Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, California.
For the tour, Garfunkel is performing with guitarist Tab Laven and keyboardist Dave Mackay. The setlist features solo hits, Simon and Garfunkel classics and covers of songs written by some of Garfunkel’s favorite songwriters including Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb and George Gershwin.
Art Garfunkel Tour Dates:
FEB 2 THE SUNRISE THEATRE, FORT PIERCE, FL
FEB 3 SEMINOLE THEATRE HOMESTEAD, HOMESTEAD, FL
FEB 4 TENESSEE WILLIAMS THEATRE, KEY WEST, FL
FEB 8 OLYMPIA, PARIS, FRANCE
FEB 11 LE SILO, MARSEILLE, FRANCE
FEB 13 TEATRO ROSSETTI, TRIESTE, ITALY
FEB 15 TEATRO LINEA CIAK, MILAN, ITALY
FEB 16 GRANTEATRO GEOX, PADOVA, ITALY
FEB 18 AUDITORIUM SALA SINOPOLI, ROME, ITALY
FEB 20 AMPHITHEATRE 3000 OF LA CITE INTERNATIONALE, LYON, FRANCE
FEB 25, FALLSVIEW CASINO RESORT, NIAGARA FALLS, ON
MAR 4 KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, KANSAS CITY, MO
MAR 5 HUTCHINSON’S HISTORIC FOX THEATRE, HUTCHINSON, KS
MAR 7 LONE TREE ARTS CENTER, LONE TREE, CO
MAR 8 CITY OF FORT COLLINS LINCOLN CENTER, FORT COLLINS, CO
MAR 10 YAVAPAI COLLEGE ARTS CENTER, PRESCOTT, AZ
MAR 11 CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, CHANDLER, AZ
MAR 14 CITY WINERY, NEW YORK, NY
MAR 15 CITY WINERY, NEW YORK, NY
MAR 31 MC CALLUM THEATER, PALM DESERT, CA
APR 1 CERRITOS CTR FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, CERRITOS, CA
APR 2 FRED KAVLI THEATRE, THOUSAND OAKS, CA
MAY 11 PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PARADISE, CA
MAY 12 JACKSON RANCHERIA CASINO RESORT GRAND OAK BALLROOM, JACKSON, CA
MAY 14 GRATON RESORT & CASINO, ROHNERT, CA