GREENVILLE, South Carolina — The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story will play the Peace Center on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. as part of its tour of more than 45 U.S. and Canadian cities from coast to coast.
The immersive concert-style show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry, to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s, to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous The Concert in Central Park reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance.
Using projection photos and original film footage, this 50th anniversary celebration features a live band performing all of Simon & Garfunkel’s hits, including “Mrs. Robinson” (featured in the 1967 film The Graduate), “Cecilia,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Homeward Bound” and many more. The show has been seen by more than a quarter-million people throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they won 10 Grammy® Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Their Bridge Over Troubled Water album was nominated at the 1977 Brit Awards for Best International Album. In 2003, Simon and Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year saw their “The Sound of Silence” awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
Tickets for the Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. performance of The Simon & Garfunkel Story are $25-$45 and may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at www.peacecenter.org. Tickets go on sale to Peacekeepers beginning now and go on sale to the public on Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m.Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales.