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- Posted on Jun 18th 2010 10:00AM by Steve Baltin
A statement on the duo's website says, "The Simon and Garfunkel tour that had been set for July has now been postponed indefinitely. The tour, originally set for April and then rescheduled for July, is now on hold as Art Garfunkel continues to recover from a vocal paresis. According to his doctors, Art is expected to make a full recovery, however they cannot predict an exact timeline. This condition (paresis) inhibits the duo from performing shows at the highest possible level and it is for that reason and out of respect for their fans that Paul and Art have decided to put the tour on hold.
"Simon and Garfunkel regret any inconvenience this has caused their fans and are looking forward to rescheduling the dates when Art fully recovers. Art says, 'I do feel bad about disrupting so many people's plans but, as I continue to mend, I can't yet bring my 'A Game' to a tour, and I would not perform for you with anything less.'"
The tour, their first since 2003's lucrative reunion trek, came on the heels of concerts in Australia and New Zealand in April of 2009 that were followed by a magnificent appearance together last October at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's 25th Anniversary shows. Though Paul Simon said after the 2003 tour they were unlikely to hit the road again, the success of last year's dates led to the now-postponed North American trek. They did complete a show at New Orleans Jazz Fest where Garfunkel addressed the vocal problems saying, "The voice is a little elusive right now."