American duo Paul Simon, 67, and Art Garfunkel, 67, started their third and final tour of Japan as Simon and Garfunkel with a show at Nagoya Dome on Wednesday night, and in the process broke the record for oldest artists to play at the dome.
Performing in Japan for the first time since 1993, the pair started the show with “Old Friends,” and performed 26 songs including hits “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “The Boxer,” with a vigor that belied their age. They also played a tribute to Michael Jackson.
The pair announced their final world tour as Simon & Garfunkel in February, when Garfunkel made a surprise appearance at one of Simon’s shows in New York. The tour started with shows in New Zealand last month and then moved on to Australia, where they finished playing last week before coming to Japan.
Simon & Garfunkel will perform at Tokyo Dome on Friday and Saturday, Kyocera Dome in Osaka on July 13 and finish their tour at Sapporo Dome on July 18.© Japan Today