These really are the days of lasers in the jungle: on the eve of his 70th birthday, Paul Simon has announced a new box set and tour for the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Graceland. Simon says he intends to reunite with the musicians who played with him on the album 25 years ago for the tour, including South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Graceland, which has sold more than 14 million copies, remains Simon's most popular and enduring solo work, and a defining piece of pop music—Time named it one of the All-Time 100 Albums in 2006. In addition to the world tour, whose dates haven't been released yet, Simon said he'll release a box set, which will include a documentary about the album. Simon said that the documentary "took me back to the artistic aspects and the political aspects of making Graceland and the controversy that surrounded it and how it was resolved, plus what remains of it and what we learn from it."
Below, check out a few clips from the Graceland South Africa Concert from 1987:
And maybe another Central Park show is in order?