Music News Digest: Week Of June 17, 2018

June 24, 2018 by Amy Gold

During the week of June 17, 2018, Paul Simon announced details about his last-ever concert after launching his Homeward Bound farewell tour last month. This event will take place on September 22, 2018 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in his hometown of New York City. Simon's final show will include classic hits spanning his entire career and other songs.

Smokey Robinson is among the headliners at a concert to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics that will take place July 21, 2018 in Chicago. Foreigner announced that all the band's surviving original members will perform with the current lineup at a special reunion concert to take place August 4 in Sturgis, South Dakota. Also, Rod Stewart extended his long-running Las Vegas residency with six new show dates that will run from November 21 through December 2, 2018.

The Moody Blues announced that seven of the band's classic albums from 1969-1981 will be reissued July 27, 2018 on high quality vinyl: "On The Threshold Of A Dream" (1969), "To Our Children's Children's Children" (1969), "A Question Of Balance" (1970), "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" (1971), "Seventh Sojourn" (1972), "Octave" (1978), and "Long Distance Voyager" (1981). A new Elvis Presley gospel album titled "Where No One Stands Alone" featuring both archival recordings and newly recorded musical performances will be coming out on August 10. Neil Diamond announced a new live album titled "Hot August Night III" featuring a concert from August 2012 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles which marked the 40th anniversary of his 1972 live album, "Hot August Night," recorded at the same venue. Coming out on September 7 are a new album by Paul McCartney titled "Egypt Station" and a reissue of Led Zeppelin's soundtrack to the band's 1976 documentary movie, "The Song Remains The Same," which captures concerts from July 27-29, 1973 at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

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Paul McCartney sings along with James Corden, host of "The Late Late Show," and gives him a guided tour of Liverpool during an episode of "Carpool Karaoke" (June 21, 2018).