With his band Blur on hiatus, the guitarist comes to the Park West on a minimalist solo tour “with a setup that I could probably carry in a rucksack.”
Tour brings together players from distinct eras of the prog-rock band’s 50-year run.
Backed by both rock band and orchestra, the Who singer says the rock opera now sounds “as though the record was written by Mozart.”
The show closed fittingly with a pin-drop version of “The Sound of Silence,” a song originally recorded when Simon was merely 22.
The band ignited genuine rock and roll thrills with its first Chicago performance of “Acrobat,” a long-buried fan favorite from “Achtung Baby.”