DYLAN, SIMON TOUR

03/25/1999 AT 12:00 AM EST

For the first time ever, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon are hitting the road together -- for a summer tour. Each artist will play a 75-minute set and, for most of the tour's 32 dates, they also plan a few duets. The tour starts June 6 in Colorado Springs, Colo., and ends at Jones Beach on New York's Long Island on July 31. Dylan, who is almost constantly on the road and last year performed several dates with Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell, told USA Today he is excited about teaming up with Simon. "He's written extraordinary songs, hasn't he?" Dylan said. "I consider him one of the pre-eminent songwriters of the times. Every song he does has a vitality you don't find everywhere." Simon hasn't toured since 1992, having spent much of his time in recent years on the Broadway flop "The Capeman."

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