Songwriting legend Paul Simon is going on tour this summer, not to promote his latest album, Stranger to Stranger, but to raise money for the environment.

Simon will perform 17 shows from June 1st till June 28th (Red Rocks is the last show), where all the proceeds will go to the Half-Earth Project, a preservation project meant to preserve Earth's biodiversity by devoting half the Earth's surface to nature.

The singer told Mongabay that he profits from his performances will be meant to further preservation efforts in a "swath of area through Alabama down through the Gulf Coast."

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