Singing duo Simon And Garfunkel will take to the road for the first time since 2003, it has been announced.

Art Garfunkel said he and Paul Simon were working on a new plan to tour having made a surprise appearance at Simon's concert in New York.

"Our plan to work together is coming together but it doesn't go through England this time," he told BBC News.

The 67-year-old would not confirm whether the tour would be in their US homeland.

Garfunkel joined his former singing partner on stage on Friday night at a concert to mark the reopening of the refurbished Beacon Theatre.

The duo - winners of a lifetime achievement award at the 2003 Grammys after they performed publicly for the first time in a decade - received a rapturous reception from the New York crowd last week and performed The Sounds of Silence, The Boxer and Old Friends.

Garfunkel remarked: "I said to the audience, 'You don't have a right to expect, and we didn't expect, that the interest in us would last and you would still care right to today and I'm touched'."

19/02/2009 10:42:26