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Bob Dylan announces first UK tour in more than five years

Bob Dylan has announced his first UK tour in more than five years.

The US folk and rock singer, 81, will play nine dates in October 2022 as part of his Rough and Rowdy Ways Worldwide Tour, which kicked off in Milwaukee in December.

He will play four nights at the London Palladium before visiting Cardiff, Hull and Nottingham for arena shows and then finishing with two nights in Glasgow.

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The concerts take place between Wednesday 19th October and Monday 31st October, with ticket sales starting on Friday 15th July.

Dylan, who has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize in Literature over his 60-year career, last toured the UK in April and May 2017 as part of his Never Ending Tour.

On this series of shows he mixed classic tracks like “Blowin’ in the Wind”, “Highway 61 Revisited” and “Tangled Up In Blue” with newer material.

Dylan has already played 74 US dates as part of the Rough and Rowdy Ways tour in support of his 39th number one UK studio album.

The shows have drawn on his extensive back catalogue, as well as songs from the critically acclaimed new album.

All shows will be phone-free events, requiring audience members to lock their phones in a Yondr bag for the duration of the performance.

Bob Dylan will play nine dates (PA)

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Emerging from New York’s Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s, Dylan became a counterculture figure with the release of a series of political anthems.

Dylan, born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota, became the first songwriter to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016. The Swedish Academy certified him “to have created new poetic forms of expression within the great American song tradition”.

His songs have been recorded more than 6,000 times, with covers by artists as diverse as The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix and Adele finding both commercial and critical success.

Dylan has sold more than 125 million records worldwide to date, and in 2001 he won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Things Have Changed,” which he wrote for the film wonder guys.

Advance ticket sales begin Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/bob-dylan-tour-uk-live-tickets-b2122093.html Bob Dylan announces first UK tour in more than five years

JOE HERNANDEZ

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