Bob Dylan 10/29/19

Bob Dylan is bringing his “Never Ending Tour” to the “Land Of The Rising Sun” in 2020. Dylan has just announced a 14-date tour of Japan throughout April, taking in stops in Tokyo and Osaka. The songwriting legend is currently on the road in the States and plays tonight (October 29th) in Normal, Illinois at Illinois State University at Braden Auditorium.

E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren has had the pleasure of performing with Dylan on several occasions. He shed some light on what its like to be onstage with the unpredictable musician: [“Not only is he a genius writer, but he’s also someone on stage that’s very loose and likes to mix it up and improvise, and doesn’t worry about, y’know, pretenses or airs, and it’s just very genuine. And he likes the surprise element in improv.”] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . element in improv)

  • UPDATED: Bob Dylan tour dates (subject to change):
    October 29 – Normal, IL – Illinois State University at Braden Auditorium
    October 30 – Chicago, IL – Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
    November 1 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
    November 2 – Muncie, IN – Ball State University at Emens Auditorium
    November 4 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State University – Mershon Auditorium
    November 5 – East Lansing, MI – Michigan State University at Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
    November 6 – Ann Arbor, MI – University of Michigan at Hill Auditorium
    November 8 – Highland Heights, KY – Northern Kentucky University at BB&T Arena
    November 9 – Akron, OH – University of Akron at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall
    November 10 – Moon Township, PA – Robert Morris University at UPMC Events Center
    November 12 – Baltimore, MD – University of Maryland Baltimore County at UMBC Event Center
    November 13 – Petersburg, VA – Virginia State University at Multi-Purpose Center
    November 15 – University Park, PA – Penn State University at Eisenhower Auditorium
    November 17 – Ithaca, NY – Ithaca College at Athletics and Events Center
    November 19 – Lowell, MA – University of Massachusetts at Tsongas Arena
    November 20 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center
    November 21 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
    November 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
    December 2, 3, 5, 6 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
    December 8 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
    April 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 – Tokyo, Japan – Zepp DiverCity
    April 8, 9, 10 – Osaka, Japan – Zepp Namba
    April 14, 15 – Tokyo, Japan – Zepp Tokyo
    April 17, 19, 20, 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Zepp DiverCity

TL; DR

  • Bob Dylan is bringing his “Never Ending Tour” to the “Land Of The Rising Son” in 2020.
  • Dylan has just announced a 14-date tour of Japan throughout April, taking in stops in Tokyo and Osaka.

SIDE NOTES

  • Coming on Friday (November 1st) is Bob Dylan (featuring Johnny Cash) – Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15.
  • The new collection unveils 47 previously unreleased recordings, including outtakes from 1967’s John Wesley Harding, 1969’s Nashville Skyline, and 1970’s Self Portrait — plus the first official release of legendary Bob Dylan-Johnny Cash 1969 Nashville studio sessions.
  • Travelin’ Thru will be released in triple-CD, triple-LP, and digital configurations.