Bob Dylan Announces Fall Tour
Bob Dylan is set to launch a 21-date U.S. tour this fall beginning October 13 in Valley Center, California, and wrapping up November 16 in Boston, Massachusetts. Mavis Staples will be the opening act for all but the first two shows.
The tour comes just three months after Dylan’s completion of the summer leg of his “Never Ending Tour” trek. Earlier this year the Nobel Prize recipient released an acclaimed three-disc covers album, titled Triplicate; additionally, a new film documentary, titled Trouble No More, is set to premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival in late September. The documentary is said to focus on Dylan’s 1979-80 tour, which was staged in support of his Slow Train Coming album.
Dylan and Staples have a long history together, dating back to when the two artists met while filming a TV show in the early ‘60s. A close friendship ensued, and in Staples’ words, the two even “courted” for a while. Last year, in the summer of 2016, the veteran R&B singer hit the road with Dylan for a six-week tour.
“I was so happy to see Bob again,” she told Rolling Stone, reflecting on those shows. “We had a lot of good moments together. It will be with me for the rest of my days, that tour. I enjoyed myself so much.”
Staples has a new studio album set for release on November 17. Titled If All I Was Was Black, the LP was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. Click here to listen to the title track.
Bob Dylan 2017 Tour Dates
October 13 – Valley Center, CA @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal – The Events Center
October 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan Hotel – The Chelsea Theatre
October 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater
October 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Eccles Theater
October 21 – Denver, CO @ 1STBANK Center
October 23 – Omaha, Nebraska @ CenturyLink Center
October 24 – Ames, IA @ Stephens Auditorium
October 25 – Saint Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
October 27 – Chicago, IL @ Wintrust Arena
October 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
October 29 – Bloomington, IN @ IU Auditorium
November 1 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
November 3 – Akron, OH @ E.J. Thomas Hall
November 5 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
November 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
November 8 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
November 10 – Richmond, VA @ Coliseum
November 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
November 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
November 14 – Washington D.C. @ The Anthem
November 16 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena