Bob Dylan Announces Fall Tour


Bob Dylan Announces Fall Tour

–Russell Hall

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