Bob Dylan announces U.S. tour dates, gets accused of rehab

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In support of his latest retrospective, the two-disc Dylan, his almost-50-year career and Barack Obama's presidential bid, Bob Dylan announced new tour dates recently, extending his world excursion past its current Eurocentrism and into the U.S.

Starting with dates at Pittsburgh's New American Music Union and Balitmore's Virgin Festival, Dylan will play a U.S. headlining gig at every music-loving Brooklynite's summer home, the Prospect Park Bandshell. But even with the stop in New York, many spoiled citizens of urban centers usually graced with musical guests might be disappointed: this Pulitzer Prize winner's tour will take him a relatively wayward route (see below for dates and locations).

In other Dylan news, a new autobiography by Dutch artist Jan Cremer, I, Jan Cremer III, claims that the famed two-month period of 1966 during which the singer disappeared from public view was not, as claimed, due to a motorcycle accident that changed his life outlook. According to Cremer, Dylan was in rehab, recovering from having "swallowed, sniffed or injected too much."Cremer, however, issues a caveat for his version of the truth: "Everything I write and say is the truth. My truth." Dylan has not confirmed or denied the charge.

A-thinking and a-wondering, walkin' down the road:

June
10 - Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
11 - Salzburg, Austria @ Salzburg Arena
13 - Varazdin, Croatia @ Radar Festival
15 - Trento, Italy @ Giardino Palazzo delle Albere
16 - Bergamo, Italy @ Lazzaretto
18 - Aosta, Italy @ Chatillon
19 - Grenoble, France @ Palais des Sports
20 - Toulouse, France @ Zenith
22 - Andorra la Vella, Andorra @ Campo de Futbol Municipal
23 - Zaragoza, Spain @ Feria de Muestras
24 - Pamplona, Spain @ Plaza de Toros
27 - Vigo, Spain @ Recinto Ferial
28 - Avila, Spain @ Parque Natural de Gredos

July

1 - Cuenca, Spain @ Complejo Deportivo La Fuensanta
2 - Alicante, Spain @ Centro de Tecnificacion
4 - Lorca, Spain @ Plaza de Toros
5 - Jaen, Spain @ Recinto Ferial Prolongacion
6 - Madrid, Spain @ Rock in Rio
8 - Jerez, Spain @ Estadio Municipal Chapin
10 - Merida, Spain @ Plaza de Toros
11 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Optimus Live

August
10 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ New American Music Union
11 - Baltimore, Md. @ Virgin Festival
13 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Prospect Park Bandshell
16 - Mashantucket, Conn. @ MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
17 - Atlantic City, N.J. @ Borgata Resort Spa & Casino Event Center
18 - Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Music Festival
20 - Canandaigua, N.Y. @ Constellation Performing Arts Center
23 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ National City Pavilion
24 - Elizabeth, Ind. @ Caesars Indiana
25 - Evansville, Ind @ Mesker Amphitheatre
27 - Little Rock, Ariz. @ Riverfest Amphitheatre
28 - Tulsa, Okla @ Brady Theater
29 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theater
31 - Park City, Utah @ Deer Valley Resort

September
4 - Temecula, Calif. @ Pechanga Resort and Casino
5 - San Diego, Calif. @ Concerts on the Green @ Qualcomm Park
7 - Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl

Related links:
BobDylan.com

Bob Dylan at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Review: Bob Dylan - Dylan

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