We can say for certain that Bob Dylan, age 76, is still more ready to tour than he is to impart wisdom during a Nobel prize acceptance speech. He just announced 21 tour dates in the U.S. that will start in California and move across the country to Boston. Mavis Staples, who just announced an album with Jeff Tweedy, will open 19 of those shows, starting with a double-header in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Oct. 17 and 18.
On the whole, we respect Dylan’s showmanship and his efforts to be really, really ridiculously cool-looking, even when that means seemingly plagiarizing a speech from Moby Dick SparkNotes or reportedly sneaking in through the service door wearing a hoodie, leather jacket and gloves to receive his award in Stockholm (several months late). Dylan just completed the summer leg of his “Never Ending Tour“ tour in July, and released Triplicate, a triple-disc covering classic American songs, in late March. The Dylan documentary Trouble No More, which contains footage from the singer’s 1979/1980 tour during the “born again” era, will premiere at the New York Film Festival, which begins Sept. 30.
As with most every year of his adult life, it’s been quite the year for Bob Dylan.
A Dylan performance from the Paste Cloud and his tour dates are below: Tickets for Valley Center and Las Vegas are currently available. The rest go on sale Friday, Sept. 15.
Bob Dylan 2017 Tour Dates:
13 – Valley Center, Calif. @ Harrah’s Resort SoCal – The Events Center
14 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Cosmopolitan Hotel – The Chelsea Theatre
17 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Eccles Theater
18 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Eccles Theater
21 – Denver, Colo. @ 1STBANK Center
23 – Omaha, Neb. @ CenturyLink Center
24 – Ames, Iowa @ Stephens Auditorium
25 – Saint Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
27 – Chicago, Ill. @ Wintrust Arena
28 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
29 – Bloomington, Ind. @ IU Auditorium
01 – Detroit, Mich. @ Fox Theatre
03 – Akron, Ohio @ E.J. Thomas Hall
05 – Columbus, Ohio @ Palace Theatre
06 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Heinz Hall
08 – Uniondale, N.Y. @ Nassau Coliseum
10 – Richmond, Va. @ Coliseum
11 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Tower Theatre
12 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Tower Theatre
14 – Washington D.C. @ The Anthem
16 – Boston, Mass. @ Agganis Arena