Bob Dylan announced today that he will embark on a 31-date North American tour this fall, starting October 17 in Seattle and ending December 2 in New York City. The legendary singer-songwriter will hit 15 major cities during the tour and will play multiple shows in most of the cities.
Dylan's constant touring since 1988 has now been dubbed the “Never Ending Tour.” His last performances in North America were in August 2013 when he played a series of shows with Wilco and My Morning Jacket. He has spent most of his time performing extensively overseas since then and is currently wrapping up a stint in Australia.
Dylan often sticks to the same setlist each night and most of the songs played come from the past 15 years. A few earlier classics like “Simple Twist of Fate” and “Blowin’ In The Wind” also find their way into the set.
The tour announcement comes just one day after announcing that the complete “Basement Tapes” will hit stores November 4. “The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” is a six-disc collection of recordings from 1967 when he retreated to his home in Saugerties, N.Y. to record a batch of newly-penned songs and covers with the Band. The collection will include 138 tracks, 30 of which were previously unknown until now. “The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11” will be a two-disc release, highlighting recordings from “The Basement Tapes Complete.”
On November 11, a new album “Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes” will be available for purchase. This album sees famous musicians like Elvis Costello and Jim James of My Morning Jacket writing and recording new music to Dylan lyrics written in 1967, but never released.
The singer uploaded a cover to Frank Sinatra’s hit “Full Moon and Empty Arms” and, according to a spokesperson for the singer, the track is part of a new album of covers, due out later this year. However, further details have not yet been announced.
Most tickets for the tour go on sale Sept. 5. For details, visit bobdylan.com.
Oct, 17, 18, 19 – Seattle, Paramount Theatre
Oct. 21 - Portland, Ore., Keller Auditorium
Oct. 24, 25, 26 - Los Angeles, Dolby Theatre
Oct. 28, 29, 30 - Oakland, Paramount Theatre
Nov. 1 - Denver, Bellco Theatre
Nov. 4, 5, 6 - Minneapolis, Orpheum Theater
Nov. 8, 9, 10 - Chicago, Cadillac Palace Theatre
Nov. 12 - Cleveland, State Theatre
Nov. 14 - Boston, Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 15 - Providence, R.I., Providence Performing Arts Center
Nov. 17, 18 - Toronto, Sony Center
Nov. 21, 23, 23 - Philadelphia, Academy of Music
Nov. 25 - Washington, D.C., DAR Constitution Hall
Nov. 26 - Newark, N.J., New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Nov. 28, 29, Dec. 1, 2 - New York, The Beacon Theatre