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Report: Bob Dylan to play Italy’s ‘Lucca Summer Festival’ in July

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According to multiple reports, Bob Dylan may be returning to Italy in July to play this year's “Lucca Summer Festival.” Dylan and his band previously performed at the premiere event on July 6, 1998, and was rumored to appear again in 2012, although that never came to pass.

“Mr. Tambourine Man,” the webmaster at the Italian Dylan fan site “Maggie’s Farm,” has provided links to online articles about the possible Lucca show. Below are some excerpts, translated from Italian using Google translate:

All - clear for the 2014 edition of the Summer Festival, the city administration is committed yesterday, with the patron of the event Mimmo D'Alessandro ... there will be Bob Dylan is the only artist whose D'Alessandro confirms its presence. (GABBIANO NEWS TV)

Bob Dylan will do a concert in Lucca ... "Bob Dylan, however, will be at the Summer Festival in the next edition, we are at a good point," confirms the artistic director Mimmo D'Alessandro, promoter of Italian artist who has influenced generations of musicians.. (TIRRENO, LIVERNO)

Of course, nothing is confirmed until the concert dates are posted on Dylan’s official website. So far, only dates in Japan have been announced, with a date in Croatia strongly rumored for the summer.

Stay tuned.

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