Bob Dylan announces US leg of ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ world tour

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The show will be his first show in front of the audience after 2019

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Bob Dylan has announced his first tour since 2019, which is on the road for a string of 21 North American title dates this November.

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The run will begin in Milwaukee on Tuesday, November 2, ending a month later in Washington, DC. The itinerary includes a five-show stint in New York, with three dates scheduled for NYC and two dates in Port Chester. Tickets for all shows will be available from Dylan’s website Starting this Friday (October 1).


The show was announced as the first leg of a world tour in support of Dylan’s 39th studio album, ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’, which is set to run through 2024. This will be the first time he will be playing for a live audience since December. 2019, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forcing Dylan to put his decades-long ‘Never Ending Tour’ on hold.

However, he did perform a one-time virtual concert dubbed shadow kingdom last July. In Granthshala Reviewing the show, Ryan Daly said: “Instead of beaming us into the future, shadow kingdom takes in the smoky recesses of the past – both in its setting (it begins in a black-and-white club in a wooden hut before moving on to other locations) and in the setlist, which is mostly deep in their 60s -Cut comes from and ’70s releases.”

His first original album in eight years, ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways,’ was released last June through Columbia, and the single ‘Murder Most Foul’ (which earned Dylan his first number one on the US Billboard charts), ‘ I Contain Mob’ and ‘False Prophet’.

The album received critical acclaim upon release, with . Including five star reviews from Granthshala who labeled it “arguably” [Dylan’s] The grandest poetic statement ever”. In his writings, Mark Beaumont praised Dylan for providing an “enclosed, traditionally structured environment”. […] on which he [projects] His broad literary philosophy about death, fall and the horrors of history”.

‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ made Dylan the first artist since the 1960s with a US Top 40 album in every decade. He followed its release earlier this month with the 16th installment in his ongoing bootleg series, “Springtime in New York.”

The dates for Bob Dylan’s 2021 US tour are:


Tuesday 2 – Milwaukee, Riverside Theater
Wednesday 3 – Chicago, Auditorium Theater
Friday 5 – Cleveland, Key Bank State Theater
Saturday 6 – Columbus, Palace Theater
Sunday 7 – Bloomington, IU Auditorium
Tuesday 9 – Cincinnati, Procter & Gamble Hall
Wednesday 10 – Knoxville, Knoxville Auditorium
Friday 12 – Louisville, Palace Theater
Saturday 13 – Charleston, Municipal Auditorium
Monday 15 – Moon Township, Robert Morris University UPMC Events Center
Tuesday 16 – Hershey’s, Hershey Theater
Friday 19 – New York City, Beacon Theater
Saturday 20 – New York City, Beacon Theater
Sunday 21 – New York City, Beacon Theater
Tuesday 23 – Port Chester, Capitol Theater
Wednesday 24 – Port Chester, Capitol Theater
Friday 26 – Providence, Providence Performing Arts Center
Saturday 27 – Boston, Wang Theater
Monday 29 – Philadelphia, The Metoo
Tuesday 30 – Philadelphia, The Metoo

Thursday 2 – Washington, The Anthem

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