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Bob Dylan set to rock Vietnam

Published 10/04/2011 | 07:42

Bob Dylan is to play a concert in Vietnam
Bob Dylan is to play a concert in Vietnam

After nearly five decades of singing about a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, legendary performer Bob Dylan is finally getting his chance to see Vietnam at peace.

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The iconic American folk singer and songwriter was is playing a special concert in the former city of Saigon, where he's expected to belt out some of his classic anti-war tunes, nearly 36 years after the Vietnam War ended.

Bob's music during that tumultuous era helped define a generation, touching thousands of young people who took to the streets demanding that Washington stop the war in Vietnam.

The concert's promoter has said that about half of the 8,000 seats at Ho Chi Minh City's RMIT University were sold to a mix of young and old fans, both Vietnamese and Western.

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