Saturday 20 July 2019

Bob Dylan announces two Irish dates

Bob Dylan famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival (AP)
Bob Dylan famously went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival (AP)

Legendary folk singer announced this morning that he will play two concerts in Ireland next summer.

The singer will play Cork's Live at the Marquee on 16 June and the O2 in Dublin the following evening 17 June.  Tickets for the two shows are set to go on sale next Thursday 20 February. 

The Times They Are A-Changin' singer announced the shows this morning. 

The gigs will showcase the singer's work over four decades including the latest one, The Bootleg Series released last year.

Dylan  was recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters where he was given honorary membership.

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon spoke at the ceremony and according to Billboard said: "The question of whether or not Dylan's lyrics are poetry feels irrelevant. Dylan's lyrics are writing, and his writing has influenced my own writing as much, if not more, than any poet apart from O'Hara and Edgar [Allan] Poe."

 

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