Saturday 24 March 2018

Bob Dylan to play Vietnam concert

Bob Dylan will play in the Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh
Bob Dylan will play in the Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh

Bob Dylan, who became famous for his anti-war songs during the Vietnam War, is set to perform in the Communist country for the first time.

Promoters said the US singer will play at an 8,000-capacity university stadium in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City next month.

Organisers are expecting the concert on April 10 to sell out to a mixed crowd of Vietnamese and foreigners of all ages.

General admission tickets are priced at 900,000 dong (£26.60), slightly higher than Vietnam's monthly minimum wage, while VIP tickets are 2.5 million dong (£73.90).

Earlier this month Dylan was cleared to perform in Beijing amid worries that the Chinese government would block his planned shows given the folk singer's anti-establishment reputation.

China's Ministry of Culture said in a notice posted on its website that Dylan would be allowed to perform in Beijing between March 30 and April 12.

Press Association

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