Bob Dylan has announced that he will tour in the UK for the first time in five years.
Emerging from New York City’s Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s, Dylan became a counter-cultural figure with the release of a series of political anthems.
But where will be perform? Here’s everything you need to know.
When and where will the concerts be?
The US folk and rock singer, 81, will play nine dates in October 2022 as part of his Rough and Rowdy Ways Worldwide Tour, which began in December in Milwaukee.
He will play four nights at the London Palladium before visiting Cardiff, Hull and Nottingham for arena shows, then closing with two nights in Glasgow.
The concerts will take place between Wednesday October 19 and Monday 31, with tickets going on sale on Friday July 15.
The dates are as follows:
- London Palladium – October 19, 20, 23 and 34
- Motorpoint Arena Cardiff – October 26
- Bonus Arena in Hull – October 27
- Motorpoint Arena Nottingham – October 28
- SEC Armadillo in Glasgow – October 30 and 31
Dylan, born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota, has seen his songs be recorded more than 6,000 times, with artists as varied as The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix and Adele finding both commercial and critical success with covers.
He has to date sold more than 125 million records globally and won a best original song Oscar in 2001 for Things Have Changed, which he penned for the film Wonder Boys.
What can we expect?
Dylan has already played 74 US dates as part of the Rough and Rowdy Ways tour, in support of his UK number one 39th studio album.
The shows have drawn upon his vast back catalogue as well as songs from the critically-acclaimed new album.
All the shows will be non-phone events, with the audience required to lock their phones in a Yondr bag for the duration of the performance.
Dylan, who has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize for literature during a 60-year career, last toured the UK in April and May 2017 as part of his Never Ending Tour.
That run of shows saw him mix classic tracks such as ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ and ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ with newer material.
How can I buy tickets?
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday July 15.
Additional reporting from Press Association.