Bob Dylan 'considering' Dylan Thomas centenary

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 January 2013
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Bob Dylan is "considering" playing at Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' centenary celebrations in Swansea, Wales

Bob Dylan is "considering" playing at Dylan Thomas' centenary in Wales.

The 'Blowin' in the Wind' singer is thinking about performing to mark 100 years since the poet's birth after being approached by his birth city of Swansea to take part in festivities they are organising.

Geraint Davies, a member of the UK parliament for West Swansea told the House of Commons: "Bob Dylan named himself after Dylan Thomas. I have asked Bob Dylan whether he would be prepared to give a centenary concert in Swansea, in order that he could blend his music with Dylan Thomas's poetry.

"Sony Music has come back and said that Mr. Dylan is thinking very positively about the idea."

Bob, 71, is thought to have named himself after the poet, although he has never confirmed this. Some fans believe he took the name from Marshal Matt Dillon in the TV Western 'Gunsmoke'.

Dylan Thomas is one of the most fondly known poets of modern UK literature, with works including 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night' and 'Under Milk Wood'. His life will be celebrated with a year-long series of events in Swansea.

Bob's latest album, 'Tempest' was released in September last year and he will continue touring in 2013.

Bob Dylan & His Band

Country/folk/rock from the living legend, now in his 70s but still going strong.

Hyde Park, London W2

Fri 12 Jul

Prices to be confirmed

With Laura Marling, Cat Power and Sam Fender.

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