Bob Dylan announces 2017 UK stadium Tour
- Louise Stoddart
- 8 December 2016
Nobel Prize winner and his band to play six dates at the UK's biggest stadiums in May 2017
American songwriter Bob Dylan has announced a six-date UK tour for 2017. The announcement comes after the release of his 37th studio album, Fallen Angels, earlier this year.
The album features covers of some of his favourite classic American songs from artists such as Sammy Cahn, Carolyn Leigh and Johnny Mercer, most of which had also been recorded by Frank Sinatra.
A couple of months ago, Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, where the committee commended him 'for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition'. It was a controversial win, causing a debate over social media amongst academics, musicians and fans, nevermind the fact it took weeks for Dylan to acknowledge the accolade and longer to announce he wasn't planning on attending the ceremony.
Where the enigmatic 75-year-old is confirmed to appear, is Cardiff, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Glasgow and Liverpool before finishing the tour in the SSE Arena Wembley, London. Dylan has a tendency to play whatever he feels like during concerts, hence his endless touring schedule since 1988 – The Never Ending Tour. So details for his 2017 tour, as always, doesn't give too much away.
Bob Dylan tour dates:
Wed 3 May – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Thu 4 May – BIC, Bournemouth
Fri 5 May – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Sun 7 May – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
Mon 8 May – Echo Arena, Liverpool
Tue 9 May – SSE Arena Wembley, London
Tickets are on sale Tue 13 Dec at 10am