Bob Dylan Announces 1st 2018 Tour Dates

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The “Never-Ending Tour” of Bob Dylan will make its way back to Europe in March and April, with dates Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Among the planned stops are three-night runs in Madrid and Rome, with all other cities hosting the Nobel Prize-winning singer-songwriter for a single evening.

The tour follows a particularly fruitful year for Dylan: 2017 saw the release of his three-disc Triplicate, his latest collection of Great American Songbook covers, and Trouble No More—The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 /1979-1981, a comprehensive collection of music made during Dylan-s so-called Christian era. More of the old standards from his recent albums have found their way into his concert setlists of late, while Dylan’s own iconic compositions of the ’60s and ’70s have been eliminated.

Related: BCB‘s review of Dylan’s first Desert Trip set in October 2016

Last April, Dylan was officially presented with the Nobel Prize in Literature in an intimate, secret ceremony in Stockholm. Dylan was in town on tour supporting Triplicate and carved out some time to meet with 12 members of the Swedish Academy, accept his medal, drink some champagne, and perform a few songs.

Tickets for upcoming Dylan concerts can be purchased here or here.

Bob Dylan 2018 European Tour Dates
3-22 – Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena
3-24 – Salamanca, Spain – Multiusos Sánchez Paraíso
3-26 – Madrid, Spain – National Music Auditorium
3-27 – Madrid, Spain – National Music Auditorium
3-28 – Madrid, Spain – National Music Auditorium
3-30 – Barcelona, Spain – Gran Teatre del Liceu
3-31 – Barcelona, Spain – Gran Teatre del Liceu
4-3 – Rome, Italy – Auditorium Parco della Musica
4-4 – Rome, Italy – Auditorium Parco della Musica
4-5 – Rome, Italy – Auditorium Parco della Musica
4-7 – Florence, Italy – Nelson Mandela Forum
4-8 – Mantova, Italy – Palabam
4-9 – Milan, Italy – Teatro degli Arcimboldi
4-11 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
4-12 – Neu-Ulm, Germany – Ratiopharm Arena
4-13 – Salzburg, Austria – Salzburgarena
4-15 – Brno-Královo Pole, Czech Republic – Hala Vodova
4-16 – Vienna, Austria – Vienna Stadthalle
4-18 – Leipzig, Germany – Arena Leipzig
4-19 – Oberhausen, Germany – KönigPALAST Krefeld
4-21 – Bielefeld, Germany – Seidensticker Halle
4-22 – Nuremberg, Germany – Frankenhalle
4-23 – Baden-Baden, Germany – Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
4-25 – Genoa, Italy – RDS Stadium Arena
4-26 – Lido di Jesolo, Italy – Pala Arrex
4-27 – Verona, Italy – Anfiteatro Arena di Verona

7/29 Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival

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  1. iwashere
    #1 iwashere 3 January, 2018, 14:08

    When will Bob Dylan be in California 2018 if at all? And his European tour is short why? Will he sing from Triplicate or gospel tracts or both? Thanks in advance.

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    • Jeff Tamarkin
      Jeff Tamarkin 4 January, 2018, 13:44

      Unfortunately, we don’t have the answers to those questions, just the dates we listed. As for what songs he will play, Dylan is notoriously unpredictable.

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