Bob Dylan, Mavis Staples Announce Fall Tour

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A double bill that promises to be one of the must-see tours of the fall has been announced: Bob Dylan will hit the road for 19 dates with the great R&B/gospel singer Mavis Staples opening all shows. (Dylan will also play two shows just prior to their joint tour.)

Scroll down for all of the dates. Go here to purchase tickets.

For Staples, the tour will support a brand new album, If All I Was Was Black, to be released November 17 from the Anti- label. The album, produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, is described in a press release as “10 songs about contemporary America today, a present day filled with ghosts of the past.” Staples says, in the release, “Nothing has changed. We are still in it.”

Tweedy adds, “I’ve always thought of art as a political statement in and of itself—that it was enough to be on the side of creation and not destruction. But there is something that feels complicit at this moment in time about not facing what is happening in this country head on.”

Bob Dylan/Mavis Staples Tour Dates
10/17-18 Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City, UT
10/21 1st Bank Center, Denver, CO
10/23 Century Link Center, Omaha, NE
10/24 Stephens Auditorium. Ames, IA
10/25 Xcel Energy Center, St Paul, MN
10/27 Wintrust Arena, Chicago, IL
10/28 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
10/29 IU Auditorium, Bloomington, IN
11/1 Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
11/3 EJ Thomas Hall, Akron, OH
11/5 Palace Theater, Columbus, OH
11/6 Peterson Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA
11/8 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
11/10 Coliseum, Richmond, VA
11/11-12 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
11/14 The Anthem, Washington, DC
11/16 Agannis Arena, Boston, MA
Dylan will play these two dates without Staples on the bill:
10/13 Harrah’s Resort SoCal–The Events Center, Valley Center, CA
10/14 The Cosmopolitan Hotel—The Chelsea Theatre, Las Vegas, NV

Related: Dylan documentary to premiere this fall

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Mavis Staples If All I Was Was Black Track Listing

  1. Little Bit
  2. If All I Was Was Black
  3. Who Told You That
  4. Ain’t No Doubt About It (feat. Jeff Tweedy)
  5. Peaceful Dream
  6. No Time For Crying
  7. Build A Bridge
  8. We Go High
  9. Try Harder
  10. All Over Again

Watch Dylan sing “Desolation Row” at a 2017 concert

Listen to the title track from Mavis Staples’ If All I Was Was Black

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