Bob Dylan Adds to 2017 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 with the great R&B/gospel singer Mavis Staples opening for him. (Dylan will also play two shows just prior to their joint tour.)

And on Oct. 9, Dylan revealed a five-night residency at NYC’s Beacon Theatre. A pre-sale for those dates begins Oct. 11.

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

Related: Trouble No More, the latest title in Dylan’s comprehensive bootleg series arrives Nov. 17

Listen to a sound check of “Slow Train” from October 5, 1978, from the upcoming Trouble No More release

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 and his Band Tour Dates
10/13 Harrah’s Resort SoCal – The Events Center – Valley Center, CA
10/14 The Cosmopolitan Hotel – The Chelsea Theatre – Las Vegas, NV
11/20-22 Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
11/24-25 Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

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
11/01 Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
11/03 EJ Thomas Hall, Akron, OH
11/05 Palace Theater, Columbus, OH
11/06 Peterson Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA
11/08 Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
11/10 Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
11/11-12 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
11/14 The Anthem, Washington, DC
11/16 Agannis Arena, Boston, MA
11/17 Palace Theatre – Albany, NY
11/18 Shea’s PAC – Buffalo, NY

Related: Dylan documentary to premiere this fall


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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