Bob Dylan to Perform in Stockholm for Nobel Honor

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Bob Dylan and Patti Smith in an undated photo from Smith’s Facebook page

One of the requirements for Nobel Prize recipients is that they must present a lecture in Stockholm, Sweden in the days prior to the Annual Ceremony. But as we know, Bob Dylan does not always conform to conventional rules. As has been well-documented here and elsewhere, the Nobel organizers said that he told them “he wishes he could receive the prize personally, but other commitments make it unfortunately impossible.”

So while the Bard did not attend the December 10 ceremony, he instead provided a thoughtful, humble speech that was read by the U.S. Ambassador at the Stockholm Concert Hall. And Patti Smith gave a moving rendition of Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.”

Related: Smith’s performance of the Dylan classic

And now, Dylan will, indeed, visit Stockholm to “lecture” via not one but two concerts this spring. He’s announced a European tour that has two noticeable gaps in the schedule which could mean additional dates to come. Or not. Tickets go on sale December 13 and 14 via his website, with VIP packages available. (Itinerary is below.)

Watch Dylan perform “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” at age 22…

Related: Review of Dylan’s October 7, 2016 concert at Desert Trip

Bob Dylan 2017 Tour Dates

Apr 01 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stockholm Waterfront
Apr 02 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stockholm Waterfront
Apr 09 – Lund, Sweden – Sparbanken Skane Arena
Apr 24 – Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena
May 03 – Cardiff, Wales – Motorpoint Arena
May 04 – Bournemouth, England – Bournemouth International Centre
May 05 – Nottingham, England – Motorpoint Arena
May 07 – Glasgow, Scotland – SECC Clyde Auditorium
May 08 – Liverpool, England – Echo Arena
May 09 – London, England – SSE Arena, Wembley
May 11 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena

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