Bob Dylan announced new dates as part of his newly announced fall 2017 tour. The singer’s new dates include a Salt Lake City performance in November with Mavis Staples.
Dylan’s ‘Never Ending Tour’ is a treat for fans
At this point in his career, the Nobel Prize winner no longer separates one tour from another, considering all the shows as part of the ‘Never Ending Tour.’ However, the concerts do change from year to year and the fall run will likely include songs from ‘Triplicate,’ Dylan’s three-album set drawn from the American Songbook released earlier this year.
The musician has announced 21 new tour dates, extending what many have called the never-ending tour he’s kept steadily afloat for years now. Visiting everywhere from Boston, Massachusetts, to Valley Center, California, between October and November.
During his month-long road trip, the documentary ‘Trouble No More’ will also premiere at the New York Film Festival. The film reportedly documents Dylan’s “born-again” era and his love of gospel music.
Making the tour even more special, Dylan is bringing a special guest to the tour. Mavis Staples will join Bob in a special performance, “Bob Dylan and his Band plus Mavis Staples.” which will be held at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater on Oct. 17-18 at 8 p.m.
Dylan, a multiple Grammy winner and one of the most prolific American songwriters of the past 50 years, released his most recent album ‘Triplicate’ in March 2017 to favorable reviews. ‘Triplicate’ was a triple-disc cover album of classic American music.
In October 2016, Dylan was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature but declined attendance to the ceremony.
Fresh out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Not only Staples will be joining Bob Dylan for the remainder of his fall schedule starting in Salt Lake City. But the singer has also been pretty busy on herself. She just wrapped up her own tour, and now is getting ready to release new tunes.
Mavis Staples, who just announced that her new album, ‘If All I Was Was Black,’ will be released on Nov. 17, will open most of Dylan’s dates in the fall, including the show at NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
The prominent American civil rights activist, actress and singer of gospel and soul, Mavis Staples, is well-known for her years performing with her family band The Staple Singers.
Source: The Oakland Express