Bob Dylan To Kick Off Summer ‘Fallen Angels’ Tour

Bob Dylan is one of the greatest rock icons in the history of music and, at 74-years-old, Dylan is still rocking the concert circuit. The classic rock musician is heading out once again in support of a new album, Fallen Angels, which will be his first album in a year.

Bob Dylan To Take Fallen Angels On The Road

Never one to stay in one place for long Bob Dylan will be embarking on a new U.S. tour, scheduled to kick off, as soon as he returns from touring abroad in Japan. The new tour, which will see stops in 27 American cities will feature Mavis Staples as the opening act.

Dylan is also offering free CD copies of Fallen Angels to ticket buyers, according to the official Bob Dylan website.

“For every pair of tickets purchased, you will receive a redemption code to get a CD of Bob Dylan’s forthcoming album Fallen Angels. (Not available for the Boston and Indianapolis shows.)”

Fallen Angels is Dylan’s follow up album to 2015’s Shadows in the Night, which was a compilation of Frank Sinatra covers. All songs on Shadows in the Night were sung by Dylan, having been previously recorded by Sinatra, but few of the songs were actually written by Frank. Among those songs written by Sinatra himself is “I’m a Fool to Want You..”

While little is known about Fallen Angels, it’s believed that it will be another collection of Sinatra covers. The title suggests that Bob is still fascinated with the film noir genre and has been influenced in his choice of album themes.

When Bob first came up with the idea of a Frank Sinatra tribute project, Dylan presented his producer with a track listing large enough for two albums. This adds further fuel to the rumors that Fallen Angels will be a follow up to Dylan’s previous Shadows in the Night album.

“He came to my house eight or six months ago and spent a few hours, We listened to 21 songs – because he’s made two records of this [Sinatra project],” said Daniel Lanois, record producer for Bob Dylan.

Bob Dylan Presents The Fallen Angels Tour

Once he returns to the U.S., Dylan will kick off a concert to promote Fallen Angels. The tour dates and locations are as follows:

June 4 and 5 – Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
June 7 – Eugene, Oregon @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
June 9 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl

June 13 and 14 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
June 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
June 19 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 21 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
June 22 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
June 24 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
June 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
June 26 – Nashville, TN @ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
June 28 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
June 29 – Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
June 30 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
July 2 – Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood
July 3 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
July 5 and 6 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap
July 8 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
July 12 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC
July 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
July 14 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 16 – Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point
July 17 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Last week, it was revealed that Bob Dylan was making his vast treasure trove of written lyrics, letters, song recordings, and films available for study. Several groups in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area have collectively acquired the collection and will spend the next two years cataloging and digitizing everything. Following the successful completion of that project, the Bob Dylan collection will be available for scholarly study.

For updated concert and ticket information, check regularly with bobdylan.com

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