When Bob Dylan last toured Australia, it was billed as a 'once in a lifetime' experience. And, for all those who went, it was. It's just that now fans will be get the opportunity to have another such experience, because the legendary tambourine man will return to Australia for a national tour this August.
This tour will be less exhaustive than his 2014 effort, with Dylan set to do seven shows — one in each of the usual capital city stops (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide), as well as one-offs in Newcastle and Wollongong. He will draw on his incredible 60-year career — which spans 36 studio albums and countless hits — for the shows, so you better start praying to the music gods that your favourite makes it onto the setlist.
Dylan may be 76 years old, but he has certainly showed no signs of slowing down as he approaches 80. In 2016 he was awareded the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature and, just this year, he oddly released his own whisky.
But still, it could be the last chance you get to see this living legend perform live. His last tour sold out, so you better have your fingers ready when tickets go on sale next week.
BOB DYLAN 2018 TOUR DATES
Wednesday, August 8 — Perth Arena, Perth
Saturday, August 11 — Botanic Park, Adelaide
Monday, August 13 — Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Saturday, August 18 — ICC Sydney, Sydney
Monday, August 20 — WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Wednesday, August 22 — Entertainment Centre, Newcastle
Friday, August 24 — Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Bob Dylan will tour Australia in August 2018. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday, May 23 here.