Bob Dylan announces his first UK tour in five years

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Bob Dylan has announced nine UK shows to take place in October, as part of his Rough And Rowdy Ways Worldwide Tour.

The tour will launch with four intimate shows at London’s Palladium Theatre beginning on October 19, after which Dylan will travel to Cardiff to play the Motorpoint Arena, followed by concerts in Hull, Nottingham and two shows in Glasgow.  

The full itinerary is:

Oct 19: London Palladium  
Oct 20: London Palladium 
Oct 23: London Palladium 
Oct 24: London Palladium
Oct 26: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff 
Oct 27: Bonus Arena, Hull
Oct 28: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Oct 30: Armadillo, Glasgow
Oct 31: Armadillo Glasgow

Tickets for all shows will go on sale at 10am on Friday, July 15.

Dylan's Rough And Rowdy Ways Worldwide Tour’ began last December in Milwaukee, and is scheduled to last through to 2024. 

The legendary singer/songwriter's 39th studio album, Rough And Rowdy Ways was released in June 2020, and is Dylan's first album since 2012's Tempest.

A new Dylan biopic is in the planning stages: the film has the working title of Going Electric and will reportedly focus on the singer/songwriter’s controversial transition from folk to rock in the mid-'60s.

Bob Dylan 2022 Tour

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A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.