Bob Dylan announces upcoming West Coast tour dates


The question of if and when Bob Dylan will go further west in his concert dates was answered on Monday morning, as the artist’s website revealed a series of 14 new shows, all along the coast west, beginning not much more than a month from now. .

The first of the newly announced shows will be on May 28 in Spokane, Washington, and the last will be on June 18 in San Diego. In the meantime will come concerts in Seattle, Eugene, Redding, Oakland and Los Angeles. These last two California cities will each have a three-night adventure at a historic movie palace.

The June 14-16 tour of Hollywood’s majestic Pantages Theater brings Dylan back to a place that has served him well in the past. He had already played seven nights there in May 1992 and returned for five nights in March 2005, this last concert with the late Merle Haggard as opening act. His last concert in Los Angeles dates back to June 2016 at the Shrine.

All West Coast shows are set to go on sale to the general public on Friday, according to Dylan’s visit page. Pre-sale opportunities for those with promotional codes will take place on Thursday.

The new shows will begin just after Dylan’s 81st birthday on May 24.

Dylan’s camp promised the tour would be a long one, and he seems to be taking the side of only revealing them in impending batches rather than revealing the long game.

The West Coast dates are the only ones currently on Dylan’s official tour schedule. It just wrapped up the first post-pandemic dates it announced, which ran through April 14 after launching last November.

These shows will follow the official opening of the Dylan Museum in Oklahoma. Grand opening events take place the first week of May; although Mavis Staples, Elvis Costello and Patti Smith are set to perform as part of the festivities honoring Dylan, there is no indication that Dylan himself will be attending.

In November, Dylan has a book, “The Philosophy of Modern Song,” arriving from Simon & Schuster.

Newly announced dates:

MAY 28, 2022
Spokane, Washington
First Interstate Center for the Arts

MAY 29, 2022
Kennewick, Washington
Toyota Center

MAY 31, 2022
Portland, OR
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

JUNE 1, 2022
Seattle, Washington
Primal Theater

JUNE 2, 2022
Seattle, Washington
Primal Theater

JUNE 5, 2022
Eugene, Oregon
Hult Performing Arts Center

JUNE 7, 2022
Redding, California
Redding Civic Auditorium

JUNE 9, 2022
Oakland, California
Fox Theater

JUNE 10, 2022
Oakland, California
Fox Theater

JUNE 11, 2022
Oakland, California
Fox Theater

JUNE 14, 2022
Los Angeles, California
Pantages Theater

JUNE 15, 2022
Los Angeles, California
Pantages Theater

JUNE 16, 2022
Los Angeles, California
Pantages Theater

JUNE 18, 2022
San Diego, California
San Diego Civic Theater


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