Chugg Entertainment and Space Events have announced this morning that the legendary Bob Dylan will return to Australia this August. The cross-generational icon will tour right across Australia, including an exclusive performance in Adelaide’s Botanic Park in the spectacular (and heated!) Grand Marquee See full tour dates below.
In a career spanning six decades, Bob Dylan’s impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. He is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, including The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, and his socially and politically charged singles, ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ and ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’’, are widely considered among the most important songs in modern music. The ‘voice of a generation’ boasts an unparalleled repertoire, including timeless classics, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, ‘Tangled Up In Blue’,‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ and ‘Girl From The North Country’.
With a catalogue of more than 50 albums, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records globally, received 11 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for ‘Things Have Changed’ (Best Original Song), and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2012, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, and in 2016, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Phil Rankine from Space Events said, “the Grand Marquee will be the most luxurious venue of its type ever seen in Adelaide. It will be heated, fully seated and afford patrons a unique, intimate experience with Bob Dylan, one of the most significant artists in popular music and culture of all time. The event will include extensive food and bar offering and a few surprises to be announced. Numbers are strictly limited so I urge people to buy tickets as soon as they are released so you don’t miss out”.
Last in Australia for a month-long run of sold-out theatre shows in 2014, Bob Dylan and his band are a commanding force on stage. “There’s no doubt that seeing Bob Dylan brilliantly on song is a near spiritual experience”, the Sydney Morning Herald noted of his most recent Australian shows, whileThe Guardian declared, “the band were at one with Dylan – you’d swear they could play a fade-out if he wanted them to”.
To experience Bob Dylan live in concert at least once is a bucket list item – it’s an opportunity to share an encounter with one of the most enduring and influential musical legends of the modern era. Don’t miss out on what promises be a performance you will never forget.
TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY, 9AM LOCAL TIME
Bob Dylan will be hitting the Botanic Park in Adelaide under the Grand Marquee on Saturday 11 August. Tickets available here.