Bob Dylan has scrapped all of his U.S. shows scheduled for June and July. Dylan, along with support act Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, were set to launch the 24-date trek on June 4th in Bend, Oregon at Les Schwab Amphitheatre, with the tour running through July 12th for a final gig at Bethel Woods, New York's Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.
Dylan's team sent an email to his mailing list, which reads:
To all our fans — In the interest of public health and safety and after many attempts to try and reschedule these shows for a workable time frame this year, it is with deep regret that we announce the U.S. Bob Dylan shows originally scheduled for June/July are cancelled. We hope to be back out on the road at the earliest possible time once we are confident that it is safe for both fans and concert staff. Please contact your point of purchase for all information on refunds.
Music journalist Austin Scaggs believes that Bob Dylan's fans are still fascinated and confused by him; whether it's the details of his private life, or why he gave up playing guitar onstage for years: “Y'know, why is he doing this, why is he playing the piano? There's a lot of stuff in his, if you want to call it an autobiography, or memoir or whatever, there's a lot of stuff in there about this mathematical approach to performing and this mathematical approach to songwriting, and using his primary instrument as something for him to feed off of vocally, to use to find a new melody.”
CANCELLED: Bob Dylan U.S. tour dates:
June 4 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheatre June 6 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater June 7 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre June 9 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena June 12 – Stateline, NV – Harveys Outdoor Amphitheatre June 13, 14 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre June 17 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena June 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl June 20 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Events Center June 21 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena June 23 – Albuquerque, NM – Tingley Arena June 24 – Amarillo, TX – Amarillo Civic Center June 26 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion & Toyota Music Factory June 27 – Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena June 28 – Southaven, MS – Brandon Amphitheatre July 2 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena July 3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre July 5 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre July 7 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena July 8 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium July 9 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC July 11 – Essex Junction, VT – Champlain Valley Exposition July 12 – Bethel Woods, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Austin Scaggs On On Bob Dylan’s Recent Performances :