Bob Dylan announces ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ West Coast tour leg, which concludes in San Diego
The tireless music legend, who turns 81 in May, plans for his Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour to continue through 2024. The tour began last November
Bob Dylan is wasting little time getting back on the road after last week’s conclusion of the spring leg of his Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour.
The Nobel Prize-winning music legend today announced 14 new West Coast dates, starting with a May 28 show in Spokane and concluding with a June 18 performance in San Diego.
His other new tour additions include Washington and Oregon shows in Kennewick and Eugene, respectively, followed by a Northern California gig in Redding. He and his band will then wind their way down the coast with three concerts in Oakland and three in Los Angeles, before wrapping up the tour leg in San Diego.
All cities and dates appear below, along with information.
Dylan’s June 18 San Diego Civic Theatre concert will replace the Pechanga Arena San Diego date he had been scheduled to perform on June 17, 2020.
The Pechanga Arena concert was canceled, along with the rest of Dylan’s 2020 tour, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He did not return to concert stages until late last year. Dylan’s most recent San Diego performance was in 2016 at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.
The iconic singer-songwriter sounded fresh and vital as he mined an array of earthy American music traditions
Why he is now opting to perform in San Diego at the 2,967-seat Civic Theatre rather than Pechanga Arena, whose capacity is more than four times as large, is unclear. But the move to the smaller venue means fans will have to act quickly to obtain tickets, which are priced between $59.50 and $134.50 for his Civic Theatre concert.
VIP packages will also be available, according to Dylan’s website, but those prices have not yet been announced.
Tickets for all the new tour dates, including San Diego, go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday through bobdylan.com. An online only pre-sale, for which the password is “ROWDY,” will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dylan, whose 81st birthday is May 24, plans to continue his Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour through at least 2024. It is named after his 39th studio album, which was released June 19, 2020, two days after his since-canceled San Diego concert that same year. His new book, “The Philosophy of Modern Song” will be published Nov. 10.
The legendary singer-songwriter has not yet disclosed if he will attend the May 10 opening of his archives at the new Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s second largest city. He skipped the 2016 Nobel Prize ceremony at which he was honored.
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Bob Dylan Rough and Rowdy Tour dates
May 28 – Spokane, Washington, First Interstate Center for the Arts
May 29 – Kennewick, Washington, Toyota Center
May 31 – Portland, Oregon, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
June 1 – Seattle, Washington, Paramount Theatre
June 2 – Seattle, Washington, Paramount Theatre
June 5 – Eugene, Oregon, Hult Performing Arts Center
June 7 – Redding, California, Redding Civic Auditorium
June 9 – Oakland, California, Fox Theater
June 10 – Oakland, California, Fox Theater
June 11 – Oakland, California, Fox Theater
June 14 – Los Angeles, California, Pantages Theatre
June 15 – Los Angeles, California, Pantages Theatre
June 16 – Los Angeles, California, Pantages Theatre
June 18 – San Diego, California, San Diego Civic Theatre
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