Bob Dylan has announced he will take up a residency at the London Palladium, with three new shows as a precursor to his UK tour this spring.
The legendary singer had already announced a series of shows in May. However, with the Cardiff, Bournemouth and Glasgow gigs already sold out, fans will now get the chance to see him perform – oh who are we kidding, his sets are harder to predict than who will die next on Game of Thrones – at one of the country’s most ornate venues.
The tour is in support of Triplicate, a triple album of covers of classic American songs. The 75-year-old might not be the force he once was, but it will almost certainly be an upgrade on that copy of Rod Stewart’s American Songbook you pretend you don’t have.
This will be the first opportunity for UK fans to see Dylan since his controversial Nobel Prize for Literature win last year, when he refused to collect the award in person. As the Nobel Prize Committee attempted and failed to contact him in the lead-up to the awards banquet, one member of the Swedish academy, Per Wastberg, called the 75-year-old singer “ignorant and impolite”.
However Dylan responded, saying he had “never stopped to think that his songs could be considered literature”. He added he was “humbled beyond words”, to be joining the esteemed company of the likes of Hemingway, Camus, and Kipling.
Bob Dylan will play the shows listed below. Check here for ticket information.
28, 29, 30 April 2017 LONDON Palladium
3 May 2017 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
4 May 2017 – BOURNEMOUTH BIC Fri
5 May 2017 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
7 May 2017 – GLASGOW Clyde Audiotorium Mon
8 May 2017 – LIVERPOOL Echo Arena Tue