Bob Dylan Unveils Spring Routing

The one and only Bob Dylan has locked down dates for his first outing of the year. The U.S. road trip will take the living legend to cities such as Savannah, Ga.; Memphis; Oklahoma City and San Antonio.

Dylan, who was honored last week as the 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year, has been earning praise all over the place for his latest LP. Shadows in the Night, which is made up of covers of pop standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, certainly sounds like a strange concept, but somehow Dylan makes it work.

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London Feis Festival, Finsbury Park, London, UK

The Guardian gave the album 5 stars, writing, “It may be the most straightforwardly enjoyable album Dylan’s made since Time Out of Mind. He’s an unlikely candidate to join the serried ranks of rock stars tackling standards: appropriately enough, given that Frank Sinatra sang all these songs before him, he does it his way, and to dazzling effect.”

And for everyone who’s ever complained about the singer/songwriter’s vocals, Rolling Stone says you just might be pleasantly by the album, which was released Feb. 3.

“The great shock here is Dylan’s singing,” RS writes. “Dylan’s focus and his diction evoke his late-Sixties poise and clarity with an eccentric rhythmic patience in the way he holds words and notes across the faint suggestions of tempo. It is not crooning. It is suspense.”

The tour kicks off April 10 in Atlantic City. Here’s the plan:

April 10 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.    
April 11 – Baltimore, Md., Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric   
April 12 – Richmond, Va., Altria Theater     
April 14 – Savannah, Ga., Johnny Mercer Theatre  
April 15 – Montgomery, Ala., Montgomery Performing Arts Centre           
April 17 – North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Coliseum
April 18 – Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre         
April 19 – Orlando, Fla., Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts       
April 21 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Broward Ctr. Au-Rene Theater   
April 22 – Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall       
April 24 – Atlanta, Ga., Fox Theatre
April 25 – Durham, N.C., DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center
April 27 – Nashville, Tenn., Andrew Jackson Hall   
April 29 – New Orleans, La., Saenger Theatre         
April 30 – Memphis, Tenn., Orpheum Theatre          
May 2 – Thackerville, Okla., WinStar World Casino & Resort / Global Event Center
May 3 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Civic Center Music Hall     
May 5 – Houston, Texas, Bayou Music Center         
May 6 – Austin, Texas, Bass Concert Hall    
May 7 – San Antonio, Texas, Majestic Theatre

Tickets for select dates go on sale beginning Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. local time. Check out for more information.