Bob Dylan Books US Fall Tour

Bob Dylan
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– Bob Dylan
Les Vieilles Charrues Festival in Carhaix, western France.

If dogs run free, then why not we? Come October, Bob Dylan will be running free on a U.S. tour with more than two dozen dates booked coast to coast.   

Dylan broke the news to fans with a simple post on his website proclaiming “Bob Dylan and his Band are touring the U.S. this fall! Tickets go on sale starting this Friday, September 13! More shows to be announced!” 
And what more do you need to know? No need to write out a bunch of copy talking up the man and his music or promoting the tour – after all, it’s Bob freaking Dylan! 
The esteemed artist’s latest release – his 38th studio album – is 2017’s Triplicate. Following in the footsteps of 2015’s Shadows in the Night and 2016’s Fallen Angels, Triplicate features covers of classic American songs including “Stormy Weather,” “That Old Feeling” and “My One and Only Love.” 
As for the setlist for the fall tour, that’s anyone’s guess. It’s likely he might play some of his standout tunes like “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,” “Blowin’ in the Wind” or “Maggie’s Farm” and it’s just as likely he’ll mix up the arrangements so you can hardly recognize the tunes. Perhaps he’ll throw in some newer material from 2006’s Modern Times or 2009’s Together Through Life. You’ll just have to wait and see. 
The fall tour launches with a handful of gigs in California, starting Oct. 11 at Bren Events Center in UC Irvine. After rambling through the Midwest, the tour hits the East Coast in November with shows in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Check out the routing below, with more dates to come. 
Oct. 11, 2019 – Irvine, Calif., UC Irvine – Bren Events Center     
Oct. 12, 2019 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Santa Barbara Bowl   
Oct. 14, 2019 – Palo Alto, Calif., Stanford University – Frost Amphitheatre     
Oct. 17, 2019 – Denver, Colo., The Mission Ballroom   
Oct. 19, 2019 – Lincoln, Neb., Pinnacle Bank Arena     
Oct. 20, 2019 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland     
Oct. 22, 2019 – St. Louis, Mo. Stifel Theatre     
Oct. 23, 2019 – Ames, Iowa, Iowa State University – C.Y. Stephens Auditorium     
Oct. 24, 2019 – Mankato, Minn., Mankato Civic Center     
Oct. 26, 2019 – Milwaukee, Wis., Eagles Ballroom   
Oct. 27, 2019 – Bloomington, Ind., Indiana University – Auditorium     
Oct. 29, 2019 – Normal, Ill., Illinois State University – Braden Auditorium     
Oct. 30, 2019 – Chicago, Ill., Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC     
Nov. 1, 2019 – South Bend, Ind., Morris Performing Arts Center   
Nov. 2, 2019 – Muncie, Ind., Ball State University – Emens Auditorium     
Nov. 4, 2019 – Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University – Mershon Auditorium     
Nov. 5, 2019 – East Lansing, Mich., Michigan State University – Wharton Center for the Performing Arts  
Nov. 6, 2019 – Ann Arbor, Mich., University of Michigan – Hill Auditorium     
Nov. 8, 2019 – Highland Heights, Ky., Northern Kentucky University – BB&T Arena   
Nov. 9, 2019 – Akron, Ohio, University of Akron – EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall     
Nov. 10, 2019 – Moon Township, Pa., Robert Morris University – UPMC Events Center   
Nov. 12, 2019 – Baltimore, Md., University of Maryland Baltimore County – UMBC Event Center   
Nov. 13, 2019 – Petersburg, Va., Virginia State University – Multi-Purpose Center   
Nov. 15, 2019 – University Park, Pa., Pennsylvania State University – Eisenhower Auditorium   
Nov. 17, 2019 – Ithaca, N.Y., Ithaca College – Athletics and Events Center   
Nov. 19, 2019 – Lowell, Mass., University of Massachussetts – Tsongas Arena     
Nov. 20, 2019 – Providence, R.I., Providence Performing Arts Center     
Nov. 21, 2019 – The Met Philadelphia, Pa., Pennsylvania  
Reports for Dylan submitted to Pollstar’s Boxoffice include a seven-night run at New York’s Beacon Theatre Nov. 23 – Dec. 1, 2018, that sold 19,402 tickets and grossed $2,181,154. He spent the spring playing Europe, including a May 7 show at Plaza De Toros in Valencia, Spain, that sold 4,851 tickets and grossed $453,279.