Bob Dylan Announces ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ Dates

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– Rough and Rowdy Plays
Bob Dylan performs in London’s Hyde Park on July 12, 2019.

Iconic troubadour Bob Dylan announced his return to the road on Monday. The Nobel-winning singer-songwriter will embark on a North American tour in support of his 2020 album, Rough and Rowdy Ways, from Nov. 2 to Dec. 2.

Intriguingly, the tour information Dylan shared on social media listed the run as spanning “2021-2024,” fueling internet speculation about what shape Dylan’s touring might take in the years to come and what 2024 might mean for Dylan, who turned 80 earlier this year.

Dylan’s trek begins at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theatre on Nov. 2 and will take the musician across the Midwest and East Coast before wrapping at Washington, D.C.’s Anthem on Dec. 2. Along the way, Dylan will play three nights at New York’s Beacon Theatre (Nov. 19-21) as well as two-night stands at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y. (Nov. 23-24) and The Met in Philadelphia (Nov. 11-29).

Other dates on the tour include Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre (Nov. 3), Cincinnati’s Procter & Gamble Hall (Nov. 9) and Boston’s Wang Theatre (Nov. 27).

Even half a century into his career, Dylan remained a reliable draw on the road during the ’10s, appearing on Pollstar’s year-end worldwide touring chart every year from 2011 to 2016, excluding 2013. In 2016, he was one of six artists to perform at the wildly successful Desert Trip festival in Indio, Calif., which grossed $160 million over two weekends.

Dylan will conclude his 2021 run at the Anthem, where he performed his last pre-pandemic show. The gig moved 3,901 tickets and grossed $441,365. His three-night stand at the Beacon, meanwhile, is quaint when compared to the run he staged there in late November and early December 2019, a 10-show affair that sold more than 27,000 tickets and grossed $2.9 million.

During the pandemic, Dylan continued to innovate. Rough and Rowdy Ways, his first album of originals since 2012, was widely hailed as a masterpiece, and in July, he dipped his toes into livestreaming, performing an exclusive broadcast event on Veeps.

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– 2021-2024
Promotional materials for Dylan’s new tour list it as lasting until 2024.

Tickets for Dylan’s 2021 dates go onsale on Oct. 1. Find Dylan’s itinerary below.

November 2 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
November 3 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
November 5 – Cleveland, OH – Key Bank State Theatre
November 6 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
November 7 – Bloomington, IN – IU Auditorium
November 9 – Cincinnati, OH – Procter & Gamble Hall
November 10 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Auditorium
November 12 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
November 13 – Charleston, WV – Municipal Auditorium
November 15 – Moon Township, PA – Robert Morris Univ. – UPMC Events Center
November 16 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Theatre
November 19-21 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
November 23-24 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
November 26 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center
November 27 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
November 29-30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
December 2 – Washington, DC – The Anthem