Bob Dylan returns to Spain. The promoter Riff Music has announced today that the great living legend of folk, rock and songwriting will visit in June our country, where it will give 12 concerts spread over several cities, as part of his ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ tour. These performances focus on songs from their self-titled record, their 39th studio album.
The concerts will be in Madrid (June 7 and 8 at the Noches del Botánico festival), Seville (10 and 11 in the Fibes auditorium), Grenade (13, Generalife Theatre), Alicante (15, Bullring), Huesca (17, Bullring), Saint Sebastian (19 and 20, Kursaal), logrono (Sport’s palace), Barcelona (23 and 24, Gran Teatre del Liceu).
Tickets will go out on sale March 15 at 10 in the morning, through the page Bob Dylan official website and of Riff Music. At the moment the promoter has not announced the prices of the tickets.
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A peculiarity of the concerts that Bob Dylan will give in Spain is that the use of mobile phones will not be allowed during them. To ensure that the ban is complied with, the Yondr company will provide attendees with closed cases where they must store their devices, which they will have with them at all times. If you need to use the phone, it will be necessary to go to a specific point in the venue where the company’s assistants will unlock the covers.
“Having created this phone-free experience on recent tours, we believe it creates better moments for all attendees,” Riff Music said in a statement. “Our eyes widen a little wider and our senses sharpen slightly when we lose our technological crutch to which we have become accustomed. And yes, it’s a non-negotiable deal (although medical exemptions are made for those who rely on their phone for treatment).”
Dylan’s extended world tour began on November 2, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will continue through 2024.
Bob Dylan is one of the greatest living legends of popular music. Songs like “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” have captivated millions of people in various generations and have been covered by numerous artists, including other giants such as Elvis or Johnny Cash, as well as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Ramones, Guns N’ Roses, Pearl Jam or White Stripes, among many others.
Born Robert Zimmerman in Duluth Minnesota, the musician adopted the last name Dylan as a tribute to poet Dylan Thomas. In 1961 he recorded his first album, after signing with Columbia. Although this album was not successful, shortly after The Times Are a-Chaingin’ It would mark the beginning of a meteoric career that lasts until today and that made him the speaker of a generation marked by discontent. Though his switch from acoustic to electric guitar was viewed as sacrilegious by folk purists, his decision forever changed the course of 20th-century music and made him a rock star.
His song lyrics, hailed as some of the most profound and intelligent in music history, have been revered to the point of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 “for having created a new mode of poetic expression integrated into the great tradition of American song.”
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