Bob Dylan turned 73 and is still announcing tours

Totally Immortal Music Guy Bob Dylan turned 73 on Saturday so hip hip (replacement?) hooray, three cheers, etc.

He’s also announced another Aussie tour, because he’s just a general music legend.

Side note, I’ve been doing some Googling and I’ve come to the scientific conclusion that he was a TOTAL HEARTTHROB, like, 50 years ago. It kind of feels like Alex Turner just gives his hairdressers and stylists a bunch of Bob Dylan pictures. SO similar.

Anyway, old m8 Bob was last here for Bluesfest in 2011, and played a bunch of really big sideshows at arenas around the country. He’s downsizing this time, playing a very classy and suited-to-an-older-audience theatre tour, which will surely be quite nice.

To quote the first piece of music critic advice I ever got, from my wonderful mum (who once wrote this hilarious interview with Hunters and Collectors back in the day), “No matter whether you love or hate Bob Dylan, chances are the music you listen to has been influenced by him in some way, so just remember what he’s done for all sorts of music.”

She’s also been to basically every Dylan show since she was old enough to utter the words ‘Like A Rollin’ Stone’ and her ~in depth and educated~ review of his last Aussie tour was this:

“I’m not actually sure how good he is live anymore, and every time I see him I think ‘this is probably enough’ BUT THEN HE JUST COMES BACK AND I KNOW I’LL REGRET NOT BUYING TICKETS. Hey Matilda, it’s right after my birthday!”

Look, if it’s got my mum’s seal of approval, it should probably have yours.

 

Tickets for all Australian shows on sale Tuesday, 3rd June, 9am AEST

Wednesday, 13th August 2014
Riverside Theatre, Perth
Tickets: Via Ticketek | 132 849

Thursday, 14th August 2014
Riverside Theatre, Perth (All Ages)
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Monday, 18th August 2014
Palais Theatre, Melbourne (All Ages)
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Tuesday, 19th August 2014
Palais Theatre, Melbourne (All Ages)
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Monday, 25th August 2014
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (All Ages)
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Friday, 29th August 2014
Royal Theatre, Canberra (All Ages)
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Sunday, 31st August 2014
Entertainment Centre, Adelaide (All Ages)
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Wednesday, 3rd September 2014
State Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
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Thursday, 4th September 2014
State Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
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