An old folksy truism reads something like this: Paint a man a mural, that man'll never skip yer burg. Well, it seems Mr. Bob Dylan didn't get the goddamn memo.
That's because the music god from Hibbing, Minnesota — for whom we built this kickass, Cerberus-ian downtown mural last summer — raised a mural-sized middle finger to his home state with Monday's big announcement of a new album and a coinciding tour, sans a Minnesota date.
The album, Fallen Angels, is due out May 20. Dylan fan sites seem to think the record will be stylistically similar to last year's Shadows in the Night, his 36th studio full-length that featured pop standards made famous by Frank Sinatra. If we're to believe rumors on Reddit, four songs off the forthcoming disc will be made available on a special Record Store Day release.
Bobby is hunkering down in Japan through April before setting off on the 27-date summer tour announced today. There is, as we mocked indignant about above, no Minnesota show. However, local Twitter powerhouse @solace pointed out that Rock the Garden goes down June 18, smack dab between Dylan's L.A. and Colorado dates. He then also pointed out the .001 percent probability of Bob headlining RTG.
Tickets for the summer tour, which also boasts R&B legend Mavis Staples, go on sale various at times for each date; Amex cardholders get first dibs. Fans will receive a "compact disc" version of Fallen Angels with purchase of concert tickets, with the exception of the Indianapolis and Boston gigs, for some reason.
Here are Dylan's 2016 tour dates with Staples:
June 4 & 5 - Woodinville, WA @ Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
June 7 - Eugene, Oregon @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
June 9 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
June 11 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
June 13 & 14 - San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
June 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
June 19 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 21 - Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
June 22 - Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater
June 24 - Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
June 25 - Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
June 26 - Nashville, TN @ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater
June 28 - Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
June 29 - Toledo, OH @ Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
June 30 - Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
July 2 - Lenox, MA @ Tanglewood
July 3 - Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
July 5 & 6 - Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap
July 8 - Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
July 12 - Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC
July 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Mann Center
July 14 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 16 - Portland, ME @ Thompson's Point
July 17 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion