Bob Dylan has announced 14 more U.S. tour dates, primarily on the West Coast.
The new tour dates appeared on Dylan’s website this morning. The first of them begins on May 28, just four days after Dylan’s 81st birthday. Dylan’s most recent concert appearance in Los Angeles was in June 2016 at the Shrine. All of the west coast dates will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 22. Pre-sale opportunities for those with promo codes will be available on Thursday.
Bob Dylan just wrapped up his first post-pandemic tour dates, which ran through April 14. These west coast tour dates also follow the official unveiling of the Bob Dylan museum in Oklahoma. Mavis Staples, Elvis Costello, and Patti Smith will perform as part of the festivities for the grand opening ceremony.
It’s unclear if Bob Dylan himself will be on hand at the museum’s opening. The legendary singer has a book called ‘The Philosophy of Modern Song’ coming in November 2021.
Bob Dylan West Coast U.S. Tour Dates – 2022
28 | First Interstate Center for the Arts – Spokane, WA
29 | Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
31 | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR
1 | Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
2 | Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
5 | Hult Performing Arts Center – Eugene, OR
7 | Redding Civic Auditorium – Redding, CA
10 | Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
11 | Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
14 | Pantages Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
15 | Pantages Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
16 | Pantages Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
18 | San Diego Civic Theatre – San Diego, CA
In December 2020, Dylan sold his entire catalog of songs to Universal Music Publishing Group in a deal worth nearly $400 million. That deal covered the music and lyrics rather than the recorded works, which went to Sony. He also faced a lawsuit from a one-time collaborator’s estate over the sale of his catalog.
Back in January 2022, Bob Dylan sold his entire recorded music catalog to Sony Music. The deal included Dylan’s entire body of recorded works since 1962 and the rights to multiple future releases from Dylan. Billboard estimates that the recordings are worth about $200 million, but terms of that deal were not disclosed. Dylan signed with Columbia Records (owned by Sony Music) in 1961 and released his first debut album with the label.