Bob Dylan announces Scottish show

Bob Dylan has announced details of a UK arena tour for 2017 – including a visit to Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium on May 7.

The folk-rock icon, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature this year, will also play gigs in Cardiff, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Liverpool and London.

Dylan’s full upcoming tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 10am on 13 December.

Earlier this year, he released his 37th studio album, Fallen Angels, featuring his version of songs by the likes of Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn and Johnny Mercer.

Dylan was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

The 75-year-old became the 259th American to have won a Nobel Prize. The award is given to an individual who has produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction”.

Sara Danils, Secretary of the Swedish Academy, described Dylan as “a great sampler… and for 54 years he has been at it, reinventing himself.”

On his classic Blonde On Blonde, she said: “An extraordinary example of his brilliant way of rhyming, putting together refrains, and his brilliant way of thinking.

“If you look far back, 5000 years, you discover Homer and Sappho. They wrote poetic texts which were meant to be performed, and it’s the same way for Bob Dylan. We still read Homer and Sappho, and we enjoy it.”

Previous winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature include Albert Camus, Ernest Hemingway, Jean-Paul Sartre, Gabriel García Márquez and José Saramago.

Wed May 03 2017 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Thu May 04 2017 – BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Fri May 05 2017 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Sun May 07 2017 – GLASGOW Clyde Audiotorium
Mon May 08 2017 – LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Tue May 09 2017 – LONDON SSE Arena Wembley

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