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Bob Dylan Announces Extensive Fall Arena Tour with Mark Knopfler

First time headlining arenas since 2006

Andy Greene Jul 19, 2012
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Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler

Bob Dylan has announced a North American arena tour with special guest (and former Dire Straits frontman) Mark Knopfler. The trek kicks off on October 5th in Winnipeg, Manitoba and runs through November 11th in Brooklyn, New York.

The pair ”“ who worked together on 1979’s Slow Train Coming and 1983’s Infidels ”“ toured Europe together last year. Knopfler frequently sat in with Dylan’s band during those dates, and on the last show they sang a duet on “Forever Young.”

 

The tour is in support of Dylan’s new album Tempest, which hits stores on September 11th. Dylan is currently on tour in Europe, and he heads to North America for a month of dates (sans Knopfler) on August 10th.

 

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