Bob Dylan announces 2017 UK arena tour

The legend returns

Bob Dylan has announced details of a UK arena tour for 2017. Full dates and ticket details are below.

The folk-rock icon, who released his 37th studio album ‘Fallen Angels’ earlier this year and was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature earlier this year, will be returning to the UK for a run of massive dates in May.

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

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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Dylan’s Nobel Prize comes for having “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The 75-year-old becomes the 259th American to have won a Nobel Prize.

He deleted a mention of the prize on his website, but later told the Telegraph it was “an amazing [and] incredible” honour and he would attend the ceremony “if at all possible”. However, he has since confirmed he won’t able to attend due to other commitments. It was then revealed that he had prepared a speech for the event, and songwriting legend Patti Smith will be attending his place.