Bob Dylan posts his first ever Facebook status update

Singer congratulates Barack Obama on election victory

Bob Dylan posts his first ever Facebook status update

Photo: PA

Bob Dylan has posted his first ever Facebook status update in the wake of Barack Obama's US election victory.

Dylan, who has over 4 million "likes" on his official Facebook page, posted a status update prior to the confirmation that Obama would serve a second term as US President. The Facebook status read:

Here's pretty close to what I said last night in Madison. I said from the stage that we had to play better than good tonight, that the president was here today and he’s a hard act to follow. Also, that we’re not fooled by the media and we think it’s going to be a landslide. That’s pretty much all of it.



Dylan predicted a landslide on Monday night at a concert in the 'battleground' state of Wisconsin. Appearing in the city of Madison, where Barack Obama had appeared at a morning rally the same day, Dylan told the crowd: "We tried to play good tonight since the president was here today... Don't believe the media. I think it's going to be a landslide."

Obama secured his second term in office by winning the vote in almost all of the key swing states. The Democrats are expected to hold House whilst the Republican party look set to take Senate.

Many other musicians, bands and artists were talking about the US election last night (November 6). Scroll through the Tweets below to see how musicians reacted to the events of the night and Obama's victory:


Read More On This Artist

Bob Dylan Merchandise
More News
Chris Robinson on The Black Crowes' split: 'It's more complicated than Rich's...
Blink-182 confirm split from 'disrespectful and ungrateful' Tom DeLonge
Stereophonics, Van Morrison, Paul Weller, The Who, Noel Gallagher to headline Teenage Cancer Trust
Babes In Toyland announce May 2015 UK reunion tour
Tom DeLonge denies leaving Blink-182
The Prodigy share 'The Day Is My Enemy' title track - listen
Catfish And The Bottlemen cover The Killers' 'Read My Mind' - watch
London's 12 Bar Club re-opened by squatters
All We Are stream debut album online
Ariel Pink unveils 'Dayzed Inn Daydreams' video – watch
Muse confirm new album title 'Drones' in latest in-the-studio video
Noel Gallagher, Florence And The Machine and The Prodigy to play Benicàssim 2015
Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Mark Ronson to headline disability-friendly gigs
Dave Grohl won't appear in Kurt Cobain documentary 'Cobain: Montage Of Heck'
Noel Gallagher offered a lifetime supply of Tennent's lager
Likeness between 'Stay With Me' and Tom Petty song is 'coincidence', says Sam...
Mark Kozelek says new Sun Kil Moon album could be released this year
Fall Out Boy wrote songs for One Direction that were 'too odd' to be used
Howard Marks to perform at London’s Forum with Rhys Ifans and Super Furry Animals
Death Cab For Cutie stream new song 'Black Sun' – listen
Demis Roussos, solo singer and Aphrodite's Child frontman, dies aged 68
Beck to release new album before summer according to Norway's Oya Festival

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM