Bob Dylan to perform in Vietnam for first time

Legendary singer to play Ho Chi Minh City next month

Bob Dylan is set to play Vietnam for the first time in his career.

The singer/songwriter will perform at a 8,000-plus capacity university stadium in Ho Chi Minh City on April 10.

Dylan is famous for anti-war songs such as ’Blowin’ In The Wind’ and ’The Times They Are A-Changin”, both written during the Vietnam War.


Rod Quinton, general manager of Ho Chi Minh City-based promoters Saigon Sound System, spoke to Billboard about the show.

“We are bringing him here because Bob Dylan is a very important legend of music and we think it’s important that Vietnamese people, particularly the younger generation, are exposed to his legacy and what he’s done for music,” he said.

General admission tickets are priced at 900,000 dong (£29), which is slightly higher than Vietnam’s monthly minimum wage. Quinton said that his company was currently only taking ticket reservations because they were still working out details with the tax department.

Meanwhile, Dylan was recently cleared to play a series of gigs in China, but will have to stick to a setlist approved by the country’s government.

He is also set to headline the first London Feis festival this June. It takes place in Finsbury Park on June 18.

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