Bob Dylan to appear on ‘Letterman’ for first time in 22 years next week

Musician will perform live on penultimate episode of TV host's final series

Bob Dylan will appear as a musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman next week, his first appearance on the show since 1993.

Dylan will appear on the penultimate episode of the long-running chat show which airs on US TV on Wednesday, May 20. Letterman is retiring, having presented his first network series Late Night With David Letterman in 1982.

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder will appear on Monday (May 18) alongside Tom Hanks, who will be making his 60th appearance with Letterman. Meanwhile, Tom Waits performed a new track entitled ‘Take One Last Look’ on Thursday night’s episode,

Bob Dylan tours Britain later this year. The singer-songwriter will play six shows in total, beginning with three consecutive nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall from October 21 to 23. He will then head to Manchester’s O2 Apollo for shows on October 28 and 27 before bringing the short tour to a close with a date at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on October 29.

Dylan released his new album ‘Shadows In The Night’ in February. His 36th studio album, the record hit Number One in the UK charts and featured a range of jazz standards covered by the singer, including tracks originally made famous by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Frankie Laine.

Bob Dylan’s UK tour dates:

London Royal Albert Hall (October 21-23)
Manchester O2 Apollo (27-28)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (29)

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