Bob Dylan announces UK tour dates

The singer-songwriter plays shows in London, Manchester and Cardiff in October

Bob Dylan has announced a string of UK tour dates for October 2015.

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.

Bob 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record hit Number One in the UK charts and featured a range of jazz standards covered by the singer, including tracks originally made famous by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Frankie Laine.

Back in February, Dylan was awarded the MusiCares Person Of The Year 2015 prize. He used his 30-minute acceptance speech to thank fellow artists for supporting his work over the years and to also condemn critics for suggesting he now sounds “like a frog”.

“Critics have been giving me a hard time since day one,” he said. “Critics say I can’t sing. I croak. Sound like a frog. Why don’t critics say that same thing about Tom Waits? Critics say my voice is shot. That I have no voice. Why don’t they say those things about Leonard Cohen? Why do I get special treatment? Critics say I can’t carry a tune and I talk my way through a song. Really? I’ve never heard that said about Lou Reed. Why does he get to go scot free?”

See the full dates for Bob Dylan’s October UK tour below.

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

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