Having completed two North American tour legs in 2008, legendary American performer Bob Dylan has announced plans to continue his travels with a second European leg next year. The 26-city trek begins in mainland Europe on March 23 at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, and ends its run in the British-Irish Isles with May 5 and 6 gigs at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Bob Dylan and his band will stop along the way for a special three-night performance April 10-12 at Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and an April 25 concert at the O2 Arena in London, England, among other dates. More European stops are expected to be added to the itinerary in the future.

Tickets for most of the UK gigs are currently on sale, and public on-sales for the first night at Dublin’s O2 Arena began today (December 8). The remaining on-sale dates and other ticketing information will be announced later on Dylan’s Web site.

In October, the iconic singer-songwriter announced that tickets for a special concert at the United Palace Theatre in New York City would be available exclusively through his Web site. Each sale required a password and purchases were limited to four tickets. The special November 21 performance had not previously been announced as a stop on his fall North American tour leg, which primarily featured concert dates in Canada.

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Over the summer, Dylan completed a 30-city tour across Europe, which ran May 24 through July 11. This outing was followed with the singer-songwriter’s first full North American tour leg of the season, which included 18 dates and ran August 8 through September 7.

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Bob Dylan itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

March 23 Stockholm, SWE Globe Arena
March 25 Oslo, NOR Spektrum
March 27 Jonkoping, SWE Kinnarps Arena
March 28 Malmo, SWE Malmo Arena
March 29 Copenhagen, DEN Forum
March 31 Hannover, GER AWD Arena
April 1 Berlin, GER Max-Schmeling-Halle
April 2 Erfurt, GER Messehalle
April 4 Munich, GER Zenith
April 5 Saarbrucken, GER Saarlandhalle
April 10 – 12 Amsterdam, NET Heineken Music Hall
April 14 Basel, SWI St. Jakobshalle
April 15 Milan, ITA MediolanumForum
April 17 Rome, ITA PalaLottomatica
April 18 Florence, ITA MandelaForum
April 20 Geneva, SWI Geneva Arena
April 21 Strasbourg, FRA Zenith
April 22 Brussels, BEL Forest National
April 24 Sheffield, ENG Sheffield Arena
April 25 London, ENG O2 Arena
April 28 Cardiff, WAL CIA
April 29 Birmingham, ENG NIA
May 1 Liverpool, ENG Echo Arena
May 2 Glasgow, SCO SECC
May 3 Edinburgh, SCO Edinburgh Playhouse
May 5 – 6 Dublin, IRE O2 Arena