Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has extended his October tour plans to include a new run of shows in the Windy City near the end of the month. The three-night stand envelopes the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL, on October 29, 30 and 31.
The month-end performances are the latest dates on the itinerary for Dylan’s previously announced fall trek, which kicks off October 5 at WaMu Theater in Seattle, WA. A handful of other concerts have also been recently confirmed, including shows on October 12 at the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix, AZ, and October 21 at Magness Arena in Denver, CO.
Tickets are already on sale for the early dates of the tour. The more recent additions in Phoenix, Denver and Chicago will go on sale to the general public on September 12. Presales begin on Labor Day, September 7, for the Phoenix market and on September 8 in the other two cities.
The fall tour will feature Dylan backed by His Band. While his trek west is currently limited to nine cities in one month, additional engagements are still to come, according to a statement on the musician’s official Web site.
The iconic performer’s first autumn/winter 2009 dates coincide with the release of his forthcoming holiday album, “Christmas in the Heart.” Due on October 13, the record will feature a mix of traditional Christmas songs, with all artist royalties from U.S. sales going towards the charity Feeding America.
“It’s a tragedy that more than 35 million people in this country alone — 12 million of those children –- often go to bed hungry and wake up each morning unsure of where their next meal is coming from,” Dylan explained in a statement. “I join the good people of Feeding America in the hope that our efforts can bring some food security to people in need during this holiday season.”
Bob Dylan itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|October 5||Seattle, WA||WaMu Theater|
|October 7||Portland, OR||Memorial Coliseum|
|October 8||Eugene, OR||McArthur Court Arena|
|October 10 – 11||Berkeley, CA||Greek Theatre|
|October 13 – 15||Hollywood, CA||Hollywood Palladium|
|October 17||Phoenix, AZ||Arizona State Fair|
|October 18||Las Vegas, NV||The Joint|
|October 21||Denver, CO||Magness Arena|
|October 29 – 31||Chicago, IL||Aragon Ballroom|