Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan has enlisted a few younger, hip bands to support his upcoming tour. The first string of shows, beginning October 11, will feature Kings of Leon. After a couple shows in Chicago, the Kings will be replaced by an acoustic version of Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters. The Foo Fighters will tour with Dylan through November 8, at which point Jack White's Raconteurs will take over in Portland, Maine riding out the remainder of dates ending on November 18 in Philadelphia.

The new Bob Dylan album, Modern Times, hits stores August 29.

08.26 | Wahconah Park | Pittsfield, MA
08.27 | Stadium | Manchester, NH
08.29 | New Britain Stadium | New Britain, CT
08.30 | Frontier Field | Rochester, NY
09.01 | Dutchess Stadium | Fishkill, NY
09.02 | Doubleday Field | Cooperstown, NY
09.03 | Medlar Field @ Lubrano Park University | Park, PA
09.05 | Memorial Stadium | Fort Wayne, IN
09.07 | Mayo Civic Center | Rochester, MN
09.08 | Sioux Falls Arena | Sioux Falls, SD
09.09 | Newman Outdoor Field | Fargo, ND
10.11 | Pacific Coliseum | Vancouver, BC (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.13 | Key Arena | Seattle, WA (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.14 | Memorial Coliseum | Portland, OR (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.16 | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium | San Francisco, CA (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.17 | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco, CA (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.18 | Arco Arena | Sacramento, CA (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.20 | The Forum | Inglewood, CA (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.22 | San Diego State University - Cox Arena | San Diego, CA (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.24 | The Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.25 | Pershing Center | Lincoln, NE (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.27 | Sears Centre Arena Hoffman | Estates, IL (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.28 | Sears Centre Arena Hoffman | Estates, IL (w/ Kings of Leon)
10.29 | Xcel Energy Center | Saint Paul, MN (w/ Foo Fighters)
10.31 | Kohl Center | Madison, WI (w/ Foo Fighters)
11.02 | The Palace | Auburn Hills, MI (w/ Foo Fighters)
11.03 | John Labatt Centre | London, ON (w/ Foo Fighters)
11.05 | Scotiabank Place | Kanata, ON (w/ Foo Fighters)
11.07 | Air Canada Centre | Toronto, ON (w/ Foo Fighters)
11.08 | Bell Centre | Montreal, QC (w/ Foo Fighters)
11.09 | Cumberland County Civic Center | Portland, ME (w/ The Raconteurs)
11.11 | Agganis Arena | Boston, MA (w/ The Raconteurs)
11.12 | Agganis Arena | Boston, MA (w/ The Raconteurs)
11.13 | Nassau Coliseum | Uniondale, NY (w/ The Raconteurs)
11.15 | Mullins Center | Amherst, MA (w/ The Raconteurs)
11.16 | Continental Arena | East Rutherford, NJ (w/ The Raconteurs)
11.17 | Patriot Center | Fairfax, VA (w/ The Raconteurs)
11.18 | Wachovia Center (Spectrum) | Philadelphia, PA (w/ The Raconteurs)

[Published on: 8/25/06]

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dizamian Fri 8/25/2006 12:54PM
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rza1 starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/25/2006 12:55PM
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This should be a great tour with both Kings Of Leon and The Raconteurs opening for a legend. I wonder if Jack will pull out any Dylan covers? Can't wait to hear the new album!!

jerryil starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/25/2006 01:11PM
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You know... I really loved Nirvana. I went to see the Foo Fighters about 7 years ago.... Terrible. It was the most cliche'ish teeny bopper rock n' roll show that you could ever imagine. I don't even know what to say about them opening for one of the greast poets to ever walk the earth. As for the other bands... I'll have to give a listen. I can't believe this man is still doing what he does! Thanks Bob.

matthau starstarstarstarstar Fri 8/25/2006 01:31PM
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Dylan and the Raconteurs....that's some hot sh!t. C'mon people this isn't the Journey/Def Leppard tour or anything.

auster starstarstarstar Fri 8/25/2006 02:34PM
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jerryil, i second that i was forced to go (by an ex) and hated it, but the acoustic disc that was released w/the last foo was well... decent. So let's hope that teeny bopper rock is forced to stay home and they do some decent acoustic sets i mean how many chances will they have to play with 'one of the greatest poets to walk the earth'.
and for the record jack and dylan have did a duet on stage already so that should be interesting.

otter017 Fri 8/25/2006 02:42PM
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Has anyone read the recent interview with Dylan where he trashes all new music and says that there has not been a decent rock band for twenty years. If that s so Bob, than why include such bands in your recent tour-especialy such a lack luster act as the Foo Fighters.

otter017 Fri 8/25/2006 03:28PM
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Im sorry, to me there is no difference between the deep meaning behind his comments. I don't need to waste my time listing the countless artists who have released superb albums in recent years (from both independent and major labels). It is the complaints of an old man who is out of touch with the present state of musical affairs.

cmkauf Fri 8/25/2006 04:32PM
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otter....maybe you should listen to filo and actually read the comments, not just go off the heading of an article.
He did not trash new music or the musicians....
just the recording sound quality of today (including his own)

TBandit Fri 8/25/2006 07:09PM
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Acoustic Foo Fighters is going to be ill. Especially if Bobby sits in on a few, which he won't. But a guy can dream.

gifthorse76 starstarstarstarstar Sat 8/26/2006 03:53AM
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Bob’s last album is one of my favorites period. His lyrics were as poignant as ever and the music is kick ass. If anything his voice sounds better i.e more gravelly and rugged. Plus those western swing/jazz numbers on there….that’s the sh#t. I caught him in DC and dug it way more than when I saw him in the mid- nineties. Seeing the Kings of Leon would be nice or the Recounters, but the foo fighters suck as far as I’m concerned. Rolling Stone magazine and the like come off as if Dave Grole were a modern day version of Neal Young. May be I haven’t heard enough but I don’t see it.
Bob seems to hate being labeled as such, but he really is a pivotal figure in the American cultural landscape and as always stirring the pot of amalgamated American music.

IPowrie Sat 8/26/2006 11:41AM
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Cant wait to see the show in Detroit espicially with the Foo Fighters opening with an accoustic set it's going to be sweet

banjo45 Sat 8/26/2006 04:16PM
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Regardless of everyone's thoughts on what he's doing. He's written hundred's of great songs, performed thousands of concerts, and entertained millions. I think he's reached the point (a long time ago) where can do whatever the hell he wants. It's Bob Freakin Dylan.

Rev. Tucker the Down-Ass-Homosapien starstarstar Sat 8/26/2006 10:54PM
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Rev. Tucker the Down-Ass-Homosapien

Dylan chose the right 3 bands to open. Seriously, having seen Kings and Raconteurs, and knowing enough about Grohl, I can say that he (or whomever) made the right decision. Three bands that prove to the world that popular rock music doesnt have to suck in the me me me, liposuction, internet, protools, forum happy era we live in.

Matthew Jaworski starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/28/2006 05:47AM
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Matthew Jaworski

Filo - good job in putting that article in its proper context. Clearly, Dylan didn't mean that all music that has come out over the past 20 years has been awful. He often plays contemporary artists on his XM show (which is awesome, btw), such as The Streets.

And to second guess Dylan is just plain idiotic. It's amazing how he continues to be relevant, progressive, and engaging. His last two albums were modern-day masterpieces and Chronicles was brilliant. Dylan and Jack White on the same bill ... that's a hot show, brah.

Elboz Sat 9/9/2006 02:29AM
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The Raconteurs were one of the best thing about Lallopalooza and will be great with Bobby. But personally I would have rather seen him with Junior Brown who isn't even talked about as an opener. I think he is just finishing up 20 dates with Dylan. Not a stretch to call him the greatest guitar player alive. Regardless of the genre.