After a wildly successful tour of Europe last year playing to standing-room-only crowds, Bob Dylan and his Band will tour North America this fall with special guest Mark Knopfler, including a western Michigan appearance at Van Andel Arena.
Bob Dylan’s last four studio albums have been universally hailed as among the best of his storied career, achieving new levels of commercial success and critical acclaim for the artist. Those four releases fell within a 12-year creative span that also included the recording of an Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning composition, “Things Have Changed,” from the film Wonder Boys, in 2001; a worldwide best-selling memoir, Chronicles Vol. 1, which spent 19 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List, in 2004, and a Martin Scorsese-directed documentary, No Direction Home, in 2005. This year, Bob Dylan was the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. He was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.”
Mark's association with Dylan dates back to 1979 when he played on Dylan's Slow Train Coming sessions and then produced Bob's acclaimed 1983 release Infidels. Along with his own high-profile solo albums and the groundbreaking success with Dire Straits, Knopfler’s track record as a collaborator is relatively unmatched, having performed and recorded over the years with Van Morrison, James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Chet Atkins, Buddy Guy, Sting, Jimmy Webb, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan and dozens more.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012
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