He can't make it to Stockholm for the Nobel Prize ceremony, but the predictably unpredictable (and perpetually freewheeling) Bob Dylan will be bringing his Neverending Tour to Dublin next year, for a show at the 3Arena Dublin on 11 May 2017.
Chances are, he won't be performing this seasonal classic:
Criticism was leveled at 2016 Nobel Laureate Dylan when he refrained from commenting on the accolade, with the Nobel committee was unable to contact him to invite him to the award ceremony in Sweden this weekend. Bob finally expressed gratitude publically at the end of October, after Swedish Nobel Academy member of the Swedish Academy Per Wästberg suggested that Dylan’s attitude had been “impolite and arrogant", but remains unable to make the ceremony. A speech will be read out by a member of the academy on his behalf, while singer Patti Smith will perform a specially arranged version of the singer’s 1963 classic A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall in his honour.
Bob Dylan will play Dublin on 11 May 2017. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, 14 December at 9am. Dylan fans won't want to miss Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home, which screens on BBC4 tonight (Friday, December 9th) @ 9pm.