Western Herald – JUST ANNOUNCED: Bob Dylan, Dawes to play Wings Stadium on 4/20
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JUST ANNOUNCED: Bob Dylan, Dawes to play Wings Stadium on 4/20

Craig Manning
A&E Editor

Folk music stalwart and rock ‘n’ roll legend Bob Dylan is coming back to Kalamazoo.

According to his website, the 71-year old singer/songwriter will play Wings Stadium on April 20. No start-time or ticket price is is given, and the tour listing offers no indication of when tickets will go on sale. However, an earlier California date lists March 2 at 10 a.m. in the “Tickets” column, so local fans can assume a similar arrangement for the Kalamazoo concert.

Dylan, who last stopped by WMU when he played Miller Auditorium in 2010, is touring in support of his latest album, “Tempest,” which dropped last fall. The record, which marks the living legend’s 35th full-length studio release, is one of the darkest in Dylan’s catalog, dealing heavily with themes of death, loss and conclusion. Many have speculated that the album could be Dylan’s last, which would, by default, make this show a must-see.

Filling the special guest slot is Dawes, a live-tested, sun-kissed folk-rock band hailing from California. Their first two albums, 2009′s “North Hills” and 2011′s “Nothing is Wrong,” earned celebratory critical acclaim, and their upcoming release, titled “Stories Don’t End,” is set to drop on April 9–just in time for the tour with Dylan.

Keep an eye on the “Tour” section of Dylan’s website for updates on where and when to purchase tickets. To learn more about Dawes, or to pre-order their new album, visit their website.

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