Dylan announces tour stop in GR

    Bob Dylan. Photo courtesy official Bob Dylan Facebook Page.

    A sixties counterculture icon announced today that Grand Rapids will be one of the many stops on his 2023 tour.

    Bob Dylan will bring his “Rough and Rowdy Ways” tour to the DeVos Performance Hall stage on Saturday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m.

    Known by many nicknames, the 82-year-old American folksinger who hails from Duluth, Minnesota, became “The Voice of a Generation,” in the 1960s, with lyrics that were often critical of the establishment and dealt with social and political issues.

    The troubadour was born Robert Allen Zimmerman. Young Bobby is purported to have chosen the surname Dylan as his stage name after reading poems by the Irish writer Dylan Thomas. Widely credited as a pioneer and major influence on the sound and style of rock and roll as we’ve come to know it, Dylan’s lyrics are infused with messages rooted in the intellectualism of classic literature and poetry.

    A statement on the playbill for the upcoming show reads: “Things aren’t what they were,” a hopeful indicator that Dylan is still creating music and lyrics that critique the culture he hand a large hand in shaping.

    Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. at DeVosPerformacneHall.com.



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