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Bob Dylan Cancels Summer 2020 Tour Due To COVID-19 Concerns
The 25-date North American leg of the folk legend's "Never Ending Tour" was originally set to kick off in Bend, Ore. on June 4 and wrap up in Bethel Woods, N.Y. on July 12. New dates will be announced at a later time when it is safe to do so, but for now, ticket purchasers will be given refunds.
"To all our fans: In the interest of public health and safety and after many attempts to try and reschedule these shows for a workable timeframe this year, it is with deep regret that we announce the US Bob Dylan shows originally scheduled for June/July are cancelled," the announcement on Dylan's Twitter (shared above) reads.
"We hope to be back out on the road at the earliest possible time once we are confident that it is safe for both fans and concert staff. Please contact your point of purchase for all information on refunds," a second tweet added.
Folk act Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats was slated as the opener the jaunt, which was announced back in early March. The tour would've coincided with the release of Dylan's upcoming album, Rough And Rowdy Ways, which is due out on June 19. The project is his first LP of new music in eight years and has been preceded by three lead singles; "Murder Most Foul," "I Contain Multitudes" and, most recently, "False Prophet."