Dylan Tribute Shows Announced
News posted Thursday, April 26 2012 at 03:00 PM.
Related: Holly Throsby, Josh Pyke, Eskimo Joe, The Grates, Jebediah, Bob Dylan.
The “Bob Dylan tribute” buried in last week’s Splendour In The Grass announcement certainly provoked a strong reaction from the M+N community. “OH MY GOD,” exclaimed forum user mrmagoo, while another claimed it made them “puke” (with excitement, we presume).
Now, we can finally reveal that it’ll be more than just a one-off show. In the vein of The Beatles’ White Album concert and the aborted Nirvana tribute shows, the Bob Dylan 50th anniversary concert will be making its way to a theatre near you (if you live in Brisbane, Melbourne, or Sydney that is).
In celebration of half a century since his 1962 self-titled debut, a quintet of “Australia’s distinctive 21st century performers” will hit the road in July to honour the songs and music of the one and only Robert Allen Zimmerman. They include Basement
Tapes Birds alumni Josh Pyke, Jebediah’s Kevin Mitchell and Eskimo Joe’s Kav Temperley; Patience Hodgson from The Grates; and Holly Throsby, who is no stranger to tribute nights, having performed in the recent “They Will Have Their Way” tour.
Tickets for Melbourne and Sydney on sale Monday (April 30), with Brisbane on sale May 7.
BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE SHOWS
Thurs, Jul 5 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Fri, Jul 6 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Sat, Jul 7 – Qpac Lyric Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Sun, Jul 8 – Sydney Opera House, NSW
Sun, Jul 29 – Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay, NSW