Bob Dylan Cancels June/July 2020 Tour Due to COVID-19

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Bob Dylan was supposed to head out on the road this summer on a tour with special guests Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced the tour to be canceled.

Dylan’s social media channels announced the cancellation on Tuesday afternoon, along with this message:

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.

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.

This decision from Bob Dylan is par for the course lately, as the pandemic continues wreaking havoc on the live music industry — so much so that independent venues have formed a coalition to try and ensure they survive until concerts are a thing again. Additionally, Live Nation has publicly begun planning events catered to social distancing, as well.

As for Dylan, the legendary songwriter will release his new studio album, Rough and Rowdy Ways, on June 19. The album was officially detailed late last week, and came with the premiere of a new song called “False Prophet”:

 

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