Posted in music | tour dates on June 1, 2008

Bob Dylan

Tickets go on presale Monday morning June 2nd at 10am for an August 12th Bob Dylan show at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY! The password might be "modern", but I'm not sure. Do you know? All tour dates below.....

Bob Dylan - 2008 Tour Dates
SUN 6/1 Helsinki, Finland Hartwall Arena
TUE 6/3 St. Petersburg, Russia The New Arena
WED 6/4 Tallinn, Estonia Saku Arena
THUR 6/5 Vilnius, Lithuania Siemens Arena
SAT 6/7 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
MON 6/9 Ostrava, Czech Republic Cez Arena
TUE 6/10 Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
WED 6/11 Salzburg, Austria Salzburg Arena
FRI 6/13 Varazdin, Croatia Radar Festival
SUN 6/15 Trento, Italy Giardino Palazzo delle Albere
MON 6/16 Bergamo, Italy Lazzaretto
WED 6/18 Aosta, Italy Chatillon
THUR 6/19 Grenoble, France Palais des Sports
FRI 6/20 Toulouse, France Zenith
SUN 6/22 Andorra la Vella, Andorra Campo de Futbol Municipal
MON 6/23 Zaragoza, Spain Feria de Muestras
TUE 6/24 Pamplona, Spain Plaza de Toros
FRI 6/27 Vigo, Spain Recinto Ferial
SAT 6/28 Avila, Spain Parque Natural de Gredos
TUE 7/1 Cuenca, Spain Complejo Deportivo La Fuensanta
WED 7/2 Alicante, Spain Centro de Tecnificacion
FRI 7/4 Lorca, Spain Plaza de Toros
SAT 7/5 Jaen, Spain Recinto Ferial Prolongacion
SUN 7/6 Madrid, Spain Rock in Rio
TUE 7/8 Jerez, Spain Estadio Municipal Chapin
THUR 7/10 Merida, Spain Plaza de Toros
FRI 7/11 Lisbon, Portugal Optimus Live
TUE 8/12 Brooklyn, NY PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL

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Comments (81)

Bob Dylan sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2008 10:58 PM

agreed

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2008 11:08 PM

what?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2008 11:14 PM

Passwords for the pre-sale are usually listed here:

http://www.bobdylan.com/moderntimes/tour/main.html

Nothing is listed yet, but you may want to try the other pre-sale passwords. Is this show GA? In that case it wouldn't really matter.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2008 11:37 PM

You mean Uncle Robert?

(Seriously, at least it's one more show than Waits is giving us.)

Posted by Doug | June 1, 2008 11:45 PM

pw: tilden

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2008 11:48 PM

HOW CAN YOU SAY BOB DYLAN SUCKS? Do you even like music? You fail at life.

Posted by Jesse | June 1, 2008 11:53 PM

"Is this show GA? In that case it wouldn't really matter."

not true because this show is going to sell out quickly. The presale is one more chance.

Also, there are two prices on Ticketmaster.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 12:06 AM

bob dylan didnt suck

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 12:25 AM

cant believe someone said bob dylan sucks. outright stupid. get a clue man

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 12:37 AM

The idiots saying Bob Dylan sucks would go see Dan Deacon instead.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 12:44 AM

Bob Dylan is amazing!

Posted by Daphidyl | June 2, 2008 1:13 AM

what the mother fuck. bob dylan is playing across the street from me. getting so fucking high for that one.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 1:18 AM


Bob Dylan sucks.

Watch 'No Direction Home' and learn people, learn.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 1:20 AM

Bob Dylan sings old people music! the music of right now is much more important. Dan Deacon and Vampire Weekend are the Bob Dylan and Big Star of today.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 1:35 AM

Have watched "No Direction Home" many times ... and, yes, Bob Dylan is amazing.

Hopefully for Dan Deacon's and Vampire Weekend's sakes they will still be going strong after 47 years in the business ... then you can say they are playing old people music.

Posted by Daphidyl | June 2, 2008 1:49 AM

anon 1:35 am, you are the kelly pickler of BV,
you should run for president !

Posted by danidin | June 2, 2008 1:49 AM

This should be a great one, but I very much doubt it will sell out fast. It's outdoors, in Brooklyn, and not exactly cheap for Brooklyn. Presale might sell out fast, but you will find tix on regular sale for a while. If he ends up adding a show or two in Manhattan, then people will be trying to unload tickets for this one considerably below face value on the day of the show. If it's a rainy day you might even get a free ticket.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 3:19 AM

dude doesnt even play guitar anymore live. he played keyboard the entire time last year when i saw him live. kina blew.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 3:32 AM

Bob Dylan > Dan Deacon, but that isn't saying much.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 3:38 AM

thanks, BV! I was hoping this would remain a secret until after the presale.

Anon 3:19 is an idiot. This will sell out instantly, like every other NYC Dylan show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 6:34 AM

I find it interesting that he's playing a show in Russia. Other than oligarchs and members of their families, who there can afford those ticket prices?

Posted by Raskolnikov | June 2, 2008 7:20 AM

that tour of spain is ridiculous

Posted by James Snuka | June 2, 2008 7:33 AM

To those who say that Dylan 'sucks': Maybe you ought to forego the next tattoo in favor of some CD's; wrap some headphones around that bald head of yours and try to learn something...

Posted by Matt | June 2, 2008 7:46 AM

The password is: Daft Punk

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 8:03 AM

Eh I kinda wish he still played the guitar....so I would rather spend my money on seeing Bjork/Sigur Ros on June 28th!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 8:24 AM

Yeah, it blows my mind that people say Dylan sucks. Granted he may not put on a great live show anymore, but he still is a legend and music as we know it today owes a lot to him. Saw him at my college back in 97, then on tour with Paul Simon, both shows were amazing.

Posted by D Balogh | June 2, 2008 8:28 AM

I'm not familiar with this venue so what's up with the different prices? I want to buy the best possible tickets but unloading $200 (I need to to buy two tickets of course) just seems a little steep man. Granted, Bob is the only I would even consider this for but damn!

Posted by Randy | June 2, 2008 8:29 AM

8:24

You (and I) wish!!!

Posted by guest | June 2, 2008 8:35 AM

"I'm not familiar with this venue so what's up with the different prices?"

I assume they're going to rope off the front paved area closest to the stage where there may or may not be seats. Then the whole back is grass and that will be the cheap seats probably.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 8:43 AM

I would rather see Dan Deacon than Bob Dylan. Dan Deacon is the best thing to happen to music since I was born probably, and I was born a long time ago.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 9:25 AM

^^^ ha.... ha.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 9:29 AM

lets face it kids, the only reason to see this show is so you can tell your grandkids someday, "yeah I saw Bob Dylan". Just another notch is bands you saw just like people now going to see acts like ROlling Stones or Led Zeppelin.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 9:38 AM

TILDEN

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 9:42 AM

"Eh I kinda wish he still played the guitar....so I would rather spend my money on seeing Bjork/Sigur Ros on June 28th!!!"

??? Am I missing something?

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 9:48 AM

"??? Am I missing something?"

It's in Iceland.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 9:56 AM

dude! dude dddddddude dudddddde dude !

Posted by dude | June 2, 2008 9:59 AM

got Row C Left section--$85 tix. Anyone find a seating chart for this? The only one on Ticketmaster is not right.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 10:01 AM

Bob Dylan shows suck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 10:06 AM

"Bob Dylan shows suck."

I'd rather see a sucky Bob Dylan show for $85 than a great Vampire Weekend show for free.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 10:14 AM

"got Row C Left section"

I bet better seats go on sale during the regular sale.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 10:17 AM

I think the double letters are better than a single letter....

AA = 1st row
A = 27th row

Am I correct?

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 10:17 AM

"dude doesnt even play guitar anymore live."

Not true. He didn't play guitar at any of the Beacon shows a few years back, but last summer in Atlantic City he split time between guitar and keyboard.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 10:21 AM

Thanks for this!
I just got two tickets.
PS is TILDEN all caps.

Posted by Kim | June 2, 2008 10:21 AM

Is there a Prospect Chart seating chart for this anywhere online? The Ticketmaster site doesn't have one.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 10:26 AM

It seems that some are fans; others are not. Well, for those who are I thought I'd introduce you to my new novel, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, which I think you'd enjoy.

It's a murder-mystery. But not just any rock superstar is knocking on heaven's door. The murdered rock legend is none other than Bob Dorian, an enigmatic, obtuse, inscrutable, well, you get the picture...

Suspects? Tons of them. The only problem is they're all characters in Bob's songs.

You can get a copy on Amazon.com or go "behind the tracks" at www.bloodonthetracksnovel.com to learn more about the book.

Posted by Tom Grasty | June 2, 2008 10:33 AM

He didn't die of drugs.

Posted by Carl | June 2, 2008 10:52 AM

Take a trip with me to Stapleton Town.
Where all the musicians are gathered around.
They're bothered & brooding with eyes all ablaze.
They rather play here than Brooklyn these days.

Hey, hey-now Bobby, I wrote you a song.
'Bout that funny old Island that's coming along.
It's sick and it's hungry, it's tired and torn.
The South fights the North & it's hardly been born.

Call me a phony, call me what you will.
But I'm walkin' down roads you have gone down.
I'm seeing your world of people and things.
Your paupers, pirates, princes and kings.

Here's to Grinders,Tompkins, & Chester Place too.
And all the good people, and that includes you.
Here's to the blood and the mud of our land.
That smells like the swamp and broke up the band.

Hey, hey-now, Bobby, but I know that you know
All the things I'm a-sayin' an' many times more.
I’m looking for the man who points to what’s true
But Mr. Zimmerman called, he was looking for you.

I’m out here, just a few miles from my home.
Singing old songs, trying to make them my own.
But under a stone there’s a fountain of youth
Somewhere between 4th Street, Van Duzer, and Duluth.


***Wahoo Skiffle Crazies
ROCK THE HARBOR
STATEN ISLAND
June 14***

Posted by Wahoo Skiffle Crazies | June 2, 2008 11:05 AM

I would rather see Bob Dylan over Vampire Weekend for sure, they suck too. But Bob Dylan shows are pretty hard to listen to. Many people dig it, I happen to be one of the many that don't. I love Bob Dylan CDS and live boots from the 60s and 70s, but his voice now makes most of the songs unrecognizable. They band is pretty awesome and amazing, but Bob doesn't say a word at all other than to introduce his band.

Just my two cents.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 11:34 AM

bob rocks. i will be at the radiohead show, though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 12:08 PM

I've seen Bob Dylan a few times and he puts on a great show.....but $137 for 2 (lawn) tickets is insane! Also, Ticketmaster has their slimy hands out too asking an $11 per ticket "convenience fee" in addition to a $5 "processing fee". I'll save my money and listen to 'Blood on the Tracks' on my stoop with a 40oz.

Posted by alex | June 2, 2008 12:40 PM

I guess to each his own. I saw Bob in Tucson last summer, and he has been playing guitar for at least the first three or four songs. I was curious about a previous post and decided to Youtube Vampire Weekend. What do they call their music? I would say " bubblegum punk" Cheers.

Posted by Homer | June 2, 2008 9:18 PM

I've seen dylan 19 times since '73. Best I've ever seen is his gospel tour - impassioned. That's the one they should release as a film.
By the way who is Dan Deacon?
Also, saw him once play a coffee house at S.I. the old CSI - it was like 1972 or so...anonymously.

Posted by richard manuel | June 2, 2008 11:29 PM

thanks a lot, ya ol' braggart you.

I know I'm young and will never be able to see any of my idols in their prime, and I don't need to be reminded of this disturbing reality.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2008 11:38 PM

well, young 'un, there's always youtube - you can see the gospel stuff there. particualrly check out 'Pressing On". Unreal

Posted by richard manuel | June 2, 2008 11:54 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EotM7FH8uQg

FIND ME AN ARTIST WHO CAN TAKE A STORY OUT OF A NEWSPAPER AND MAKE A SONG WITH THE REAL NAMES PLACES AND EVENTS OH YEAH AND CONVICTION ETC...

Hurricane
Bob Dylan

Pistol shots ring out in the barroom night
Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall.
She sees the bartender in a pool of blood,
Cries out, "My God, they killed them all!"
Here comes the story of the Hurricane,
The man the authorities came to blame
For somethin' that he never done.
Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.

Three bodies lyin' there does Patty see
And another man named Bello, movin' around mysteriously.
"I didn't do it," he says, and he throws up his hands
"I was only robbin' the register, I hope you understand.
I saw them leavin'," he says, and he stops
"One of us had better call up the cops."
And so Patty calls the cops
And they arrive on the scene with their red lights flashin'
In the hot New Jersey night.

Meanwhile, far away in another part of town
Rubin Carter and a couple of friends are drivin' around.
Number one contender for the middleweight crown
Had no idea what kinda shit was about to go down
When a cop pulled him over to the side of the road
Just like the time before and the time before that.
In Paterson that's just the way things go.
If you're black you might as well not show up on the street
'Less you wanna draw the heat.

Alfred Bello had a partner and he had a rap for the cops.
Him and Arthur Dexter Bradley were just out prowlin' around
He said, "I saw two men runnin' out, they looked like middleweights
They jumped into a white car with out-of-state plates."
And Miss Patty Valentine just nodded her head.
Cop said, "Wait a minute, boys, this one's not dead"
So they took him to the infirmary
And though this man could hardly see
They told him that he could identify the guilty men.

Four in the mornin' and they haul Rubin in,
Take him to the hospital and they bring him upstairs.
The wounded man looks up through his one dyin' eye
Says, "Wha'd you bring him in here for? He ain't the guy!"
Yes, here's the story of the Hurricane,
The man the authorities came to blame
For somethin' that he never done.
Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.

Four months later, the ghettos are in flame,
Rubin's in South America, fightin' for his name
While Arthur Dexter Bradley's still in the robbery game
And the cops are puttin' the screws to him, lookin' for somebody to blame.
"Remember that murder that happened in a bar?"
"Remember you said you saw the getaway car?"
"You think you'd like to play ball with the law?"
"Think it might-a been that fighter that you saw runnin' that night?"
"Don't forget that you are white."

Arthur Dexter Bradley said, "I'm really not sure."
Cops said, "A poor boy like you could use a break
We got you for the motel job and we're talkin' to your friend Bello
Now you don't wanta have to go back to jail, be a nice fellow.
You'll be doin' society a favor.
That sonofabitch is brave and gettin' braver.
We want to put his ass in stir
We want to pin this triple murder on him
He ain't no Gentleman Jim."

Rubin could take a man out with just one punch
But he never did like to talk about it all that much.
It's my work, he'd say, and I do it for pay
And when it's over I'd just as soon go on my way
Up to some paradise
Where the trout streams flow and the air is nice
And ride a horse along a trail.
But then they took him to the jailhouse
Where they try to turn a man into a mouse.

All of Rubin's cards were marked in advance
The trial was a pig-circus, he never had a chance.
The judge made Rubin's witnesses drunkards from the slums
To the white folks who watched he was a revolutionary bum
And to the black folks he was just a crazy nigger.
No one doubted that he pulled the trigger.
And though they could not produce the gun,
The D.A. said he was the one who did the deed
And the all-white jury agreed.

Rubin Carter was falsely tried.
The crime was murder "one," guess who testified?
Bello and Bradley and they both baldly lied
And the newspapers, they all went along for the ride.
How can the life of such a man
Be in the palm of some fool's hand?
To see him obviously framed
Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
Where justice is a game.

Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties
Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise
While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell
An innocent man in a living hell.
Yes, that's the story of the Hurricane,
But it won't be over till they clear his name
And give him back the time he's done.
Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world.

Posted by ummmm.... | June 2, 2008 11:54 PM

its prospect park, can they stop people from sitting around the fenced off music venue and listening? i assume they do not put up sound proof barriers (if that is even possible)

Posted by mc | June 3, 2008 6:52 AM

"By the way who is Dan Deacon?"

richard manuel is the best!
cuz it's sincere!
believe me mr. manuel it's better that you don't know

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 7:47 AM

Deacon is God

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2008 8:29 AM

I used to dislike Dylan, then I grew up.

Posted by john | June 3, 2008 8:58 AM

Morons. Go listen to your Bright Eyes records. I'll take Blood on the Tracks over any recording made by anybody over the last 20 years.

Posted by Richard | June 3, 2008 11:58 AM

mc - they don't stop people from gathering outside of the venue and listening. you cant see anything, but you can certainly listen.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2008 7:35 AM


"I find it interesting that he's playing a show in Russia. Other than oligarchs and members of their families, who there can afford those ticket prices?"

Nonsense. If he's playing in St. Petersburg ... anyone who can afford living there or in Moscow can afford the concert.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2008 10:01 AM

Bob Dylan sucks, you losers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2008 10:20 AM

dylan is responsible, for better or for worse, for ALL (not an exaggeration) of the shit you fucking snot-nosed, pretentious, rich, white, valueless hipsters love. Get a clue.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2008 3:08 PM

Need 1 ticket to see bob dylan in brooklyn,ny please have no money but this is a life long dream anyone with a heart who love dylan can you please give up a ticket god love you . Angelo Bob fan since 1970

Posted by Angelo Ruiz | June 5, 2008 12:07 PM

B O B D Y L A N
D A N D E A C O N
C O L L A B B O

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2008 9:32 PM

ok i went to myspace to check out Dan Deacon . Now does anybody out there seriously think someone's a gonna be listening to that in like 40 years? Gimme Ray Charles or Leonard Cohen, on a bad night , no less.....

Posted by richard manuel | June 6, 2008 12:11 AM

nobody likes Dan Deacon.

it's a hipster conspiracy, much like beards or Juno.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2008 12:17 AM

oh hey, thanks - I think I'm getting a grasp on it now.
Hipste equals hippie + beatnik minus the substance or intellect.
as kerouac might say,.... eh?

Posted by rick danko | June 6, 2008 3:35 PM

bob dylan is
a gift from god.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2008 9:58 AM

dylan is responsible, for better or for worse, for ALL (not an exaggeration) of the shit you fucking snot-nosed, pretentious, rich, white, valueless hipsters love. Get a clue.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2008 10:30 AM

preface- im not a 45 yr old yuppy;
it pains me to see such bleak stupidity and naivety from people- bob dylan is a pure genius in both his crafting his musical persona and especially in his writing- NOT TO MENTION he blazed a trail for every fucking indie band you see here AND INVENTED THE TITLE OF SINGER/SONGWRITER in the modern sense. fucking idiots.

Posted by broski | June 11, 2008 11:07 AM

So,why can't young people appreciate Dylan as well?
I'm definitely not a 'hipster' and I am a much larger Dylan fan than both my parents combined (and they are both fans.)

Posted by Haley | June 12, 2008 2:20 PM

So...did anyone get the story with the seating arrangement for this show? Call the promoter?

C'mon Brooklyn people use yer wits.

Posted by jd | June 14, 2008 11:28 AM

ok, stupid question: is anybody opening for Dylan or is this a solo set?

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2008 2:35 AM

the person who said bob dylan sucks should be hit in the baby maker repdatly with a pipe wrench,and die a slow pianful death, DYLAN IS THE MANNNNNNNNNNN! I m gonna get so wasted when I swee him

Posted by anonmous | August 1, 2008 10:09 PM

He can't sing, but he sure can write.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 10:36 PM

whatever.........but I'm gonna to get very wasted and have a great time. Hipsters suck! Dylan in my hood...awesome!

Posted by Mitch | August 12, 2008 11:36 AM

Getting wasted may be the only way to enjoy a Dylan show! I saw him back in the day when he was able to sing a song or two but now forget it. Hang it up Bob and let us remember the old you. Gone are the days When Dylan opened for the Dead. Jerry is dead and gone and Bob just sounds like it!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 8:42 PM

i actually prefer the sincerity and heart in phil ochs' music to bob dylan.

Posted by allison | July 10, 2009 9:47 AM

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