Bob Dylan to stream Shadow Kingdom, his first broadcast performance in almost three decades

Also the folk icon’s first live performance since releasing Rough & Rowdy Ways.

Bob Dylan onstage

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Bob Dylan has announced a livestream Shadow Kingdom, his first broadcast performance in close to three decades, taking place 18 July.

Shadow Kingdom is a virtual concert that will “showcase Bob Dylan in an intimate setting as he performs songs from his extensive body of work, created especially for this event,” per the show’s organisers.

Tickets are available now at $25 each. Ticketholders will be able to rewatch the performance – which takes place at 2pm PT – until 21 July. The event will stream on the Live Nation-owned platform Veeps.

Shadow Kingdom will mark the singer-songwriter’s first concert performance since the release of his 39th studio album, Rough And Rowdy Ways. Meanwhile, Dylan last performed live on 8 December 2019 at The Anthem in Washington D.C. His last broadcast event was for 1994’s MTV Unplugged series.

In other Bob Dylan news, a museum dedicated to the folk icon, dubbed the Bob Dylan Center, is set to open in Tulsa, Oklahoma on 10 May 2022. It’s said to collect “more than 100,000 exclusive cultural treasures” from handwritten lyric manuscripts and visual art to unseen film performances and rare photographs spanning Dylan’s six-decade career.

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