Bob Dylan Given Big Surprise



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According to NPR Bob Dylan has received the 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature for his contributions to music and poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” The article went on to say: “The win comes as something of a shock. As usual, the Swedish Academy did not announce a shortlist of nominees, leaving the betting markets to their best guesses. And while Dylan has enjoyed perennial favor as an outside shot for the award, the prospect that the musician would be the one to break the Americans’ long dry spell was regarded as far-fetched.”

The other exciting piece to the story is the fact that not since Toni Morrison won in 1993 has an American claimed the prize. Dylan will receive his in Stockholm, Sweden, on Dec. 10. Dylan is currently touring behind his latest album Fallen Angels. You can see the remaining dates below.

Bob Dylan Fall 2016 Tour Dates

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10/13 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
10/14 – Indio, CA – Indio Polo Club “Desert Trip”
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
10/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
10/19 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
10/20 – Lubbock, TX – City Bank Auditorium
10/22 – Thackerville, OK – WinStar World Casino
10/23 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
10/25 – Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium
10/26 – Baton Rouge, LA – River Center Theater
10/27 – Jackson, MS – Thalia Mara Hall
10/29 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
10/30 – Paducah, KY – The Carson Center
11/01 – Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Center for Performing Arts
11/02 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center
11/04 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
11/05 – Roanoke, VA – Berglund Center for the Arts
11/06 – Charlotte, NC – Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
11/09 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
11/10 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
11/12 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
11/13 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre
11/15 – Birmingham, AL – Concert Hall at BJCC
11/16 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
11/18 – Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater
11/19 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/20 – Fort Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
11/22 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center
11/23 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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