BOB DYLAN HEADLINES SUMMER TOUR WITH WILCO AND MMJ

BOB DYLAN HEADLINES SUMMER TOUR WITH WILCO AND MMJ

Joe GransingerMonday,22 April 2013

The Snap:

Announced on Bob Dylan’s website, a new tour featuring My Morning Jacket, Wilco and of course, Bob Dylan, will be hitting over 20 cities across the country this summer. The Americanarama tour kicks off on June 26th in Palm Beach, FL, but Dylan is currently touring alone through May.

The Download:

I’ll admit it; I’m not a huge Bob Dylan fan. I can certainly appreciate his music, but it’s hard for me to connect with a musician that was creating music 20 years before I was born. Luckily, My Morning Jacket and Wilco have more appeal to my generation, and both are a huge attraction to the tour for the younger audience as a whole.

I’ve wanted to see My Morning Jacket live for a long time, mostly because they’re known for having fantastic live performances and are often considered the best live band in the world. Performing a 4-hour, 35-song set at Bonnaroo in 2008 is just one example of their greatness, but they’ve also made a couple appearances on Letterman, and frontman Jim James wowed a crowd on Fallon to prove the point. Jim James will be touring solo for a while, promoting his own album — “Regions of Light and the Sound of God” — until the Americanarama tour begins.

Alt-rock group Wilco will also be tagging along for the 3-month adventure, possibly debuting new material from their upcoming album later this year. While often being considered a cross between alt-rock and alt-country, Wilco has consistently put out good music for nearly 20 years now and show no signs of stoppng. Stereogum has a great rundown of the Top 10 Wilco Songs.

This tour alone will feature three great bands, all of which I would consider legends in their respective genres. Tour dates can be found at CoS, and all three of the bands have large collections available to stream on Spotify.

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CoSBob DylanLA WeeklyMy Morning Jacket, Wilco, Image Credit: Flickr



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