Bob Dylan will tour the UK this coming October, with support coming from Dire Straits veteran Mark Knopfler.
The legendary songwriter will begin the six-date arena tour with two shows at the Glasgow Braehead Arena on the 8th and 9th of October. The jaunt will then move on the Manchester Evening News Arena a day later, followed by stops in Cardiff and Nottingham before the curtain is brought down at the Bournemouth International Centre on October 13th.
Producer Mark Ronson, who played a leading role in the superb 2006 album ‘Back To Black‘ and also collaborated on his own album ‘Version‘, has called Winehouse his ‘musical soul mate’, and added that Saturday was one of the saddest days of his life.
Elbow drummer Richard Jupp has compared his band’s fortunes with those of his football team, Manchester City, as the two entities have enjoyed a huge upturn in fortunes over recent years.
Commenting on Elbow’s new found commercial success, which began in earnest with the release of ‘The Seldom Seen Kid‘ in 2008 after a series of brilliantly crafted albums which failed to make a significant impact on the charts, Jupp aligned the situation to Manchester City who, after being bought out by the Abu Dhabi United Group, finally won their first major trophy in nearly three decades last May.
“Let battle commence,” the assembled journalists in London were told. So went the first meaningful sentence uttered in public by Noel Gallagher since his 2008-2009 tour diary abruptly ended with the announcement of his departure from one of Britain’s biggest and most influential bands.
The official website which had previously been hosting a light-hearted look at life on the road was now instead telling a horror story to millions of fans, and as they digested the news, Noel Gallagher retreated into the shadows.
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