Bob Dylan Announces Christchurch and Hamilton Concerts

Monday 26 May 2014

Bob Dylan Announces Christchurch and Hamilton Concerts
Bob Dylan will be performing in Christchurch and Hamilton this August as part of an 11-date Australasian tour.

Easily one of the most influential and iconic musicians of the 20th century, Dylan has released 35 studio albums over a career spanning six decades. His most recent album Tempest was received with critical aclaim and his next release Shadows in the Night is due at the end of August, coinciding with his visit down under.

Dylan has been to New Zealand in recent years, performing at Vector Arena in 2011, and in Auckland and Wellington in 2007.

Bob Dylan
Hamilton - Claudelands Arena, Saturday 9th August
Christchurch - CBS Canterbury Arena, Wednesday 10th September

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 4th June.

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Bob Dylan Announces Return to Australia & New Zealand

The long celebrated legacy of Bob Dylan, will be once again lauded this winter with his welcomed return to Australasia.  Upon the celebration of this legend’s 73rd birthday, Chugg Entertainment can now confirm that Bob Dylan and his band will be coming back to Australia and New Zealand for a month-long tour.  For the first time in over two decades, Bob Dylan draws the fans closer with performances in some of the most iconic theatre venues in the country.  Fans can anticipate a musical event of depth, grace and significance, delivered by one of the greats. 

The tour will take in shows at the Claudelands Arena in Hamilton, NZ on Saturday 9th August, Perth’s Riverside Theatre on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th August, Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th August, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Monday 25th August, Canberra’s Royal Theatre on Friday 29th August, Adelaide Entertainment Centre (intimate mode) on Sunday 31st August, and Sydney’s State Theatre on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th September and CBS Canterbury Arena in Christchurch, NZ on Wednesday 10th September. 

How does one begin to describe the seismic force of an artist of this calibre?  To note that this is a man with more than 50 album releases and a career spanning six decades, barely scratches the surface of the monumental impact his presence has made on popular culture.  Perhaps his most impactful achievement though, is his timeless ability to remain relevant; deftly crossing multiple generations. 

"Last year he flashed his genius once again on new album "Tempest," and now the tour...finds him in better fighting shape than we've seen him in years."  Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Apr 2013 

An opportunity to see Bob Dylan live in concert is an opportunity to share an encounter with one of the few pan-generational icons.