Bob Dylan brings his Americanarama Tour to Duluth and St. Paul.
Pop music spotlight: Bob Dylan
- Article by: CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER
- Star Tribune
- July 7, 2013 - 3:11 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday: Dylan hasn’t shown any sign of wanting to wrap up his never-ending tour, but he has displayed a penchant for keeping it interesting. His latest outing is his greatest in quite a while. They’re calling it the Americanarama Tour, and it features two of the most celebrated twang-rooted rock bands of the past decade, Wilco and My Morning Jacket, along with an American-roots-flavored British folk-rock vet, Richard Thompson. Wilco and MMJ each played 12 to 15 songs on the tour’s first date, mostly their own fans’ favorites. Dylan is still mostly playing piano on stage and has shuffled his band lineup around, with exceptional sideman Charlie Sexton back in to replace guitarist Duke Robillard, who left the camp a week ago after just a few months. This one sounds so promising, it’s worth a two-night stay in Bob’s home state. (5:30 p.m. Tue., Bayfront Festival Park, downtown Duluth, $68, Ticketmaster.com; 5:30 p.m. Wed., Midway Stadium, St. Paul, sold out.)
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