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Bob Dylan to perform in Salamanca, Madrid and Barcelona in March 2018

The first Spanish visit of the musician after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature recreates the intimate and fascinating atmosphere of the traditional American songbook of the 1930s and 40

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Bob Dylan to perform in Salamanca, Madrid and Barcelona in March 2018

Bob Dylan returns to Spain. Under aura of an intimate and unrepeatable spectacle immersed in traditional American songbook, musician who made history by winning Nobel Prize for literature returns to our country three years after his last visit to offer six concerts in Spring 2018.

The first of its stops will be in multipurpose Pavilion Sánchez Paraíso de Salamanca on Saturday March 24th within 800 anniversary of University of Salamanca. From re he will travel to Madrid to play for three nights in a row in national auditorium. It will be Monday, March 26th, on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th. After passing through capital, nights of Friday 30th and Saturday March 31st will be performed at Grand Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, within Guitar Festival. All tickets, price of which vary between 40 and 200 euros according to city and type of locality, will be on sale tomorrow Wednesday December 13th in www.riffmusic.es.

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The country is an official medium of se concerts that fall within its endless tour, known as Never Ending Tour, which started in 1988 and since n does not stop. With about 100 performances per year, Dylan lives by and for road, varying his performances according to his artistic concerns. In last quarter of century, his muses have been born to trace American musical memory. Swamp blues, Chicago electric blues, folk, Tex-Mex, murder ballads, swing ... are some of genres that has gone empastando and shaping in its voice of sandpaper throughout this time. But now Dylan is obsessed with known like Great American Songbook (Great American Songbook).

This traditional American songbook dives in jazz and rhythm and blues classics, prior to emergence of rock and roll, which Dylan gave both giving of intellect and social impact. Known as American standards, compositions of this rich black and white catalogue were sung in 1930s and 40 of last century by legendary artists such as Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Glen Miller, Sarah Vaughan, Judy Garland or Dinah Washington.

In a show without screens and where mobile recordings are banned, Nobel laureate creates an intimate, cabaret-like atmosphere. A postcard of anor time in which veteran singer, surrounded by his usual magnificent band, is first to endow atmosphere with a stale aroma. Usually dressed with cowboy hat and suit, Dylan plays piano – never takes guitar or harmonica as public awaits stagnant in his myth and in his extinct figure of Bard of Greenwich Village-and faces microphone standing, in purest style crooner.

He does not say a word, but he strives for his 76 years to give value to music in which he believes today, which he defends as an elder takes care of his plants. So much so that se concerts of aura intimate so successful have taken to reach Spain because musician sought emblematic places that respond to sound and aestic needs. Have not been able to make this 2017 because re is no availability of enclosures in this line. Discarded Teatro Real in Madrid, Spanish promoters have finally closed this tour for 2018 with Pavilion Sánchez Paraiso de Salamanca, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid and Grand Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

These concerts of Dylan that can be enjoyed in 2018 suppose a melancholy vindication of a lost time, that coincides with that of his childhood, perhaps with that of his nostalgias not lived. With more than half a century of artistic activity and with its characteristic way of combating its myth attending only to its passions and personal obsessions, Dylan remains an extraordinary cultural icon.

Bob Dylan's Spanish tour in 2018

Saturday 24th of March Salamanca Multipurpose Sanchez Paradise (€40 to €120)

Monday 26 March Madrid National Auditorium (€60 to €200)

Tuesday 27th of March Madrid National Auditorium (€60 to €200)

Wednesday 28th March Madrid National Auditorium (€60 to €200)

Friday 30th March Barcelona Grand Teatre del Liceu (€60 to €200)

Saturday 31 March Barcelona Grand Teatre del Liceu (€60 to €200)

** All tickets on sale tomorrow Wednesday, December 13th at www.riffmusic.es.

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