SIMPLY DYLAN ANNOUNCE 2021 TOUR CELEBRATING BOB DYLAN’S 80TH BIRTHDAY
A MUSICAL JOURNEY THROUGH THE CAREER OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ICONIC SONGWRITERS
“…a show that every Bob Dylan fan should see!” Louder Than War"
John O'Connell’s Simply Dylan Band will be back in 2021 for a brand-new headline tour across the UK to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday.
As straightforward as the title suggests: no frills, no gimmicks, no pretense; Simply Dylan is John’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. O'Connell, formerly of Groundpig, has had his name indelibly written into the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians to form his Dylan Band.
The combination of the band delivering high energy renditions of the prodigious songwriter’s work and John skillfully singing and enunciating the lyrics, has seen the project go from recognising Dylan's 70th Birthday, to selling out the Cavern Club 6 times, to receiving fantastic reviews from audiences across the UK and most recently having the privilege to open up the Isle of Wight Festival in 2019 on the big top stage.
“It is incredible to consider that Dylan has been writing and performing for some 6 decades and continues to do so right up to the present day. The talent he has for story-telling and developing a song is extraordinary. My greatest challenge is deciphering a set-list when there is so much choice and an array of genres to select from; after all everyone has their own personal favourite!”
This new tour will celebrate and pay tribute to the career of one of the most iconic songwriters.
Tickets go onsale Friday 4th September at 10am here
Sat 22 May 2021 Leeds City Varieties Music Hall
Mon 24 May 2021 London Bush Hall
Tue 25 May 2021 Birmingham Midlands Arts Centre
Fri 28 May 2021 Gateshead Sage 2
Sat 29 May 2021 Glasgow Oran Mor
Mon 31 May 2021 Salford Lowry Quays Theatre
Fri 04 Jun 2021 Liverpool The Auditorium at M&S Bank Arena