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Legend Bob Dylan to hold Shanghai concert

WHILE local music fans are looking forward to American rock band Eagles' concert next Wednesday, another heavyweight singer is also heading to Shanghai.

After a long wait, legendary American singer-songwriter 70-year-old Bob Dylan's debut concert in China will be held next month.

Dylan and his band will perform at the Beijing Workers' Gymnasium on April 6, and at the Shanghai Grand Stage on April 8.

Tickets go on sale for both shows from next week, priced from 280 yuan (US$43) to 1,280 yuan.

The organizer, Beijing Gehua Live Nation Entertainment and Sports Co Ltd, which is also the company behind the Eagles' show, confirmed that permission for Dylan's shows in Beijing and Shanghai had been issued.

Dylan has been a major figure in music for decades, with over 40 albums and 500 songs. He has just given a performance at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards last month.

Much of his most work dates from the 1960s when he was lauded as an informal chronicler, and was an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest.

To commemorate Dylan's debut show in New York City on April 11, 1961, the -upcoming concert in China will set the price of some VIP tickets at 1,961.411 yuan, according to Wu Liangyu with Beijing Gehua company's Shanghai partner.

Dylan's China tour was announced last April, but canceled one week before the arranged date, which deeply disappointed Dylan's Chinese fans.

According to his official website, Dylan will continue his tour in Hong Kong on April 12.

The ticket hotline is 400-620-6006.


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