Bob Dylan announces North American tour, Mohegan Sun stop

Ahead of the reported release of his 35th studio album later this year, Bob Dylan has announced a North American tour that includes a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $49.50 and go on sale Friday, July 13, at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun box office starting Saturday, July 14, subject to availability.

Dylan reportedly surprised fans as he kicked off his summer European tour this weekend by playing a grand piano (see video below).

From Andy Greene at Rolling Stone:

“Bob Dylan fans knew they were in for something special at England’s Hop Farm Festival on Saturday when roadies wheeled a grand piano onto the stage before the show. Over the past decade Dylan has played a keyboard (while standing) for much of his set, but at Saturday’s show he totally abandoned that instrument after opening the show with “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat.” For eight of the show’s 16 songs he sat behind the grand piano; during the rest he stood in the center of the stage while singing and playing harmonica. If he sticks to this set-up, it will be the biggest change to the look and sound of his stage show in a decade.”