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Bob Dylan to play three nights in Prague in April

Prague, Czech Republic – Bob Dylan will return to the Czech Republic in April, a year after his last concert in Brno. On April 7, 8 and 9, the 77-year old musician will play three nights at the Grand Hall of Lucerna Palace.

Organised by Live Nation, his European Tour promoting his 2017 album Triplicate will also see the American Nobel prize winner play numerous dates in Germany, France, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the UK and Ireland, culminating with a performance at Hyde Park in London this summer.

This follows the announcement by Live Nation that Phil Collins will also be coming to Prague in 2019. The former Genesis frontman will perform at the O2 Arena on June 25, 2019.

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Bob Dylan played in the Czech capital for the first time in 1994 and has returned to the country many times since, with concerts in Brno and Ostrava as well. His concert in Prague on March 11, 1995, as part of his “Never Ending tour” remains to date one of his most memorable performances. Andrew Muir in his book One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour later claimed that “anyone who has watched a sunrise over the ancient city of Prague will feel they have visited a city of magic and wonder, anyone who has heard Dylan’s performance on the 11th will have felt a similar sense of awe.”

According to Clinton Heylin, author of Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995, Bob Dylan indeed opened the year 1995 “with one of the most remarkable performances of the Never Ending tour. […] The shock of the evening is not in his song selection, but the fact that he performs almost the entire show without a guitar, harmonica in hand, making strange shadow-boxing movements, cupping the harmonica to his mouth on nearly every song, blowing his sweetest harp breaks in years.”

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Bob Dylan’s set list for his memorable 1995 concert in Prague. Credit: alldylan.com

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