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Bob Dylan announces new album: Tempest

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    Following months of rumors, Bob Dylan has formally announced his 35th studio album. According to the legendary musician’s website, Tempest was produced by Jack Frost, spans 10 tracks, and will be released by Columbia Records on September 11th. The release coincides with the 50th anniversary of Dylan’s eponymous debut album.

    Though not confirmed in the press release, Dylan fan site Isis Magazine reports that the album was recorded members of Dylan’s touring band and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, who “had been brought in primarily to play accordion and guitar… but ended up adding Mexican instruments.” Of the tracks included, one reportedly spans 14 minutes and is about the Titanic, while another clocks in at nine minutes.

    Update: According to Rolling Stone, the album’s title track is the aforementioned 14-minute epic about the Titanic. Another track, “Roll On John”, is a tribute to John Lennon.

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    Check out the album’s confirmed tracklist below. Pre-orders are now ongoing through iTunes.

    In support of the release, Dylan has already scheduled a number of concerts across the U.S., UK, and Europe, with even more soon to be announced. Check out his updated tour schedule below.

    Tempest Tracklist:
    01. Duquesne Whistle
    02. Soon After Midnight
    03. Narrow Way
    04. Long and Wasted Years
    05. Pay In Blood
    06. Scarlet Town
    07. Early Roman Kings
    08. Tin Angel
    09. Tempest
    10. Roll On John

    Bob Dylan 2012 Tour Dates:
    07/18 РLyon, FR @ Les Nuits de Fourvi̬re / Lyon
    07/20 РBayonne, FR @ Ar̬nes de Bayonne
    07/22 – Carhaix, FR @ Festival Vieilles Charrues
    08/10 – Lloydminster, AB @ Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds
    08/11 – Lethbridge, AB @ Enmax Centre
    08/12 – Cranbrook, BC @ RecPlex
    08/14 – Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery
    08/15 – Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
    08/17 – Rapid City, SD @ Barnett Arena
    08/18 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena
    08/19 – Fargo, ND @ Civic Auditorium
    08/21 – Rochester, MN @ Taylor Arena
    08/22 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
    08/24 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Parkview Field
    08/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ White River State Park
    08/28 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
    08/29 – Johnstown, PA @ Cambria County War Memorial
    08/30 – Salisbury, MD @ Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
    09/01 – Big Flats, NY @ Tag’s Summer Stage
    09/02 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
    09/06 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
    09/07 – Holyoke, MA @ Mountain Park
    09/08 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
    09/09 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Pavilion

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