American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician. (Oct. 13) AP
Clear your calendar, Iowans. Bob Dylan’s headin’ back to the Hawkeye state next month.
World-renowned songsmith and Midwest native, Dylan announced on his website Monday that he’d be making a stop in Ames at Stephens Auditorium on Oct. 24 for a one-night only performance.
Pre-sale tickets for the show go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. and general on-sale goes live at 10 a.m. on Saturday via the Iowa State Center box office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. More information on tickets can be found at bobdylan.com. Tickets cost $55, $85 and $125, according to a news release from Stephens Auditorium. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Rhythm and blues singer and recent Arcade Fire and Gorillaz collaborator Mavis Staples is slated to open.
Considered one of the greatest songwriters in modern music history, Dylan returns to Ames as part of his popular “Never Ending Tour,” which includes regional fall dates in Omaha, St. Paul, Minn. and Chicago. The Never Ending Tour kicked off in 1988 and has since taken Dylan around the world, including a 2012 show at Wells Fargo Arena. Dylan, age 76, previously played Stephens Auditorium in 1991 and '96.
A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and Nobel Prize in Literature recipient, Dylan is best know for influential albums “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Blonde on Blonde” and “Blood on the Tracks.” In addition to past performances at Wells Fargo Arena and Stephens Auditorium, Dylan has performed at the Iowa State Fair three times in his career: 2001, '97 and '90.
More information can be found at center.iastate.edu.