Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dylan’s Euro 2008 tour: neglecting major markets?

Reader Tom Church is unhappy about Dylan’s Euro 2008 tour schedule – “what on earth has possessed him to miss out his major North West European markets – England, N France, Benelux and Germany? They’re the home of the real fan base!”

I share Tom’s disappointment to some degree, but it’s pleasing that, as with the recent tour of Latin America, Dylan is taking the NET to places it doesn’t usually touch – the former Communist countries of eastern Europe. He can’t play everywhere and we’ve had a fair share in recent years.

But the tour is Hispano-centrically skewed: 10 shows in Spain looks excessive - I wonder if all the venues will sell out?

Gerry Smith