Source: NY Times
Bob Dylan is surprising every music enthusiast and the world for the fourth time in a span of a few months. After recently breaking the Billboard’s charts, releasing a box set of songs, covers, and originals and having a museum for his works in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the most influential singer-songwriter of the 20th century is ultimately granting fans a gift of a lifetime—announcing a special livestream concert after nearly 30 years.
In-person events may be making a comeback, but streaming concerts remain far from dead. This is a manifestation of how music never dies, and the industry is quickly recovering.
As digitalization has given multiple platforms an accessible way to connect to people, legendary artists like Bob Dylan remain active even after the pandemic railroaded plans. Bob Dylan has announced the Shadow Kingdom, a new ticketed streaming concert set to take place on July 18. Through Veeps, a Live Nation-owned livestreaming company and platform, the music artist will be featured in a welcoming set-up that people from all over the world can witness.
His performance in the Shadow Kingdom will be hitting two birds with one stone: Bob Dylan’s first broadcast performance in nearly three decades and his first concert as of December 2019. Additionally, it marks his first live performance since the release of “Rough and Rowdy Ways” last year.
After the official press release, fans can expect to see the singer-songwriter “in an intimate setting as he presents renditions of songs from his extensive and renowned body of work created especially for this event.” Thus, the exclusive broadcast performance thrills everyone worldwide in expecting presentations from Bob Dylan’s celebrated and recent 39th studio album, some of his greatest hits, and conceivably a few renditions, covers, or surprise tracks.
When asked about the Shadow Kingdom, Veeps’ co-founder, Joel Madden, says, “It’s an incredible honor and a high point for us all at Veeps to have the opportunity to be working with Bob Dylan, and to be a part of what is sure to be a truly special and historical performance, not only as professionals but as music fans too.”
At the same time, while the musician and his team are warming up for the concert, a museum located in Oklahoma that will showcase a hundred thousand artifacts that span 60 years of Bob Dylan’s career is under construction. This surprising news followed the announcement of Dylan’s entire catalog being sold to Universal Music Publishing, including over 600 songs that span 60 years.
Since 1961, Bob Dylan has been a dedicated artist who has never displayed signs of slowing down throughout his long career. As an American folk-rock artist known for his songs that chronicle significant social and political issues, his fans are steadfast and devoted to book this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Tickets available for Bob Dylan’s anticipated broadcast concert, Shadow Kingdom, costs $25. Aside from accessing the show live through the comforts of one’s location, fans can access it forty-eight hours after its initial stream.
To learn more about Shadow Kingdom’s tickets, visit Veeps’ official website.