News of the tour has Dylan playing multiple shows in various cities including New York, Seattle, Chicago, Toronto, and Philadelphia. It comes on the heels of the announcement of the release of Dylan’s The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 on November 4th. Rolling Stone magazine reports about the album:
Compiled with help from Band member Garth Hudson and restored by producer Jan Haust, the collection combines what’s being described as “every salvageable recording from the tapes, including recently discovered early gems recorded in the ‘Red Room’ of Dylan’s home in upstate New York.” These recordings were sequenced according to Hudson’s numbering system and moves from country songs written by artists like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Harlan Howard to Curtis Mayfield R&B, traditional rearrangements and plenty of originals.
In addition to the new Bootleg Series, The New Basement Tapes, a collaboration between Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) and producer T Bone Burnett, will be released on November 11th. The album celebrates the discovery of never before heard handwritten Bob Dylan lyrics from his 1967 “Basement Tapes” writing and recording period. A new song from the project, “Nothing To It,” is this week’s Gotta Hear Song of The Week. Listen to it here.
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