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Hong Kong gigs

Bob Dylan to play Hong Kong in August on his latest world tour  

Dylan will perform at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this summer, marking his first performance in the city since he was controversially awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 May, 2018, 12:45pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 May, 2018, 2:52pm

The times they are a-changin’ … but one thing has not: the strength of Bob Dylan’s masterful lyricism

The American music legend is set to return to Hong Kong this summer, marking his first performance in the city since he was controversially awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. 

The Nobel literature gong to Bob Dylan? You can’t be serious

The iconic singer-songwriter will take to the stage at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with his live band on August 4, seven years after his last appearance in the city. 

Penning songs about the hard truths of social justice, politics and personal anguish, Dylan has had a career that spans almost six decades. Along with becoming the first musician to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, he has also won 12 Grammy awards, and an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for his song Things Have Changed from the film Wonder Boys (2001).

His music has traversed folk, rock, blues and country, and he has sold more than 125 million albums. Among his greatest hits are The Times They Are A-Changin’, Just Like a Woman, All Along the Watchtower, I Shall Be Released and Mr Tambourine Man

For his era-defining artistry, Dylan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. 

Tickets to the concert – which range from HK$388 to HK$1,288 – go on sale on May 14 via HK Ticketing.