Bob Dylan To Perform With Leon Russell At Meadow Brook Music Festival

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[photogallerylink id=51154 align=right] [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Dylan[/lastfm]’s coming to town with special guest Leon Russell!

The concert will be held at Meadow Brook Music Festival on Sunday, August 7, 2011.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. at Palacenet.com, Livenation.com, The Palace and DTE Energy Box Offices and all Ticketmaster locations.

Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 1-800-745-3000.

PRESS RELEASE:

BOB DYLAN WITH SPECIAL GUEST LEON RUSSELL TO PERFORM
AT MEADOW BROOK MUSIC FESTIVAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY

Folk-rock pioneer Bob Dylan with special guest Leon Russell will perform at Meadow Brook Music Festival on Sunday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets at $64 pavilion and $29.50 lawn go on sale this Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. at Palacenet.com, Livenation.com, The Palace and DTE Energy Box Offices and all Ticketmaster locations.

Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 1-800-745-3000.

By the end of 2010, Bob Dylan and his band had played more than 2,300 shows. After this summer, Dylan will have performed in excess of 3,000 concerts.

The Times They Are A-Changin’ (1964), put Dylan at the forefront of the protest movement with tracks such as the title cut and “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.” The next year, he said goodbye to the folk/protest movement he helped create with the release of Another Side of Bob Dylan, featuring the memorable “It Ain’t Me Babe.”

Dylan’s transition from folk icon to rock musician surprised the music world when he debuted his new electric sound with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. He rebounded with the release of Highway 61 Revisited, featuring the single “Like a Rolling Stone,” which reached number two on Billboard’s Singles chart.

Other albums include Blonde On Blonde (1966), John Wesley Harding (1967), Nashville Skyline (1969), Self Portrait (1970), Planet Waves (1974), Before The Flood (Live) (1974) and Blood On The Tracks (1975).

Dylan’s list of memorable hits include “Mr. Tambourine Man, “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” “Desolation Row,” “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” “With God on Our Side,” “Chimes of Freedom,” “I Want You,” “Just Like a Woman,” “Tangled Up in Blue” and “Idiot Wind.”

Love and Theft was released in 2001 and went gold. Soon after its release, Dylan announced he was making his own film, to star Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, John Goodman, and many more. The accompanying soundtrack, Masked and Anonymous, was released in July 2003. Dylan self-produced his studio album Modern Times in 2006, which topped the Billboard charts and went platinum in both America and the U.K.

Three years later in 2009, Together Through Life, another self-produced effort by Dylan which featured contributions from David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers was released. He ended 2009 with Christmas in the Heart. Proceeds from the album were donated to various charities around the world.

On April 12, 2011, he released Bob Dylan in Concert – Brandeis University 1963. The recording was taped on May 10, 1963, two weeks prior to the release of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.

Collectively, Dylan has won seven Grammy Awards including Album of the Year for The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) and Time Out of Mind (1997). He also won two Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Grammy Awards for his singles, “Gotta Serve Somebody” and “Cold Irons Bound.”

Leon Russell is a music legend. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and produced more than 40 records in popular music. Russell has won two Grammy awards, posted a number one hit, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.

In November 2009, Russell wrote many songs with Elton John and Bernie Taupin for The Union, a double album record credited equally to both Russell and John. The Union album was released on October 19, 2010. On April 2 of this year, Russell and John performed together as the musical guests on Saturday Night Live.

Bob Dylan with special guest Leon Russell is part of the Bell Tire Concert Series.

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