Dylan plays Prospect Park

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Bob Dylan will perform in Prospect Park on Tuesday, Aug. 12, The Brooklyn Paper has learned.

The concert is part of “Celebrate Brooklyn,” the annual concert series but was not announced publicly. Instead, the show was announced in a single line on Dylan’s Web site on Monday, June 2, though tickets, ranging in prices from $55–$100, went on sale at 10 am that morning for registered members who had the promotional code “Tilden.”

Those pre-sale tickets were expected to sell out quickly through Ticketmaster. If any tickets are remaining, they will go on sale on June 13.

For the legendary folk-rocker, the Prospect Park concert comes at the end of his current “Modern Times” tour, which kicked off on May 16 in Worcester, Mass. and will take him to the Canadian Maritimes, and through Scandinavia and Europe before ending here.

In support of “Modern Times,” his critically acclaimed 34th album last year, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Dylan’s eclectic shows feature a mix of his best-known works (“Highway 61 Revisited,” “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),” and “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”) and some obscure songs like “Cat’s in the Well.”

Last night in Helsinki, Dylan offered up a classic mix of songs, ending with his most famous song, “Like a Rolling Stone.”

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me from the ridge says:
i got two extras .... who wants to help me pay rent ...?
June 2, 2008, 3:01 pm
Tom from Park Slope says:
Those fortunate enough to get a ticket are in for a real treat. Expect massive crowds and arrive early if you have a lawn seat.

Bob Dylan is a national treasure and credit to his race (human). He said it all before the rest of us thought it.
June 2, 2008, 11:12 pm
bren from windsor terrace says:
I have my tickets and I can't wait! What a treat... and yes, Dylan is truly a national treasure.
June 6, 2008, 6:59 pm
Bob from Red Hook says:
If Dylan had nay politics at all he'd do a free concert in the park, instead of playing for the richest boomers in Brooklyn.

What a fraud and a sell out.
June 15, 2008, 12:25 am
Barbara Hannan from Marine Park says:
Can you go and throw down a blanket and veiw the show?
July 4, 2008, 11:22 pm
steve from coney island says:
In a city where central park has big name free concerts why does our parks dept allow this?Why does Brooklyn have to pay for its entertainment but Manhattan gets it for free?
July 21, 2008, 9:33 pm
Ariel from Staten Island says:
Bob from Red Hook, politics or not, if you think about it, being a musician is Dylan's job, he has to make money for it no matter how wealthy he is.
Dylan is a genius and a talented man, I would spend as much as I possibly could to see him live. One day I WILL meet him and have a conversation with him. Two of the most awkward conversationalists will chat it up XP maybe!
P.S. I heard you can sit in the park and, at very least, hear the show for free, if not see it too. Is this true?
thanks and peacee
Aug. 12, 2008, 3:19 am

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