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Bob Dylan announces Seoul show

June 20,2018
American pop icon and Nobel laureate for literature Bob Dylan will perform in Seoul next month.

The 77-year-old singer-songwriter’s concert, the first in South Korea in eight years, will take place at the Gymnastics Area of Olympic Park in southern Seoul on July 27, concert organizer Papas E&M said.

Following the Seoul concert, he will fly to Japan to perform at the annual Fuji Rock Festival on July 29. He will later go on an arena tour of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, the organizer said.

Bob Dylan last performed in South Korea in March 2010.

The folk music legend, whose poetic, luminous lyrics won him the 2016 Nobel prize for literature, is also highly acclaimed in Korea and has many local fans.

“We hope the audience will find the true character of Bob Dylan through his performance as the great artist is visiting South Korea for the first time in eight years, after winning the Nobel prize for literature as the first musician [to do so],” the organizer said.

Tickets for the concert go on sale June 27 on most Korean online ticket stores.

Yonhap