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Bob Dylan coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater



For the second time in two years, an all-time icon is coming back to a relatively intimate Tampa Bay venue.

Bob Dylan is returning to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Nov. 19 for his first local show since April 2015.

That concert also took place at Ruth Eckerd Hall, a break from the arenas and ballparks Dylan had gotten used to playing -- and the switch to a more intimate venue paid off, as the better theatrical acoustics greatly assisted the 75-year-old icon's voice. As we wrote in our review of the show:

"There are times, in a venue as acoustically sound as Ruth Eckerd Hall, when Dylan’s voice still gets the job done. It’s kind of like a rusty old knife only he knows how to twist, and sometimes he can still nick you near your heart. The swaying, major-key arrangement he chose for the encore’s Blowin’ In the Wind was, fittingly, as gentle and free as a dandelion tuft; and the bright, sparkling and hopeful Spirit On the Water was like a smile set to song."

Tickets to the Ruth Eckerd Hall show are $72.75 and up, and they go on sale Saturday at noon. Click here for details.

And if you feel like making a week of it, this Clearwater show is one of five he has planned for Florida, including Jacksonville on Nov. 18, Fort Myers on Nov. 20, Orlando on Nov. 22 and Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 23. Click here for details.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Monday, August 8, 2016 8:06am]


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