Sunday, May 19, 2024

Bob Dylan: New Album “Fallen Angels” Will Be Included in Ticket Price, Tour with Mavis Staples


The poet laureate of rock and roll, Mr. Bob Dylan, is back. His new album, “Fallen Angels,” hits us on May 20th. No word yet on whether it’s original songs or covers, or what.

According to Bob’s Facebook page (does he even know he has a Facebook page?), every pair of tickets to a summer tour featuring the great Mavis Staples will get you a free “compact disk” copy of “Fallen Angels.” There’s no word on whether you will also get Mavis’s latest “disk” as well.

Well, this is the new reality since CDs by legacy artists, even Bob Dylan, do not sell. They are also not played on the radio. The fans want to hear “Mr. Tambourine Man” or “Blowin’ in the Wind.” This is sad, sad, sad. All their “hero” artists are only regarded for work from 40 years ago.

But an album of new songs by Bob Dylan? Yes, please. I’d like to hear what he has to say.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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