The Bob Dylan Show Takes the Field With an All New Lineup!

BOB DYLAN & HIS BAND Jimmie Vaughan w/ Lou Ann Barton Junior Brown plus Elana James & The Continental Two

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Jun 29, 2006

The Bob Dylan Show has just announced the third annual tour of America's minor league baseball parks. In the past two years, nearly a half-million fans have enjoyed a night under the stars with The Bob Dylan Show. The acclaimed tour was named "Most Creative Tour Package" by industry-leader Pollstar Magazine, but the true measure of success lies in the fan experience. "You Can't Beat Fun At The Old Ballpark," was the headline in the Chicago Sun Times. The Nashville Scene reported that the show "felt more like a backyard party than a rock concert." The Boston Globe ranked the tour amongst "the most relaxed, enjoyable shows of the year." The Minneapolis Star-Tribune called the event "A Grand Slam!"

Columbia Records will release a new Bob Dylan studio album, "Modern Times," on August 29th. Performing on this tour with his band, Bob Dylan continues to experience one of the most creative and prolific periods of his career. Multiple Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Kennedy Center Honor (the highest honor of artistic achievement given in the United States) are just a few of the many awards bestowed upon Bob Dylan. In the past decade, hundreds of concert performances around the world have all found Bob Dylan to be in prime form. Recent performances with his new band have garnered rave reviews and played to capacity crowds. Last year saw the critically acclaimed release of No Direction Home, the first feature-length film biography of Bob Dylan, directed by Martin Scorsese. The year before, Bob Dylan published Chronicles: Volume One, the first in a series of the artist's self-penned personal histories that spent over 20 weeks on the New York Times best seller list.

Joining The Bob Dylan Show this summer will be two modern legends of the electric guitar -- Texas-style. Guitar Player Magazine calls Jimmie Vaughan "a virtual deity ... a living legend." His younger brother Stevie Ray Vaughan cited Jimmie as the biggest inspiration in his own career. As a founding member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie sparked a rhythm-and-blues revival that continues unabated today. Veteran roadhouse singer Lou Ann Barton will be joining his band for this summer's trek. Austin-based Junior Brown must be seen to be believed. He plays a demonic hybrid "guit-steel" instrument, a combination 6-string electric guitar and pedal steel guitar, a device he cooked up one night in a dream. It sounds like nothing you've ever heard. Throw in a vocal style reminiscent of Ernest Tubb and you have one of the most unique styles in American music. Opening up each night's lineup of music will be Elana James, who fronted the country swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown and is now touring with her new band The Continental Two.

DON'T BE LATE!

All tickets are priced at $49.50. Kids 12 and under get in FREE with each adult ticket holder. There is no baseball game on the day of the show.

     Date            Venue / Market / Team                   On-Sale Date

  August 12  Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, MI     July 8 at 10:00AM
               Home of The Whitecaps
  August 13  Cooper Stadium in Columbus, OH                July 8 at 10:00AM
               Home of The Clippers
  August 15  Applebee's Park in Lexington, KY              July 8 at 10:00AM
               Home of The Legends
  August 17  Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta, GA          July 8 at 10:00AM
               Home of The GreenJackets
  August 18  Ernie Shore Field in Winston-Salem, NC        July 8 at 10:00AM
               Home of The Warthogs
  August 19  Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, MD          July 8 at 10:00AM
               Home of The Frederick Keys
  August 20  Falconi Field in Washington, PA              July 15 at 11:00AM
               Home of The Wild Things
  August 23  First Energy Stadium in Reading, PA          July 15 at 10:00AM
               Home of The Phillies
  August 24  McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI               July 15 at 10:00AM
               Home of the Red Sox
  August 26  Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, MA               July 8 at 10:00AM
  August 27  Merchantsauto.com Stadium in Manchester, NH   July 8 at 10:00AM
               Home of The Fisher Cats
  August 29  New Britain Stadium in New Britain, CT       July 15 at 10:00AM
               Home of The Rock Cats
  August 30  Frontier Field in Rochester, NY              July 15 at 10:00AM
               Home of The Red Wings
  Sept. 1    Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, NY     July 15 at 10:00AM
               Home of The Hudson Valley Renegades
  Sept. 2    Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY           July 15 at 10:00AM
               Home of the Baseball Hall of Fame
  Sept. 3    Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in University Park, PA
               Home of The Spikes                         July 22 at 10:00AM
  Sept. 5    Memorial Stadium in Fort Wayne, IN           July 22 at 10:00AM
               Home of The Wizards

SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: John Soss, +1-312-440-9191, johns@jamusa.com, for Columbia
Records; or Claire Mercuri of Columbia Records, Media, New York,
+1-212-833-5121, Claire.Mercuri@sonybmg.com

Web site: http://www.columbiarecords.com/