Following months of rumors, Bob Dylan has formally announced his 35th studio album. According to the legendary musician's website, Tempest was produced by Jack Frost, spans 10 tracks, and will be released by Columbia Records on September 11th. The release coincides with the 50th anniversary of Dylan's eponymous debut album.
Though not confirmed in the press release, Dylan fan site Isis Magazine reports that the album was recorded members of Dylan's touring band and Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, who "had been brought in primarily to play accordion and guitar but ended up adding Mexican instruments." Of the tracks included, one reportedly spans 14 minutes and is about the Titanic, while another clocks in at nine minutes.
Check out the album's confirmed tracklist below. Pre-orders are now ongoing through iTunes.
In support of the release, Dylan has already scheduled a number of concerts across the US, UK, and Europe, with even more soon to be announced. Check out his updated tour schedule below.
01. Duquesne Whistle 02. Soon After Midnight 03. Narrow Way 04. Long and Wasted Years 05. Pay In Blood 06. Scarlet Town 07. Early Roman Kings 08. Tin Angel 09. Tempest 10. Roll On John
Bob Dylan 2012 Tour Dates:
07/18 Lyon, FR - Les Nuits de Fourvière / Lyon 07/20 Bayonne, FR - Arènes de Bayonne 07/22 Carhaix, FR - Festival Vieilles Charrues 08/10 Lloydminster, AB - Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds 08/11 Lethbridge, AB - Enmax Centre 08/12 Cranbrook, BC - RecPlex 08/14 Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewery 08/15 Billings, MT - Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark 08/17 Rapid City, SD - Barnett Arena 08/18 Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls Arena 08/19 Fargo, ND - Civic Auditorium 08/21 Rochester, MN - Taylor Arena 08/22 Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena 08/24 Fort Wayne, IN - Parkview Field 08/25 Indianapolis, IN - White River State Park 08/28 Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre 08/29 Johnstown, PA - Cambria County War Memorial 08/30 Salisbury, MD - Wicomico Youth & Civic Center 09/01 Big Flats, NY - Tag's Summer Stage 09/02 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 09/06 Lewiston, NY - Artpark 09/07 Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park 09/08 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena 09/09 Hershey, PA - Hershey Park Pavilion
Thanks for the report to ConsequenceOfSound.net.