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Bob Dylan Schedules US Summer Tour Leg

Jeff Kravitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Bob Dylan's "Never Ending Tour" continues.

The folk-rock legend's official site has announced more than a month's worth of summer shows that will take place across the United States.  The new series of dates kicks off on July 14 in Santa Barbara, Calif., and is scheduled through an Aug. 20 gig in Bangor, Maine.

Dylan, who turned 70 on May 24, is in the midst of an overseas tour of mostly European cities that winds down on July 2 in Sweden.

Here are Dylan's upcoming U.S. tour dates:

7/14 – Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
7/15 – Costa Mesa, CA, Pacific Amphitheatre
7/16 – Las Vegas, NV, Pearl Concert Theater
7/18 – Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre
7/19 – Tucson, AZ, Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
7/21 – Albuquerque, NM, The Pavilion
7/23 – Thackerville, OK, WinStar World Casino
7/24 – New Braunfels, TX, Whitewater Amphitheater
7/26 – New Orleans, LA, UNO Lakefront Arena
7/27 – Pensacola, FL, Pensacola Civic Center
7/28 – Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheater
7/30 – Memphis, TN, Mud Island Amphitheatre
8/1 – Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
8/2 – Evansville, IN, Roberts Stadium
8/3 – Toledo, OH, Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
8/5 – Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion
8/6 – Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
8/7 – Rochester Hills, MI, Meadow Brook
8/9 – Canandaigua, NY, Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands PAC
8/10 – Scranton, PA, Toyota Pavilion
8/12 – Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/19 – Gilford, NH, Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
8/20 – Bangor, ME, Bangor Waterfront Pavilion

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Bob Dylan Celebrates 70th Birthday

Jeff Kravitz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Blow out a birthday candle for Bob Dylan, because Tuesday is the iconic songwriter and rock legend's 70th birthday.

Dylan's 70th is celebrated in Rolling Stone magazine's newest issue, which features Dylan on the cover and includes a list of his 70 greatest songs, according to a panel of Dylan experts, writers and artists.  Rolling Stone writer Christian Hoard tells ABC News Radio that the magazine decided to celebrate Dylan's 70th birthday because he's "the greatest songwriter of the rock and roll era."  Hoard added, "If he stopped writing songs at the end of the '60s we'd still be talking about him." 

Rolling Stone ranks Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" as his greatest song.  Hoard says the pick was made because the song "was really like nothing else going on at the really expanded the possibilities of what a song could be."  Hoard went on to say that popular music was changed completely by Dylan's writing style.  He said that songs written before Dylan were "two-and-a-half minutes of verse, chorus, verse, chorus.  After Dylan, it was like the subject matter could be anything.  Songs could go on for 10 minutes...they could sound, kind of, dirty and messy and jagged...he just really expanded the form of popular song."

Regarding how Dylan has managed to stay relevant over the years, Hoard chalks it up to his tireless touring.  "For, I guess, 20-plus years now, he's just been on the road and refuses to not be on the road," Hoard says.  He adds that Dylan is in the middle of what's called "the never-ending tour" and that he "does not seem to want to sit still.  Perhaps he's not able to sit still."

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Bob Dylan's Best Songs, According to 'Rolling Stone'

Jeff Kravitz/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- “Like a Rolling Stone” has topped Rolling Stone’s list of the 70 best Bob Dylan songs. The latest issue of the magazine, which hit stands last Friday, asked a panel of experts to choose their favorite Dylan songs in honor of the singer's his 70th birthday, which is May 24. Bono describes “Like a Rolling Stone,” the six-minute opus from Highway 61 Revisited, as “a black eye of a pop song.” Other rockers who pick their favorite Dylan tunes include Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jackson Browne and Chris Martin of Coldplay.

According to the Rolling Stone survey, here are the top 10 songs by Bob Dylan:

  • “Like a Rolling Stone”
  • “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”
  • “Tangled Up in Blue”
  • “Just Like a Woman”
  • “All Along the Watchtower”
  • “I Shall Be Released”
  • “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)”
  • “Mr. Tambourine Man”
  • “Visions of Johanna”
  • “Every Grain of Sand”

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