Bob Dylan Announces Extensive Fall Arena Tour with Mark Knopfler

First time headlining arenas since 2006

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July 18, 2012 4:40 PM ET

Bob Dylan has announced a North American arena tour with special guest (and former Dire Straits frontman) Mark Knopfler. The trek kicks off on October 5th in Winnipeg, Manitoba and runs through November 21st in Brooklyn, New York.

The pair – who worked together on 1979's Slow Train Coming and 1983's Infidels – toured Europe together last year. Knopfler frequently sat in with Dylan's band during those dates, and on the last show they sang a duet on "Forever Young."

The tour is in support of Dylan's new album Tempest, which hits stores on September 11th. Dylan is currently on tour in Europe, and he heads to North America for a month of dates (sans Knopfler) on August 10th.

This is Dylan's first time headlining arenas in America since 2006. He's toured every year since then, but those shows largely focused on smaller venues.

Here are Dylan's North American tour dates:

8/14 Missoula, MT - Big Sky Brewery
8/15 Billings, MT - Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
8/17 Rapid City, SD - Barnett Arena
8/18 Sioux Falls, SD - Sioux Falls Arena
8/19 Fargo, ND - Civic Auditorium
8/21 Rochester, MN - Taylor Arena
8/22 Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
8/24 Fort Wayne, IN - Parkview Field
8/25 Indianapolis, IN - White River State Park
8/26 Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavillion at Riverbend
8/28 Youngstown, OH - Covelli Centre
8/29 Johnstown, PA - Cambria County War Memorial
8/30 Salisbury, MD - Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
9/1 Big Flats, NY - Tag’s Summer Stage
9/2 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
9/6 Lewiston, NY - Artpark
9/7 Holyoke, MA - Mountain Park
9/8 Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
9/9 Hershey, PA - Hershey Park Pavilion
10/5 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
10/6 Regina, SK - Brandt Centre
10/8 Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
10/9 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
10/10 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
10/12 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
10/13 Seattle, WA - Key Arena
10/15 Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
10/17 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/18 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/19 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
10/20 Sacramento, CA - Power Balance Pavilion
10/22 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara County Bowl
10/24 San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
10/26 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
10/29 Broomfield, CO - 1STBANK Center
10/30 Broomfield, CO - 1STBANK Center
11/1 Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre
11/2 Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
11/3 Omaha, NE - Century/Link Center
11/5 Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center
11/7 St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
11/8 Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Bradley Center
11/9 Chicago, IL - United Center
11/12 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
11/13 Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
11/14 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
11/16 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
11/18 Boston, MA - TD Garden
11/19 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
11/20 Washington, DC - Verizon Center
11/21 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center

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