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Van Morrison To Perform Full "Astral Weeks" at Hollywood Bowl

October 2, 2008 10:52 AM ET

Van Morrison will perform the entirety of his 1967 masterpiece Astral Weeks during a run of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl this November. Morrison will perform at the famed Los Angeles venue November 7, 8 and 9. Many of the musicians who performed on the original album will perform at the concert as well. Tickets go on sale on October 5th. The whole event will be filmed for an upcoming live disc, appropriately titled Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl.

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