Bob Dylan Hits Arenas, Internet to Support New Album

With a new tour, music video and radio show, Dylan's getting around

Bob Dylan Credit: M. Caulfield/WireImage for NBC Universal Photo Department

Bob Dylan will kick off an arena tour in support of his new disc, Modern Times, on October 11th in Vancouver. With Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters (in unplugged mode) and the Raconteurs sharing opening duties, the tour runs through November 18th in Philadelphia. In advance of the outing, Dylan is increasing his visibility: In late August, he released a music video for "When the Deal Goes Down," starring Scarlett Johansson; debuted a commercial for Apple's iTunes music store; and started making his XM Satellite Radio show, Theme Time Radio Hour, available for free at

This story is from the September 21st, 2006 issue of Rolling Stone.