Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends Bob Dylan and The Who Head to San Diego

Bob Dylan

Though Bruce Springsteen has once again decided to bypass San Diego on his Wrecking Ball world tour, Bob Dylan and The Who have set dates for the area.

First up is Dylan, who comes to town sporting a new album Tempest (his 35th) and a front line supporting act in Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. Dylan has booked the Valley View Casino Center October 24th. Now 71, Uncle Bob last played San Diego in 2008 at the Pechanga Theater. This time he is upping the ante playing a venue with roughly 10,000 more seats.  With Knopfler as the opener, the chance of selling out the venue is possible, though a stretch, considering Dylan has been playing smaller venues in the area for years.

Dylan’s new album Tempest will be released September 11th – 50 years from the release of his first album.

The Who

Though the tickets are already on sale, you have to wait until February 5, 2013 to see the return of The Who to San Diego. The last time The Who came to town it was 2007 and they played the same arena. This time, it’s in celebration of the 1973 rock opera double album Quadrophenia, which The Who will play along with an encore of hits.  Roger Daltrey, 69, and Pete Townshend, 68, are unwilling to say this is the last tour for them, refusing the “farewell tour” chatter. Both San Diego shows will bring rock royalty to town for the first time in years and could quite possibly be the last chance to see them perform in the area.

There are no comments yet. Be the first and leave a response!

Leave a Reply

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Google PlusVisit Us On PinterestCheck Our Feed