American songwriter Bob Dylan and his band will make a stop during their summer 2011 tour at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 8 p.m.
As one of the most influential artists in music history and with a career spanning more than four decades, Bob Dylan has made his mark as one of the most identifiable voices and one of the top songwriters of all time.
Dylan signed with Columbia in 1961 and began releasing albums influenced by multiple genres of music. In the ’60s Dylan’s popularity soared, bringing pop songwriting to a level that was conscious, smart and introspective, growing throughout the years to hit not only a folk crowd, but rock, pop and R&B fans as well. 1965 is noted as the breaking point in which Dylan rallied the pop audience with the release of “Like a Rolling Stone,” which became a #2 hit.
Following some albums that were hits and misses with critics and fans, Dylan released New Morning in 1970 – critics called it a “comeback” album. In 1974, Dylan released Planet Waves which was his first #1 album. Several releases followed in the late ’70s and early ’80s with religious influences including 1983’s Infidels, which received favorable reviews.
Throughout the late ’80s and the ’90s Dylan continued to release new material and tour with the likes of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and the Grateful Dead; splitting his time between touring, painting and studio projects. In 1992, Dylan focused on his folk background and released Good as I Been to You. In 1997, Time Out of Mind was released and featured his first collection of original material in seven years. The album debuted in the Top Ten, reached platinum status and received three Grammy awards, including Album of the Year. Modern Times was released in 2006 – another platinum album for Dylan. In 2009, Together Through Life was released and later that year, Christmas in the Heart, a holiday album was released in which proceeds from sales were donated to various charitable organizations.
This event is produced by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and show time is 8 p.m. The Pearl Box Office is open Sunday from noon – 7:00 p.m., Monday from noon – 10:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday from noon – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon – 10 p.m. The Pearl is sponsored by Citi; for more information on upcoming concerts, please call 702-942-6888. The Pearl is now on Twitter; please follow @PearlatPalms for concert announcements and event information.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PEARL:
- June 16 – Bruno Mars & Janelle Monáe; $35 & $55
- June 22 – NHL Awards; $304
- June 23 – Deep Purple; $50, $75 & $100
- July 1 – Mike Epps; $50, $75 & $85
- July 3 – The Anti-Social Network featuring Dave Attell, Jim Breuer, Bill Burr & Jim Norton; $65, $75 & $85
- July 16 – Bob Dylan; $100, $125, $150 & $200
- July 23 – INXS; $35, $50 & $65
- July 24 – Tony Bennett with special guest Antonia Bennett; $66, $101 & $126 (All tickets include a $1 donation for Mr. Bennett’s charity, Exploring the Arts, Inc.)
About the Pearl
The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, the Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, the Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.