Dylan, Black Flag, Allman Brothers coming to region this summer
Three major summer shows were announced in the Capital Region this week, with folk rock legend Bob Dylan leading the pack.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter, who first came to prominence in the folk revival of the ’60s and is known for his poetic lyrics, uncompromising performances and distinctive style, as well as legendary albums such as 1965’s “Highway 61 Revisited,” is hitting the road this summer with Wilco and My Morning Jacket. The tour, entitled AmericanaramA Festival of Music, heads to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Sunday, July 21. Ryan Bingham will open this show.
Dylan released his 35th studio album, “Tempest,” in September of last year.
Pre-sale tickets go on sale Tuesday, at 10 a.m., with regular tickets on sale Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. An official announcement from LiveNation with ticket prices has not yet been made. Visit www.bobdylan.com for more information.
On a much louder note, seminal Los Angeles hardcore punk band Black Flag, which reformed this year after nearly three decades away, will perform at Bogie’s Wednesday, June 12, at 7 p.m.
Led by guitarist/main songwriter Greg Ginn, Black Flag was originally together from 1976 to 1986, and along with fellow West Coast bands The Germs, Dead Kennedys and The Minutemen, set the tone and style for American hardcore punk and independent music, as well as helping to pioneer the “do-it-yourself” attitude that continues in underground music to this day.
The reformed version of the band features Ginn and vocalist Ron Reyes, who was in the band for a brief period in 1979 and 1980 and featured on the band’s second record, the “Jealous Again” EP. Black Flag is also set to release a new album this year, its first since 1985’s “In My Head.”
Ginn’s other band, Good For You, featuring professional skateboarder Mike Vallely on vocals, will open the show.
Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance from Fuzz Records, Bogie’s or www.ticketrink.com.
Back at SPAC, Southern rock institution the Allman Brothers Band will once again perform Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m., with Steve Winwood opening.
The Allman Brothers Band, led by vocalist/organist Gregg Allman, first formed in 1969. The band has gone through multiple incarnations, break-ups and reformations over the years — its current stint has been ongoing since 1989. Last year, the band won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tickets are $65, $55, $45, $35 or $29.50 for lawn seats, and go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. at www.livenation.com, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 or at select Walmart locations.