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Bob Dylan tries new ticket-selling model for San Francisco gig

on August 20, 2010, 12:25pm

Despite the fact that he’s a living legend, we were still impressed when Bob Dylan, at the tender age of 69 years old, decided to hit the road for a pretty packed west coast tour. Along with the release of Bootleg Series Vol. 9, you have to wonder just how much fight the old man has left in him. How about enough to fix the concert ticket industry? He could probably pound that out before breakfast.

According to Pollstar, Dylan plans on a very special sales procedure for the tickets to his August 25th show at San Francisco’s The Warfield. To do away with crazy surcharges and credit card fees and to avoid the threat of scalpers, the venue will only sell $60 general admission tickets the day of the show for cash only. Concertgoers can’t begin to line up until noon, doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show goes on 8 p.m., at which time everyone must enter. While having that much cash on hand could be an issue, along with the toll it’s bound to take on security, as one source told Pollstar, this is the event “people will be looking at” to see if the model can apply elsewhere.

The remainder of Dylan’s tour dates are below. As always, stay tuned for more news as it’s announced.

Bob Dylan 2010 Tour Dates:
08/21 – Monterey, CA @ Monterey Fairgrounds
08/22 – Lake Tahoe, NV @ Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
08/24 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
08/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
08/27 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
08/28 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
08/29 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield
08/31 – Missoula, MT @ Orgen Park @ Allegiance Field
09/01 – Post Falls, ID @ Greyhound Park
09/03 – Yakima, WA @ Yakima County Stadium
09/04 – Seattle, WA @ Memorial Stadium (Bumbershoot)

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