Following months of rumors, Bob Dylan has formally announced his 35th studio album. According to the legendary musician’s website, Tempest was produced by Jack Frost, spans 10 tracks, and will be released by Columbia Records on September 11th. The release coincides with the 50th anniversary of Dylan’s eponymous debut album.
Though not confirmed in the press release, Dylan fan site Isis Magazine reports that the album was recorded members of Dylans touring band and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, who had been brought in primarily to play accordion and guitar but ended up adding Mexican instruments. Of the tracks included, one reportedly spans 14 minutes and is about the Titanic, while another clocks in at nine minutes.
Update: According to Rolling Stone, the album’s title track is the aforementioned 14-minute epic about the Titanic. Another track, “Roll On John”, is a tribute to John Lennon.
Check out the album’s confirmed tracklist below. Pre-orders are now ongoing through iTunes.
In support of the release, Dylan has already scheduled a number of concerts across the U.S., UK, and Europe, with even more soon to be announced. Check out his updated tour schedule below.
01. Duquesne Whistle
02. Soon After Midnight
03. Narrow Way
04. Long and Wasted Years
05. Pay In Blood
06. Scarlet Town
07. Early Roman Kings
08. Tin Angel
10. Roll On John
Bob Dylan 2012 Tour Dates:
07/18 Lyon, FR @ Les Nuits de FourviÃ¨re / Lyon
07/20 Bayonne, FR @ ArÃ¨nes de Bayonne
07/22 Carhaix, FR @ Festival Vieilles Charrues
08/10 Lloydminster, AB @ Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds
08/11 Lethbridge, AB @ Enmax Centre
08/12 Cranbrook, BC @ RecPlex
08/14 Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewery
08/15 Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
08/17 Rapid City, SD @ Barnett Arena
08/18 Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Arena
08/19 Fargo, ND @ Civic Auditorium
08/21 Rochester, MN @ Taylor Arena
08/22 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
08/24 Fort Wayne, IN @ Parkview Field
08/25 Indianapolis, IN @ White River State Park
08/28 Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
08/29 Johnstown, PA @ Cambria County War Memorial
08/30 – Salisbury, MD @ Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
09/01 Big Flats, NY @ Tags Summer Stage
09/02 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
09/06 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
09/07 – Holyoke, MA @ Mountain Park
09/08 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
09/09 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Pavilion