Music legend Bob Dylan will receive his Nobel Prize diploma and medal in Stockholm in the next few days where is he due to give a concert this weekend. ‘The Academy will then hand over Dylan’s Nobel diploma and the Nobel medal, and congratulate him on the Nobel Prize in Literature.’
Bob Dylan did not respond favorably to seeing audience members using their phones at Tuesday night’s show in Vienna, Austria.
Shortly after, Dylan – who rarely engages in stage banter during his shows – stopped playing mid-song.
“Take pictures or don’t take pictures, we can either play or we can pose, OK?” he told the crowd, as seen in a video posted by NME.
He then stood still for several seconds, seemingly mock-posing for the crowd, before finishing the song and playing a shorter rendition of the next song, “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry.” After that, he left the stage for the night, with Rolling Stone reporting that his band played an instrumental version of the song that he normally closes his shows with, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues.”
In non-touring news, Dylan recently announced the opening of a new whiskey distillery in Nashville in fall 2020. Named the Heaven’s Door Distillery and Center for the Arts, the opening will correspond with the 50th anniversary of his “Nashville Skyline” album, with a space featuring the distillery, a whiskey library, a restaurant and a 360-seat live performance venue.
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