Bob Dylan! Two nights at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater! Wednesday, October 11; and Thursday, October 12! Tickets ($59-$129) go on sale to the general public August 25 at 10 a.m.! (A presale begins August 24.) Get them HERE!

It’s telling that when it comes to Dylan—arguably the greatest singer-songwriter of all time—one needs to practically apologize for wanting to see him play live. Dylan, ever the confounding contrarian, does not put on casual fan-friendly shows, often reworking beloved classics to the point of absurdity and croaking his way through sets of obscure material. He has long shirked the “voice of a generation” tag and simply considers himself as a song-and-dance man. He’s 82. He sometimes has that weird little pencil mustache thing going on. He probably won’t play your favorite song, and even if he does, you probably won’t recognize it. Why would you want to see that live?

Eh, whatever. The last time we saw Dylan live (way back in 2015) he was pretty great! And hopefully he’ll be pretty great again when he plays these shows, which are part of his “Rough And Rowdy Ways” tour. (The album of the same name was released in 2020; it’s the one with the 17-minute song about JFK.)

Want more Milwaukee Record? Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and/or support us on Patreon.


Some questions (and answers) for last night’s Bob Dylan show at Riverside Theater