Cat Power has announced a special performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, where she will recreate Bob Dylan’s iconic May 17, 1966 show at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in full. The concert took place as part of the world tour that saw him transitioning to playing electric, and bootlegs of the performance mistakenly labeled it as having taken place at Royal Albert Hall a few days later. When it was officially released as a double album in 1998, it was even called The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert.
Chan Marshall will play the first half of the set acoustic and the second electric, as Dylan did. “When I finally got the opportunity to play The RAH, it was a no brainer,” she said in a statement. “I just wanted to sing Dylan songs. And as much as any, this collection of his songs, to me, belong there.” Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 15.
Cat Power released her most recent album, Covers, earlier this year.
This autumn, @CATPOWER will perform a set recreating @bobdylan's legendary 1966 show at the Hall.
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Priority booking for Friends & Patrons opens at 10am on 14 July and tickets go on general sale at 10am on 15 July.
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