Dylan, Mellencamp, and Nelson team up for tour

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With all the talk of what just happened and what is still to come for music fans at Fenway Park, we almost forgot to report on another major tour that will have a baseball theme. Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, and Willie Nelson have revealed plans for a special summer outing that will take place at minor league baseball parks across the country. Here in Red Sox Nation, that means a stop at McCoy Stadium, home of the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on Tuesday, July 21.

Tickets are $77.50 and now on sale though the Pawtucket Red Sox box office and at pawsox.com. Children under the age of 14 will be admitted for free with each adult ticket holder. All tickets are general admission, allowing fans to grab a seat in the stands or find a place to watch from the field. Showtime is 5:30pm and gates open at 5:00.

Dylan, who toured ballparks for the past few summers, is on the road in support of his latest release, Together Through Life. The album, his 33rd studio effort, follows 2006’s Modern Times. It was released in April and debuted at #1 in multiple countries, including the United States. On the album, Dylan is backed by his regular touring band, as well as Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

Mellencamp is backing his 2008 release, Life, Death, Love and Freedom, a folk-rock album produced by T-Bone Burnett. Nelson, who recently opened for the Dave Matthews Band at Fenway Park, released Naked Willie in March. The album include remixes of recordings from 1966-1970.

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