Bob Dylan, Wilco & My Morning Jacket join forces

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Bob Dylan will join forces with Wilco and My Morning Jacket for a very special summer outing called the “AmericanaramA Festival of Music”. The touring festival, which will also feature Ryan Bingham, will stop in Massachusetts for a night at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Saturday, July 20. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $30 to $90, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation.

Dylan, who performed at several New England area colleges earlier this month, continues to tour in support of his latest album, Tempest. Released in September, the singer-songwriter’s 35th studio album follows 2009’s Together Through Life debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200. It reached the top ten in fifteen different countries. Tempest, which features ten brand new songs, was produced by Dylan under his pseudonym Jack Frost and recorded with his touring band in Jackson Browne’s Los Angeles studio. It features lead single “Duquesne Whistle”.

Wilco are reportedly working on their ninth studio album and follow-up to 2011’s The Whole Love. Recorded at the band’s Chicago recording studio The Loft, the album was produced by frontman Jeff Tweedy with multi-instrumentalist Patrick Sansone and Berklee College of Music alumnus Tom Schick. It was nominated for “Best Rock Album” at the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012. The Chicago-based rockers will also host the third edition of their curated festival “Solid Sound” at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams on June 21 to 23.

My Morning Jacket continue to tour in support of their latest album, Circuital. Released in May 2011, the band’s sixth studio effort debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200. The Grammy-nominated album was co-produced by frontman Jim James and Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, R.E.M.). The band is expected to begin working on their next new studio album later this year. In February, James released his debut solo album, Regions Of Light And Sound Of God.

Bingham is in on the road to promote Tomorrowland. Released in September, the singer-songwriters fourths studio effort as recorded in Malibu, California with producer Justin Stanley. It features lead single “Heart of Rhythm”.

The “AmericanaramA Festival of Music” tour will also stop in Connecticut for a night in Bridgeport on Friday, July 19. The concert will take place at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, the home of the minor-league Bridgeport Bluefish. Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through the venue’s box office and website for $68. All tickets will be general admission.

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