The city of Hoboken stands to make quite the pool of gold coins from the July 26th Bob Dylan show on Pier A. Roughly 15,000 tickets go on-sale this Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 10:00am for an astounding $75.00 each, which is a 36% increase from last year’s Mumford & Sons show. It is surprising that although the price has gone up significantly, the booking costs for this year’s show are significantly less. According to Clear Channel, Mumford & Sons cost roughly $150,000 to book while various sources report that Bob Dylan costs about 33% less, coming it at around $100,000. Even more surprising is that similar general admission tickets for additional locations of Bob Dylan’s Americarama tour are selling for $25-36 on Ticketmaster.com, half of what Hoboken will be charging. While we’re sure there is much to be improved from last year’s inaugural Pier A show, asking for a 33% price increase is an insult to the community that showed it’s support for a promising future of summer concerts. Not to rag on Hoboken or Bob Dylan too much, we love Hoboken, think Bob is a legend and the show is going to be historical, but $75.00 is a lot of money more »
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It’s on! As a follow up to last year’s highly successful Mumford & Sons concert at Pier A, Hoboken is planning on bringing back waterfront concerts in the summer of 2013. They didn’t listen to any suggestions from our list of 25 Bands We Want To See Perform At Hoboken’s Pier A In Summer 2013 but Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bob Dylan along with Wilco and My Morning Jacket are very solid selections.
50 years ago Robert Allen Zimmerman released his debut album titled Bob Dylan. The album was recorded in six hours for $402 and didn’t chart in the United States but 20-year-old Dylan rolled on and would become one of the most recognizable figured of the 1960′s. Dylan’s career accolades, including 11 Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, are simply too long to list – not bad for a kid of humble beginnings from Minnesota. We have compiled the rarest and most iconic Bob Dylan photos in history ranging from his time as a kid learning the harmonic to times spent with the Rolling Stones to the quieter moments in the studio. Required Reading: Rolling Stone magazine’s incredible article about Bob Dylan’s debut album.