Western swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown will open for Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan at a series of concerts in minor league ballparks across America this summer. The tour begins in Cooperstown, NY (location of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum) on Aug. 6. Other show locations include Altoona, PA; Aberdeen, MD; Charleston, SC; South Bend, IN; Peoria, IL; Des Moines, IA; and Wichita, KS. The 22-date tour concludes on Sept. 4 in Kansas City, KS. A complete list of dates is available at BobDylan.com. Nelson is currently recovering from surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.
For those living in the UK, I can’t promise Dylan or Willie, but Hot Club of Cowtown (a group I saw in concert recently and really enjoyed) will play both the Glastonbury Festivals (which are sold out) in Somerset and Spydafest in Portland, Dorset this week.