Very few people know about Bob DylanUpcoming streaming Shadow Kingdom concert – premiering July 18 on Veeps – but a 30-second clip that has been shared on Dylan’s social media channels shines some light on it. It’s a small segment of his 1971 tune “Watching the River Flow,” which Dylan hasn’t streamed since 2014.
The black and white video shows Dylan performing the song in front of a well-dressed crowd at an undisclosed location. He appeared on stage with at least some members of his regular touring band, but they were wearing masks and it was impossible to tell from just this short clip.
From “Bob Dylan’s Original Songs” comes early, suggesting this particular will focus on older material, although his most recent album, Rough Way and Rowdy, which came out in June 2020, and he has yet to play any of those songs in the live scene. A press release announcing the show last month said that Dylan will play “rehearsals of songs from his popular and widely known group of works created especially for the event.”
Tickets for the Dark Kingdom are on sale now via Veeps for $25. Ticket buyers will have 48 hours to watch the show.
Veeps is a relatively new player in the world of concert streaming; it was founded by Joel Madden and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte. They also booked live events featuring Zombies, Freddie Gibbs, Chase Atlantic, and Beartooth.
Dylan hasn’t been on a show since he wrapped up the most recent leg of the Never-ending Tour in Washington, DC’s the Anthem on December 8, 2019. He’s been on a tour. extensive book shows for 2020, including a North American summer run with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, but shows were canceled due to the pandemic. He has yet to announce any tour dates as live music is back, leaving Shadow Kingdom as the closest thing fans can get to experiencing a Dylan concert.