Bob Dylan Gets First Gig in Vietnam

Legend expected to sell out 8,000-seat venue
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 15, 2011 6:07 AM CDT
In this file photo taken Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, Bob Dylan performs at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(Newser) – Decades after making his name with Vietnam-era antiwar songs, Bob Dylan is set to perform in Vietnam for the first time, the AP reports. He’ll play in an 8,000-seat university stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, and planners expect the show to sell out. “Bob Dylan is a very important legend of music and we think it's important that Vietnamese people, particularly the younger generation, are exposed to his legacy,” says a promoter. (Dylan also recently snagged his first China gigs.)

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