Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will be performing at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre along with Mark Knopfler on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Dylan rose to prominence in the 60s with songs that underscored the decade’s social unrest including “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” “It Ain’t Me Babe,” “Like a Rolling Stone” and “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Later years some his score hits with “Just Like A Woman,” “All Along The Watchtower” (recorded by Jimi Hendrix), “If Not For You,” “Gotta Serve Somebody” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.” In 2000, Dylan won an Oscar for “Things Have Changed,” which he wrote for the film, Wonder Boys. His music has crossed folk, blues, country and rock genres.
In the 1980s, Dylan collaborated with George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty in the supergroup, The Traveling Wilburys.
In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.
Mark Knopfler, singer, songwriter and respected fingerstyle guitarist, c0-formed the group, Dire Straits, whose hits include “Money for Nothing,” “Sultans of Swing” and “Calling Elvis.” Knopfler later went on to have a successful solo career, has been featured on many other artists’ albums and has won four Grammy Awards.
Tickets for Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler at Air Canada Centre are $56, $81.50, $86, $106 and $141 and go on sale to the general public on Sat., Sept. 15, 2012 at 10 a.m.