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Bob Dylan Finally Accepts Nobel Prize; See Him In Syracuse In June

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Bob Dylan finally accepted his Nobel Prize for Literature in a private ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden prior to his concert in the city this weekend, according to The Guardian. Sara Danius, the academy’s permanent secretary, posted in a blog, that 12 academy members were present and that “Spirits were high. Champagne was had. Quite a bit of time was spent looking closely at the gold medal, in particular the beautifully crafted back, an image of a young man sitting under a laurel tree who listens to the Muse. Taken from Virgil’s Aeneid, the inscription reads: ‘Inventas vitam iuvat excoluisse per artes,’ loosely translated as ‘And they who bettered life on earth by their newly found mastery.'”

Dylan raised eyebrows back in December, when he did not attend the ceremony to officially accept the award. As is the custom, the winner is given $900,000 prize money, but if Dylan does not deliver his Nobel lecture, he will have to forfeit the money. Dylan is expected to deliver a taped version of the lecture some time soon.

Bob Dylan performs tomorrow night (April 4th) in Oslo, Norway.

Bob Dylan North American tour dates (subject to change):
June 13, 14, 15 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
June 17 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival Dover International Speedway
June 18 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
June 21 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center
June 24 – Kingston, NY – Hutton Brickyards
June 25 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
June 27 – Kingston, ON – Rogers K-Rock Centre
June 29 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
June 30 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
July 2 – Barrie, ON – Barrie Molson Centre
July 4 – Oshawa, ON – Tribute Communities Centre
July 5 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
July 6 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
July 12 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
July 14 – Saskatoon, SK – SaskTel Centre
July 15 – Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place
July 17 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
July 18 – Medicine Hat, AB – Canalta Centre
July 19 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
July 21 – Dawson Creek, BC – Encana Events Centre
July 22 – Prince George, BC – CN Centre
July 24 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
July 25 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
July 27 – Victoria, BC – Save On Foods Memorial Centre

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