Bob Dylan To Release "Surprise" Album

Bob Dylan To Release "Surprise" Album
Bob Dylan is set to release a "surprise album" this spring, marking the folk legend's first proper full-length since 2006's Modern Times. At this point, details are scarce for the record, which is still without a title, tracklisting or firm release date. However, according to Rolling Stone, the Dylan effort will contain ten songs and be out sometime in late April.

The magazine goes on to report that Dylan produced the record himself under his usual pseudonym (Jack Frost) and that it has "a seductive border-cafe feel." Apparently, Dylan began recording the album after being approached by filmmaker Olivier Dahan, who asked the songwriter to contribute a song to his upcoming film, My Own Love Song, which stars Renée Zellweger. This apparently sparked some serious inspiration in Dylan and after he lent the new track "Life Is Hard" to the film, he just kept on recording.

Some of the songs that may be included on the new Dylan album include: "I Feel a Change Coming On," "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'," "If You Ever Go to Houston," "This Dream of You," "My Wife's Home Town" and "It's All Good."

In addition to the record, Dylan has quite the large European tour coming up. Here are the dates:

3/23 Stockholm, Sweden - Globe Arena
3/25 Oslo, Norway - Spektrum
3/27 Jönköping, Sweden - Kinnarps Arena
3/28 Malmö, Sweden -Malmö Arena
3/29 Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum
3/31 Hanover, Germany - AWD Arena
4/1 Berlin, Germany - Max-Schmeling-Halle
4/2 Erfurt, Germany - Messehalle
4/4 Munich, Germany - Zenith
4/5 Saarbrücken, Germany - Saarlandhalle
4/7 Paris, France - Palais des Congres
4/8 Paris, France - Palais des Congres
4/10 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
4/12 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall
4/14 Basel, Switzerland - St. Jakobshalle
4/15 Milan, Italy - MediolanumForum
4/17 Rome, Italy - PalaLottomatica
4/18 Florence, Italy - MandelaForum
4/20 Geneva, Switzerland - Geneva Arena
4/21 Strasbourg, France - Zenith
4/22 Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
4/24 Sheffield, England - Sheffield Arena
4/25 London, England - O2 Arena
4/28 Cardiff, Wales - CIA
4/29 Birmingham, England - NIA
5/1 Liverpool, England - Echo Arena
5/2 Glasgow, Scotland - SECC
5/3 Edinburgh, Scotland - Edinburgh Playhouse
5/5 Dublin, Ireland - O2 Arena
5/6 Dublin, Ireland - O2 Arena