Bob Dylan, 81, gets off his tour bus for sound check in LA

Bob Dylan, 81, gets off his tour bus for sound check in LA

EXCLUSIVE: Forever Young! Bob Dylan, 81, climbs off his tour bus for sound check in LA as he prepares to wrap up his 74-day Rough and Rowdy Ways North American tour

  • Bob Dylan was photographed in Los Angeles on Tuesday before the sound check for his performance at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood
  • The 81-year-old is playing three shows in LA as part of his Rough and Rowdy Ways US Tour – named after his 39th studio album, which was released in 2020
  • The Forever Young singer kicked off her 74-date tour last November and is expected to wrap up the North American leg in Denver on July 6th
  • Dylan, who is notorious for not being photographed, is set to tour the world through 2024

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been spotted in a rare sighting in Los Angeles as he prepares to wrap up the third and final leg of his North American tour.

The music icon was photographed getting off his tour bus ahead of the sound check for his Hollywood concert at the Pantages Theater on Tuesday.

Dylan is playing three shows in LA as part of his Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour – named after his 39th studio album, released in 2020 – in the United States.

He wore a graphic tee, black pants and black lace-up shoes, and finished off his look with a classic white fedora.

Dylan, who turned 81 last month, has remained active in his music career over the decades, most recently on a 74-date North American tour last November.

Legendary singer Bob Dylan was spotted in Los Angeles on Tuesday as he continues the second leg of his North American tour

The 81-year-old was photographed getting off his tour bus ahead of the sound check for his concert at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood Bob Dylan gets off his tour bus in Hollywood on Tuesday

The 81-year-old was photographed getting off his tour bus ahead of the sound check for his concert at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood

Dylan is playing three shows in LA as part of his Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour - named after his 39th studio album, released in 2020

Dylan is playing three shows in LA as part of his Rough and Rowdy Ways Tour – named after his 39th studio album, released in 2020

The tour is scheduled to conclude in Denver on July 6 but is set to continue worldwide through 2024.

Dylan is notorious for not being photographed and even has a strict no-photo policy at his concerts, where security has been known to pace the aisles looking for culprits trying to steal a picture of the music legend .

He is also rarely seen in public and apart from his appearances on stage, he has not been photographed since last May.

Despite his age, he continues to find himself in a late renaissance following the critically acclaimed 2020 release of his album Rough And Rowdy Ways.

The LP debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart, one of his best performances in years, and received his strongest reviews in two decades.

The album was his first collection of new songs since becoming the first singer-songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016, although he has released several cover albums in between.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Dylan sold his entire back catalog of recorded music along with “the rights to several future re-releases” to Sony Music Entertainment in January.

He wore a cream graphic tee, black pants which he paired with black lace-up shoes and completed his look with a white fedora

He wore a cream graphic tee, black pants which he paired with black lace-up shoes and completed his look with a white fedora

Dylan is notorious for not being photographed and even has a strict no-photography policy at his concerts

Dylan is notorious for not being photographed and even has a strict no-photography policy at his concerts

Dylan first came to public attention in the early 1960s with New York's Greenwich Village folk scene and is now considered one of the greatest songwriters of all time

Dylan first came to public attention in the early 1960s with New York’s Greenwich Village folk scene and is now considered one of the greatest songwriters of all time

Sony has not disclosed the financial terms of the deal, which is rumored to be worth over $200 million, according to industry reports.

The move comes a month after the singer previously sold his songwriting rights — separate from the recording rights, which govern duplication and distribution — to Universal, in a deal estimated at more than $300 million in 2020.

The collection spans six decades and includes 600 copyrighted songs, including “Blowin’ In The Wind”, “The Times They Are A-Changin”, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and “Tangled Up In Blue”.

His songs have been recorded more than 6,000 times by various artists from dozens of countries, cultures and musical genres, including the Jimi Hendrix version of “All Along The Watchtower”.

Dylan first came to public attention in the early 1960s with New York’s Greenwich Village folk scene.

When he brought an electric guitar to the stage in 1965, he divided the music community in what was considered a radical departure for an artist.

Dylan then went on to produce three back-to-back albums in just over a year that changed the course of rock ‘n’ roll that decade, beginning with Bringing It All Back Home.