Bob Dylan has announced details of new album ‘Fallen Angels’ plus tour dates.
Last year saw Dylan release his 36th studio album ‘Shadows In The Night’, which featured jazz and pop standards made famous by Frank Sinatra. Reports recently suggested that his next album would similarly be another album of cover ‘standards’.
Limited information has been revealed about ‘Fallen Angels’, but a press release along with Dylan’s new tour dates confirms its title. Classic Rock meanwhile reports that the record will be released on May 20.
NME has contacted Bob Dylan’s press representative who could neither confirm nor deny reports of its release date.
Bob Dylan will play a 27-date tour of North America through June and July. He will be supported by Mavis Staples during the stint. Dylan will also tour Japan during April.
Billboard recently reported that Dylan has been back recording at Hollywood’s Capitol Studios, where Sinatra himself recorded.
Engineer Al Schmitt confirmed that Dylan is working on the follow-up to ‘Shadows In The Night’, although he didn’t confirm whether the songs would again be Sinatra covers.
“It’s going along great,” Schmitt said. “[Dylan] sounds great. His mood in the studio is fabulous. We’re having a good time. We’re like two old shoes together now, we’re so comfortable with one another now.”
Schmitt added of Dylan: “He’s extraordinarily smart and he’s so aware of everything that’s going on, so he knows what’s happening at every moment.”
‘Shadows In The Night’ was Dylan’s first album since ‘Tempest’ in 2012.