Bob Dylan has just announced a 27-city fall tour, which kicks off on October 11th in Irvine, California at UC Irvine at Bren Events Center and runs through November 20th in Providence, Rhode Island at Providence Performing Arts Center.

Rolling Stone reported: "Dylan's 'Never Ending Tour' turned 30 this year. He used to play around 100 shows a year -- peaking in 2004 with 113 gigs, but he's scaled it back in recent years. He played 84 shows last year and is on pace to play just 66 this year unless more shows are added. He often sticks to theaters and tiny arenas, but his most recent European tour wrapped up with two massive outdoor co-headlining shows with Neil Young."

A while back, Bob Dylan spoke candidly about who he is beyond the music: "I can't describe myself in one or two words, considering the fact that I've written over 300 and 400 songs that do describe me. I gotta let those people speak for me. If you wanna find out what I'm like, you usually have to ask other people. Usually you can find out better from someone who don't know me. I think it's wrong for a person to talk about themself (sic). People. . . a person's life speaks for itself. Y'know, if you've done good things, people will spread the news. And if you've done bad things, people will spread the news, too."

JUST ANNOUNCED: Bob Dylan North American tour dates (subject to change):

October 11 - Irvine, CA - UC Irvine at Bren Events Center
October 12 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
October 14 - Palo Alto, CA - Stanford University at Frost Amphitheatre
October 17 - Denver, CO - The Mission Ballroom
October 19 - Lincoln, NB - Pinnacle Bank Arena
October 20 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
October 22 - St. Louis, MO - Stifel Theatre
October 23 - Ames, IA - Iowa State University at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium
October 24 - Mankato, MN - Mankato Civic Center
October 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
October 27 - Bloomington, IN - Indiana University
October 29 - Normal, IL - Illinois State University at Braden Auditorium
October 30 - Chicago, IL - Credit Union 1 Arena at UIC
November 1 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
November 2 - Muncie, IN - Ball State University at Emens Auditorium
November 4 - Columbus, OH - Ohio State University – Mershon Auditorium
November 5 - East Lansing, MI - Michigan State University at Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
November 6 - Ann Arbor, MI - University of Michigan at Hill Auditorium
November 8 - Highland Heights, KY - Northern Kentucky University at BB&T Arena
November 9 - Akron, OH - University of Akron at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall
November 10 - Moon Township, PA - Robert Morris University at UPMC Events Center
November 12 - Baltimore, MD - University of Maryland Baltimore County at UMBC Event Center
November 13 - Petersburg, VA - Virginia State University at Multi-Purpose Center
November 15 - University Park, PA - Penn State University at Eisenhower Auditorium
November 17 - Ithaca, NY - Ithaca College at Athletics and Events Center
November 19 - Lowell, MA - University of Massachussetts at Tsongas Arena
November 20 - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center

AUDIO: BOB DYLAN ON TALKING ABOUT HIMSELF