Bob Dylan has scrapped all of his U.S. shows scheduled for June and July. Dylan, along with support act Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, were set to launch the 24-date trek on June 4th in Bend, Oregon at Les Schwab Amphitheatre, with the tour running through July 12th for a final gig at Bethel Woods, New York's Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Dylan's team sent an email to his mailing list, which reads:

To all our fans -- In the interest of public health and safety and after many attempts to try and reschedule these shows for a workable time frame this year, it is with deep regret that we announce the U.S. Bob Dylan shows originally scheduled for June/July are cancelled. We hope to be back out on the road at the earliest possible time once we are confident that it is safe for both fans and concert staff. Please contact your point of purchase for all information on refunds.

Music journalist Austin Scaggs believes that Bob Dylan's fans are still fascinated and confused by him; whether it's the details of his private life, or why he gave up playing guitar onstage for years: "Y'know, why is he doing this, why is he playing the piano? There's a lot of stuff in his, if you want to call it an autobiography, or memoir or whatever, there's a lot of stuff in there about this mathematical approach to performing and this mathematical approach to songwriting, and using his primary instrument as something for him to feed off of vocally, to use to find a new melody."

CANCELLED: Bob Dylan U.S. tour dates:

June 4 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheatre
June 6 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
June 7 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
June 9 - Eugene, OR - Matthew Knight Arena
June 12 - Stateline, NV - Harveys Outdoor Amphitheatre
June 13, 14 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
June 17 - San Diego, CA - Pechanga Arena
June 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
June 20 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
June 21 - Glendale, AZ - Gila River Arena
June 23 - Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Arena
June 24 - Amarillo, TX - Amarillo Civic Center
June 26 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion & Toyota Music Factory
June 27 - Little Rock, AR - Simmons Bank Arena
June 28 - Southaven, MS - Brandon Amphitheatre
July 2 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
July 3 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
July 5 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 7 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena
July 8 - Forest Hills, NY - Forest Hills Stadium
July 9 - Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC
July 11 - Essex Junction, VT - Champlain Valley Exposition
July 12 - Bethel Woods, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

AUDIO: AUSTIN SCAGGS ON ON BOB DYLAN'S RECENT PERFORMANCES