A variety of events have been planned in celebration of the arrival of Bob Dylan‘s 35th studio effort, Tempest, which is scheduled for a September 11 release.
First up, a video for Tempest‘s lead track, “Duquesne Whistle,” will premiere Wednesday at 4 a.m. ET at U.K. newspaper The Guardian‘s official website. Dylan will be featured in the clip, which was directed by Nash Edgerton, who also was behind the camera for the folk-rock great’s “Beyond Here Lies Nothing” video from 2009.
Then on Friday, August 31, Dylan fans will be able to listen to several tunes from Tempest that will be streamed to their mobile devices at specially designated areas around the world. A newly-launched website, ListentoDylan.com, will feature a map that will reveal the locations, and also will allow visitors to download a free app enabling them to access the tunes.
Lastly, on Monday, September 10, special pop-up stores will open in New York City and Los Angeles at which fans can purchase copies of Tempest the day before the album’s official release. A limited number of autographed copies of Tempest will be available at the kiosks, which also will sell other Dylan music and related merchandise.
The Tempest stores will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 10, and then will remain open for the next six days from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Similar pop-up stores also will open around the same time in London and Berlin.
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