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- Posted on Mar 15th 2011 10:30AM by Andrew Kerr
The announcement follows news that Dylan has been granted permission to play in China. As reported by Spinner last week, the decision to allow the 69-year-old to play in the communist country does however carry one caveat. Dylan must "stick to the program" agreed by Chinese Ministry of Culture officials.
The Vietnam date will see Dylan play the 8,000-capacity RMIT University stadium but with the cheapest tickets costing 900,000 dong (£26.60/$42.65), the equivalent to just over the monthly minimum wage, many will be priced out of seeing the show.
Despite the comparatively high cost involved, promoters Saigon Sound System see the concert as a chance for the younger generation to experience the "legend." General manager Rod Quinton explained (via Contactmusic), "We are bringing him here because Bob Dylan is a very important legend of music and we think it's important that Vietnamese people, particularly the younger generation, are exposed to his legacy and what he's done for music."