Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary singer/songwriter and his band will play 12 dates in the Northwest and California before hooking up with the Dead

Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary singer/songwriter and his band will play 12 dates in the Northwest and California before hooking up with the Dead for a previously announced slate of shows.

Save for a July 22 show in Nampa, Idaho, which will feature the String Cheese Incident, opening bands for the early half of the tour have not been announced. Among the co-headlining dates with the Dead is an Aug. 10 stop at the inaugural Bonnaroo NE festival in Calverton, N.Y.

In other news, Dylan's soundtrack to the film "Masked and Anonymous" will be released July 22 via Columbia. As previously reported, Dylan stars in the film, which had its premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival. "Masked" is scheduled to open July 25 in limited release in U.S. theaters.

On Aug. 19, Columbia/Legacy will release 15 classic Dylan albums in the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) format. Six of those albums -- 1966's "Blonde on Blonde" (the only title previously released in the standard SACD format), 1964's "Another Side of Bob Dylan," 1965's "Bringing It All Back Home," 1975's "Blood on the Tracks," 1979's "Slow Train Coming," and 2001's "Love and Theft" -- will also feature 5.1 multi-channel surround sound mixes.

All of the discs will also feature restored artwork based on original album packaging. The rest of the SACD releases are 1963's "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," 1965's "Highway 61 Revisited," 1967's "John Wesley Harding," 1969's "Nashville Skyline," 1974's "Planet Waves," 1976's "Desire," 1978's "Street Legal," 1979's "Slow Train Coming," 1983's "Infidels," and 1989's "Oh Mercy."

Here are Dylan's summer tour dates:

July 12: Winter Park, Colo. (Winter Park Resort)
July 13: Casper, Wyo. (Casper Events Center)
July 15: Jackson, Wyo. (Snow King Resort)
July 16: Big Sky, Mon. (Big Sky Resort)
July 17: West Valley City, Utah. (USANA Amphitheatre)
July 19: Stateline, Nev. (Harvey's Lake Tahoe Outdoor Amphitheatre)
July 21: Sun Valley, Idaho (Sun Valley Amphitheatre)
July 22: Nampa, Idaho (Idaho Center Amphitheatre)
July 23: Bend, Ore. (Les Schwab Amphitheater)
July 25: Kelseyville, Calif. (Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa)
July 26: Paso Robles, Calif. (California Mid-State Fair)
July 27: Costa Mesa, Calif. (Pacific Amphitheatre)
July 29: Sunrise, Fla. (Office Depot Center)
July 30: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
July 31: Atlanta (HiFi Buys Amphitheatre)
Aug. 2: Joliet, Ill. (Route 66 Raceway)
Aug. 3: Somerset, Wis. (Float Rite Park Amphitheatre)
Aug. 5: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
Aug. 6: Columbus, Ohio (Germain Amphitheater)
Aug. 8: Darien Center, N.Y. (Darien Lake Six Flags Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 10: Calverton, N.Y. (Calverton Enterprise Park)
Aug. 21: Gilford, N.H. (Meadowbrook Farm Musical Arts Center)
Aug. 22: Syracuse, N.Y. (New York State Fair)

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