Bob Dylan concerts in Japan cancelled as coronavirus spreads

The American singer-songwriter singer was due to perform 15 concerts in Tokyo and Osaka in April.

FILE: This file photo shows Bob Dylan onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on 6 February 2015. Picture: AFP.

TOKYO - Bob Dylan’s upcoming concerts in Japan have been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak, the tour organiser said on Friday.

The American singer-songwriter singer was due to perform 15 concerts in Tokyo and Osaka in April.

“We are so sorry to cancel the shows, but in the interest of public health and safety, we are left with no alternative,” Udo Artists said on its website.