Bob Dylan, Weezer, Charlie Wilson and John Oliver are among the first entertainers to perform at The Met Philadelphia, also known as the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia, when the venue re-opens in December. The venue was built in 1906, and started out as an opera house but became a church from 1954 until 2013, when it closed for a $45 million renovation. The Met has gone back to being a venue for live entertainment, with Dylan scheduled as the first performer at the re-opened venue on Dec. 3. The December 2018 lineup also includes Weezer on Dec. 12, rock band Ween on Dec. 14, violinist Lindsey Stirling on Dec. 18, R&B singer Wilson on Dec. 22, rapper PNB Rock on Dec. 28, rock act Kurt Vile and the Violators on Dec. 29 and comedian/"Last Week Tonight" host Oliver on Dec. 30-31.
The venue also has acts booked for 2019, including Greensky Bluegrass on Jan. 11, the comedy group Impractical Jokers on Jan. 19, comedian Jim Gaffigan on Feb. 9, Vaudeville-styled act Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox on Feb. 24, rock singer/songwriter James Bay on March 9, folk/rock singer Amos Lee on April 6 comedian Brian Regan on April 27, and "World of Dance" judge/dancer Derek Hough on June 14.
Dylan's fall 2018 U.S. tour begins Oct. 4 in Phoenix, and continues for several dates through the Dec. 3 show in Philadelphia. Click here for tickets to his shows in Florida and New Mexico, and here for select dates in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.