Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Lecture Looks Likely For April

Bob Dylan did not show up to accept his Nobel Prize in Stockholm over the weekend, though he did submit a written acceptance speech and Patti Smith to perform as his proxy. Those were both nice gestures, but neither constitutes the lecture Dylan is expected to deliver in order to collect the $870,000 prize money. He has the chance to fulfill that obligation this April, when he’ll play three concert dates in Sweden: in Stockholm on 4/1 and 4/2 and in Lund on 4/9. Nobel representative Sara Danius tells Reuters that she expects to arrange the lecture during that time period. Dylan must deliver the lecture within six months after 12/10/16, but it does not have to be in Stockholm.