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Bob Dylan to play Vietnam concert

Bob Dylan, who became famous for his anti-war songs during the Vietnam War, is set to perform in the Communist country for the first time.

Promoters said the US singer will play at an 8,000-capacity university stadium in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City next month.

Organisers are expecting the concert on April 10 to sell out to a mixed crowd of Vietnamese and foreigners of all ages.

General admission tickets are priced at 900,000 dong (£26.60), slightly higher than Vietnam's monthly minimum wage, while VIP tickets are 2.5 million dong (£73.90).

Earlier this month Dylan was cleared to perform in Beijing amid worries that the Chinese government would block his planned shows given the folk singer's anti-establishment reputation.

China's Ministry of Culture said in a notice posted on its website that Dylan would be allowed to perform in Beijing between March 30 and April 12.

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