Rolling Stone have an interview with the band Dawes, who are supporting Dylan in April. The band reveals that they think their friend Charlie Sexton got them the gigs, however Sexton (according to a source near Dylan) wont be on tour this time with Dylan.
Now the band is preparing to head out on a spring U.S. college tour supporting Bob Dylan, which kicks off April 5th at the SUNY Buffalo Alumni Arena in Buffalo, New York. The band isn’t quite sure how they scored the gig, but (Taylor) Goldsmith guesses their friend, Dylan’s guitarist Charlie Sexton, recommended them. (A source close to Dylan’s band tells Rolling Stone that Sexton will not join Dylan on this tour; Duke Robillard will be handling guitar duties.) “We’ve crossed paths with so many heroes of ours – Jackson Browne, John Fogerty, Conor Oberst – but we never thought Bob Dylan would be in the cards,” says Goldsmith. “We might not even get to meet him, but that’s OK. I’m just honored to share the stage with him.”