Photo courtesy of SMG Richmond
If you’re Bob Dylan, at this stage in your career, you can do what you want. You can ignore the guitar and prowl the stage like an angry cowboy (like he did in Richmond two years ago). You can cut a music video with Scarlett Johansson, record an inexplicable Christmas album and make a score-settling speech at the Feb. 6 MusiCares tribute concert that gets everyone in an uproar, especially Merle Haggard. You can release a critically acclaimed box set of legendary recording sessions (The Basement Tapes) and basically ignore it while cutting a moody album of oft-recorded Frank Sinatra-style standards (Shadows in the Night) — probably the best Dylan album in 15 years. One of those songs asks, “Why Try and Change Me Now?” Indeed. Dylan returns to the Altria Theater on April 12. 8 p.m. $44 to $77. (800) 514-3849 or altriatheater.com.