Bob Dylan 2001 Never Ending Tour
Bob Dylan: vocal, electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica
Larry Campbell: electric and acoustic guitar, back-up vocal, fiddle, pedal steel and lap steel guitar, electric & acoustic slide guitar, dobro, bouzouki, mandolin
Charlie Sexton: electric and acoustic guitar, back-up vocal
Tony Garnier: double bass and bass guitar
David Kemper: drums & percussion
In six legs Dylan’s Never Ending Tour brings visits to Japan (winter), Australia (spring), US (spring), Europe (summer), US (summer) and, with 35 concert the longest leg, US (fall).
Apart of the first three concerts the structure of the show is a steady one, with 4 acoustic songs, 4 electric, 3 acoustic and a mix of 5-7 encores.
The year ‘opens’ with two surprises for Dylan himself: in January he receives a Golden Globe Award for Things Have Changed in the category Best Original Song. Two months later an Oscar for the same song follows. He is so proud of the second prize that he shows the statue playful to his public in Liverpool. In the following years it is given a permanent place on his concert stage.
Again Dylan opens every concert with an acoustic (religious) cover or traditional. And again Dylan plays heavily changed set lists night after night. 12 new songs compared to the night before is no exception. In the US spring tour Dylan plays 62 different songs in 14 concerts.
In May Dylan and his band do the Love And Theft recording sessions in New York City. None of the long awaited songs are played in concerts until after the release. In his book One More Night, Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour Andrew Muir suggests that Dylan is afraid bootleggers of his concerts will have the new songs on the market sooner than his record company. That’s funny considering the phrase Some Of The Bootleggers, They Make Pretty Good Stuff in the new song Sugar Baby. It becomes the title of an excellent bootleg as well.
Love and Theft is released on the day than changed the world, September 11. The day of the terrorist attacks on World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City and Pentagon military complex in Washington, DC. Dylan does not speak a word about the disaster on stage when he resumes work in Spokane on October 5, nor when he visits New York City on November 19. Although he plays a regular set list, many of his (old) songs in Madison Square Garden get a current meaning.
Some of the Bootleggers, they make pretty good Stuff (Euroboot EB 101-2). Complete show Washington 2001-10-05 with the debut of the Love And Theft material, plus incredible bonustracks from the following day in Seattle.
San José 2001 ( Rattle Snake RS 170/71). Suberb soundboard recording of San José, CA October 12.
|2001 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 112 shows, 125 different songs played, 8 live debuts (2 covers)|
|Date||Venue||Title||No of Disks||Label/Source||Sound||Art/setlist/info|
|2001-00-00||various||Love and Theft Live||Flac/1CD||Filou FLU 005||8||2001 Compilation with a package modeled after the official release. The debut performance of each song from october and november is used. Bye and Bye is missing because it was first performed at the end of 2002.|
|2001-02-25||Omiya, Sonic City Main Hall||2001 First Show||Flac/2CD||Zion – 085 LB-12276||A||-|
|2001-03-06||Osaka, Koseinenkin Kaikan||The Osaka Tapes||2CDr||Euro Boots 86-2||8||-|
|2001-03-06||Osaka, Koseinenkin Kaikan||The Best Show Osaka 2001 1st Night||Flac/2CD||Zion-077||A||-|
|2001-03-07||Osaka, Koseinenkin Kaikan||The Next Night||Flac/2CD||Non label||A||-|
|2001-03-09||Fukuoka, SunPalace||HALLELUJAH||Flac/2CD||Sylph Records 030974||A||-|
|2001-03-10||Hiroshima, Kosei-Nenkin Hall||Land Beyond The Sun||Flac/2CDr||Anaconda 061/62||8||Pro CDr release|
|2001-03-25||Sydney, Centennial Park||Roving Gambler||Flac/2CD||Hello Cobber / BDCP01||8||On the same day Dylan taped Things Have Changed in the TCN-9 Studios for the Oscar Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, CA.
Filler from Tamworth, Australia, 2001-03-23.
|2001-03-30||Brisbane||Entertainment Centre||2CDr||LB-6126 Bach||A||-|
|2001-03-31||Ballina||Australia Kingsford Smith Park||2CDr||LB-2924 Schubert||A-||-|
|2001-04-18||Boulder, CO||Coors Event Center University||2CDr||-||A-||-|
|2001-04-24||Columbia, MI||Kearnes Center||2CDr||-||A||-|
|2001-05-01||Asheville, Civic Center||Things Have Changed||2CDr||IMC Recordings BD050101 A/B||9||-|
|2001-06-24||Trondheim||Torget Sentrum||Flac/2CD||Unreleased Crystal Cat Records||A-||-|
|2001-06-26||Bergen, Nygaardsparken||Bergen 2001||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 585-86||9-9.5||Bonustrack Humming Bird live debut in Krogshaven, June 28.|
|2001-06-29||Gothenburg Trädgårdsföreningen||Gothenburg 2001||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 587-88||9.5||-|
|2001-07-03||Borgholms Slott||Borgholm 2001||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 589-90||9.5||-|
|2001-07-12||Liverpool, King's Dock||Liverpool 2001||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 608-09||9||glitches in last track both discs.|
|2001-07-13||Stirling||Stirling Castle||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 610-11||9||glitches in last track disc 1|
|2001-10-05||Spokane, WA||Some of the Bootleggers, they make pretty good Stuff||2CD||Euroboot 101-2||9||Original silverdics; Love And Theft material for the first time played. Live debuts Wait For The Light To Shine, Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum, Summer Days, Sugar Baby, Honest With Me.|
|2001-10-05||Spokane, WA||Spokane 2001||Flac/2CD||Crystal Cat Records 604-05||9||First concert after the
terrorist attack of September 11.
|2001-10-06||Seattle, Washington, Key Arena||Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, What's Going On In Washington???||2CD||Euro Boots 109-2||9||Live debut Moonlight.|
|2001-10-12||San José, CA||San Jose 2001||2CD||Rattlesnake 170-71||9.5-10||-|
|2001-10-27||Chicago, IL||United Center, Chicago||2CD||-||A-||-|
|2001-10-28||Milwaukee, WI, Cellular Arena||Trailing Moss In Mystic Glow||2CD||Rattlesnake 087-88||9||-|
|2001-11-03||Nashville, TN||Municipal Auditorium||Flac/2CD||OldToaD remaster, LB-5210||A-||-|
|2001-11-19||New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden||In the Garden 2001||3CD||Rattlesnake 104-05-06||8.5-9||On additional disc nearly the entire Love And Theft release live.|