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Bob Dylan 2015 Never Ending Tour

Touring band
Bob Dylan:
vocal, grand piano, harmonica
Charlie Sexton: lead guitar
Stu Kimball: electric and acoustic rhythm guitar
Donnie Herron: violin, viola, electric mandolin, banjo, pedal steel & lap steel guitar
Tony Garnier: double bass (with bow) and bass guitar
George Recile: drums & percussion

No changes in the first American leg, apart from the ever changing arrangements and lyrics.
In the first European leg 18 song plus 2 encores are played in the standard setlist. Sad Songs and Waltzes, I’m A Fool To Want You and That Lucky Old Sun are played once. Autumn Leaves is the first new song of Shadows in the Night. During festivals an alternative, shorter setlist is played.
In the second European leg Dylan introduces new songs and outtakes from the Shadows in the Night-project. Seven covers are played every night in a set list of 20 songs. In total Dylan playes 10 different covers: Autumn Leaves; The Night We Called It A Day; Why Try To Change Me Now; I’m A Fool To Want You; Full Moon And Empty Arms; Come Rain Or Come Shine; All Or Nothing At All; Where Are You?; What’ll I Do; Melancholy Mood.
Standard setlist in almost all shows: 1. Things Have Changed; 2. She Belongs To Me; 3.   Beyond Here Lies Nothin’; 4. What’ll I Do; 5. Duquesne Whistle; 6. Melancholy Mood; 7. Pay In Blood; 8. I’m A Fool To Want You; 9. Tangled Up In Blue.
(15 minutes intermission)
10. High Water (For Charley Patton); 11. Why Try To Change Me Now; 12. Early Roman Kings; 13. The Night We Called It A Day; 14. Spirit On The Water; 15. Scarlet Town; 16. All Or Nothing At All; 17. Long And Wasted Years; 18. Autumn Leaves.
Encore: 19. Blowin’ In The Wind; 20. Love Sick.
As the year progresses, Dylan plays less and less piano. He ends with 5 songs on grand piano; rest center stage, with harp sometimes.

February 6 Dylan gives a 35-minutes speech after he receives the award for the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year from former US President Jimmy Carter.

Shadows In The Night. Released January 30, all songs once recorded by Frank Sinatra.
The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965 – 1966. Released in November in a 2CD The Best of-version; a 6CD Deluxe Edition and a 18CD Collector’s Edition.
Dont Look Back – The 2015 Criterion edition. Released in November, 50 years after D.A. Pennebaker documented Dylan’s UK tour on film.

Recommended bootleg
Waterfront First (Crystal Cat CC 1065/66). Stockholm, October 5.

2015 * * * * * * * * * * 86 shows, 46 different songs played. No live debut Dylan song, 13 covers played.
DateVenueTitleNo of DisksLabel/SourceSoundArt/setlist/info
2015-04-21Fort Lauderdale, FLBroward Center for the Performing Arts2CDrSPOT Recording/LB-11939AStandard set list
2015-04-26Greenville, SCPeace Center for the Performing Arts2CDrMr. Soul Recording/LB-11951AStandard set list
2015-06-20MainzZollhafen Nordmole2CDrHHTFPAAlternative set list with Sad Songs and Waltzes
2015-07-11San SebastianDonostia Arena2CDrLBP51A-Standard set list, first 2 tracks missing. Only time That Lucky Old Sun is played
2015-07-16LorrachStimmen Festival Market Square2CDrRomeoAAlternative festival set list
2015-10/11-00variousMelancholy Mood1CDrThousand Highways CollectionACompilation of all ten covers played during European fall tour
2015-10-01OsloKonserthus2CDrJOY/LB-12110ACovers: The Night We Called It A Day, Why Try To Change Me Now; I'm A Fool To Want You; Full Moon And Empty Arms;
Come Rain Or Come Shine; All Or Nothing At All; Autumn Leaves
2015-10-05StockholmWaterfront First2CDrCrystal Cat CC 1065/66A+Standard setlist
2015-10-06StockholmWaterfront Second2CDrCrystal Cat CC 1067/68A+Standard setlist
2015-10-15BraunschweigVolkswagen Halle2CDrHHTFP/LB-12123A-New covers played: Melancholy Mood; What'll I Do
2015-10-21Londen, Royal Albert HallFirst Night2CDrSpot RecordingAFirst of five nights, all standard setlists
2015-10-30Southampton02 GuildhallFlacEat a Peach EAT 88/89A--
2015-11-02EindhovenMuziekgebouw Frits Philip2CDrHHTFPA-Standard setlist
2015-11-05Amsterdam, Koninklijk Theater CarréFirst Night2CDrHHTFPAFirst of three nights, all standard setlists
2015-11-07Amsterdam, Koninklijk Theater CarréCarré Amsterdam 20152CDrRattle Snake RS 297/298AThird of three nights, all standard setlists