Bob Dylan 2015 Never Ending Tour
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.
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.|
|Date||Venue||Title||No of Disks||Label/Source||Sound||Art/setlist/info|
|2015-04-21||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Broward Center for the Performing Arts||2CDr||SPOT Recording/LB-11939||A||Standard set list|
|2015-04-26||Greenville, SC||Peace Center for the Performing Arts||2CDr||Mr. Soul Recording/LB-11951||A||Standard set list|
|2015-06-20||Mainz||Zollhafen Nordmole||2CDr||HHTFP||A||Alternative set list with Sad Songs and Waltzes|
|2015-07-11||San Sebastian||Donostia Arena||2CDr||LBP51||A-||Standard set list, first 2 tracks missing. Only time That Lucky Old Sun is played|
|2015-07-16||Lorrach||Stimmen Festival Market Square||2CDr||Romeo||A||Alternative festival set list|
|2015-10/11-00||various||Melancholy Mood||1CDr||Thousand Highways Collection||A||Compilation of all ten covers played during European fall tour|
|2015-10-01||Oslo||Konserthus||2CDr||JOY/LB-12110||A||Covers: 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
|2015-10-05||Stockholm||Waterfront First||2CDr||Crystal Cat CC 1065/66||A+||Standard setlist|
|2015-10-06||Stockholm||Waterfront Second||2CDr||Crystal Cat CC 1067/68||A+||Standard setlist|
|2015-10-15||Braunschweig||Volkswagen Halle||2CDr||HHTFP/LB-12123||A-||New covers played: Melancholy Mood; What'll I Do|
|2015-10-21||Londen, Royal Albert Hall||First Night||2CDr||Spot Recording||A||First of five nights, all standard setlists|
|2015-10-30||Southampton||02 Guildhall||Flac||Eat a Peach EAT 88/89||A-||-|
|2015-11-02||Eindhoven||Muziekgebouw Frits Philip||2CDr||HHTFP||A-||Standard setlist|
|2015-11-05||Amsterdam, Koninklijk Theater Carré||First Night||2CDr||HHTFP||A||First of three nights, all standard setlists|
|2015-11-07||Amsterdam, Koninklijk Theater Carré||Carré Amsterdam 2015||2CDr||Rattle Snake RS 297/298||A||Third of three nights, all standard setlists|