Bob Dylan 2016 Never Ending Tour
Bob Dylan: vocal, grand piano, harmonica
Charlie Sexton: lead guitar
Stu Kimball: electric and acoustic rhythm guitar, maracas
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
Dylan starts with a tour in Japan, 16 concerts, most in Tokyo. Same standard set list as previous year, with one extra song before the intermission in slot 9. That extra song is another cover, the debut of That Old Black Magic (Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer). This song is from the May 20th released new album Fallen Angels from the same project as Shadows In The Night, which features standards made famous by Frank Sinatra. That makes eight covers played each concert.
Standard setlist Japan tour: Guitar intro; 01. Things Have Changed; 02. She Belongs To Me; 03. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’; 04. What’ll I Do; 05. Duquesne Whistle; 06. Melancholy Mood; 07. Pay In Blood; 08. I’m A Fool To Want You; 09. That Old Black Magic; 10. Tangled Up In Blue;
(15 minutes intermission)
Guitar intro; 11. High Water (For Charley Patton); 12. Why Try To Change Me Now; 13. Early Roman Kings; 14. The Night We Called It A Day; 15. Spirit On The Water; 16. Scarlet Town; 17. All Or Nothing At All; 18. Long And Wasted Years; 19. Autumn Leaves; (encore) 20. Blowin’ In The Wind; 21. Love Sick.
US Summer Tour (30 shows), co-concerts with Mavis Staples. Standard setlist with some debuts of covers: I Could Have Told You (Carl Sigman/Jimmy Van Heusen); Free Bird (instrumental, Lynyrd Skynyrd); How Deep Is The Ocean? (Irving Berlin); That Old Feeling (Sammy Fain/Lew Brown). Seven covers played each show.
US Fall Tour (29 shows) starts at the six-day classic rock festival Desert Trip. Gone is the intermission; back after a long time Highway 61 Revisited. After a few changes, this is the final standard set list: 1. Things Have Changed; 2. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right; 3. Highway 61 Revisited; 4. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’; 5. Full Moon And Empty Arms; 6. High Water; 7. Melancholy Mood; 8. Duquesne Whistle; 9. Love Sick; 10. Tangled Up In Blue; 11. Pay In Blood; 12. Why Try To Change Me Now; 13. Scarlet Town; 14. I Could Have Told You; 15. Desolation Row; 16. Soon After Midnight; 17. All Or Nothing At All; 18. Long And Wasted Years; 19. Autumn Leaves; (encore) 20. Blowin’ In The Wind; 21. Stay With Me.
The Announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature by Professor Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, on 13 October 2016: “The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 is awarded to Bob Dylan for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Dylan effectively goes into hiding, not even acknowledging the award until weeks later.
He says in November that, although he is very honored with the prize, he is unable to personally pick it up at the official awards ceremony in December. In his place, the American singer Patti Smith comes to the meeting in Stockholm, where she sings very emotional A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.
The Nobel Prize jury receives Dylan’s mandatory speech just in time (june 2017) to deliver him the Prize. He records and sends his speech to the Swedish Academy in an audio file, fulfilling the conditions to collect the prize money, 820.000 euros.
Fallen Angels, second album with ‘Frank Sinatra songs’ from the 40’ and 50’s. Recorded in February in Capitol Recording Studios, Los Angeles.
The 1966 Live Recordings. This 50th Anniversary collection contains 36 CDs. Also a 2 LP vinyl album is released.
Sendai 2016 (Zion 078). Sendai, Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi, April 9.
Desert Trip Weekend II (A Daspyknows). Indio, CA Empire Polo Club, October 14.
|2016 * * * * * * * * * * 75 Shows, 39 different songs played, 14 covers.|
|Date||Venue||Title||No of Disks||Label/Source||Sound||Art/setlist/info|
|2016-04-04||Tokyo||Bunkamura Orchard Hall, first night||2CDr||rober953 LB-12383||A||That Lucky Old Sun played in slot 9|
|2016-04-05||Tokyo, Bunkamura Orchard Hall||In The Desert||Flac||Backroom Records LB-12542||A||Incomplete, 15 bonustracks on Desert Trip bootleg|
|2016-04-06||Tokyo, Orchard Hall||Tokyo 2016 3rd Night||2CDr||Zion 076||A||-|
|2016-04-09||Sendai, Tokyo Electron Hall Miyagi||Sendai 2016||2CDr||Zion 078||A||Excellent show and sound quality.|
|2016-04-11||Osaka, Festival Hall||Sleepy Angel (Osaka 1st Night)||2CDr||T&J-TWOSP 139/140||A||Standard set list|
|2016-04-12||Osaka, Festival Hall||Sleepy Angel (Osaka 2nd Night)||2CDr||T&J-TWOSP 141/142||A||That Old Black Magic in slot 9|
|2016-04-13||Osaka, Festival Hall||Osaka 2016 Final Night||2CDr||Zion 083||A-||Great sounding acoustic tracks. Electric leadguitar annoying far upfront in the mix.|
|2016-04-15||Nagoya||Century Hall||2CDr||Spot Recording||A-||That Old Black Magic in slot 9|
|2016-06-04||Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery||Chateau Amphitheatre||2CDr||Dodger, JEMS Master||A||Premiere of I Could Have Told You|
|2016-07-06||Vienna, VA Wolf Trap-Filene Center||That Melancholy Feeling||Flac||Tweedle Disc TWD-16/17||A||-|
|2016-07-16||Portland, ME Thompson's Point||Fallen Angels In Summer||2CDr||Tweedle Disc/TWD 18/19||A||Fillers: 2016-07-13 Philadelphia, PA|
|2016-10-07||Indio, CA Empire Polo Club||Desert Trip Weekend I||2CDr||LB-12381||A||Desert Trip, first night. Dylan playes before the Rolling Stones. Other artists at festival of the 'oldies': The Who, Neil Young & The Promise Of The Real, Roger Waters, Paul McCartney. Suprising closing encore: Masters of War.|
|2016-10-13||Stockholm Concert Hall||The Nobel Prize Box, Bonus CD||Flac||Crystal Cat Records 10791084||A||Announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan.|
|2016-10-14||Indio, CA Empire Polo Club||Desert Trip Weekend II||2CDr||A Daspyknows LB-12391||A+||Only the two encores differ from previous concert. Excellent show in, apart from some chatter, great sound quality.|
|2016-10-14||Indio, CA Empire Polo Club||In The Desert||Flac||Backroom Records LB-12542||A||-|
|2016-10-16||Phoenix, AZ||Comerica Theatre||1CDr/90m||TAKRL LB-12389||A-||-|
|2016-10-25||Shreveport, LA||Municipal Memorial Auditorium||2CDr||Randy Gardner LB-12400||A||-|