|1997 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 94 shows, 101 different songs played, 14 live debuts|
|Touring band: Bucky Baxter (pedal/lap-steel guitar/mandolin); Tony Garnier (bass); John Jackson (guitar); Winston Watson (drums); David Kemper (drums). John Jackson was replaced by Larry Campbell after the first (Japan) of six (!) legs.
A new album, Time Out Of Mind, was recorded and released. At the end of may Dylan is admitted to hospital in Los Angeles with histoplasmosis, an infection near the heart. The European summer tour is cancelled. After that touring continues in the same pace as before, and includes a performance for the Pope in Bologna.
In the European fall tour, a change took place in the structure of the set list. The abundance of songs from the 60s made way for newer material. His voice further affected by the disease has a limited range now.
|Date||Venue||Title||No of Disks||Label/Source||Sound||Art/setlist/info|
|1997-02-11||Tokyo International Forum Hall||Across That Lonesome Ocean||2CDr||Holy Grail Series LB-1547||A||-|
|1997-02-13||Kurashiki||Okayama||Flac||Oka 1327 1/2||7.5||Bonus: Tokyo 97-02-10; Sendai 97-02-20; Akita 97-02-22; Sapporo 97-02-24.|
|1997-02-24||Sapporo, Kosei Nenkin Kaikan||Forest City Night||Flac||BD 001/2 LB-8662||7.5||Cover of Viola Lee Blues (Noah Lewis), only played once ever.|
|1997-04-00||Various||Bathed in a Stream of Pure Heat||2CDr||Q Records 16-17||9-10||Great compilation of highlights played in the first half of 1997.|
|1997-04-19||Hartford, CT University of Hartford||Wicked Messenger||2CDr||BODY 97-A/B||9||-|
|1997-08-13||Hershey, PA Star Pavillion||How Sweet The Sound||Flac||Godfather Records GR 569/570||A||Fine bonustracks from other august shows.|
|1997-08-22||Virginia Beach, Va||GTE Amphitheater||1CDr||-||A||-|
|1997-08-23||Vienna, VA Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center||After the Heartattack||fLAC/2CD||Midas Touch/MD 731-21/22/Sbd||9||Released:1998|
|1997-08-23,24||Vienna, Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center||Weekend At Wolftrap||3CDr||Scorpio ScBo001-2-3/Sbd||8.5-9.5||-|
|1997-09-27||Bologna||World Eucharistic Congres||Flac||TV recording||A||Dylan performs at the World Eucharistic Congress arranged by the Vatican and with the Pope John Paul present. The event is broadcast by the Italian state television channel RAI. Dylan with band performs three songs Knockin On Heavens Door, A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall and Forever Young. After the second song Dylan went up to the Pope, they shook hands and talked for about a minute. The Pope then gave a speech.|
|1997-10-01||Bournemouth, International Centre||Tailgates & Substututes||Flac/2CD||TS-1/2||8||Live debut of Love Sick from the Time Out Of Mind release a day before. Highlights of a great show include Cocaine, Blind Willie McTell. Bonustracks Bournemouth 1997-10-02. Released: 1998.|
|1997-10-03||Cardiff International Arena||Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's Bob Dylan||2CDr||Digital Sounds MACH 08-09||8||-|
|1997-10-05||London, Wembley Arena||Love Sick At Wembley||2CDr||Crystal Cat 442-43||5||Fillers: Bournemouth 97-10-01; Cardiff 97-10-03; Bologna 97-09-27.|
|1997-11-14||San Jose, CA San Jose Arena||Private Affairs of Bob Dylan||Flac/2CDr||Satintone 001/002/LB-6225||A+||This was a private event not open to the general public. It was sponsored by Applied Materials and included The Wallflowers as an opening act. Bonus tracks: 1997-05-21 Beverly Hills, CA & 08-24 Vienna, VA.|
|1997-11-14||San Jose, CA San Jose Arena||You Ain't Goin' Nowhere||Flac/2CDr||Exclusive Series/ES008 1/2/LB-6223||A||Bonus tracks: 1997-02-11 Columbia, SC; 10-25 Jackson, MS, 11-01 Asheville, NC; 11-09 Bloomington, IN; 08-16 Mansfield, MA.|
|1997-12-08||New York City||White Dove||2CDr||Dandeloin 083-84/Sbd||10||-|
|1997-12-19||Los Angeles, CA, El Rey Theater||Even After All This Years||2CDr||Dandelion 043-44||9-10||-|
|1997-12-20||Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater||Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie||2CDr||Dung Beetle/Dung 001.A/B||8-9||Bonus: El Rey Theater LA, CA December 19, 1997 W/ Sheryl Crow on accordion and vocals on Knockin' On Heaven's Door.|