Bob Dylan 1998 Never Ending Tour
Bob Dylan: vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, harmonica
Larry Campbell: electric and acoustic guitar, back-up vocal, fiddle
Bucky Baxter: pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, electric & acoustic slide guitar, dobro, electric mandolin, back-up vocal
Tony Garnier: bass
David Kemper: drums & percussion
This year Dylan shifts gears with a tour consisting of no less than seven legs, but he doesn’t do it alone. An US winter tour with Van Morrison (even a few duets); a short South American tour as support act for the Rolling Stones; an US/Canada leg with Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell; 33 European shows, partly again with Van the Man; Australia & New Zealand with Patti Smith as support and in autumn (with Van Morrison) and winter tours in the US and Canada.
The standard show contains a acoustic set of 3-4 songs and 8-9 electric songs and three encores.
In february Dylan wins all three grammys he is nominated for: Time Out Of Mind for ‘album of the year’ and ‘best contemporary folk album’; Cold Irons Bound for best male contemporary rock vocal performance’(!). In October The Bootleg Series, VOL. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The ‘Royal Albert Hall Concert’ is released.
San José ’98 Soundboard (no label). San José, CA, May 19.
At The Globe Arena (Crystal Cat Records CC 464-66). Stockholm , June 9.
|1998* * * * * * * * * * 110 shows, 101 different songs played, 1 live debut|
|Date||Venue||Title||No of Disks||Label/Source||Sound||Art/setlist/info|
|1998-01-14||New London, CT Garde Arts Center||Not Dark Yet||Flac/2CDr||A&E A19710612-01E||8.5||Live debut Million Miles. Bonustracks Los Angeles, CA 1997-12-17/19.|
|1998-01-16||New York City, Madison Square Garden||Time and Time Again||2CDr||Dandelion 041-42||8||Double bill with Van Morrison.|
|1998-01-16/21||New York City, Madison Square Garden||Voices in the Garden||1CDr||Q-Records QR-20, LB-6917||8||Acoustic performances of the five nights in the Garden.|
|1998-01-21||New York City, Madison Square Garden||Madison Square Garden||Flac/2CD||Crystal Cat Records CC 452/53||8||Double bill with Van Morrison. Interesting bonustracks: I'll not be a stranger (Glen Travis Presley) and Ragtime Annie (traditional) played in 1997; More And More 1998-01-18 and Blue Suede Shoes 1998-01-21, both with Van Morrison.|
|1998-01-30||Brookville, NY Tilles Cente Post College||The Air Burns||Flac/2CD||Thinmann 088/89||8.5||Bob's in great shape, many highlights in this recommended show. Released in november 2008.|
|1998-02-15||Toledo, Ohio||A Knife, a Fork, a Bottle and a Cork||2CDr||Junkyard Angel 002||9||-|
|1998-05-16||George, WA||Above the Mighty Beast||Flac/2CD||Thinman 086/87||8||Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell opening acts. Bonustracks: all but two songs from may 17 George, WA.|
|1998-05-19||San Jose, CA San José Arena||San Jose '98 Soundboard||1CDr||BD005 / Sbd||10||Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell opening acts.|
|1998-05-19||San Jose, CA San José Arena||San Jose Calling||Flac/1CD||Osa Exclusive Series ES 016 / Sbd||10||Excellent Soundboard recording of a great show. Highly Recommended.|
|1998-05-19||San Jose, CA San José Arena||Absolutely Sweet California||Flac/1CD||Canyon Storm CS001 / Aud||7.5||-|
|1998-05-21||Los Angeles UCLA Pauley Pavilion||Sicklove||2CDr||Liberated Boot||A||Restless Farewell dedicated to Frank Sinatra who passed away 14 May. Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell opening acts.|
|1998-06-09||Stockholm||At the Globe Arena||3CDr||Crystal Cat Records CC 464-66||10||-|
|1998-06-10||Goteburg||Scandinavium||2CDr||Crystal Cat 908-909, unreleased LB-3033||A||-|
|1998-06-24||Birmingham, NEC Arena||Bette Davies Style||Flac/2CD||NECZIM001/002||9||Double bill with Van Morrison. Great duet with Van the man on Knockin' On Heaven's Door.|
|1998-09-22||Puyallup, Washington, WA Puyallup State Fair||Packin' Up In Puyallup||Flac||Thinman 060/061||9.5||Highly recommended show.|
|1998-11-05||College Park, MD Cole Field House||Disobeyed His Orders||Flac/2CD||Thinman 127/128||A+||-|