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Bob Dylan 1998 Never Ending Tour

Touring Band
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.

Recommended bootlegs
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 
DateVenueTitleNo of DisksLabel/SourceSoundArt/setlist/info
1998-01-14New London, CT Garde Arts CenterNot Dark YetFlac/2CDrA&E A19710612-01E8.5Live debut Million Miles. Bonustracks Los Angeles, CA 1997-12-17/19.
1998-01-16New York City, Madison Square GardenTime and Time Again2CDrDandelion 041-428Double bill with Van Morrison.
1998-01-16/21New York City, Madison Square Garden Voices in the Garden1CDrQ-Records QR-20, LB-69178Acoustic performances of the five nights in the Garden.
1998-01-21New York City, Madison Square GardenMadison Square GardenFlac/2CDCrystal Cat Records CC 452/53 8Double 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.
1998-01-30Brookville, NY Tilles Cente Post CollegeThe Air BurnsFlac/2CDThinmann 088/89 8.5Bob's in great shape, many highlights in this recommended show. Released in november 2008.
1998-02-15Toledo, OhioA Knife, a Fork, a Bottle and a Cork2CDrJunkyard Angel 0029-
1998-05-19San Jose, CA San José ArenaSan Jose '98 Soundboard1CDrBD005 / Sbd10Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell opening acts.
1998-05-19San Jose, CA San José ArenaSan Jose CallingFlac/1CDOsa Exclusive Series ES 016 / Sbd10Excellent Soundboard recording of a great show. Highly Recommended.
1998-05-21Los Angeles UCLA Pauley PavilionSicklove2CDrLiberated BootARestless Farewell dedicated to Frank Sinatra who passed away 14 May. Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell opening acts.
1998-06-03BerlinWaldbuhne2CDrBachA--
1998-06-09StockholmAt the Globe Arena3CDrCrystal Cat Records CC 464-6610-
1998-06-10GoteburgScandinavium2CDrCrystal Cat 908-909, unreleased LB-3033A-
1998-06-24Birmingham, NEC ArenaBette Davies StyleFlac/2CDNECZIM001/0029Double bill with Van Morrison. Great duet with Van the man on Knockin' On Heaven's Door.
1998-07-04Villafranca, Italy-3CDrBachA-
1998-09-22Puyallup, Washington, WA Puyallup State FairPackin' Up In PuyallupFlacThinman 060/0619.5Highly recommended show.
1998-10-23Minneapolis, Target CenterEating Caviar in a King Sise Bed2CDrRattle Snake 011-12/Sbd9.5Double bill with Van Morrison.
1998-10-25Chicago, IlHigh Degree Theif2CDrTambourine Man Records 014-1510 (6.5 bonus)Double bill with Van Morrison.