Bob Dylan 2004 Never Ending Tour
Bob Dylan: vocal, electric keyboard (piano), harmonica
Larry Campbell: electric and acoustic guitar, fiddle, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, electric & acoustic slide guitar, dobro, bouzouki, mandolin.
Freddy Koella: electric and acoustic guitar (first leg only)
Stu Kimball: electric and acoustic guitar (from June on)
Tony Garnier: bass
George Recile: drums
Richie Hayward: drums (first leg only)
Again four legs, three (plus a short warm-up) in the US, one in Europe (summer). The main set contained 14 songs, plus 2-4 encores. Between 0 and 5 acoustic songs were played, non in the encores. Rolling Stone and Watchtower remained the closing encores, night by night.
Some changes in the band. Guitarist Koella was replaced after the first leg by Stu Kimball. Second drummer Richie Hayward has disappeared after his solo first leg. Dylan remains unchanged behind his electric piano.
The first volume of Bob Dylan’s autobiography Chronicles, was published in October. He is awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music from the University of St. Andrew’s, Scotland. Lyrics 1962-2001 by Bob Dylan published (Simon & Schuster).
Bleeding Shadows (Crystal Cat Records KC 735-36). Castilla Motril 2004-10-07.
Rochester 2004 (Crystal Cat Records CC 752-53). Rochester, NY 2004-11-13. Interesting bonus tracks: Dylan playing jazz backed by the Wynton Marsalis Septet at Lincoln Center’s 2004 Spring Gala.
|2004 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 111 shows, 101 different songs played, 9 tour debuts (8 covers)|
|Date||Venue||Title||No of Disks||Label/Source||Sound||Art/setlist/info|
|2004-00-00||USA, various||Down in the Willow Garden||2CDr||Pilgrim||A-||Selected tracks from US Tour Spring 2004.|
|2004-03-21||Kool Haus, Toronto||Kool Cat Pulling Off The Strings||2CDr||Rattlesnake 174-75||9||Amazing new version of It Ain't Me Babe and a Cold Irons Bound which fits perfectly with the sometimes howling voice of Dylan.|
|2004-03-24||Boston, Avalon, MA||Fine Wine||2CDr||Unwanted Man||A-||A fierce It Ain't Me, Babe.|
|2004-04-02||Washington DC||9:30 Club||2CDr||LB-5355||A||First regular concert performance of Hazel.|
|2004-04-09||Ashville, NC||Orange Peel||2CDr||-||A-||Strong version of Unbelievable, first played since june 1995, also played on 12-04.|
|2004-04-13||Atlanta, GA||The Tabernacle||2CDr||'Fine Wine' LB-1756||A-||-|
|2004-04-14||Atlanta, GA||The Tabernacle||2CDr||LB-1761||A-||-|
|2004-06-11||Manchester, TN||Bonnaroo 2004||2CDr||Black Dog BD 001/002||9-10||Bonnaroo 2004 Music Festival. Four covers played: Samson And Delilah, Sing Me Back Home, You Win Again and Pancho And Lefty. The first two live debuts.|
|2004-06-20||London, Finsbury Park||Fleadh Festival||2CDr||LB-1879||5||w/Ron Wood. Lot of chatter.|
|2004-07-10||Motril, Estadio Municipal Escribano Castilla||Castilla Motril||2CDr||Schubert||A+||-|
|2004-07-10||Motril, Estadio Municipal Escribano Castilla||Bleeding Shadows||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records CC735-36||9-10||Great version of Not Dark Yet. Nice fillers: Get Out Of Denver, Ball And Biscuit & Heartland (w/Willie Nelson and sons).|
|2004-11-03||West Lafayette, IN, Elliott Hall Of Music Purdue University||Lafayette 2004||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 750-51||9||-|
|2004-11-13||Rochester, NY||Rochester 2004||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 752-53||9||Two interesting bonus tracks: Dylan plays It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry and Don't Think Twice, It's All Right in a jazz arrangement, backed by the Wynton Marsalis Septet at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2004 Spring Gala.|