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Bob Dylan 2006 Never Ending Tour

Touring Band
Bob Dylan:
vocal, electric keyboard (organ), harmonica
Stu Kimball: rhythm guitar
Denny Freeman: lead guitar
Donnie Herron: violin, mandolin, banjo, pedal steel guitar
Tony Garnier: bass
George Recile: drums & percussion

With the same band as the year before four legs (three in the US) contained a total of 98 shows, plus a short 8-song set at a private concert in San Francisco, CA. In the Europe summer leg Dylan played a number of festivals. That tour started in Kilkenny, Ireland with the Kilkenny Source Festival, followed by Roskilde Festival; Cap Roig Gardens Festival; Concierto Por La Paz (Peace Concert) in San Sebastian; Les Estivales de Perpignan and Pistoia Blues Festival.
Main set in the first legs 12-13 songs plus 2 encores. The US fall shows contained 16 + 3 songs.
Dylan played some great concerts, but the majority was below par. Not only was it up singing again, but even worse was his keyboard, now in a boring organ mode. Especially when prominent in the mix, you imagined yourself at an American hockey game.

Bob Dylan released his 32nd studio album, Modern Times. The album was recorded at the Clinton Studios in New York City, NY. Most songs were played live in the fall tour.
As Disc Jockey with a great sense of humour and an infinite knowledge of music history Dylan starts his own program Them Time Radio Hour on the Deep Tracks channel of XM Satellite Radio. Dylan taped his programs at various locations while touring.

Recommended bootleg
And A Cannon Ball Blew My Eyes Away (Tambourine Man TMR 113/114). Madison, WI October 31.

2006 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 99 shows, 79 different songs played (no covers!), 8 live debuts.
DateVenueTitleNo of DisksLabel/SourceSoundArt/setlist/info
2006-04-07Las Vegas, NEAladdin Theater2CDrsoomlos, LB-3767A-
2006-04-18Kansas City, MOMidland Theatre2CDrM&A recording, LB-3770A--
2006-04-30Birmingham, AlabamaJefferson Convention Complex2CDrLB 3752A-
2006-10-16San FranciscoBill Graham Civic Auditorium2CDr-A--
2006-10-18SacramentoArco Arena2CDr-A-Live debut Nettie Moore.
2006-10-27ChicagoSears Centre2CDrM&A RecordingA--
2006-10-31Madison, Wisconsin, Kohl CenterAnd A Cannon Ball Blew My Eyes Away!2CDrTambourine Man 113-1149Outstanding show with a great John Brown, to which the title of this bootleg refers.
2006-11-20New YorkNew York City Center2CDr-ALive debut Ain't Talkin'.