Bob Dylan 2009 Never Ending Tour
Bob Dylan: vocal, electric keyboard (organ & piano), electric guitar, harmonica
Stu Kimball: electric and acoustic rhythm guitar
Denny Freeman: lead guitar Spring and Summer tours
Charlie Sexton: lead guitar Fall tour
Donnie Herron: violin, viola, mandolin, pedal steel guitar, trumpet
Tony Garnier: double bass and bass guitar
George Recile: drums
Three legs, more shows and one important change: the replacement of Denny Freeman, after 441 concerts, by Charlie Sexton before the Fall tour. In August Sexton plays already part of one show in Round Rock, Texas. And, of course Sexton joined Dylan already from 1999 till 2001.
Dylan starts in Europe with a 33 shows Spring leg before the Summer and Fall tours in the USA. Same main set (11-15 songs) as the year before, plus 3 encores.
In April Together Through Life is released. It is good for number 1 in the US and UK charts. Dylan becomes the oldest artist with a number 1 album in the UK.
In oktober Dylan surprises with Christmas In The Heart, an album with Christmas songs. It is recorded in May. All of Dylan’s royalties are donated to charity feeding programs.
The final Theme Time Radio Hour, no 100: Goodbye, is aired in April.
Heartbreak Hotel (Crystal Cat Records 957-58). Rothbury, IM Rothbury Music Festival July 5. Remastered soundboard.
|2009 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 98 shows, 99 different songs played, 9 live debuts of Dylan songs, 6 covers|
|Date||Venue||Title||No of Disks||Label/Source||Sound||Art/setlist/info|
|2009-03-22||Stockholm, Berns Salonger||Berns 2009||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 968-69||A||Live debut Billy.|
|2009-03-23||Stockholm, Globe Arena||Globen 2009||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 970-71||A||-|
|2009-04-10||Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall||Amsterdam 2009 First Evening||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 922-23||A||-|
|2009-04-11||Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall||Amsterdam 2009 Second Evening||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 924-25||A||-|
|2009-04-12||Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall||Amsterdam 2009 Third Evening||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 926-27||A||-|
|2009-04-18||Florence||Return To Me, Bella Mia||2CDr||Godfather Records LB-8873||8.5||-|
|2009-07-05||Rothbury, IM Rothbury Music Festival||Chasing a Shadow||2CDr||Social Graces 003-004/Sbd||10||First Bob Dylan concert in Rothbury, captured in an excellent soundboard recording.|
|2009-07-05||Rothbury, IM Rothbury Music Festival||Heartbreak Hotel||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 957-58/Sbd||10||Remastered Sbd, better than Chasing a Shadow.|
|2009-10-13||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Palladium||2CDr||-||A-||-|
|2009-11-17||New York City, NY||United Palace Theatre||2CDr||JF-recording||A||Last track missing.|
|2009-11-19||New York City, NY||United Palace Theatre||2CDr||JF-recording||A-||-|