|2013 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 85 shows, 60 different songs played|
|Touring band: Bob Dylan (piano, harp, vocals); Tony Garnier (electric and acoustic bass); George Recile (drums); Stu Kimball (rhythm guitar, maracas); Duke Robillard (electric lead guitar), replaced by Charlie Sexton after a short time; Donnie Herron (violin, banjo, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel).
A radical change in the Never Ending Tour. It's done with the ever changing set lists which often confuses his band members. With a few radical exeptions (the explanation for the 60 different songs played) Dylan plays a standard set list.
Very witty, Dylan opens almost every concert (the coming years) with Things has Changed. The rather short set list, with 14 songs plus 1 encore from the 2 American legs, gets an upgrade to 17 (with intermission!) and 2 encores in the European leg. The resul: stable shows with a solid playing band. Songs of this century in general and Tempest in particular constitute the majority.
Most importantly, for the first time in years, Dylan is really singing again with a rather pure, stable voice. Often centre stage, with or without harp. He is at ease standing (or sitting) at grand piano.
Duke Robillard is, after a short time, replaced on lead guitar in the second leg by good-old Charlie Sexton.
|Date||Venue||Title||No of Disks||Label/Source||Sound||Art/setlist/info|
|2013-04-10||Lewiston, ME||Adroscoggin Bank Colisée||2CDr||Tom Moore Recording||A-||-|
|2013-07-14||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre||1CDr||-||A-||Incomplete, only last 5 songs. Debut 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, Richard Thompson cover.|
|2013-10-13||Stockholm, Waterfront Auditorium||Waterfront Second 2013||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 1031-32||A||Standard set list|
|2013-10-22||Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle||Electric Halle 2013||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 1033-34||A||Standard set list/Filler from 2013-07-10: Suzie Baby (Bobby Vee cover) with suprisingly long dedication to Bobby Vee, who was in attendance for this performance.|
|2013-11-07||Rome, Atlantico||Atlantico Second 2013||2CDr||Crystal Cat Records 1037-38||A||Alternative set list|
|2013-11-26||London, Royal Albert Hall||The Second Coming Of A Master||2CDr||Godfather Records GR Box 23A/B||A||Standard set list/Encore: Roll On John|
|2013-11-28||Londen||Royal Albert Hal||2CDr||-||A-||Standard set list|