Bob Dylan 2017 Never Ending Tour
Bob Dylan: vocal, grand piano
Charlie Sexton: lead guitar
Stu Kimball: electric and acoustic rhythm guitar, maracas
Donnie Herron: violin, viola, electric mandolin, banjo, pedal steel & lap steel guitar
Tony Garnier: double bass (with bow) and bass guitar
George Recile: drums & percussion
Not many changes compare to 2016. High Water is gone; Desolation Row in. Also gone is the harmonica. Dylan starts with 28 concerts in Europe. No intermission, a rather standard setlist of 19 songs plus 2 encores.
Triplicate is released, but it takes 11 concerts before the first live debut from this 3CD album: Stormy Weather. The next one is in the 25th show: This Nearly Was Mine.
In the US and Canadian Summer tour some old favourites show up in a 18 songs plus 2 encores setlist. Summer Days is played with violin in a refreshing country-style.
After a few changes the final standard set list: 1. Things Have Changed; 2. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right; 3. Highway 61 Revisited; 4. Why Try To Change Me Now; 5. Summer Days; 6. Make You Feel My Love; 7. Duquesne Whistle; 8. Melancholy Mood; 9. Stormy Weather; 10. Pay In Blood; 11. Once Upon A Time; 12. Tangled Up In Blue; 13. Early Roman Kings; 14. Desolation Row; 15. Soon After Midnight; 16. That Old Black Magic; 17. Long And Wasted Years; 18. Autumn Leaves; (encore) 19. Blowin’ In The Wind; 20. Ballad Of A Thin Man.
In the US Fall tour new songs from Triplicate show up: September Of My Years and Once Upon A Time. Most old songs in totally reworked arrangements. And finally a brilliant live version of Thunder On The Mountain.
Dylan opens the Europe Spring tour in the beginning of April with two nights in Stockholm, where he receives the Nobel Prize for Literature the during a private meeting with the Swedish Academy members.
June 5 a recording of Bob Dylan reading his Nobel Prize lecture accompanied by Alan Pasqua on piano is released on the official Swedish Academy website, along with the text.
World premiere on July 8 of the musical Girl from the North Country, with Bob Dylan songs and directed by Conor McPherson, at the Old Vic in London.
Triplicate, Dylan’s first 3CD album, with once by Frank Sinatra recorded songs from the 1940s and 1950s. Made in the same Studio B in Capitol Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA as Sinatra did. Subtitles of the CD’s: CD 1: ‘Til The Sun Goes Down; CD 2: Devil Dolls; CD 3: Comin’ Home Late.
Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981. A 2-disc edition and a 9-disc DeLuxe Edition: audio recordings from 1979-1981 shows, plus the Trouble No More concert film on DVD.
A hardcover edition of Bob Dylan’s The Nobel Lecture is published by Simon & Schuster on October 31.
|2017 * * * * * * * * * * 84 shows, 44 different songs played. No live debuts of Dylan songs; 13 covers played.|
|Date||Venue||Title||No of Disks||Label/Source||Sound||Art/setlist/info|
|2017-00-00||Various||Once Upon A Time: Live 2017 Vol 1 & 2||Flac||Compiled and remastered bij CS||A||Field Recordings live 2017|
|2017-04-01||Stockholm, Waterfront Auditorium||The Nobel Prize Box, Waterfront First 2017||Flac||Crystal Cat Records 1080-1081||A||Only 2 different songs compare to last setlist from 2016. Highlight a suprising Standing In The Doorway.|
|2017-04-02||Stockholm, Waterfront Auditorium||The Nobel Prize Box, Waterfront Second 2017||Flac||Crystal Cat Records 1082-1083||A+||-.|
|2017-04-17||Amsterdam||AFAS Live||Flac||Spot||A||Live debut Stormy Weather, song from Triplicate.|
|2017-04-30||London||The Palladium, thirth night||Flac||EBR Recording||A-||-|
|2017-05-11||Dublin||3Arena||Flac||Spot||A-||Although this is the last night of the European tour, this is a great, lively show.|
|2017-06-17||Dover, DE||Firefly Music Festival 2017||Flac||Crystal Cat Records 1085-1086||A+||-|
|2017-06-24||Kingston, NY||Hutton Brickyards||Flac||Durango||B+||-|
|2017-07-09||Milwaukee, WI||American Family Insurance Amphitheater, Outlaw Music Festival||Flac||DK-WI||A-||Some sounddrops at the start; festival setlist with 15 songs|
|2017-07-25||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena||Flac||Manie||A-||Last concert leg two|
|2017-10-21||Broomfield, CO||1STBank Center||Flac||SoonAfterNoon||B+||Extra encore: Learning To Fly as tribute to Dylans late Traveling Wilburys bandmate Tom Petty.|
|2017-10-23||Omaha, NE||CenturyLink Center||Flac||Readermo||A-||Lot of chatter between songs.|
|2017-10-28||Grand Rapids, MI||Van Andel Arena||Flac||Mittens||A-||-|
|2017-10-29||Bloomington, IN||Indiana University Auditorium||Flac||Ironchef||A||Great show|
|2017-11-14||Washington, DC||The Anthem||Flac||Vwmule||A||-|