Bob Dylan: 6 Brilliant live performances from the year 1998




I’ve found a different audience. I’m not good at reading how old people are, but my audience seems to be livelier than they were 10 years ago. They react immediately to what I do, and they don’t come with a lot of preconceived ideas about who they would like me to be, or who they think/ am.
– Bob Dylan (Murray Engleheart Interview for Guitar World)

Never Ending Tour 1998
Start date January 13, 1998
End date November 7, 1998
Legs 7
No. of shows 56 in North America
6 in South America
33 in Europe
15 in Oceania

110 in Total

Another great N.E.T. year.

Please use the Comments section to  post your personal favourites from 1998.

The Theater
Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
17 January 1998

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Million Miles

You took a part of me that I really miss
I keep asking myself how long it can go on like this
You told yourself a lie
That’s alright mama, I told myself one too

San José Arena
San José, California
19 May 1998

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

The Man in Me

The man in me will do nearly any task
And as for compensation, there’s little he would ask
Take a woman like you
To get through to the man in me




Globe Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
9 June 1998

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Desolation Row

They’re selling postcards of the hanging, they’re painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors, the circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner, they’ve got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker, the other is in his pants
And the riot squad they’re restless, they need somewhere to go
As Lady and I look out tonight, from Desolation Row

NEC Arena
National Exhibition Center
Birmingham, England
24 June 1998

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Love Sick

I’m walking through streets that are dead
Walking, walking with you in my head
My feet are so tired, my brain is so wired
And the clouds are weeping

Grandstand
Puyallup State Fair
Western Washington Fairgrounds
Puyallup, Washington
22 September 1998

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Make You Feel My Love

When the rain
Is blowing in your face
And the whole world
Is on your case
I could offer you
A warm embrace
To make you feel my love

Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
23 October 1998

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

My Back Pages

Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin’ high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
“We’ll meet on edges, soon,” said I
Proud ’neath heated brow
Ah, but I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now

Some recommended shows from 1998:

  • New York City, New York – Jan 17
  • Newark, New Jersey – Feb1
  • Toledo, Ohio – Feb 15
  • Brussels, Belgium – June 17
  • Birmingham, England – June 24
  • San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA – May 19
  • Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden – June 9
  • Puyallup, Washington – September 22
  • Target Center, Minneapolis, MN – October 23

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4 thoughts on “Bob Dylan: 6 Brilliant live performances from the year 1998”

  1. Did Bob do “Train of Love” on a TV special in 1998? Maybe it was later. It was a Johnny Cash tribute show. It was fantastic.

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