Bob Dylan: 6 Brilliant live performances from the year 2002





Never ENDING TOUR 2002
Start date January 31, 2002
End date November 22, 2002
Legs 3
No. of shows 78 in North America
29 in Europe

107 in Total

A year of great cover versions dedicated to the dead and dying. All of these covers came in the last leg of 2002 – US Fall Tour (Oct 5 – Nov 22).

Please use the Comments section to  post your personal favourites from 20002

Bournemouth International Centre
Bournemouth, England
5 May 2002

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Jim Keltner (drums & percussion)

He even cracked its kernel in 2002, coaxing a rare moment of artistic calm out of the general hubbub at a show in Bournemouth on the fifth day of May, when he was so much reminded of the Criteria vibe by the presence ofJim Keltner that he raised a harmonica to his lips, to rasp against the dying of the light.
-Clinton Heylin (Still On The Road)

Not Dark Yet

Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep, time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t heal
There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there

Pauline Davis Pavilion
Tehama County Fairgrounds
Red Bluff, California
7 October 2002

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

You´re A Big Girl Now

Our conversation was short and sweet
It nearly knocked me off-a my feet
And I’m back in the rain, oh, oh
And you are on dry land
You made it there somehow
You’re a big girl now




Open Air Theatre
San Diego State University
San Diego, California
19 October 2002

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

Carrying A Torch (Van Morrison)

I’m carryin’ a torch for you
I’m carryin’ a torch
You know how much it costs
To keep carryin’ a torch

Flame of love it burns so bright
That is my desire
Keep on liftin’ me, liftin’ me up
Higher and higher

Hilton Coliseum
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
29 October 2002

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

You Ain´t Goin´ Nowhere

Clouds so swift
Rain won’t lift
Gate won’t close
Railings froze
Get your mind off wintertime
You ain’t goin’ nowhere
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow’s the day
My bride’s gonna come
Oh, oh, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!

Madison Square Garden
New York City, New York
13 November 2002

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & piano)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

Thank you. There’s a tribute coming, I guess it’s the next week or the week after, it’s over in England, for George Harrison and lot’s of people i’m not sure who. But we can’t make it I just want to do this song for George because we were such good buddies.
-Bob Dylan introducing “Something”

“Dylan’s performance stands as an outstanding tribute, one that would make George Harrison so very happy and proud were he around to hear it.”
-Andrew Muir (One More Night)

Something (George Harrison)

Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way she woos me

Civic Center Coliseum
Hartford, Connecticut
17 November 2002

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

Mutineer (Warren Zevon)

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Hoist the mainsail – here I come
Ain’t no room on board for the insincere
You’re my witness
I’m your mutineer

Some recommended shows:

  • 2/9/02 Atlanta GA
  • 2/22/02 Dallas TX
  • 4/7/02 Oslo Norway
  • 4/9/02 Hamburg Germany
  • 4/11/02 Berlin Germany
  • 5/9/02 Manchester England
  • 8/19/02 Southhampton NY
  • 10/7/02 Red Bluff CA
  • 10/26/02 Denver CO
  • 10/30/02 St. Paul MN
  • 11/1/02 Rosemont IL
  • 11/13/02 MSG NYC
  • 11/15/02 Philadelphia PA
  • 11/17/02 Hartford CT
  • 11/22/02 Fairfax VA

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