Bob Dylan: 6 Brilliant live performances from the year 2003

‘When I got into rock ‘n’ roll, I didn’t even think I had any option or alternative. It showed me where my future was, just like some people know they are going to be doctors or lawyers or shortstop for the New York Yankees”.
– Bob Dylan (Nov 10, 2003)

Never ending tour 2003
Start date February 6, 2003
End date November 25, 2003
Legs 4
No. of shows 11 in Oceania
54 in North America
33 in Europe

98 in Total

Uneven year with a great last leg (Europe fall: Oct 9 – Nov 25).

Please use the Comments section to  post your personal favourites from 2003.

Scandinavium
Gothenburg, Sweden
15 October 2003

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

Queen Jane Approximately

When your mother sends back all your invitations
And your father to your sister he explains
That you’re tired of yourself and all of your creations
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?
Won’t you come see me, Queen Jane?

Hallenstadion
Zurich, Switzerland
3 November 2003

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

Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)

You say you love me
And you’re thinkin’ of me
But you know you could be wrong
You say you told me




Highway 61 Revisited

Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son”
Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on”
God say, “No.” Abe say, “What?”
God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but
The next time you see me comin’ you better run”
Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?”
God says, “Out on Highway 61”

Wembley Arena
London, England
15 November 2003

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

Boots of Spanish Leather

Oh, I’m sailin’ away my own true love
I’m sailin’ away in the morning
Is there something I can send you from across the sea
From the place that I’ll be landing?

Shepherds Bush Empire Theatre
London, England
23 November 2003

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

Quinn The Eskimo

Ev’rybody’s building the big ships and the boats
Some are building monuments
Others, jotting down notes
Ev’rybody’s in despair
Ev’ry girl and boy
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
Ev’rybody’s gonna jump for joy
Come all without, come all within
You’ll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn

Hammersmith Apollo
London, England
24 November 2003

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

…and it sounded like pure, heavenly magic.  As the song drew to its conclusion Dylan returned to the microphone and re-sang the first two lines; a lovely gesture to all those who had gone into neural shock and missed them first time around. The feeling afterwards was that Dylan can say whatever he wants about his fans in interviews as long as he keeps treating us so generously onstage.
-Andrew Muir (One More Night)

Romance in Durango

Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun
Dust on my face and my cape
Me and Magdalena on the run
I think this time we shall escape

Some recommended shows:

  • Adelaide, Feb 13
  • New Orleans, April 26
  • West Palm Beach, May 4
  • New York, Aug 12
  • Niagara Falls, Aug 23
  • Karlstad, Sweden, Oct 12
  • Gothenburg, Sweden, Oct 15
  • Berlin Arena, Germany Oct 20
  • Zurich, Switzerland – Nov 3
  • Paris, France – Nov 13
  • London, Nov 15
  • London, Nov 23
  • London, Nov 24
  • London, Nov 25

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3 thoughts on “Bob Dylan: 6 Brilliant live performances from the year 2003”

  1. Usually i never leave comments here but man it s cruel that down along the cove from amsterdam and to be alone with you from zurich are missing!

  2. every time that listening gives me the heartbeat, are gravely ill and without the will of wanting to cure. Wonderful Quinn the Eskimo

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