Bob Dylan – Never Ending Tour 1988 – Part 2





I’ve always loved to travel and play my songs, meet new people and see different places. I love to roll into town in the early morning and walk the deserted streets before anybody gets up. Love to see the sun come up over the highway. ..
Then, of course, there’s playing on the stage in front of live people, feeling hearts and minds moving. Everybody don’t get to do that. Touring to me has never been any kind of hardship. It’s a privilege.
-Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen – USA Today, July 20, 1988)

The second part of my take on “Bob Dylan N.E.T. 1988” includes the two last legs:

  • INTERSTATE 88 – Part 2: US and Canada Late Summer Tour
    August 19 – September 25
  • INTERSTATE 88 – Part 3: East Coast Fall Tour
    October 13 – December 6


Pacific Coliseum
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
August 21, 1988

  1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  2. I’ll Remember You
  3. Masters Of War
  4. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  5. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  6. Highway 61 Revisited
  7. Boots Of Spanish Leather
  8. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
  9. One Too Many Mornings
  10. Barbara Allen (trad.)
  11. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
  12. In The Garden
  13. Like A Rolling Stone
  14. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  15. All Along The Watchtower
  16. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Tracy Chapman (shared vocal))
Full concert video

Riverfront Park
Manchester, New Hampshire
September 3, 1988

Shelter From The Storm

Rank Strangers To Me (A. Brumley)

She Belongs To Me

Maggies Farm





Waterloo Village
Stanhope, New Jersey
September 10, 1988

  1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  2. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  3. Masters Of War
  4. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  5. Shelter From The Storm
  6. Highway 61 Revisited
  7. To Ramona
  8. One Too Many Mornings
  9. Mr. Tambourine Man
  10. Girl From The North Country
  11. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
  12. I Shall Be Released
  13. Like A Rolling Stone
  14. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  15. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  16. Maggie’s Farm
  17. All Along The Watchtower
Full concert video:


After a three-week break, Dylan has scheduled four shows in New York with two warmup shows on the outskirts of Philadelphia to conclude his 1988 touring activities. Before the first Philadelphia show, Dylan has an extended soundcheck during which he runs through three country classics with the band: “Give My Love to Rose,” “I Don’t Hurt Anymore,” and ‘Tm Moving On.” The show itself is Dylan’s first since 1986 to feature over 20 songs, including a seven-song encore-four acoustic, three electric-coneluding with an impressive “Every Grain of Sand.” “Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream .. and “With God on Our Side” are included. The notion of a full-band version of “Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream” sounds amazing, but in reality Dylan strips it of all its humor. It is, however, retained for the remaining shows..
-Clinton Heylin (A Life In Stolen Moments)

The Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
October 13, 1988

Absolutely Sweet Marie

With God On Our Side

I Shall Be Released

Every Grain of Sand

October 14 (Upper Darby)

Wagoner’s Lad (trad.)


Radio City Music Hall
New York City, New York

17 October 1988
You’re A Big Girl Now

18 October (Radio City Music Hall)

To Ramona

19 October 1988 (Radio City Music Hall)
John Brown

Barbara Allen (trad.)

  1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  2. I’ll Remember You
  3. John Brown
  4. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
  5. Simple Twist Of Fate
  6. Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream
  7. Highway 61 Revisited
  8. Gates Of Eden
  9. With God On Our Side
  10. One Too Many Mornings
  11. Barbara Allen (trad.)
  12. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
  13. In The Garden
  14. Like A Rolling Stone
  15. Wagoner’s Lad (trad.)
  16. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
  17. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
  18. All Along The Watchtower (cut)
  19. Maggie’s Farm (missing)




Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
4 December 1988
An all acoustic evening of music to benefit The Bridge School.

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar)
  • G.E. Smith (guitar)
  1. San Francisco Bay Blues (Jesse Fuller)
  2. Pretty Boy Floyd (Woody Guthrie)
  3. With God On Our Side
  4. Girl From The North Country
  5. Gates Of Eden
  6. Forever Young

Check out: December 4: Bob Dylan: Oakland, CA – 1988 (video)


-Egil

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