Bob Dylan – Never Ending Tour 1990 – Part 2





It’s not a drain at all, …. Billy Idol’s got the right idea. It’s a charmed life. It beats 9-to-5 now, it did then and it will tomorrow.
You gotta stick it out though. That’s all there really is at the end of the line in this business. B.B. King and Chuck Berry are still working. Little Richard is as good now as he was then.
-Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen, August 31, 1990)

1990 Late Summer Tour of North America

  • First concert: August 12, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – Jubilee Auditorium
  • Last concert: September 12, Mesa, Arizona – Mesa Amphitheater
  • 23 concerts

During the next month a number of new guitarists were auditioned – live on stage! John Staeheley (August 12-18), Steve Bruton (August 19-29), Miles Joseph (August 31-September 3), Steve Ripley (September 4-9), and César Diaz (September 11-12) were all given this trial.

Despite all this chaos, late 1990 turned out to be not bad at all; although not as consistently impressive as the first half of the year, it certainly shook off the ‘Horrible Tour’ tag. Much like the previous year, the last leg of 1990’s touring was looser and full of surprises and successes.
-Andrew Muir (One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour)

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, Oregon
21 August 1990

..they were terrific, spectacularly good… superb!
… Most of all, I think, the wondrous music this team is creating at this show is a reflection of the mind-state of the singer/rhythm guitarist/bandleader/harmonica player – Bob Dylan, the author of this magnificent work of accidental art, this recording which stops time and leaves me as a listener breathless and thrilled, over and over again.
-Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performance Artist 1986-1990 And Beyond)

Check out:

Star Theatre
Merrillville, Indiana
28 August 1990

Stand By Me
Only known live Bob Dylan version of Stand By Me.

1990 US Fall Tour

  • First concert: October 11, Brookville, New York – Tilles Center, C.W. Post College
  • Last concert: November 18, Detroit, Michigan – The Fox Theater
  • 30 concerts

Paramount Performing Arts Center
Springfield, Massachusetts
12 October 1990

Willin’  (Lowell George)




The Beacon Theatre
New York City, New York

16 October 1990

  1. Dixie (Daniel Decatur Emmett)
  2. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)
  3. Man In The Long Black Coat
  4. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
  5. T.V. Talkin’ Song
  6. Under The Red Sky
  7. Wiggle Wiggle
  8. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  9. One Too Many Mornings
  10. Two Soldiers (trad.)
  11. Mr. Tambourine Man
  12. Everything Is Broken
  13. Joey (Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy)
  14. Positively 4th Street
  15. All Along The Watchtower
  16. Like A Rolling Stone
  17. Blowin’ In The Wind
  18. Highway 61 Revisited
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17 October 1990

  1. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  2. Man In The Long Black Coat
  3. Willin’ (Lowell George)
  4. T.V. Talkin’ Song
  5. Simple Twist Of Fate
  6. Wiggle Wiggle
  7. Man Of Constant Sorrow (trad. arr. Bob Dylan)
  8. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
  9. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  10. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
  11. Tangled Up In Blue
  12. Joey (Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy)
  13. What Good Am I?
  14. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
  15. In The Garden
  16. Like A Rolling Stone
  17. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  18. Highway 61 Revisited

17 October 1990

  1. Dixie (Daniel Decatur Emmett)
  2. To Be Alone With You
  3. Joey (Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy)
  4. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
  5. Masters Of War
  6. Under The Red Sky
  7. Wiggle Wiggle
  8. Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)
  9. She Belongs To Me
  10. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  11. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
  12. T.V. Talkin’ Song
  13. Shooting Star
  14. Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)
  15. Gotta Serve Somebody
  16. All Along The Watchtower
  17. Like A Rolling Stone
  18. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  19. Highway 61 Revisited
  20. Maggie’s Farm

Part 1:

Part 2:

18 October 1990

  1. Dixie (Daniel Decatur Emmett)
  2. Subterranean Homesick Blues
  3. I’ll Remember You
  4. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  5. Gotta Serve Somebody
  6. Masters Of War
  7. Joey (Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy)
  8. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
  9. Gates Of Eden
  10. Desolation Row
  11. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  12. Wiggle Wiggle
  13. Shooting Star
  14. All Along The Watchtower
  15. I Believe In You
  16. Like A Rolling Stone
  17. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  18. Highway 61 Revisited

Songs in bold:


19 October 1990

  1. Dixie (Daniel Decatur Emmett)
  2. To Be Alone With You
  3. Joey (Bob Dylan & Jacques Levy)
  4. Silvio (Bob Dylan & Robert Hunter)
  5. Masters Of War
  6. Under The Red Sky
  7. Wiggle Wiggle
  8. Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)
  9. She Belongs To Me
  10. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  11. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
  12. T.V. Talkin’ Song
  13. Shooting Star
  14. Tight Connection To My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love)
  15. Gotta Serve Somebody
  16. All Along The Watchtower
  17. Like A Rolling Stone
  18. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  19. Highway 61 Revisited
  20. Maggie’s Farm

Part 1:

Part 2:

The Beacon Theatre, New York  – 19 October 1990 was G.E. Smith’s last N.E.T. concert with Bob Dylan. For the reminder of this leg John Staehely & César Diaz played guitar.

The Fox Theater
St. Louis, Missouri
4 November 1990

Under the Red Sky

T.V. Talkin’ Song

You’re A Big Girl Now

Like A Rolling Stone

Gotta Serve Somebody

It Ain’t Me Babe


-Egil

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