May 28: Bob Dylan @ Verona, Italy 1984

bob dylan verona 1984

The 1984 Europe tour starts with two show in Italy (Verona) before moving into Germany.
The first concert was not a good one, here are some clips/links.

Arena di Verona
Verona, Italy
28 May 1984

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Mick Taylor (guitar)
  • Ian McLagan (keyboards)
  • Greg Sutton (bass)
  • Colin Allen (drums)

  1. Jokerman (audio)
    He opens with the inspired choice of “Jokerman,” but it fails to match the official version..
    ~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995
    )
  2. All Along The Watchtower
    –> youtube link <–
  3. Just Like A Woman
    –> youtube link <–
  4. Highway 61 Revisited
  5. I And I
    –> youtube link <–
  6. Shelter From The Storm
  7. License To Kill
    –> youtube link <–
  8. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  9. When You Gonna Wake Up

    Greg Sutton: Got My Mojo Working (McKinley Morganfield)
  10. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
  11. Girl From The North Country
  12. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
  13. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  14. Masters Of War
  15. Maggie’s Farm
  16. Every Grain Of Sand
  17. Man Of Peace
  18. Heart Of Mine
  19. Like A Rolling Stone (video)
    A butchered “Like a Rolling Stone” ends the set
    ~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)—
  20. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
  21. Blowin’ In The Wind (video)
    Carlos Santana then joins him on stage for a surprisingly sensitive ”Blowin’ in the Wind,” Santana’s
    guitar flourishes for once enhancing the mood of the song.
    ~Clinton Heylin (Bob Dylan: A Life in Stolen Moments Day by Day 1941-1995)
    –> Youtube link <–
  22. Tombstone Blues

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5 thoughts on “May 28: Bob Dylan @ Verona, Italy 1984”

  1. I was at the opening concert in Verona Italy in 1984. I was wandering around the venue and came across of a couple of drunk English fellows who claimed to be roadies. they were having a problem convincing the Italian guards that they were part of the band so I stepped in and explained the situation in Italian to the guards and they let us pass. I ended up back stage with a quart of orange juice and vodka. eventually I ended up back stage for Santana with Sancious. they cleared the stage when Dylan came on so I ended up in the roadie seats just off stage for Dylan. all in all, a good time.

  2. I Never really warmed to the 1984 tour. never really liked the band. Despite some good performances here and there I Found Dylans vocals mostly sloppy and half hearted when he still had his voice

  3. As I missed out on the tour in 78 in the Netherlands because the guy buying the tickets for him and me and my girlfriend returned with the remark that he did not buy them cause they were too expensive and than they were sold out (hell I was mad, also at myself for letting him do it), the 84 tour was the first I attended, Bob playing in the Ahoy. I had seen Hard Rain, heard the enthousiasm of those as lucky to have been there in 78 at the great legendary concert in Rotterdam, so when I saw his sloppy performance with Mick Taylor (who had managed to give some fire to the glossy Infidels) I was devastated. No I did not give up on Dylan, but I had to admit he was feeling lost, as if he did not know what to do after the christian songs… It would prove to be a long wait before he touched my heart at a live gig (though the film with Tom Petty had me raving, then when I saw them in Holland in 86 or 87 it was as bad as the tour with Santana. Mostly, in both shows, he would appear to be stone drunk, not even aware of which song was playing.

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