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Bob Dylan – Never Ending Tour 1990 – Part 1





People can learn everything about me through my songs, if they know where to look. They can juxtapose them with certain other songs and draw a clear picture. But why would anyone want to know about me? It’s ridiculous.
-Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen on August 31, 1990 in Lincoln, Nebraska)

Never Ending Tour 1990

  • 1990 Fastbreak Tour; Jan 12 – Feb 8, a total of 15 concerts
  • 1990 Spring tour of North America; May 29 – June 18, a total of 16 concerts
  • 1990 Summer festival tour of Europe; June 27 – July 9, a total of 9 concerts
  • 1990 Late Summer tour of North America; August 12 – September 12, a total of 23 concerts
  • 1990 US Fall tour; October 11 – November 18, a total of 30 concerts

All in all Dylan played 93 concerts in 1990.

Bob Dylan – Never Ending Tour 1990 – Part 1 will cover the first 3 legs.

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Bob Dylan – Never Ending Tour 1989





It’s not stand-up comedy or a stage play. Also, it breaks my concentration to have to think of things to say or to respond to the crowd. The songs themselves do the talking. My songs do, anyway.
-Bob Dylan (September 21, 1989 – Edna Gundersen interview for USA Today)

Band

The 1988 band (Smith, Parker, Aaronson) backed Dylan at the first three shows of 1989 and at the fifth through the eighth. At the fourth show, and at every show beginning with the ninth (June 10, 1989), Kenny Aaronson, who had to return to the U.S. for health reasons, was replaced on bass by Tony Garnier, who had played with G. E. Smith in one of his former bands. In late July, Aaronson tried to get his job back, but was told by Dylan, “I’m not sure if I wanna change the band right now.” In the long run, Garnier outlasted Parker and Smith, and is still playing bass in Dylan’s touring band.
-Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performance Artist 1986-1990 And Beyond)

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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

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Bob Dylan – Never Ending Tour 1988 – Part 1





– “I really don’t have any place to put my feet up…. well, we want to play ‘cause we want to play… Why tour?
It’s just that you get accustomed to it over the years.
The people themselves will tell you when to stop touring.”
-Bob Dylan (to Kathryn Baker – Aug 1988)

The Never Ending Tour is the popular name for Bob Dylan’s endless touring schedule since June 7, 1988.

AD: Tell me about the live thing. The last tour has gone virtually straight into this one.
BD: Oh, it’s all the same tour. The Never Ending Tour…
-Adrian Deevoy Interview (October 21, 1989)

Bob Dylan has later rejected to “Never Ending Tour” tag.

Don’t be bewildered by the Never Ending Tour chatter. There was a Never Ending Tour but it ended in 1991 with the departure of guitarist G. E. Smith.
-Bob Dylan (album sleeve notes to World Gone Wrong (1993))

..but many of us like this tag, and continue to refer to his endless touring since June 7, 1988 as “The Never Ending Tour”.

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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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