Bob Dylan: Great 2015 Concerts – part 5/5

bob dylan locarno 2015

This is my last post in a 5 post series with great 2015 concerts.

Earlier posts:

And then.. in the 4 last concerts of the summer tour the setlist exploded.

Locarno was a great concert & a location with historical significance:

Then, in October 1987, playing Locarno. Switzerland, with Tom Petty’s band and the female singers he now says he used to hide behind, Dylan had his breakthrough. It was an outdoor show – he remembers the fog and the wind – and as he stepped to the mike, a line came into his head. “It’s almost like I heard it as a voice. It wasn’t like it was even me thinking it. I’m determined to stand, whether God will deliver me or not. And all of a sudden everything just exploded. It exploded every which way. And I noticed that all the people out there – I was used to them looking at the girl singers, they were good-looking girls, you know? And like I say, I had them up there so I wouldn’t feel so bad. But when that happened, nobody was looking at the girls anymore. They were looking at the main mike. After that is when I sort of knew: I’ve got to go out and play these songs. That’s just what I must do …
~from 1997 Newsweek cover story “Dylan Lives”

Piazza Grande
Locarno, Switzerland
15 July 2015
Moon & Stars Festival 

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar, grand piano & keyboard)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

  1. Things Have Changed
  2. She Belongs To Me
  3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (Bob Dylan-Robert Hunter/Bob Dylan)
  4. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

  5. Duquesne Whistle (Bob Dylan-Robert Hunter/Bob Dylan)
  6. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
  7. Pay In Blood
  8. Full Moon And Empty Arms (Ted Mossman, Buddy Kaye)
  9. The Levee’s Gonna Break
  10. Visions Of Johanna
  11. Early Roman Kings
  12. Shelter From The Storm
  13. Blind Willie McTell


  14. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  15. Desolation Row

  16. Ballad Of A Thin Man


  17. All Along The Watchtower

bob dylan Locarno 2015


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