Bob Dylan Includes ‘Visions of Johanna’ In Sydney Theatre Show - Noise11.com
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan Includes ‘Visions of Johanna’ In Sydney Theatre Show

by Paul Cashmere on August 21, 2018

in News

Bob Dylan’s one-off theatre show on his Australian tour included a performance of ‘Visions of Johanna’.

Dylan has been mainly playing arenas on his 2018 tour of Australia but Sydney was treated to the additional theatre performance at the Enmore Theatre.

‘Visions of Johanna’ was a surprise for the fans. Bob last performed the song 16 July 2015 at the Stimmen Festival in Germany.

‘Visions of Johanna’ first surfaced on Dylan’s seventh album ‘Blonde on Blonde’. Dylan wrote the song in 1965 while living at the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the same hotel where 13 years later Sid Vicious’ girlfriend Nancy Spungen was found stabbed to death. Arthur C. Clarke also wrote ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ at the Chelsea.

Bob Dylan’s original version of the song was called ‘Freeze Out’. He first performed the song on 17 October, 1965 in Baltimore.

On the 2015 Dylan archive release ‘The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966’ 11 takes of the recording sessions were released.

Dylan returned to his usual setlist the following night in Wollongong, removing ‘Visions of Johanna’ and putting ‘Desolation Row’ back in the set.

REVIEW: BOB DYLAN IN MELBOURNE

Bob Dylan setlist Melbourne 14 August 2018

Things Have Changed (from The Wonder Boys soundtrack, 2000)
It Ain’t Me Babe (from Another Side of Bob Dylan, 1964)
Highway 61 Revisited (from Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)
Simple Twist of Fate (from Blood On The Tracks, 1975)
Duquesne Whistle (from Tempest, 2012)
When I Paint My Masterpiece (from Greatest Hits Vol II, 1971)
Honest With Me (from Love and Theft, 2001)
Tryin’ to Get to Heaven (from Time Out of Mind, 1997)
Make You Feel My Love (from Time Out of Mind, 1997)
Pay in Blood (from Tempest, 2012)
Tangled Up in Blue (from Blood On The Tracks, 1975)
Early Roman Kings (from Tempest, 2012)
Visions of Johanna (from Blonde on Blonde, 1966)
Love Sick (from Time Out Of Mind, 1997)
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 1963)
Thunder on the Mountain (from Modern Times, 2006)
Soon After Midnight (from Tempest, 2012)
Gotta Serve Somebody (from Slow Train Coming, 1979)

Encore:
Blowin’ in the Wind (from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 1962)
Ballad of a Thin Man (from Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)

Bob Dylan is touring Australia for Chugg Entertainment.

Bob Dylan Australia and New Zealand remaining dates

22 August, Newcastle, Entertainment Centre
24 August, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre

26 August, Auckland, Spark Arena
28 August, Christchurch, Horncastle Arena

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Rusty Young of Poco photo from Blue Elan Records
R.I.P. Rusty Young of Poco 1946-2021

Poco’s Rusty Young has died from a heart attack at age 75.

3 days ago
The Beatles White Album
The Beatles White Album No 1 Expected To Fetch $1 million+ At Auction

Considered the holy grail of all Beatles albums, the only known factory sealed White Album Marked 0000001 hits the block today for New Jersey auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll.

4 days ago
Joy McKean
APRA To Honour Country Legend Joy McKean

Country legend Joy McKean has been announced as the recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music for 2021.

4 days ago
John Lennon Plastic Ono Band
Historic John Lennon and Yoko Ono Footage of Give Peace A Chance Released

Previously unreleased video of John Lennon and Yoko Ono performing a homemade early edition of ‘Give Peace A Chance’ from the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in the Bahamas has been released days ahead of the expanded ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band’ box set.

5 days ago
Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl Take A Jab At Anti-Vaxxers in New Song ‘Eazy Sleazy’

Mick Jagger has released a surprised new duet with Dave Grohl. ‘Eazy Sleazy’ popped out of nowhere today and it sticks the needle right into the arm of anti-vaxxers.

5 days ago
Stevie Wonder photo by Ros O'Gorman
Stevie Wonder Calls For Police Reform

Steve Wonder has called for police reform after yet another black man was murdered by police Minneapolis Police, just 10 miles where George Floyd was murdered in 2020.

5 days ago
The Who Heinz Beanz
The Who Revisit Heinz Baked Beans For 50th Anniversary

The Who have reunited with Heinz five decades after their iconic 'The Who Sell Out' album artwork, which featured frontman Roger Daltrey sitting in a bath full of Heinz Beanz.

6 days ago