Bob Dylan, one of the world’s true music legends, will tour Australia and New Zealand in August, 2018.
This will be the 11th Bob Dylan Australian tour. Dylan was last in Australia in August, 2014. He has also toured Australia in 2011, 2007, 2003, 2001, 1998, 1992, 1986, 1978 and 1966.
The current Dylan band is Bob on piano, Tony Garnier on bass, George Recile on drums, Stu Kimball on rhythm guitar, Charlie Sexton on lead guitar and Donnie Herron on violin, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel and lap steel (we assume not all at the same time).
The Dylan setlist is never a greatest hits. Instead Bob tends to steer his songs through his current musical thoughts. His most recent albums are 2012’s ‘Tempest’, one of his best albums ever and his trilogy of standards from 2015, 2016 and 2017. Songs from the recent albums make up eight of a 20 song setlist.
Dylan’s most recent show was in Verona, Italy. More than half of the songs from Dylan’s are from albums released in the 21st century.
Four of the 20 songs are from the 60s, two come from the 70’s classic ‘Blood On The Tracks’, there is nothing from the 80s and the 90s is represented by the Grammy Award comeback ‘Time Out Of Mind’.
Bob Dylan setlist, 27 April 2018, Italy
Things Have Changed (from Wonder Boys soundtrack, 2000)
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 1963)
Highway 61 Revisited (from Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)
Simple Twist of Fate (from Blood On The Tracks, 1975)
Duquesne Whistle (from Tempest, 2012)
Melancholy Mood (from Fallen Angels, 2016)
Honest With Me (from Love and Theft, 2001)
Tryin’ to Get to Heaven (from Time Out of Mind, 1997)
Come Rain of Come Shine (from Fallen Angels, 2016)
Pay in Blood (from Tempest, 2012)
Tangled Up in Blue (from Blood On The Tracks, 1975)
Early Roman Kings (from Tempest, 2012)
Desolation Row (from Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)
Love Sick (from Time Out of Mind, 1997)
Autumn Leaves (from Shadow In The Night, 2015)
Thunder on the Mountain (from Modern Times, 2006)
Soon After Midnight (from Tempest, 2012)
Long and Wasted Years (from Tempest, 2012)
Blowin’ in the Wind (from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 1963)
Ballad of a Thin Man (from Highway 61 Revisited, 1965)
BOB DYLAN | 2018 TOUR DATES
Wednesday 8th August – Perth Arena (All Ages)
Saturday 11th August – Botanic Park (All Ages)
Monday 13th August – Margaret Court Arena (All Ages)
Saturday 18th August – ICC Sydney Theatre (All Ages)
Wednesday 20nd August – Wollongong Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
Wednesday 22nd August – Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
Friday 24th August – Entertainment Centre (All Ages)
Sunday 26th August – Spark Arena (All Ages)
Tuesday 28th August – Horncastle Arena (All Ages)