Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Euro 08 tour starts in Iceland

No reviews received by Dylan Daily so far, but the setlist on Bill Pagel’s boblinks.com site suggests predictions made here last week were more or less correct.



Europe 2008 – NET preview

Dylan starts the Europe 2008 leg of his Never Ending Tour (NET) next Monday, in Iceland. He plays 15 countries – eastern, northern and southern Europe, but not the Bobfan heartland in NW Europe, Germany, Benelux, N France or England - finishing in Portugal on 11 July.

It marks the twentieth anniversary of the tour, which started in Concord, California in June 1988.

The short warm-up tour now finishing in NE US/Maritime Provinces gives an idea of what to expect:

· same band as in recent years, with Dylan on keyboards, not guitar
· similar rotating setlist of 17 songs (from about 50), played over about 90 minutes, and almost equally split between promoting the last three albums and revisiting classic repertoire
· multi-generational audience, with teens/twenties as numerous as ageing greybeards.

Sounds wonderful to me – just wish I was going. If you’re lucky enough to see a gig, please remember to send The Dylan Daily a brief review/setlist.

Gerry Smith