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PostPosted: Fri April 13th, 2018, 23:38 GMT 
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Bob’s BACK in Germany!

18 April 2018
Wednesday

Leipzig, Germany
Arena Leipzig

Showtime: 8:00 pm
Capacity: 12,200


This is the 19th show of the 2018 Never Ending Tour



Previous 2018 shows:
18 Europe Spring
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18 Total 2018


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BOB DYLAN and His Band
Mittwoch, 18.04.2018



Bob Dylan gilt ohne Zweifel als wichtigster einzelner Interpret der Rock-Ära, als Inkarnation einer Gegenkultur und Songschreiber des Jahrhunderts. Der Ausnahmekünstler bedeutet „für die Popmusik das Gleiche wie Einstein für die Physik“, schrieb das US-Nachrichtenmagazin Newsweek. Die überragende Bedeutung von Bob Dylan fand auch in der Verleihung des Nobelpreises für Literatur Ausdruck, den er als bisher einziger Musiker erhielt. Die zahlreichen Grammy-Auszeichnungen, auch für sein Lebenswerk, dokumentieren die große Anerkennung des genialen Singer/Songwriters in der Musikwelt. Im Frühjahr 2018 kommt der Wegbereiter der Folk- und Rockmusik, dessen Gesamtauflage mehr als 110 Millionen Tonträger beträgt, zu Live-Konzerten nach Deutschland. Seine einzige Show im Osten spielt er am 18. April in der ARENA LEIPZIG!

Bob Dylan erfand sich immer wieder neu, wandelte sich, wechselte die Richtung, tauchte ab, um dann erneut kometenhaft aufzusteigen. Dylan ließ sich nicht vereinnahmen, er bestimmte Tempo, Rhythmus und Inhalt. Er definierte mit seinen Songs Ideale, Ängste, Stimmungen von Generationen. Die Poesie seiner Texte und die Lyrik seiner Lieder verliehen ihm literarische Qualität, seine scharfe Beobachtungsgabe und sein politisches Verständnis machten ihn zum natürlichen Sprachrohr der Jugend, deren Aufbruch er in den 60er Jahren mit initiierte und begleitete.

Dylan-Songs sind nicht nur Klassiker, sondern lebensnahe Dichtung. Viele von ihnen sind in die amerikanische Literatur eingegangen: „The Times They are A-Changin’ “, „Blowin’ in the Wind", „Like a Rolling Stone“, „A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall“, „Chimes of Freedom“ – um nur einige zu nennen. „Blowin’ in the Wind“, der wohl bekannteste Song aus der Feder von Bob Dylan, beschreibt das Lebensgefühl seiner Generation. Dieses Lied, in den frühen 60er Jahren geschrieben, von unzähligen Künstlern wie Joan Baez oder Pete Seeger interpretiert, begründete seinen Mythos. Die New York Times bezeichnete ihn als „Shakespeare des 20. Jahrhunderts“. Bob Dylan, der eigentlich Robert Allen Zimmerman heißt, in dem Dorf Duluth (Minnesota) geboren wurde und in der nahegelegenen Grubenstadt Hibbing aufwuchs, erzielte eine Wirkung wie vor und nach ihm kein zweiter Protagonist der Popkultur. Seine Texte befreiten die Rockmusik von ihrer Banalität. „Erst nachdem ich Dylan intensiv gehört hatte, achtete ich peinlich genau auf Texte, auf Aussagen“, gestand sogar John Lennon.

Seine erste LP bestand überwiegend aus Fremdmaterial, eine Reminiszenz an sein Idol Woody Guthrie. Eigenkompositionen, vor allem politische Botschaften, sind die Inhalte der nachfolgenden Platten, als der Vietnamkrieg und die Studentenunruhen Mitte der 60er ihren Höhepunkt erreichten. Beim Newport Folkfestival 1965 sorgte Bob Dylan schließlich für den Eklat, als er seine Gitarre elektrisch verstärkte und damit den Folkrock begründete. Seine in Platten gepresste Lyrik wurde zum Bestseller. Seitdem gilt Dylan als Prophet der populären Kultur. Seine Memoiren „Dylan’s Chronicles – Volume 1“ waren ein weltweiter Bestseller und rangierten 19 Wochen in der „The New York Times“-Bestsellerliste. Er wurde für seine „tief greifende Bedeutung für die Populärmusik und Amerikanische Kultur“ mit einem Pulitzer-Spezialpreis ausgezeichnet.

https://www.sportforum-leipzig.com/even ... -18-20-00/



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BOB DYLAN and His Band
Wednesday, 18.04.2018



Bob Dylan is undoubtedly considered to be the most important single interpreter of the rock era, as the incarnation of a counterculture and songwriter of the century. The exceptional artist means "for pop music the same as Einstein for physics," wrote the US news magazine Newsweek. The paramount importance of Bob Dylan was also expressed in the Nobel Prize for Literature, which he was the only musician to date. The numerous Grammy Awards, also for his life's work, document the great appreciation of the ingenious singer / songwriter in the music world. In the spring of 2018, the forerunner of folk and rock music, whose total circulation is more than 110 million recordings, will come to live concerts in Germany. His only show in the East he plays on April 18 in the ARENA LEIPZIG!

Bob Dylan kept reinventing himself, changed his mind, changed direction, dived, then meteorically ascended again. Dylan did not get involved, he set tempo, rhythm and content. He defined with his songs ideals, fears, moods of generations. The poetry of his lyrics and the lyrics of his songs lent him literary quality, his keen powers of observation and his political understanding made him the natural mouthpiece of youth, whose departure he initiated and accompanied in the 1960s.

Dylan songs are not just classics, but life-like poetry. Many of them have entered American literature: "The Times They Are A-Changin '", "Blowin' In The Wind", "Like A Rolling Stone", "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall", "Chimes Of Freedom "- to name but a few." Blowin 'in the Wind ", probably the most well-known song written by Bob Dylan, describes the lifestyle of his generation, written in the early' 60s by countless artists such as Joan Baez or Pete Seeger interprets and justifies his myth, described by the New York Times as "Shakespeare of the twentieth century." Bob Dylan, who is actually Robert Allen Zimmerman, was born in the village of Duluth, Minnesota, and grew up in the nearby mining town of Hibbing. As before and after him, he was not a second protagonist of pop culture, and his lyrics liberated rock music from its banality. "It was not until I had listened to Dylan intense that I paid close attention to lyrics, a Statements," even John Lennon admitted.

His first LP consisted mainly of foreign material, a reminiscence of his idol Woody Guthrie. Self-compositions, especially political messages, are the contents of the following plates, as the Vietnam War and the student unrest in the mid-60s reached their peak. At the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, Bob Dylan finally caused a scandal, as he electrically amplified his guitar and thus founded the folk rock. His plate-pressed lyric became a bestseller. Since then, Dylan has been considered a prophet of popular culture. His memoir "Dylan's Chronicles - Volume 1" was a worldwide bestseller and ranked 19 weeks in the "The New York Times" bestseller list. He was awarded a Pulitzer Special Prize for his "profound significance for popular music and American culture".


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PostPosted: Tue April 17th, 2018, 23:19 GMT 
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Top 10 Fun Facts about Leipzig

by Marie-Berdine Steyn

For those not familiar with Leipzig, it is a historical city in erstwhile, East Germany. Here are 10 more things about the city we bet you didn’t know!

10. Origin of the Printed Newspaper
While we know the Chinese contributed greatly to early printing, it was in Leipzig that the first printed newspaper was born. In 1650, book merchant and printer, Timotheus Ritzsch, produced the first daily Einkommende Zeitungen. It was published four days a week. In 2000, the Royal Swedish Library loaned the only remaining copy of the newspaper to the city to mark the 350th anniversary of it being printed.

9. Site of a Famous Theological Dispute
A famous religious debate between famous reformation leader, Martin Luther, theologian, Andreas Karlstadt, and a Catholic friar, Johann Eck, was held in Leipzig in 1519, and it came to be known as the Leipzig Debate. This debate made, Pope Leo X, censor Luther and also threaten him with excommunication from the Catholic Church. Not long after the debate, Leipzig adopted the Reformation movement.

8. Its Beer is ‘Adopted’
Though Leipzig is a city in the country known for its beer, what it claims to be its local brew isn’t even so! The Gose Beer, so widely popular, is in fact a product of Goslar and belongs to the same family of sour wheat beers as the Berlin-made Weisse and Belgian Witbier. This beer, which originated during the 17th century, became the ‘local’ beer of Leipzig by the 1800s. (The World Wars almost saw the end of it, but somehow it survived.)

7. Competition to Venice
Leipzig is located at the confluence of three rivers – the Pleisse, the Parthe and the White Elster, making it easily navigable by water. Meandering waterways would mistake Leipzig for another Venice. The city has 427 bridges, which outdoes the 400 bridges of Venice. Boats and canoes sail past Auwald forest, restored industrial structures and quaint villas.

6. Europe’s Largest Train Station
While Paris’ Gard du Nord, may be the busiest train station in Europe, Leipzig’s Hauptbahnhof, is the largest by floor space. Built in 1915, it has 24 platforms that serve 120,000 passengers everyday. Considering that it was nearly destroyed in World War II, its enormous size is a credit. It was also renovated in the 1950s to add shopping malls in the basements.

5. A Millennium-Old Commercial Center
Leipzig gained its right as a ‘fair city’ right in the Middle Ages around 1165, when it was strategically linked with Berlin, Prague and Frankfurt. It has the distinction holding the world’s largest fairs, originating over a thousand years ago. Accordingly, the Marktplatz (marketplace), Altes Rathus (town hall), Naschmarkat (food market), and the Alde Handelsborse (the old Stock Exchange) are important landmarks in Leipzig. The new Exhibition Centre holds annual fairs and Game Conventions, the Leipziger Buchmesse, and the Auto Mobil International. 

4. Contribution to the Fall of the Berlin Wall
The revolution that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall separating East and West Germany, saw its humble beginnings in Leipzig’s 850 year-old St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche) on September 4, 1989.
Meetings that began quietly on Mondays in this church changed the destiny with East Germany, bowing to the feelings of its people. 

3. The Monument of the “Battle of Nations”
One of the best views of the city is to be found from the top of the 91 meter-tall Volkerschlachtdenkmal Monument that was erected in 1913 to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon in the Battle of Nations. It cost 75 million USD and was built by architect Bruno Schmitz. 

2. Europe’s Oldest Coffee Shop
Leipzig’s Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum is the oldest surviving coffee house in Europe dating back to its opening in 1720. Along with coffee, it houses a free museum which has 500 artefacts documenting the history of the Saxons' love for the brew.

1. Music and Literary Heritage
Philosopher, Gottfried Leibnitz, was born here in 1646, as well as composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.
The University of Leipzig is one of the oldest European universities, dating back to 1406. Other famous names contributing to Leipzig’s heritage include Gottsched, Gellert, Schiller, and Goethe.


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PostPosted: Wed April 18th, 2018, 00:13 GMT 
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Wed 18 Leipzig, Germany
Attending: Crayfish, teufelskerle, planetwaves, A Merry Llama

Enjoy Leipzig folks!
Some of us would like to be there with you. Glad you made it!


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PostPosted: Wed April 18th, 2018, 01:00 GMT 
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Have a great time everybody! Maybe a pre-show meetup at the world’s oldest coffee shop?


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PostPosted: Wed April 18th, 2018, 09:23 GMT 
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There's gonna be lightning in Leipzig tonight.


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PostPosted: Wed April 18th, 2018, 18:59 GMT 
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Enjoy the show (for those of you who are lucky enough to be able to attend tonight)!!!


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PostPosted: Wed April 18th, 2018, 19:32 GMT 

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no news from Leipzig? Seems like there's still a wall (und wir sind diesmal im Tal der Ahnungslosen (and this times we are in the valley of the unsuspecting))


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PostPosted: Wed April 18th, 2018, 19:53 GMT 

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Leipzig, Germany
Arena Leipzig
April 18, 2018

1. Things Have Changed
2. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. Simple Twist Of Fate
5. Duquesne Whistle
6. Melancholy Mood
7. Honest With Me
8. Tryin' To Get To Heaven
9. Come Rain Or Come Shine
10. Pay In Blood
11. Tangled Up In Blue
12. Early Roman Kings
13. Desolation Row
14. Love Sick
15. Autumn Leaves
16. Thunder On The Mountain
17. Soon After Midnight
18. Long and Wasted Years

(encore)
19. Blowin' In The Wind
20. Ballad Of A Thin Man

Thanks to Hermann Rechberger and Harald Hix for the emails.

Set lists, reviews, and information on
upcoming concerts can be found on the Bob Links
Tour Infomation page located at:
http://www.boblinks.com

Bob Links Main Page:
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PostPosted: Wed April 18th, 2018, 19:56 GMT 
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Thanks again Bill!

...and Hermann!


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PostPosted: Wed April 18th, 2018, 20:28 GMT 

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Sigh... it seems that chances to hear Lily, Rosemary & the Jack of Hearts in Bielefeld are getting slim and slimmer.


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PostPosted: Wed April 18th, 2018, 21:29 GMT 
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The odds are actually about the same as they were yesterday.


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PostPosted: Wed April 18th, 2018, 23:13 GMT 
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Some pics and videos from the road:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhus11-jzau ... d=bobdylan

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhud3mrARc_ ... d=bobdylan

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhuhbLGHDBh ... d=bobdylan

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhugKm4lJgx ... d=bobdylan

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bhuf0Opl6SW ... d=bobdylan

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhueSfbgObb ... d=bobdylan

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PostPosted: Thu April 19th, 2018, 00:27 GMT 
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thinman2 wrote:
Sigh... it seems that chances to hear Lily, Rosemary & the Jack of Hearts in Bielefeld are getting slim and slimmer.


:lol:


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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Thanks again Bill!

...and Hermann!


What about Harald? Why no love for Harald??


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PostPosted: Thu April 19th, 2018, 04:13 GMT 
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Domino wrote:
Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Thanks again Bill!

...and Hermann!


What about Harald? Why no love for Harald??



:lol:


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PostPosted: Thu April 19th, 2018, 07:13 GMT 
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Domino wrote:
Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Thanks again Bill!

...and Hermann!


What about Harald? Why no love for Harald??

Damn, yer right!
Yes, Harald too!!!
Way to be astute & pay attention to these nuances! Ha ha


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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Damn, yer right!
Yes, Harald too!!!
Way to be astute & pay attention to these nuances! Ha ha


(I’m not Harald)


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