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PostPosted: Wed October 18th, 2017, 09:28 GMT 
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Fall Tour
23 October 2017
Monday

Omaha, Nebraska


CenturyLink Center Arena
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Capacity: 18,975


This is the 62nd show of the 2017 Never Ending Tour


with special guest Mavis Staples


Previous 2017 shows:
28 Europe Spring
28 North America Summer
05 USA Fall
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61 Total 2017


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Bob Dylan to play CenturyLink Center
World Herald

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform at the CenturyLink Center on Oct. 23, his first show in Omaha since 2012.

His performance could include songs such as “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” and “Tangled Up in Blue.” Dylan usually doesn’t play sets of his greatest hits. He tends to select from his recent recordings, along with a few classics.

Dylan’s “Never Ending Tour” started in 1988, and it has included a dozen stops in Nebraska, including two at the CenturyLink Center and one last summer at Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl.

Dylan’s latest album, this year’s “Triplicate,” is a triple-album that features covers of classic American songs.

Dylan, 76, has won 10 Grammy Awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has also received the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Blues and gospel singer Mavis Staples will open the show.

http://www.omaha.com/go/music/bob-dylan ... 550fc.html



The article then goes on and links to a review of June 2016's Lincoln Nebraska show:


Bob Dylan's performance predilections, including favoring more recent material, drum some audience members out
By Kevin Coffey / World-Herald staff writer Jun 22, 2016

LINCOLN — You don't always know what you'll get when Bob Dylan takes the stage.

Well, that's not entirely true. If you know Dylan’s recent tours, you at least know it will be unpredictable.

If you're not aware of his current predilections — occasionally mumbled lines, somewhat gruff delivery, new arrangements of old songs and a preference for his newer material — you may have been of the same disposition as the many who walked out of Wednesday’s show early.

The legendary singer-songwriter held court for two hours at Pinewood Bowl, but he didn't play too many of the songs that cemented his legendary status for the 3,000 or so in attendance.

In a light, wide-brimmed hat and dark suit, Dylan stepped to the microphone and started in on “Things Have Changed.” Except for a 20-minute intermission, Dylan didn't stop the show except for the time it took to walk from center stage to sit down at a keyboard.

Most of the set came from his three most recent albums: a pair of releases covering selections from The Great American Songbook and his latest album of originals, 2013’s “Tempest.”

That meant the two-hour show often alternated between the blues-rock of his most recent material and the jazz ballading of old Frank Sinatra songs.

And that left some fans scratching their heads or, worse, getting up and leaving the venue.

Dylan’s vocal delivery has always been his own, but modern times have left him a little more gravelly, and at times it made for an odd scene.

As he finished “Long and Wasted Years,” some fans streamed out of the venue early while others remained in their seats whistling and cheering.

Those fans that gave up on the show clearly hoped for something else, and I can't blame them.

If I were picking the setlist, it would certainly include “Thunder on the Mountain,” “The Times They are a-Changin’,” “Shelter from the Storm” and “Don't Think Twice, It's Alright.”

But only Dylan gets to pick, and Dylan likes the new stuff.

If you came knowing Dylan’s current deal (which I very well do), it was quite a show.

Dylan occasionally played harmonica melodies that became the highlight of those songs including “She Belongs to Me,” and his work on the piano during “Early Roman Kings” held the rocking song together.

Dylan's crooning was actually quite good, and it showed that even though he doesn't always appear to give his full effort at singing well (and clearly), he's at least capable of it.

“I'm a Fool for You” was simply wonderful, and “Melancholy Mood” showed a jazzy side of Dylan I don’t think you can see about anywhere else.

Of course, he did play at least a pair of his most iconic songs, though not exactly in arrangements that were particularly recognizable.

It took until the chorus of “Tangled Up in Blue” for most of the crowd to recognize it, but the rocking version of the song infused it with a vibrant life.

During the old bard’s encore, he sat at the keys once again to play “Blowin’ in the Wind,” though its blues-rock arrangement and Dylan’s peculiar vocal melody made for a version it seemed no one had ever heard before.

But as Dylan sang in his version of “Why Try to Change Me Now,” he's probably got some habits that even he can't explain.

Dylan's been doing things his own way since 1960. Is there any good reason why we should try to change him now?

http://www.omaha.com/go/music/bob-dylan ... 4a1f1.html


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 11:26 GMT 
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Last time he played here:

CenturyLink Center
Omaha, Nebraska
3 November 2012

1. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
2. To Ramona
3. Things Have Changed
4. Tangled Up In Blue
5. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Bob Dylan-Robert Hunter/Bob Dylan)
6. Every Grain Of Sand
7. The Levee's Gonna Break
8. Blind Willie McTell
9. Highway 61 Revisited
10. Visions Of Johanna
11. Thunder On The Mountain
12. Ballad Of A Thin Man
13. Like A Rolling Stone
14. All Along The Watchtower

15. Blowin' In The Wind


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PostPosted: Sun October 22nd, 2017, 20:57 GMT 
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There's going to be quite a lot of changes for this one.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 09:59 GMT 
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Trev wrote:
There's going to be quite a lot of changes for this one.

And what makes you say that?


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 14:38 GMT 
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I think trev meant changes of the key.
Plus i also hear there will be an intermission with a game of musical chairs for the entire audience to participate in.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 14:47 GMT 
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A Merry Llama wrote:
I think trev meant changes of the key.
Plus i also hear there will be an intermission with a game of musical chairs for the entire audience to participate in.


Your instincts are, of course, absolutely correct.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 18:16 GMT 
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Anybody going to this one?


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 18:45 GMT 
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Anyone who is is in for a top show.


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PostPosted: Mon October 23rd, 2017, 18:58 GMT 
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I'm in. Yay me!


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 00:07 GMT 
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Hey Sweets!
Excellent!

Time in Omaha - Monday, October 23
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
7:07 PM CDT (Monday)

About 23 mins away from Lift Off.
I will start the Broomfield recording around that time to re-study and follow along in another world.

Have fun everybody!


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 00:24 GMT 
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Guessing tonight's Set to be this, unless we hear otherwise.


1. Things Have Changed
2. It Ain't Me, Babe
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. Why Try To Change Me Now
5. Summer Days
6. Melancholy Mood
7. Honest With Me
8. Tryin' To Get To Heaven
9. Once Upon A Time
10. Pay In Blood
11. September Of My Years
12. Tangled Up In Blue
13. Early Roman Kings
14. Soon After Midnight
15. Desolation Row
16. Thunder On The Mountain
17. Autumn Leaves
18. Long And Wasted Years

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


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 00:29 GMT 
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"Turn off electronic devices" announcement.


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 00:52 GMT 
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Based on Broomfield recording...
1. The crescendos near the end of Things are a nice touch.
2. Babe is quite standard
3. Nice rockin 61
4. Into the dreariness of Why Try...energy sapper
5. Not as much of a hoedown as it was in June. A bit choppier and still fun.

Just having fun listening to the last show since we can’t be at this one.


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 01:01 GMT 
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Continuing with Broomfield recording:
6. Melancholy ... Another energy stopper
7. Honest arrangement is a blast. Energy back up - freakin rollacoasta of a set list.
Won't be able to sit still for this one ... Da da da da ... Bah-bah bah-bah

8. Then dragged into heaven ... swirling around an open door ... with a wide open mind - whoa


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 01:19 GMT 
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9. OMG. Kill me now. Really embarrassing. What’s he thinking? Can’t believe they’re clapping.
10. Pay - thanks Bob! Rescued from the daze. A few sparkles snuck in between the basics.
11. Oh no, Snooze Alert! Jesus, Bob. Terrible


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 01:35 GMT 
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Still Broomfield recording:
12. Tangled will throw ya off center. Good to do that. How many times?
13. Slowed down ERK again with a few new jigs & jogs & zigs & zags
14. Soon is Soon - usual delivery for the most part
15. Nice Desolation- the circus is in town - everyone must be making love

Spectacular!


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 01:38 GMT 
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Debating with The Master.
A Master Debater !


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 01:43 GMT 
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American Girl encore... in the week since Tom's death Bob has been practicing a handful of songs to honor him by.


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 01:48 GMT 
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Still listening to Broomfield sychronized to Omaha
16. What a refreshing Thunder - wanna go out there & do the Twist! Watch out!
Woo Hoo - gyrate! Damn seats! Wow Bob & Band! Inventive take!
Be jumpin seats to get over to my dancing friend. They’re gonna hate us.
Thunder gets a massive face lift!


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 01:53 GMT 
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Uh oh. Heavy artillery above.
Push your face into the floor and play dead!
17. It’s Autumn Drag...stop breathing...no fun allowed...gasp... goodnight zzzzzzzzzz


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 01:58 GMT 
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18. I heard ya talkin I yer sleep ... (little twist partway) ...that ain’t easy to understand
What a blithering fool he took me for ... come back baby!
If I hurt your feelings I apologize!
The whole world behind me burned!

Good choice. Do the line up boys!


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 02:00 GMT 
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People clapping, people leaving...
Never leave, why would ya?


19. How many roads?


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20. Mr Jones slips in the side door - oh my God! Am I here all alone?!?!?


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 02:14 GMT 
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And now the waiting...the hardest part.

Who’s got the list? Is that you Bill?

SWEETS?


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PostPosted: Tue October 24th, 2017, 02:29 GMT 
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According to twitter Bob got on stage just about an hour ago, so he’s probably (hopefully) still going. Is 7:30 Mavis’ start time or Bob’s?


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