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PostPosted: Wed November 8th, 2017, 02:32 GMT 
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Theater Show
17 November 2017
Friday

Albany, New York

Palace Theatre
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Capacity: 2,844


This is the 78th show of the 2017 Never Ending Tour


with special guest Mavis Staples

Previous 2017 shows:
28 Europe Spring
28 North America Summer
21 USA Fall
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77 Total 2017


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Bob Dylan is coming to Albany, Buffalo
NY Up

Bob Dylan & His Band will make stops in Albany and Buffalo during their fall tour.

Dylan's special guest is Mavis Staples.

They will perform at The Palace in Albany on Nov. 17, and Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo on Nov. 18.

The 13-time Grammy winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Nobel Prize for Literature winner has ties to Upstate NY. Dylan once called Woodstock home, and performed in the early part of his career at an iconic coffee house in Saratoga Springs.

http://www.newyorkupstate.com/concerts/ ... ember.html


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PostPosted: Mon November 13th, 2017, 12:23 GMT 
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This article seems to be getting re-gurgitated and re-used a bit this Tour.
Desparate men, desparate women who don't really know what to say about Bob Dialin, but need to sell tix are using it.

Amazing that Albany isn't sold out yet...astounding really...even with such bogus prices.

IMHO, this will be much more cozier and convenient as opposed to fighting the traffic & parking at the Beacon.
Might not be a status symbol, ha ha, but a way saner place to go...

Funny it's not sold out. Maybe the stars will align and swooping in may become a possibility.
Was the "number one" choice destination at the outset of the Fall Tour, due to simplicity & minimal hassle.
But...How to match up when schedules change?
Working' on it. Might have to resort to a larger city show if the alignment misses...
...prefer Boston over NYC for a show, if it comes down to it, even in the crappy Agganis.
Hate to not be in this room on the 17th though.


For those that go, Cheerio! You nailed it!

10 reasons you still need to see Bob Dylan in concert
One reason: He re-imagines his oldies every night

Jon Bream/Minneapolis Star-Tribune | November 12, 2017

Bob Dylan doesn’t sound like Bob Dylan anymore. You don’t need a music critic to tell you that.

On a good night, he might sound like Tom Waits with the studied phrasing of Frank Sinatra. On a bad one, he might remind you of an old bullfrog with strep throat. In any event, he sounds parched and not pretty.

Nonetheless, you should go see Dylan in concert on his current tour, whether you’re a longtime fan who remembers him as the Voice of a Generation, or you’ve simply never seen the greatest songwriter of the past 60 years.

[Bob Dylan performs Friday night at the Palace in Albany, along with Mavis Staples. Ticket availability was limited as of Thursday, with tickets priced from $135 to $430.]

Here are 10 reasons why you should see Dylan.

1. Things have changed but the words remain the same. Go for the songs, those lyrics that earned him the Nobel Prize for literature last year. You’ll likely hear classics, like “Desolation Row” and “Blowin’ in the Wind,” that remarkably still resonate today as forcefully as they did in the 1960s. You’ll gain an understanding of why Dylan is so significant in the history of music and culture.


2. Dylan has reinvented himself as a singer of standards. In the past three years, he has recorded three albums of the Great American Songbook, encompassing an ambitious 52 songs. These are tunes he grew up on — along with the songs of Little Richard, Hank Williams and Buddy Holly. When you listen to Dylan interpret these chestnuts, many of them associated with Sinatra, you realize that his phrasing is impeccable even if his voice isn’t. You can appreciate him as an interpreter, a student of American music. He plays it pretty straight, with none of the freewheeling phrasing heard on his own material. He was seldom a pretty singer, even in his heyday, but his current “standards voice” is strikingly musical. He typically includes five or six standards in his set these days.

3. You’ll gain a new appreciation for his more recent songs from 2012’s “Tempest,” his last album of new material. It’s an underappreciated project. He typically does a few songs from that album, such as the scorching “Pay in Blood.” When you experience these numbers live, you’ll realize that Dylan is still writing with poetic potency.

4. He can be great on any given night. Last October at the all-superstar Desert Trip festival in Indio, Calif., Dylan gave what I thought was his best performance of this century. Opening for the Rolling Stones, he leaned heavily on his own classics and eschewed standards. A few days later, word came that he’d won the Nobel Prize. I caught him again this summer in Milwaukee on a mini-festival bill that included Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow, Margo Price and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. Dylan was very good, but it seemed like just another night of the nearly 90 shows he performs each year.

5. He has a terrific band. Most of these musicians have been with him for years. Bassist Tony Garnier has been on board since 1989. But the key player is multi-instrumentalist Donnie Herron, whose pedal steel and violin beautifully frame the standards. It’s fascinating to watch Herron and the other musicians keep their eyes peeled on Dylan, who now plays mostly piano and some harmonica, to see what direction he may suddenly lead them.

6. Dylan is in the moment. And therefore unpredictable, which can lead to exciting moments. He rarely says anything in concert, but sometimes he’s moved to speak. In his home state of Minnesota, he’s given shout-outs to such Minnesota music makers as Bobby Vee and Tony Glover. He mentioned Paul Wellstone the week after the senator died in a plane crash in 2002, and Barack Obama the night he was elected president in 2008. In 1997 in St. Paul, the Minnesota native commented on his version of “Tangled Up in Blue,” saying, “You can’t sing and play like that unless you come from around here somewhere.”

7. Opening act Mavis Staples, an old friend and old flame, might spark something new. After she and Dylan toured together last year, she told Rolling Stone: “Now if we toured again, I really believe he would call me onstage with him.” He gave her a new song to learn so they could record it, she told the magazine. Maybe they’ll break it out in St. Paul, the sixth stop on their fall tour together.


8. Dylan seems to re-imagine his oldies anew every night. Will you recognize “Tangled Up in Blue”? Here’s a way to have fun with it: Play name that tune. If you listen carefully to the introduction to each song, the chord structures usually suggest the familiar melody line.

9. He should be on your bucket list. How many of you never made it to Paisley Park in Minnesota to see Prince and came to regret it? Dylan is a pillar of American music. He’s 76. How many more chances will you have to see him? Go get tangled up in Bob. Now.

10. He’s still Bob Dylan, and he’s doing it with personality, flair and mystery — the same way he’s always done.

https://dailygazette.com/article/2017/1 ... in-concert


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PostPosted: Sat November 18th, 2017, 03:22 GMT 

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Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Albany, New York
Palace Theatre
November 17, 2017

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. Tangled Up In Blue
12. Soon After Midnight
13. Early Roman Kings
14. Scarlet Town
15. Desolation Row
16. Thunder On The Mountain
17. Autumn Leaves
18. Love Sick

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

Thanks to Ed & Michelle for the phone call

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: Sat November 18th, 2017, 03:45 GMT 
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Thanks Bill
and Ed & Michelle

Did any ER folk attend this? :)


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PostPosted: Sat November 18th, 2017, 17:32 GMT 

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Just uploaded by the taper to dime...... An Imperfect Gravy Recording. Samples sound good.


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PostPosted: Sun November 19th, 2017, 02:18 GMT 

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Alouette wrote:
Thanks Bill
and Ed & Michelle

Did any ER folk attend this? :)


Yes. Front row center had major issues seeing him


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PostPosted: Sun November 19th, 2017, 04:12 GMT 
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That’s too bad Amos
Why?


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PostPosted: Sun November 19th, 2017, 06:33 GMT 

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That was done on purpose, there must be a reason, you don't know what it is? Do ya?


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PostPosted: Sun November 19th, 2017, 08:10 GMT 
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so sorry Amos i was so worried that may happen as it happened to me in Richmond and i can empathize


i have finally realized it may just be what's on paper not factoring what's in reality

Factor 1) on paper there is a preset graphic seating chart---

Factor 2) on site there are different stage heights in different structures---
(and often the orchestra pit is gone from these old palaces
and the seats now placed there were meant to be hidden beneath
the stage line of sight :lol: )
:shock:

Factor 3) on the event day, the band set-up pretty is pretty consistent each tour---
in respect to different stage square footage

what never changes appears to be---
bob's piano's Relative Proportional Distance (R.P.D. :lol: )
from the front edge of the stage or the piano's general angle to it


hence 3 Factors never communicating about---
that "expensively charged for unobstructed view for the audience factor", Factor 4


graphic seating chart preset on paper
meets
the particular structure's stage height
meets
bob's piano preset R.P.D. as preset in R.P.S. (Relative Proportional Stone :lol: )
meets
:shock: audience on show night


apropos of nothing is a Lenny Bruce reference

"We had a lot of laughs. For example, one night in Seattle, in the middle of the show, (guitarist) Ike Willis started to do an imitation of Lone Ranger, blurting out, 'Hi, ho, Silver!'. I still don't know why it happened, but I cracked up every time he did it. It must have been road fatigue. He'd keep yelling in the most inappropriate places. The whole show was riddled with bad Lone Ranger jokes and me not being able to sing the right words. I enjoyed that night."
-- (Frank Zappa in Pulse Interview)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=620S1n21z4w


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PostPosted: Sun November 19th, 2017, 08:58 GMT 
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i had written this, but then got distracted :lol:

the band communication dynamics are taking priority to the audience view and hi-yo, silver away to that


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PostPosted: Sun November 19th, 2017, 17:18 GMT 

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The reason is clear
He’s hiding behind the piano and charging exorbitant prices for this shit. Albany was one of the lowest stages I’ve ever seen at a venue. I should have had no issue but he has to put a baby grand straight out and not on an angle to fu C.K. everyone over. Not happy
I work hard for that money


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