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PostPosted: Mon October 31st, 2016, 00:00 GMT 
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U.S. Fall Tour continues!

Bob Dylan and His Band

Durham, North Carolina
Durham Performing Arts Center

4 November 2016, Friday

The 62nd Show of the 2016 Never Ending Tour.


Capacity: 2,712
Showtime: 8:00 pm



"And curse Sir Walter Raleigh..."

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Bob Dylan, the laureate, in Durham

Durham, North Carolina, USA – Whether it's "spokesman for a generation" or Nobel laureate, Bob Dylan has never been comfortable with labels. In fact, the composer of songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Like a Rolling Stone" has made a career out of confounding audience expectations while following his own, inscrutable artistic path.

Dylan, 75, is scheduled to perform Friday at 8 p.m. at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Although Dylan has performed in the area many times over the years, it will be his first local show since he was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

In bestowing the honor, the Swedish Academy praised Dylan for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

True to form, Dylan did not acknowledge the honor, save for a brief mention on his website that was later removed. Instead, the home page of bobdylan.com is dominated by a promo for "The 1966 Live Recordings," a 36-CD archival release.

Dylan's silence on the matter led one member of the academy to call the songwriter's behavior "rude and arrogant." Of course, Dylan has been called far worse in his career of more than 50 years. A fan famously labeled him "Judas!" at a concert after Dylan put aside his acoustic guitar in favor of an electric one.

Born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, Dylan grew up in nearby Hibbing where he developed a teenage love for rock 'n' roll, blues and a wide variety of other styles. After honing his musical chops - including a brief stint in the late pop singer Bobby Vee's band - Dylan made his way to New York in the early 1960s and found a home in its burgeoning folk music scene.

Dylan's self-titled debut album, released in 1962, found him mostly covering folk standards such as "House of the Rising Sun" and "Man of Constant Sorrow." But it wouldn't be long before the singer's own compositions came to the fore.

With songs such as "Masters of War" and "The Times They Are a-Changing," Dylan captured the spirit of the growing anti-war movement and was slapped with the "spokesman for a generation" label he would spend decades trying to shed. But he wasn't content to sit still.

On albums such as "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Blonde on Blonde," Dylan reinvented himself as a rocker. Some marveled at the new, electric sound and surreal wordplay, while more traditional fans branded him a sell-out.

From there, Dylan continued down his enigmatic path, exploring country, gospel and other genres. He's dabbled in film, written the first volume of an autobiography and appeared as a commercial pitchman for products ranging from Cadillac to Victoria's Secret.

Most recently, Dylan has had longtime fans scratching their heads with his exploration of the songs of Frank Sinatra. His last two albums, "Shadows in the Night" and "Fallen Angels," included such songs as "That Old Black Magic" and "Polka Dots and Moonbeams."

In his recent shows, Dylan has performed a mix of old favorites such as "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" and Great American Songbook standards such as "All or Nothing at All."

Perhaps tellingly, Dylan's recent concerts have opened with his own "Things Have Changed" and closed with the standard "Why Try to Change Me Now?"

Because if there's one constant with Bob Dylan, it's change.



http://www.fayobserver.com/living/bob-dylan-the-laureate-in-durham/article_af77281d-fd14-54ab-8512-6005da3d10cb.html


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PostPosted: Thu November 3rd, 2016, 09:58 GMT 
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Last time he played here:

Durham Performing Arts Center
Durham, North Carolina
25 April 2015

1. Things Have Changed
2. She Belongs To Me
3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Bob Dylan-Robert Hunter/Bob Dylan)
4. Workingman's Blues #2
5. Duquesne Whistle (Bob Dylan-Robert Hunter/Bob Dylan)
6. Waiting For You
7. Pay In Blood
8. Tangled Up In Blue
9. Love Sick

10. High Water (For Charley Patton)
11. Simple Twist Of Fate
12. Early Roman Kings
13. Forgetful Heart (Bob Dylan-Robert Hunter/Bob Dylan)
14. Spirit On The Water
15. Scarlet Town
16. Soon After Midnight
17. Long And Wasted Years

18. Blowin’ In The Wind
19. Stay With Me (Jerome Moross/Carolyn Leigh)

Frankly, not long ago at all. What's with all the back-to-back performances this year? He normally leaves at least 2 years between playing places. Anyway, weird to see Duquesne Whistle no longer in the set actually, after 3 solid years.


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PostPosted: Thu November 3rd, 2016, 22:43 GMT 

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I was there in 2015. It was a great show! Instead of Durham this year, I will be seeing Bob in Ft. Lauderdale with my BFF who is also a Bobfan. She had to see him by herself last year... I can not wait!!


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PostPosted: Fri November 4th, 2016, 06:38 GMT 
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PostPosted: Sat November 5th, 2016, 01:48 GMT 

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Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Durham, North Carolina
Durham Performing Arts Centerl
November 4, 2016

1. Things Have Changed
2. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. High Water (For Charley Patton)
6. I Could Have Told You
7. Early Roman Kings
8. Love Sick
9. Tangled Up In Blue
10. Lonesome Day Blues
11. Make You Feel My Love
12. Pay In Blood
13. Melancholy Mood
14. Desolation Row
15. Soon After Midnight
16. All Or Nothing At All
17. Long And Wasted Years
18. Autumn Leaves

(encores)
19. Blowin' In The Wind
20. Why Try To Change Me Now

Thanks to Kathleen and Jayne Watson for the phone calls

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:
http://www.boblinks.com


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PostPosted: Sat November 5th, 2016, 02:20 GMT 
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Bill is the man!
Thanks!

That's no bull, Schoolie!
How'd ya do? Report?


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PostPosted: Sat November 5th, 2016, 07:51 GMT 
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Looks like the set has been finalised for the rest of the tour?


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PostPosted: Sat November 5th, 2016, 09:44 GMT 
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Shortest live setlist thread ever. Is anyone actually attending these shows? :(


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PostPosted: Sun November 6th, 2016, 00:12 GMT 
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I'm listening to the recording (in the boots section). Fantastic new versions of Pay In Blood and High Water.


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PostPosted: Sun November 6th, 2016, 03:39 GMT 
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Me too. Highwater is interesting, yes...sounds like a refinement will be on it's way tonight where he wakes up in the morning and believes he dusts his broom.
Pay is strange. I need to listen again...or maybe just go to a show soon.


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PostPosted: Sun November 6th, 2016, 03:46 GMT 
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Oneofusmustknow wrote:
Shortest live setlist thread ever. Is anyone actually attending these shows?


Sure, but these days you get kicked out of the shows for using a mobile phone, which pretty much killed the live posting.


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PostPosted: Sun November 6th, 2016, 03:55 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
Oneofusmustknow wrote:
Shortest live setlist thread ever. Is anyone actually attending these shows?


Sure, but these days you get kicked out of the shows for using a mobile phone, which pretty much killed the live posting.


Kickout threats can be quite effective at these intimate, dark 2k seat venues, apparently.
Not to mention playing the EXACT SAME SET night after night, so totally not worth reporting what everyone already knows.

Lovesick recording is good too as I continue to listen. And Tangled's singing is strong.
Pay is confusing me.

I jumped around the digital show.

Tomorrow I drive in the right direction and listen closely on the approach.


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PostPosted: Sun November 6th, 2016, 05:03 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
so totally not worth reporting what everyone already knows.


When will you stop posting live setlist threads, then?


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PostPosted: Sun November 6th, 2016, 13:12 GMT 
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When I'm dead or there are no more shows.


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Johanna Parker wrote:
Oneofusmustknow wrote:
Shortest live setlist thread ever. Is anyone actually attending these shows?


Sure, but these days you get kicked out of the shows for using a mobile phone, which pretty much killed the live posting.


Fair point


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