Bob Dylan 1984 European Tour

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1984 European Tour
Tour by Bob Dylan
Start date May 28, 1984
End date July 8, 1984
Legs 1
Shows 27 in Europe
Bob Dylan concert chronology
World Tour 1981
(1981)
1984 European Tour
(1984)
True Confessions Tour
(1986)

In the late spring of 1984 Bob Dylan set out on a twenty-seven date European tour.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Dylan played some of the biggest and best known European music venues including Ullevi Stadion in Gothenburg, Sweden,[3][4] St. James Park in Newcastle,[5][6] England, Wembley Stadium in London, England[7][8] and Slane Castle in County Meath, Ireland.[9][10]

Dylan was joined by several major musicians on the tour including Carlos Santana (all concerts),[11] Joan Baez (Hamburg and Munich),[12][13] Hughes Aufray (Paris and Grenoble),[14][15] Van Morrison (Paris, London and County Meath),[16][17][18] Eric Clapton (London),[19] Chrissie Hynde (London),[20] Bono (County Meath),[21] Leslie Dowdall (County Meath)[22] and Steve Wickham (County Meath).[23]

Real Live was released in the winter 1984 which documented Dylan's 1984 summer, released by Columbia Records. Six songs from the album were recorded at Wembley Stadium on July 7, two songs were recorded at St. James Park on July 5 and another two were recorded at Slane Castle, Ireland on July 8.[24][25]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
May 21, 1984 Brno Czechoslovakia Stadion Za Lužánkami
May 23, 1984 Poznań Poland Hala Arena
May 28, 1984 Verona Italy Verona Arena
May 29, 1984
May 31, 1984 Hamburg Germany St. Pauli Stadion
June 2, 1984 Basel Switzerland St. Jakob Stadium
June 3, 1984 Munich Germany Olympia Stadion
June 4, 1984 Rotterdam Netherlands Sportpaleis Ahoy
June 6, 1984
June 7, 1984 Brussels Belgium Stade de Schaerbeek
June 9, 1984 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi Stadion
June 10, 1984 Copenhagen Denmark Idrætsparken
June 11, 1984 Offenbach Germany Stadion am Bieberer Berg
June 13, 1984 Berlin Waldbühne
June 14, 1984 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
June 16, 1984 Cologne Germany Müngersdorfer Stadion
June 17, 1984 Nice France Stade De L'Ouest
June 19, 1984 Rome Italy Roma Palaeur
June 20, 1984
June 21, 1984
June 24, 1984 Milan Stadio San Siro
June 26, 1984 Madrid Spain Estadio del Rayo Vallecano
June 28, 1984 Barcelona Mini Estadi
June 30, 1984 Nantes France Stade Marcel Saupin
July 1, 1984 Paris Parc de Sceaux
July 3, 1984 Grenoble Grenoble Alpexpo
July 5, 1984 Newcastle England St James' Park
July 7, 1984 London Wembley Stadium
July 8, 1984 County Meath Ireland Slane Castle

Trivia[edit]

  • On May 28 Dylan premiered "I & I" and "Man of Peace". He also performed ‘Tombstone Blues’ for the first time since Berkeley, California, December 4, 1965, and "Shelter from the Storm" for the first time since Hollywood, Florida, December 16, 1978.[26]
  • On June 2 Dylan premiered "Why Do I Have To Choose?" which was written by Willie Nelson.[27][28]
  • On June 4 Dylan performed "Tangled up in Blue" for the first time since Hollywood, Florida, December 16, 1978.[29]
  • On June 16 Dylan performed "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" for the first time since Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 18, 1976.[30]
  • On June 21 Dylan premiered "Enough Is Enough".[31] He also performed Desolation Row for the first time since St. Louis, Missouri, February 4, 1974.[32]
  • On June 28 Dylan performed "Lay, Lady, Lay" for the first time since Salt Lake City, Utah, May 25, 1976.[33]
  • On June 30 Dylan performed "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" for the first time since Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 6, 1978.[34]
  • On July 8 Dylan premiered "Tupelo Honey" which was originally written by Van Morrison.[35][36]

References[edit]

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