Bob Dylan England Tour 1965

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Bob Dylan England Tour 1965
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Bob Dylan performing in an unknown concert venue on his 1965 tour of England. This tour would be his last performed solo and acoustic.
Tour by Bob Dylan
Start date April 30, 1965
End date May 10, 1965
Bob Dylan concert chronology
England Tour
(1965)
World Tour
(1966)

The Bob Dylan England Tour 1965 was a concert tour by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan during late April and early May 1965. The tour was widely documented by filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker, who used the footage of the tour in his documentary Dont Look Back.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
April 30, 1965 Sheffield England Sheffield City Hall
May 1, 1965 Liverpool Liverpool Odeon Theatre
May 2, 1965 Leicester De Montfort Hall
May 5, 1965 Birmingham Birmingham Town Hall
May 6, 1965 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
May 7, 1965 Manchester Free Trade Hall
May 9, 1965 London Royal Albert Hall
May 10, 1965

Set lists[edit]

As Dylan was still playing exclusively folk music live, much of the material performed during this tour was pre-1965. Each show was divided into two halves, with seven songs performed during the first, and eight during the second.[1] The set consisted of two songs from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, three from The Times They Are a-Changin', three from Another Side of Bob Dylan, a comic-relief concert staple "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" issued as a single in Europe, and six songs including the entire second side of his then-recent album, Bringing It All Back Home.

First half
  1. "The Times They Are a-Changin'"
  2. "To Ramona"
  3. "Gates of Eden"
  4. "If You Gotta Go, Go Now (or Else You Got to Stay All Night)"
  5. "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)"
  6. "Love Minus Zero/No Limit"
  7. "Mr. Tambourine Man"
Second Half
  1. "Talkin' World War III Blues"
  2. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"
  3. "With God on Our Side"
  4. "She Belongs to Me"
  5. "It Ain't Me Babe"
  6. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"
  7. "All I Really Want to Do"
  8. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"

Set list per Olof Bjorner.[1]

Aftermath[edit]

Joan Baez accompanied him on the tour, but she was never invited to play with him in concert. In fact, they did not tour together again until 1975. After this tour, Dylan was hailed as a hero of folk music, but two months later, at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, he would alienate his fans and go electric. Dylan was the only artist apart from the Beatles to sell out the De Montfort Hall in the 1960s. Even the Rolling Stones did not sell out this venue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bjorner (August 7, 2000) Manchester, England, May 7, 1965 Bjorner's Still on the Road. Retrieved July 27, 2010
  • Howard Sounes: Down the Highway. The Life of Bob Dylan.. 2001.

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