Bob Dylan World Tour 1981

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Bob Dylan World Tour 1981
Bob Dylan World Tour 1981.jpg
Mannheim, Germany, July 18, 1981
World tour by Bob Dylan
Location North America, Europe
Associated album Shot of Love
Start date June 10, 1981 (1981-06-10)
End date November 21, 1981 (1981-11-21)
Legs 3
Shows 54
Website www.bobdylan.com
Bob Dylan concert chronology
A Musical Retrospective Tour
(1980)
World Tour 1981
(1981)
1984 European Tour
(1984)

The Bob Dylan World Tour 1981 was a concert tour by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The tour lasted from June 10, 1981 to November 21, 1981 and consisted of 54 concerts in three legs: 31 in North America and 23 in Europe. The tour promoted the release of Dylan's 1981 album Shot of Love.[1][2][3][4]

Background[edit]

The tour started on June 10, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. Dylan performed a further three concerts in the United States before travelling to Europe.[5] The European leg of the tour started on June 21 in Toulouse in France and consisted of twenty three concerts, the largest number of concerts taking place in England where eight shows were performed.[6] All shows from July 1 onwards were recorded by members of Dylan’s crew.[7]

The European tour ended in tragedy in Avignon, France where a member of the crowd fell into the electric cables before the first song and caused total power loss. Dylan and the band improvise an unplugged instrumental until the power is restored and ‘Saved’ is started from the beginning. In the accident two people were killed, but the show went ahead despite the incident.[8]

Dylan returned to the United States in October to perform twenty three concerts there. Dylan also performed four concerts in Canada. The tour came to an end in Lakeland, Florida on November 21 after fifty-four concerts.[9]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America (First Leg)
June 10, 1981 Hoffman Estates United States Poplar Creek Music Theater
June 11, 1981 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
June 12, 1981
June 14, 1981 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
Europe
June 21, 1981 Toulouse France Stade des Minimes
June 23, 1981 Colombes Colombes Stadium
June 26, 1981 London England Earls Court Exhibition Centre
June 27, 1981
June 28, 1981
June 29, 1981
June 30, 1981
July 1, 1981
July 4, 1981 Birmingham National Exhibition Centre
July 5, 1981
July 8, 1981 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion
July 9, 1981 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen
July 10, 1981
July 12, 1981 Copenhagen Denmark Brøndby Hall
July 14, 1981 Bad Segeberg Germany Freileichttheater
July 15, 1981
July 17, 1981 Lorelei Freilichtbühne
July 18, 1981 Mannheim Eisstadion am Friedrichspark
July 19, 1981 Munich Olympiahalle
July 20, 1981
July 21, 1981 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
July 23, 1981 Basel Switzerland St. Jakobshalle
July 25, 1981 Avignon France Palais des Sports
North America (Second Leg)
October 16, 1981 Milwaukee United States Mecca Auditorium
October 17, 1981
October 18, 1981 Madison Dane County Memorial Coliseum
October 19, 1981 Merrillville Holiday Star Music Theater
October 21, 1981 Boston Orpheum Theatre
October 23, 1981 Philadelphia The Spectrum
October 24, 1981 University Park Penn State University Recreation Building
October 25, 1981 Bethlehem Stabler Arena
October 27, 1981 East Rutherford Meadowlands Brendan Byrne Sports Arena
October 29, 1981 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
October 30, 1981 Montreal Forum de Montreal
October 31, 1981 Kitchener Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex
November 2, 1981 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre
November 4, 1981 Cincinnati United States Cincinnati Music Hall
November 5, 1981
November 6, 1981 West Lafayette Elliott Hall of Music
November 7, 1981 Ann Arbor Hill Auditorium
November 8, 1981
November 10, 1981 New Orleans Saenger Performing Arts Center
November 11, 1981
November 12, 1981 Houston The Summit
November 14, 1981 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
November 15, 1981 Atlanta Fox Theatre
November 16, 1981
November 19, 1981 Miami Sunrise Music Theater
November 20, 1981
November 21, 1981 Lakeland Lakeland Center

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Still On The Road: 1981 US Summer Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Still On The Road: 1981 Europe Summer Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Still On The Road: 1981 US and Canada Fall Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  4. ^ "1981 Calendar". Bob Dylan. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  5. ^ "Still On The Road: 1981 US Summer Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  6. ^ "Still On The Road: 1981 Europe Summer Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  7. ^ "Still On The Road: 1981 Europe Summer Tour 6360". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  8. ^ "Still On The Road: 1981 Europe Summer Tour 6540". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  9. ^ "Still On The Road: 1981 US and Canada Fall Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 

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