Never Ending Tour 1989

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Never Ending Tour 1989
Tour by Bob Dylan
Start date May 27, 1989
End date November 15, 1989
Legs 3
Shows 99
Bob Dylan concert chronology
Never Ending Tour 1988
(1988)
Never Ending Tour 1989
(1989)
Never Ending Tour 1990
(1990)

The Never Ending Tour is the popular name for Bob Dylan’s endless touring schedule since June 7, 1988.[1][2] His tally for this year was 98 shows.

Tour information[edit]

The Never Ending Tour 1989 started in Sweden with a performance at Christinehof's Slottspark on May 22. This was only the fourth time that Dylan had performed in Sweden. He then performed in Finland, his second performance there, before returning to Sweden. He then performed two concerts in Dublin, Ireland, the first time that he had performed there since 1965. Dylan then performed in Glasgow, Scotland his second only performance in the country. The first being in 1966. After performing concerts in Birmingham and London Dylan performed in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, Dylan performed three concerts in Spain, four in Italy, a single concert in Turkey and two concerts in Greece.[3]

After finishing the European tour Dylan returned to the United States performing at many of the same venues that he had performed in the year before, on the first year of the Never Ending Tour. Dylan continued to perform in the United States and Canada until November 15.[4][5]

Tour dates[edit]

[6]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
May 25, 1989 Prague Czech Republic Strahov Stadium
May 27, 1989 Tomelilla Sweden Christinehof's Slottspark
May 28, 1989 Stockholm Globen Arena
May 30, 1989 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
June 3, 1989 Dublin Ireland RDS Simmonscourt
June 4, 1989
June 6, 1989 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
June 7, 1989 Birmingham England National Exhibition Centre
June 8, 1989 London Wembley Arena
June 10, 1989 The Hague Netherlands Statenhale
June 11, 1989 Brussels Belgium Forest National
June 13, 1989 Frejus France Les Arenas
June 15, 1989 Madrid Spain Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad
June 16, 1989 Barcelona Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
June 17, 1989 San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
June 19, 1989 Milan Italy Palatrussardi
June 20, 1989 Rome Palazzo Della Civilta E Del Lavoro
June 21, 1989 Turin Stadio Simonetta Lamberti
June 22, 1989 Livorno Stadio Armando Picchi
June 24, 1989 Istanbul Turkey Acikhava Tiyatrosu
June 26, 1989 Patras Greece Papacharalabeio Ethniko Stadio
June 28, 1989 Athens Panathinaiko Stadium
North America (First Leg)
July 1, 1989 Peoria United States Peoria Civic Center Arena
2 July 1989 Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek Music Theater
July 3, 1989 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
July 5, 1989 Rochester Rochester Memorial Pavilion
July 6, 1989
July 8, 1989 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
July 9, 1989 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
July 11, 1989 Harrisburg Skyline Sports Complex
July 12, 1989 Allentown Allentown Fairgrounds
July 13, 1989 Mansfield Great Woods Performing Arts Center
July 15, 1989 Old Orchard Beach Seashore Performing Arts Center
July 16, 1989 Bristol Lake Compounce Festival Park
July 17, 1989 Stanhope Waterloo Village
July 19, 1989 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 20, 1989 Atlantic City Grand Hotel
July 21, 1989 Holmdel Garden State Arts Center
July 23, 1989 Wantagh Jones Beach Theater
July 25, 1989 Hopewell Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center
July 26, 1989 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 28, 1989 Pittsburgh Pittsburg Civic Arena
July 29, 1989 Vaughan Canada Kingswood Music Theatre
July 30, 1989 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre
July 31, 1989 Joliette L’Amphitheatre Joliette
August 3, 1989 Saint Paul United States Harriet Island
August 4, 1989 Madison Dane County Coliseum
August 5, 1989 Grand Rapids Welsh Auditorium
August 6, 1989 Columbus Cooper Stadium
August 8, 1989 Toledo Savage Arena
August 9, 1989 St. Louis The Muny
August 10, 1989 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
August 12, 1989 Doswell Amusement Park
August 13, 1989 Charlotte Charlotte Palladium
August 15, 1989 Atlanta Memorial Park Amphitheater
August 16, 1989
August 18, 1989 Louisville Freedom Hall
August 19, 1989 Springfield State Fair Grandstand
August 20, 1989 Antioch Starwood Amphitheatre
August 22, 1989 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
August 23, 1989 Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater
August 25, 1989 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
August 26, 1989 Houston The Summit
August 27, 1989 Dallas Starplex Amphitheater
August 29, 1989 Las Cruces Pan American Center
August 30, 1989 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
September 1, 1989 Salt Lake City Park West
September 3, 1989 Berkeley Hearst Greek Theatre
September 5, 1989 Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Bowl
September 6, 1989 San Diego Starlight Bowl
September 8, 1989 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre
September 9, 1989 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
September 10, 1989
North America (Second Leg)
October 10, 1989 New York City United States Beacon Theatre
October 11, 1989
October 12, 1989
October 13, 1989
October 15, 1989 Upper Darby Tower Theater
October 16, 1989
October 17, 1989 Washington, D.C. DAR Constitution Hall
October 18, 1989
October 20, 1989 Poughkeepsie Mid-Hudson Civic Center
October 22, 1989 Kingston Keaney Gymnasium
October 23, 1989 Boston Boston Opera House
October 24, 1989
October 25, 1989
October 27, 1989 Troy Houston Fieldhouse
October 29, 1989 Ithaca College Gymnasium
October 31, 1989 Chicago Arie Crown Theater
November 1, 1989 Ann Arbor Hill Auditorium
November 2, 1989 Cleveland Cleveland State Theatre
November 4, 1989 Indiana University of Pennsylvania
November 6, 1989 Blacksburg Cassell Coliseum
November 7, 1989 Norfolk Chrysler Hall
November 8, 1989 Durham Duke University
November 10, 1989 Atlanta Atlanta Fox Theatre
November 12, 1989 Sunrise Sunrise Musical Theater
November 13, 1989
November 14, 1989 Tampa Tampa Festival Hall
November 15, 1989

Trivia[edit]

  • On May 27 Dylan debuted "You Don’t Know Me" which was written by Eddy Arnold and Cindy Walker.[7]
  • On May 30 Dylan debuted "Confidential" which was written by Dolinda Morgan.[8]
  • On June 3 Dylan debuted "The Water Is Wide" which is a traditional folk song. Dylan would only perform this song twice more.[9]
  • On June 6 Dylan debuted "Congratulations" which he had written for bad he was in called The Travelling Wilburys. Dylan would only perform this song twice more.[10]
  • On June 13 Dylan debuted "Peace in the Valley" which was written by Thomas A. Dorsey.[11]
  • On June 21 Dylan debuted "Pancho and Lefty" which was written by Townes van Zandt.[12]
  • On June 24 Dylan debuted "Making Believe" which was written by Jimmy Work.[13]
  • On June 26 Dylan debuted "Tears of Rage" written by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel. The song was recorded by Dylan and The Bad during the Basement Tape sessions and later released in 1975.[14]
  • On July 1 Dylan debuted "One Irish Rover" which was originally written by Van Morrison.[15]
  • On July 3 Dylan debuted "Early Morning Rain" which was originally written by Gordon Lightfoot.[16]
  • On July 11 Dylan performed the same setlist as he had done the night before.[17]
  • On July 15 Dylan debuted "Nothing But You" which was originally written by Steve Earle.[18]
  • On July 19 Dylan debuted "Legend in My Time" which was originally written by Don Gibson.[19]
  • On July 21 Dylan debuted "Trouble"[20]
  • On July 31 Dylan debuted "Don’t Pity Me" whose author is unknown. This is the only time that Dylan ever performed the song.[21]
  • On August 4 Christopher Parker, Dylan’s drummer at the time did an impromptu drum and percussion solo after "I Want You" due to a power cut.[22]
  • On August 8 Dylan debuted "I’m in the Mood for Love" which was originally Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields.[23]
  • On August 19 Dylan debuted "The Harder They Come" by Jimmy Cliff. The show ended after the first song of the encore due to heavy rain.[24]
  • On August 26 Dylan debuted "More and More" originally written by Webb Peirce and Merle Kilgore. This is the only time that Dylan has performed the song.[25]
  • On September 5 Dylan performed three songs from "Down in the Groove" in a row which hadn’t been done before the show and hasn’t been done since.[26]
  • On September 6 Dylan's concert consisted of only songs recorded during the sixties. No other songs were performed.[27]
  • On October 10 Dylan debuted "What Good Am I?", "Everything Is Broken" and "Most of the Time". This was the first time that anything from "Oh Mercy" had been performed.[28]
  • On October 13 Dylan debuted "Man in the Long Black Coat". He also performed "Precious Memories" a traditional folk song arranged by Dylan. At the end of "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" Dylan starts to play harmonica sitting on his heels at the edge of the left side of the stage. After a while he jumps down and walks up the aisle, still playing the harmonica, and disappears through one of the exit doors. The other members of the band look totally confused, but continue to play for quite a while, not knowing if Dylan is coming back or not. But he doesn't and the band ends the song somewhat abruptly. The Dylan folklore has it that his bicycle was waiting for him outside the theatre and that he cycled home to his apartment on Manhattan.[29]
  • On October 15 Dylan debuted "To Be Alone with You"[30]
  • On October 16 Dylan once again jumped off the stage during "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" and runs from the theatre.[31]
  • On October 20 Dylan debuted "Ring Them Bells"[32]
  • On October 27 Dylan debuted "Disease of Conceit"[33]
  • On November 7 Dylan debuted "When First Unto This Country" which is s traditional folk song. Dylan would only perform this song once more.[34]
  • On November 8 Dylan performed "As Dark As a Dungeon" for the first time since 1975 in New York City.[35]

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