Never Ending Tour 1997

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Never Ending Tour 1997
Tour by Bob Dylan
Start date February 9, 1997
End date December 20, 1997
Legs 6
Shows 11 in Asia
78 in North America
4 in Europe
93 in Total
Bob Dylan concert chronology
Never Ending Tour 1996
(1996)
Never Ending Tour 1997
(1997)
Never Ending Tour 1998
(1998)

The Never Ending Tour is the popular name for Bob Dylan's endless touring schedule since June 7, 1988.[1][2]

Information[edit]

The Never Ending Tour 1997 started in Japan in February. The tour was made up of eleven dates including three in Tokyo and two in Osaka.[3]

Dylan travelled to North America to perform six concerts in Canada and nineteen concerts in the United States in the spring, including a performance at the Memphis In May festival on May 2. The tour ended in Huntsville, Alabama the following day.[4]

The tour was interrupted in 1997 when Dylan was forced to cancel dates after suffering a serious medical issue in May. Columbia Records announced he was being hospitalized for a potentially fatal chest infection, histoplasmosis.[5] Since the tour began in 1988, Dylan's 1997 stay in hospital has been his longest break from touring. Dylan continued to tour the United States throughout August.[6]

In early October Dylan and the band travelled to the United Kingdom to perform three concerts in England and one in Wales. These were the only performances in Europe in 1997.[7]

Dylan then returned to the United States to perform more concerts. The tour started in Starkville, Mississippi and came to an end in San Jose, California.[8] Shortly after completing this tour, Dylan set out on tour again, this time performing in small club venues.[9]

Shows[edit]

# Date City Country Venue Tickets Sold/Available Box Office
Asia
1 February 9, 1997 Tokyo Japan Tokyo International Forum N/A N/A
2 February 10, 1997 N/A N/A
3 February 11, 1997 N/A N/A
4 February 13, 1997 Kurashiki Kurashiki Shimin Hakata N/A N/A
5 February 14, 1997 Fukuoka Fukuoka Sunpalace N/A N/A
6 February 16, 1997 Nagoya Nagoya Congress Center N/A N/A
7 February 17, 1997 Osaka Festival Hall N/A N/A
8 February 18, 1997 N/A N/A
9 February 20, 1997 Sendai Sendai Sun Plaza N/A N/A
10 February 22, 1997 Akita Aichi Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan N/A N/A
11 February 24, 1997 Sapporo Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan N/A N/A
North America
12 March 31, 1997 St. John's Canada St. Johns Memorial Stadium N/A N/A
13 April 1, 1997 N/A N/A
14 April 5, 1997 Moncton Moncton Coliseum N/A N/A
15 April 6, 1997 Halifax Halifax Metro Centre N/A N/A
16 April 7, 1997 Fredericton Aitken Centre N/A N/A
17 April 8, 1997 Saint John Harbour Station N/A N/A
18 April 9, 1997 Bangor United States Bangor Auditorium N/A N/A
19 April 10, 1997 Portland Sullivan Gym N/A N/A
20 April 11, 1997 Durham Whittemore Center N/A N/A
21 April 12, 1997 Waltham Charles A. Dana Center N/A N/A
22 April 13, 1997 Wayne Recreation Center N/A N/A
23 April 15, 1997 Northampton John M. Greene Hall N/A N/A
24 April 17, 1997 Providence Meehan Auditorium N/A N/A
25 April 18, 1997 Guilderland Recreation and Convocation Center N/A N/A
26 April 19, 1997 Hartford Hartford Civic Center N/A N/A
27 April 20, 1997 West Long Branch William T. Boylan Gymnasium N/A N/A
28 April 22, 1997 Indiana Fisher Auditorium N/A N/A
29 April 24, 1997 Utica Stanley Performing Arts Center N/A N/A
30 April 25, 1997 St. Bonaventure Reilly Center N/A N/A
31 April 27, 1997 Boalsburg Tussey Mountain Amphitheatre N/A N/A
32 April 28, 1997 Wheeling Capitol Music Hall N/A N/A
33 April 29, 1997 Muncie Emens Auditorium N/A N/A
34 May 1, 1997 Evansville Vanderburgh Auditorium N/A N/A
35 May 2, 1997[A] Memphis Tom Lee Park N/A N/A
36 May 3, 1997 Huntsville Von Braun Center N/A N/A
37 August 3, 1997 Lincoln Loon Mountain N/A N/A
38 August 4, 1997 Lenox Music Shed N/A N/A
39 August 5, 1997 Montreal Canada Du Maurier Stadium N/A N/A
40 August 7, 1997 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre N/A N/A
41 August 8, 1997 Corfu United States Darien Lake Performing Arts Centre N/A N/A
42 August 9, 1997 Burgettstown Coca Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre N/A N/A
43 August 10, 1997 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre N/A N/A
44 August 12, 1997 Scranton Montage Performing Arts Center N/A N/A
45 August 13, 1997 Hershey Star Pavilion N/A N/A
46 August 15, 1997 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center N/A N/A
47 August 16, 1997 Mansfield Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts N/A N/A
48 August 17, 1997 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheater N/A N/A
49 August 18, 1997 Wallingford Oakdale Theatre N/A N/A
50 August 20, 1997 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts N/A N/A
51 August 22, 1997 Virginia Beach GTE Amphitheater N/A N/A
52 August 23, 1997 Vienna Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts N/A N/A
53 August 24, 1997 N/A N/A
54 August 26, 1997 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center N/A N/A
55 August 27, 1997 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center N/A N/A
56 August 28, 1997 Tinley Park World Amphitheater N/A N/A
57 August 29, 1997 Saint Paul Midway Stadium N/A N/A
58 August 31, 1997[B] Kansas City Liberty Park N/A N/A
Europe
59 October 1, 1997 Bournemouth England Bournemouth International Centre N/A N/A
60 October 2, 1997 N/A N/A
61 October 3, 1997 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena N/A N/A
62 October 5, 1997 London England Wembley Arena N/A N/A
North America
63 October 24, 1997 Starkville United States Humphrey Coliseum N/A N/A
64 October 25, 1997 Jacksonville Thalía Mara Hall N/A N/A
65 October 26, 1997 Mobile Mobile Civic Center N/A N/A
66 October 28, 1997 Athens Classic Center N/A N/A
67 October 29, 1997 N/A N/A
68 October 30, 1997 Columbus Columbus Civic Center N/A N/A
69 October 31, 1997 Tuscaloosa Coleman Coliseum N/A N/A
70 November 1, 1997 Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium N/A N/A
71 November 2, 1997 Columbia Township Auditorium N/A N/A
72 November 4, 1997 Knoxville James White Civic Coliseum N/A N/A
73 November 5, 1997 Huntington Huntington Civic Center N/A N/A
74 November 7, 1997 Columbus Columbus Veterans Memorial Auditorium N/A N/A
75 November 8, 1997 Dayton Hara Arena N/A N/A
76 November 9, 1997 Bloomington Indiana University Auditorium N/A N/A
77 November 11, 1997 Lisle Rice Athletic Center N/A N/A
78 November 12, 1997 Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom N/A N/A
79 December 1, 1997 Atlanta Roxy Theatre N/A N/A
80 December 2, 1997 N/A N/A
81 December 4, 1997 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club N/A N/A
82 December 5, 1997 N/A N/A
83 December 8, 1997 New York City Irving Plaza N/A N/A
84 December 9, 1997 Boston Avalon Ballroom N/A N/A
85 December 10, 1997 Philadelphia Trocadero Theatre N/A N/A
86 December 11, 1997 N/A N/A
87 December 13, 1997 Chicago Metro Chicago N/A N/A
88 December 14, 1997 N/A N/A
89 December 16, 1997 Los Angeles El Rey Theatre N/A N/A
90 December 17, 1997 N/A N/A
91 December 18, 1997 N/A N/A
92 December 19, 1997 N/A N/A
93 December 20, 1997 N/A N/A
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of "Memphis in May".
B This concert was a part of "Spirit Fest".
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
June 1, 1997 Cork, Ireland Millstreet Co. The Great Irish Famine Event Cancelled [10]
June 3, 1997 Glasgow, Scotland SE&CC Hall 4 Concert Cancelled [11]
June 4, 1997 Newcastle, England Newcastle Arena Concert Cancelled [12]
June 6, 1997 Manchester, England Nynex Arena Concert Cancelled [13]
June 7, 1997 London, England Finsbury Park Fleadh '97 Cancelled [14]
June 8, 1997 Birmingham, England National Exhibition Centre Concert Cancelled [15]
June 9, 1997 Sheffield, England Sheffield Arena Concert Cancelled [16]
June 13, 1997 Locarno, Switzerland Piazza Grande Rock Gegen Hass Festival Cancelled [17]
June 14, 1997 Sion, Switzerland Stade Tourbillon Rock Gegen Hass Festival Cancelled [18]
June 15, 1997 Zurich, Switzerland Platzspitz Rock Gegen Hass Festival Cancelled [19]
June 18, 1997 Burgenland, Austria Wiesen Rock Legends In Wiesen Cancelled [20]

References[edit]

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