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
79 in North America
4 in Europe
94 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]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Asia
February 9, 1997 Tokyo Japan Tokyo International Forum
February 10, 1997
February 11, 1997
February 13, 1997 Kurashiki Kurashiki Shimin Hakata
February 14, 1997 Fukuoka Fukuoka Sun Palace
February 16, 1997 Nagoya Century Hall
February 17, 1997 Osaka Festival Hall
February 18, 1997
February 20, 1997 Sendai Sendai Sun Plaza
February 22, 1997 Akita Kenmin Kaikan
February 24, 1997 Sapporo Kosei Nenkin Kaikan
North America (First Leg)
March 31, 1997 St. John's Canada St. Johns Memorial Stadium
April 1, 1997
April 5, 1997 Moncton Moncton Coliseum
April 6, 1997 Halifax Halifax Metro Centre
April 7, 1997 Fredericton Aitken Centre
April 8, 1997 Saint John Harbour Station
April 9, 1997 Bangor United States Bangor Auditorium
April 10, 1997 Portland Sullivan Gym
April 11, 1997 Durham Whittemore Center
April 12, 1997 Waltham Charles A. Dana Center
April 13, 1997 Wayne Recreation Center
April 15, 1997 Northampton John M. Greene Hall
April 17, 1997 Providence Meehan Auditorium
April 18, 1997 Guilderland Recreation and Convocation Center
April 19, 1997 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
April 20, 1997 West Long Branch William T. Boylan Gymnasium
April 22, 1997 Indiana Fisher Auditorium
April 24, 1997 Utica Stanley Performing Arts Center
April 25, 1997 St. Bonaventure Reilly Center
April 27, 1997 Boalsburg Tussey Mountain Amphitheatre
April 28, 1997 Wheeling Capitol Music Hall
April 29, 1997 Muncie Emens Auditorium
May 1, 1997 Evansville Vanderburgh Auditorium
May 2, 1997[A] Memphis Tom Lee Park
May 3, 1997 Huntsville Von Braun Center
North America (Second Leg)
August 3, 1997 Lincoln United States Loon Mountain
August 4, 1997 Lenox Music Shed
August 5, 1997 Montreal Canada Du Maurier Stadium
August 7, 1997 Toronto Molson Amphitheatre
August 8, 1997 Corfu United States Darien Lake Performing Arts Centre
August 9, 1997 Burgettstown Coca Cola Star Lake Amphitheatre
August 10, 1997 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
August 12, 1997 Scranton Montage Performing Arts Center
August 13, 1997 Hershey Star Pavilion
August 15, 1997 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
August 16, 1997 Mansfield Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts
August 17, 1997 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheater
August 18, 1997 Wallingford Oakdale Theatre
August 20, 1997 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 22, 1997 Virginia Beach GTE Amphitheater
August 23, 1997 Vienna Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts
August 24, 1997
August 26, 1997 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
August 27, 1997 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
August 28, 1997 Tinley Park World Amphitheater
August 29, 1997 Saint Paul Midway Stadium
August 31, 1997[B] Kansas City Liberty Park
Europe
October 1, 1997 Bournemouth England Bournemouth International Centre
October 2, 1997
October 3, 1997 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
October 5, 1997 London England Wembley Arena
North America (Third Leg)
October 24, 1997 Starkville United States Humphrey Coliseum
October 25, 1997 Jacksonville Thalía Mara Hall
October 26, 1997 Mobile Mobile Civic Center
October 28, 1997 Athens Classic Center
October 29, 1997
October 30, 1997 Columbus Columbus Civic Center
October 31, 1997 Tuscaloosa Coleman Coliseum
November 1, 1997 Asheville Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
November 2, 1997 Columbia Township Auditorium
November 4, 1997 Knoxville James White Civic Coliseum
November 5, 1997 Huntington Huntington Civic Center
November 7, 1997 Columbus Columbus Veterans Memorial Auditorium
November 8, 1997 Dayton Hara Arena
November 9, 1997 Bloomington Indiana University Auditorium
November 11, 1997 Lisle Rice Athletic Center
November 12, 1997 Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom
November 14, 1997[C] San Jose San Jose Arena
North America (Fourth Leg)
December 1, 1997 Atlanta United States Roxy Theatre
December 2, 1997
December 4, 1997 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
December 5, 1997
December 8, 1997 New York City Irving Plaza
December 9, 1997 Boston Avalon Ballroom
December 10, 1997 Philadelphia Trocadero Theatre
December 11, 1997
December 13, 1997 Chicago Metro Chicago
December 14, 1997
December 16, 1997 Los Angeles El Rey Theatre
December 17, 1997
December 18, 1997
December 19, 1997
December 20, 1997

Festivals and other miscellaneous performances

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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  2. ^ "The Evolution of Bob Dylan". Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
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  5. ^ Lister, David (May 29, 1997). "Bob Dylan in hospital after heart scare". London: Indipendant. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  6. ^ "Still On The Road: 1997 US and Canada Summer Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  7. ^ "Still On The Road: 1997 UK Fall Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  8. ^ "Still On The Road: 1997 US Fall Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  9. ^ "Still On The Road: 1997 US Winter Club Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
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