Never Ending Tour 2011

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Never Ending Tour 2011
Dylan Tour Poster 2011.jpg
Tour poster, 2011
Tour by Bob Dylan
Start date April 3, 2011
End date November 21, 2011
Legs 4
Shows 7 in Asia
10 in Oceania
42 in Europe
1 in the Middle East
28 in North America
89 in Total
Bob Dylan concert chronology
Never Ending Tour 2010
(2010)
Never Ending Tour 2011
(2011)
Never Ending Tour 2012
(2012)

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

Background[edit]

The tour started off with a concert in Taiwan,[3] the first of Dylan’s career. Then he, along with his band, performed two concerts in China, one in Beijing and one in Shanghai. These concerts were controversial and deemed by the media as Dylan 'selling out'.[4][5][6] Dylan however did not see it that way at all.[7][8] The concerts amongst the Chinese audience were successful.[9]

After completing a tour of Asia and moving across to Australia and New Zealand, Dylan and the band performed an 11 date tour of Europe visiting several festivals such as Live at the Marquee, London Feis, Summer Sound Festival, Bergen Calling and Peace & Love.

Dylan and the band toured the United States during July and August performing 28 concerts in 22 States. Dylan performed as part of the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California on July 15[10] and Meadow Brooks Music Festival in Rochester Hills, Michigan on August 7.[11] Dylan returned to Europe in the fall of the year to perform a string of concerts with Mark Knopfler.

Opening acts[edit]

Band[edit]

  • Bob Dylan – vocals, harmonica, organ, guitar
  • Charlie Sexton – guitar
  • Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
  • George Recelli – drums, percussion
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • Donnie Herron – violin, electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

Set lists[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Asia[12]
April 3, 2011 Taipei Taiwan Taipei Arena
April 6, 2011 Beijing China Workers Indoor Arena
April 8, 2011 Shanghai Grand Stage
April 10, 2011 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam RMIT Sports Grounds
April 12, 2011 Kowloon Hong Kong Star Hall
April 13, 2011
April 15, 2011[A] Marina Bay Singapore Marina Promenade
Oceania[13]
April 17, 2011[B] Fremantle Australia Fremantle Park
April 19, 2011 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
April 20, 2011 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
April 21, 2011
April 23, 2011 Wollongong WIN Entertainment Centre
April 25, 2011[C] Byron Bay Tyagarah Park
April 26, 2011[C]
April 27, 2011 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
April 28, 2011
April 30, 2011 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena
Europe[14]
June 16, 2011[D] Cork Ireland The Docklands
June 18, 2011[E] London England Finsbury Park
Middle East
June 20, 2011 Tel Aviv Israel Ramat Gan Stadium
Europe
June 22, 2011 Milan Italy Discoteca Alcatraz Milano
June 24, 2011[F] Sursee Switzerland Sursee Zirkusplatz
June 25, 2011 Mainz Germany Mainz Volkspark
June 26, 2011 Hamburg Stadtpark Freilichtbühne
June 27, 2011 Odense Denmark Funen Village
June 29, 2011[G] Bergen Norway Koengen
June 30, 2011 Oslo Oslo Spektrum
July 2, 2011[H] Borlänge Sweden Borganäsvägen
North America[15]
July 14, 2011 Santa Barbara United States Santa Barbara Bowl
July 15, 2011[I] Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre
July 16, 2011 Paradise Pearl Concert Theater
July 18, 2011 Phoenix Comerica Theatre
July 19, 2011 Tucson Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater
July 21, 2011 Albuquerque Hard Rock Pavilion
July 23, 2011 Thackerville WinStar World Casino
July 24, 2011 New Braunfels Whitewater Amphitheater
July 26, 2011 New Orleans UNO Lakefront Arena
July 27, 2011 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center
July 28, 2011 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheater
July 30, 2011 Memphis Mud Island Amphitheatre
August 1, 2011 Nashville Ryman Auditorium
August 2, 2011 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium
August 3, 2011 Toledo Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
August 5, 2011 Kettering Fraze Pavilion
August 6, 2011 Cleveland Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
August 7, 2011[J] Rochester Hills Meadow Brook Hall
August 9, 2011 Canandaigua Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center
August 10, 2011 Scranton Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 12, 2011 Bethel Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
August 13, 2011 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 14, 2011 Asbury Park Asbury Park Convention Hall
August 16, 2011 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 17, 2011 Philadelphia Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 19, 2011 Gilford Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
August 20, 2011 Bangor Waterfront Pavilion
August 21, 2011 Boston House of Blues Boston
Europe[16]
October 6, 2011 Dublin Ireland The O2
October 8, 2011 Glasgow Scotland Braehead Arena
October 9, 2011
October 10, 2011 Manchester England Manchester Evening News Arena
October 11, 2011 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
October 13, 2011 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
October 14, 2011 Bournemouth England Bournemouth International Centre
October 16, 2011 Lille France Zénith de Lille Grand Palais
October 17, 2011 Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
October 19, 2011 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
October 20, 2011 Rotterdam Netherlands Ahoy Rotterdam
October 21, 2011 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
October 23, 2011 Oberhausen Germany König Pilsener Arena
October 25, 2011 Mannheim SAP Arena
October 26, 2011 Munich Olympiahalle
October 27, 2011 Leipzig Arena Leipzig
October 29, 2011 Berlin O2 World Berlin
October 31, 2011 Hamburg O2 World Hamburg
November 2, 2011 Herning Denmark Jyske Bank Boxen
November 3, 2011 Malmö Sweden Malmö Arena
November 4, 2011 Stockholm Ericsson Globe
November 6, 2011 Hannover Germany TUI Arena
November 7, 2011 Nuremberg Nuremberg Arena
November 8, 2011 Innsbruck Austria Innsbruck Olympiahalle
November 9, 2011 Padova Italy Padova Palasport
November 11, 2011 Florence Nelson Mandela Forum
November 12, 2011 Rome PalaLottomatica
November 14, 2011 Milan Mediolanum Forum
November 15, 2011 Geneva Switzerland SEG Geneva Arena
November 16, 2011 Zurich Hallenstadion
November 19, 2011 London England HMV Hammersmith Apollo
November 20, 2011
November 21, 2011
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
October 5, 2011 Dublin, Ireland The O2 Cancelled before announcement. Venue booked in case of October 6, 2011 concert selling out.

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue
Star Hall Hong Kong 5,087 / 5,836 (87%) $562,887[27]
Entertainment Centre Adelaide 5,249 / 6,282 (84%) $770,876[27]
Rod Laver Arena Melbourne 12,566 / 14,662 (86%) $1,528,180[28]
WIN Entertainment Centre Wollongong 3,214 / 3,890 (83%) $562,887[27]
Entertainment Centre Sydney 10,672 / 12,405 (86%) $1,615,030[27]
Vector Arena Auckland 6,673 / 7,127 (94%) $694,302[27]
Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara 3,769 / 4,059 (93%) $308,844[29]
Lakefront Arena New Orleans 3,390 / 4,000 (85%) $175,546[30]
Mud Island Memphis 4,147 / 4,700 (83%) $213,163[30]
Fraze Pavilion Kettering 3,828 / 4,307 (89%) $175,841[31]
Meadow Brooks Rochester 3,976 / 7,701 (52%) $182,429[32]
Mann Center Philadelphia 5,910 / 6,421 (92%) $318,285[32]
U.S. Cellular Pavilion Guilford 3,385 / 5,795 (58%) $173,806[33]
Evening News Arena Manchester 9,242 / 10,669 (87%) $906,544[34]
Sportpaleis Antwerp 13,988 / 14,160 (99%) $1,217,740[35]
O2 World Berlin 12,257 / 12,417 (99%) $1,161,540[35]
Hamburg 9,184 / 11,159 (82%) $893,036[35]
TOTAL 116,537 / 135,590 (86%) $11,460,936

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