True Confessions Tour

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True Confessions Tour
Tour by Bob Dylan
Start date February 5, 1986
End date August 6, 1986
Legs 3
Shows 15 in Oceania
4 in Asia
41 in North America
60 in Total
Bob Dylan concert chronology
1984 European Tour
(1984)
True Confessions Tour
(1986)
Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead 1987 Tour
(1987)

True Confessions Tour was a concert tour by Bob Dylan and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.[1][2][3]

Background[edit]

The tour started with two concerts in New Zealand and thirteen concerts in Australia before four concerts in Japan.[4] Both Dylan and Petty took a break after this tour before returning to the road in June to perform a forty-one date tour of the United States and Canada. During the tour the pair performed two concerts at the RFK Stadium in Washington, DC,[5][6] three concerts at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City[7][8][9] and two concerts at The Spectrum in Philadelphia.[10][11] The tour came to a close on August 6 in Paso Robles, California.[12] The pair would tour together the following year on the Temples in Flames Tour.[13]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Oceania[14][15]
February 5, 1986 Wellington New Zealand Wellington Athletic Park
February 7, 1986 Auckland Mount Smart Stadium
February 10, 1986 Sydney Australia Sydney Entertainment Centre
February 11, 1986
February 12, 1986
February 13, 1986
February 15, 1986 Adelaide Memorial Drive Park
February 17, 1986 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
February 18, 1986
February 20, 1986 Melbourne Kooyong Stadium
February 21, 1986
February 22, 1986
February 24, 1986 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
February 25, 1986
March 1, 1986 Brisbane Lang Park
Asia[16]
March 5, 1986 Tokyo Japan Nippon Budokan
March 6, 1986 Osaka Osaka-jō Hall
March 8, 1986 Nagoya Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
March 10, 1986 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
North America
June 9, 1986 San Diego United States San Diego Sports Arena
June 11, 1986 Reno Lawlor Events Center
June 12, 1986 Sacramento Cal Expo Amphitheatre
June 13, 1986 Berkeley Hearst Greek Theatre
June 14, 1986
June 16, 1986 Costa Mesa Pacific Amphitheatre
June 17, 1986
June 18, 1986 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 20, 1986 Houston Southern Star Amphitheater
June 21, 1986 Austin Frank Erwin Center
June 22, 1986 Dallas Reunion Arena
June 24, 1986 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
June 26, 1986 Minneapolis Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
June 27, 1986 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
June 29, 1986 Hoffman Estates Poplar Creek Music Theater
June 30, 1986 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
July 1, 1986
July 2, 1986 Akron Rubber Bowl
July 4, 1986 Orchard Park Rich Stadium
July 6, 1986 Washington, D.C. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
July 7, 1986
July 8, 1986 Mansfield Great Woods Performing Arts Center
July 9, 1986
July 11, 1986 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
July 13, 1986 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 15, 1986 New York City Madison Square Garden
July 16, 1986
July 17, 1986
July 19, 1986 Philadelphia The Spectrum
July 20, 1986
July 21, 1986 East Rutherford Brendan T. Byrne Sports Arena
July 22, 1986 Mansfield Great Woods Performing Arts Center
July 24, 1986 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
July 26, 1986 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 27, 1986
July 29, 1986 Portland Portland Civic Stadium
July 31, 1986 Tacoma Tacoma Sundome
August 1, 1986 Vancouver Canada BC Place
August 3, 1986 Inglewood United States Inglewood Forum
August 5, 1986 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 6, 1986 Paso Robles Paso Robles Mid-State Fairground

Trivia[edit]

  • On February 5, Dylan premiered:
    • "Across the Borderline", written by Ry Cooder, John Hiatt and Jim Dickinson.
    • "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know", written by Cecil Null. It was also released on Dylan's album Self Portrait.
    • "I'm Moving On", written by Hank Snow.
    • "When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky", from Empire Burlesque.
    • "Lonesome Town", written by Baker Knight.
    • "Seeing the Real You at Last", from Empire Burlesque.
    • [17]
  • On February 10, Dylan premiered:
    • "Justine", written by Don Harris and Dewey Terrey.
    • "Uranium Rock", written by Warren Smith.
    • [18]
  • On February 11, Dylan premiered:
    • "House of the Rising Sun", a traditional folk song. It was also released on Dylan's eponymous debut album.
    • "Emotionally Yours", from Empire Burlesque.
    • "Baby, Got to Go", author unknown.
    • [19]
  • On February 21, Dylan premiered "Never Gonna Be the Same Again", from Empire Burlesque.[20]
  • On February 25, Dylan premiered "Dark Eyes", from Empire Burlesque. This first attempt fails and the performance is interrupted. "Dark Eyes" is not performed again until Boston, Massachusetts on December 10, 1995.[21]
  • On June 9, Dylan premiered:
    • "So Long and Goodbye", written by Weldon Rogers.
    • "Unchain My Heart", written by Bobby Sharp and Teddy Powell.
    • "Got My Mind Made Up", written by Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.
    • [22]
  • On June 11, Dylan also performed "Song for Woody" for the first time since January 6, 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also premiered:
    • "We Had It All", written by Donny Fritts and Troy Seals.
    • "Let the Good Times Roll", written by Leonard Lee.
    • [23]
  • On June 27, Dylan premiered "Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache", written by Warren Smith.[24]
  • On July 1, Dylan premiered "I Still Miss Someone", written by Johnny Cash.[25]
  • On July 19, Dylan performed "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine" since April 22, 1976 in Clearwater, Florida.[26]
  • On July 24, Dylan premiered "Kansas City", written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.[27]
  • On July 31, Dylan premiered "Bye Bye Johnny", written by Chuck Berry.[28]
  • On August 6, Dylan premiered "Brownsville Girl", from Knocked Out Loaded. However, Dylan performed only the chorus.[29]

Setlist[edit]

Average First Leg setlist[edit]

  1. Justine
  2. Positively 4th Street
  3. Clean-Cut Kid
  4. I'll Remember You
  5. Trust Yourself
  6. That Lucky Old Sun
  7. Masters of War
  8. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  9. Girl from the North Country
  10. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
  11. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
  12. Just Like a Woman
  13. I'm Moving On
  14. Lenny Bruce
  15. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky
  16. Lonesome Town
  17. Ballad of a Thin Man
  18. Seeing the Real You at Last
  19. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  20. Across The Borderline
  21. Like a Rolling Stone
  22. I and I
  23. In the Garden
  24. Blowin' in the Wind
    Encore
  25. Rock 'Em Dead
  26. Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Source:[30]

Average Second Leg setlist[edit]

  1. So Long, Good Luck and Goodbye
  2. Positively 4th Street
  3. Clean-Cut Kid
  4. I'll Remember You
  5. Shot of Love
  6. We Had It All
  7. Masters of War
  8. To Ramona
  9. Shake a Hand
  10. One Too Many Mornings
  11. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
  12. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
  13. Band of the Hand
  14. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky
  15. Lonesome Town
  16. Ballad of a Thin Man
  17. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  18. Seeing the Real You at Last
  19. Across the Borderline
  20. I and I
  21. Like a Rolling Stone
  22. In the Garden
    Encore
  23. Blowin' in the Wind
  24. Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Source:[31]

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