Never Ending Tour 1988

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Never Ending Tour 1988
Tour by Bob Dylan
Start dateJune 7, 1988
End dateOctober 19, 1988
Legs3
No. of shows71
Bob Dylan concert chronology

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

Background[edit]

On the first year of the tour he performed 71 concerts. This is the fewest performances on a 'Never Ending Tour' yearly tour. [3] The 1988 tour stayed within North America, performing 63 concerts in the United States and 8 in Canada. He performed in 29 states in the US and 6 provinces in Canada.[4][5]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Interstate 88: Part I
June 7, 1988 Concord, California United States Concord Pavilion
June 9, 1988 Sacramento, California Cal Expo Amphitheatre
June 10, 1988 Berkeley, California Hearst Greek Theatre
June 11, 1988 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 13, 1988 Salt Lake City Park West Amphitheater
June 15, 1988 Greenwood Village, Colorado Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
June 17, 1988 St. Louis The Muny
June 18, 1988 East Troy, Wisconsin Alpine Valley Music Theatre
June 21, 1988 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Blossom Music Center
June 22, 1988 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
June 24, 1988 Holmdel Garden State Arts Center
June 25, 1988
June 26, 1988 Saratoga Springs, New York Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 28, 1988 Canandaigua Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center
June 30, 1988 Wantagh, New York Jones Beach Marine Theater
July 1, 1988
July 2, 1988 Mansfield, Massachusetts Great Woods Performing Arts Center
July 3, 1988 Old Orchard Beach, Maine The Ball Park
July 6, 1988 Philadelphia Mann Music Center
July 8, 1988 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
July 9, 1988 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre
July 11, 1988 Hamilton, Ontario Copps Coliseum
July 13, 1988 Charlevoix, Michigan United States Castle Farms Music Theatre
July 14, 1988 Hoffman Estates, Illinois Poplar Creek Music Theater
July 15, 1988[a] Indianapolis Indiana State Fairground Grandstand
July 17, 1988 Rochester, Michigan Meadow Brook Music Theatre
July 18, 1988
July 20, 1988 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 22, 1988 Nashville, Tennessee Starwood Amphitheatre
July 24, 1988 Atlanta Chastain Park Amphitheatre
July 25, 1988
July 26, 1988 Memphis Mud Island Amphitheatre
July 28, 1988 Dallas Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre
July 30, 1988 Mesa Mesa Amphitheatre
July 31, 1988 Costa Mesa, California Pacific Amphitheatre
August 2, 1988 Los Angeles Greek Theatre
August 3, 1988
August 4, 1988
August 6, 1988 Carlsbad, California Sammis Pavilion
August 7, 1988 Santa Barbara, California Santa Barbara Bowl
Interstate 88: Part II
August 19, 1988 Portland, Oregon United States Portland Civic Auditorium
August 20, 1988 George, Washington Champs de Brionne Music Theatre
August 21, 1988 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
August 23, 1988 Calgary Olympic Saddledome
August 24, 1988 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
August 26, 1988 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
August 29, 1988 Toronto CNE Grandstand
August 31, 1988[b] Syracuse, New York United States New York State Fairground Grandstand
September 2, 1988[c] Middletown Wesleyan University
September 3, 1988 Manchester, New Hampshire Riverfront Park
September 4, 1988 Bristol, Connecticut Lake Compounce
September 7, 1988 Essex Junction, Vermont The Champlain Valley Expo
September 8, 1988 Binghamton, New York Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
September 10, 1988 Stanhope, New Jersey Waterloo Village
September 11, 1988 Fairfax, Virginia Patriot Center
September 13, 1988 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
September 15, 1988 Chapel Hill, North Carolina Dean Smith Center
September 16, 1988 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
September 17, 1988 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
September 18, 1988 Knoxville, Tennessee Thompson–Boling Arena
September 19, 1988 Charlottesville, Virginia University Hall
September 22, 1988 Tampa, Florida USF Sun Dome
September 23, 1988 Miami Miami Arena
September 24, 1988 Gainesville, Florida O'Connell Center
September 25, 1988 New Orleans Hibernia Pavilion
Interstate 88: Part III
October 13, 1988 Upper Darby United States Tower Theater
October 14, 1988
October 16, 1988 New York City Radio City Music Hall
October 17, 1988
October 18, 1988
October 19, 1988

Personnel[edit]

Guest appearances
  • Neil Young: June 7, 10 and 11.
    Young played additional guitar for the majority of songs on these dates.
  • Joe Walsh: July 26.
    Walsh played additional guitar on the final two songs of the set on this date.
  • The Alarm: August 4 and 7.
    The band provided backing vocals and additional guitars on "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" on these dates.
  • Tracy Chapman: August 21, 23 and 24.
    Chapman provided additional vocals on "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" on these dates.
  • Doug Sahm: August 24.
    Sahm provided lead vocals on "She's About a Mover" on this date.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The July 15, 1988 concert in Indianapolis, Indiana was part of the Indiana State Fair.
  2. ^ The August 31, 1988 concert in Syracuse, New York was part of the Great New York State Fair.
  3. ^ The September 2, 1988 concert in Middletown, New York was part of the Orange County Fair.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob Dylan begins his 'never-ending' tour". The Guardian. 2011-06-12. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  2. ^ "The Evolution of Bob Dylan". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  3. ^ "Still On The Road: East Coast Fall Tour 1988". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  4. ^ "Still On The Road: Summer Tour 1988". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  5. ^ "Still On The Road: Late Summer Tour 1988". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-26.

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