Never Ending Tour 2009

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Never Ending Tour 2009
Tour by Bob Dylan
Start date March 22, 2009
End date November 19, 2009
Legs 3
Number of shows 33 in Europe
64 in North America
97 in total
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]

Information[edit]

The tour started in Stockholm, Sweden at an intimate concert at Berns Salonger.[3] Dylan performed five concerts in England. One of which was at the Roundhouse in London which was a concert especially for the members of the BobDylan.com fan club.[4][5][6] Dylan also performed at the Edinburgh Playhouse, the first time he had performed in the city since April 1995.[7][8][9][10]

After completing the 33 date European tour Dylan returned to the United States to perform a summer ballpark tour.[11] He was joined on the tour by Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp.[12] The tour consisted of 31 dates. Dylan performed at Summerfest in Milwaukee [13][14] and Rothbury Festival in Rothbury, Michigan.[15][16][17]

After the summer tour Dylan and the band toured the States again in the fall starting in Seattle. During the fall tour Dylan and his band performed three concerts at several venues during the tour including the Hollywood Palladium, Aragon Ballroom, Wang Theatre and United Palace Theater where the tour ended on November 19.

Opening acts[edit]

  • Willie Nelson (July 1 – July 4, July 8 – August 16)
  • The Wiyos (July 2 & July 4, July 8 – July 13, August 16)
  • John Mellencamp (July 2 & July 4, July 8 – August 16)
  • The Two Man Gentlemen Band (July 10 & 11)
  • Johnny Rivers (October 13)
  • John Doe (October 14)
  • George Thorogood (October 15)
  • Dion (November 17 – November 19)

Band[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets Sold/Available Box Office
Europe[18]
March 22, 2009 Stockholm Sweden Berns Salonger N/A N/A
March 23, 2009 Globe Arena 10,736 / 11,321 (95%) $741,280
March 25, 2009 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum 7,684 / 7,782 (99%) $702,767
March 27, 2009 Jönköping Sweden Kinnarps Arena 4,453 / 4,453 (100%) $314,871
March 28, 2009 Malmö Malmö Arena 8,590 / 8,590 (100%) $591,637
March 29, 2009 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen 6,207 / 8,393 (74%) $656,674
March 31, 2009 Hanover Germany AWD Hall N/A N/A
April 1, 2009 Berlin Max-Schmeling-Halle N/A N/A
April 2, 2009 Erfurt Messehalle N/A N/A
April 4, 2009 Munich Zenith N/A N/A
April 5, 2009 Saarbrücken Saarlandhalle N/A N/A
April 7, 2009 Paris France Palais des Congrès de Paris 7,113 / 7,113 (100%) $710,935
April 8, 2009
April 10, 2009 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall 14,928 / 16,500 (90%) $1,156,562
April 11, 2009
April 12, 2009
April 14, 2009 Basel Switzerland St. Jakobshalle N/A N/A
April 15, 2009 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum N/A N/A
April 17, 2009 Rome PalaLottomatica N/A N/A
April 18, 2009 Florence Nelson Mandela Forum N/A N/A
April 20, 2009 Geneva Switzerland SEG Geneva Arena N/A N/A
April 21, 2009 Strasbourg France Zénith de Strasbourg 4,553 / 5,365 (85%) $331,049
April 22, 2009 Brussels Belgium Forest National N/A N/A
April 24, 2009 Sheffield England Sheffield Arena N/A N/A
April 25, 2009 London The O2 Arena 17,873 / 17,905 (99%) $1,031,037
April 26, 2009 The Roundhouse N/A N/A
April 28, 2009 Cardiff Wales International Arena N/A N/A
April 29, 2009 Birmingham England National Indoor Arena N/A N/A
May 1, 2009 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool N/A N/A
May 2, 2009 Glasgow Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre N/A N/A
May 3, 2009 Edinburgh Edinburgh Playhouse N/A N/A
May 5, 2009 Dublin Ireland The O2 N/A N/A
May 6, 2009 N/A N/A
North America (With Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp)[19]
July 1, 2009[A] Milwaukee United States Marcus Amphitheater [a]
July 2, 2009 Sauget GCS Ballpark 5,340 / 7,500 (71%) $360,450
July 4, 2009 South Bend Coveleski Stadium 7,590 / 8,000 (95%) $512,235
July 5, 2009[B] Rothbury Double JJ Resort [b]
July 8, 2009 Louisville Louisville Slugger Field 6,225 / 7,500 (83%) $420,188
July 10, 2009 Dayton Fifth Third Field 7,883 / 7,883 (100%) $532,103
July 11, 2009 Eastlake Classic Park 7,010 / 8,000 (88%) $473,175
July 13, 2009 Washington CONSOL Energy Park 5,600 / 7,000 (80%) $378,000
July 14, 2009 Allentown Coca-Cola Park 10,000 / 10,000 (100%) $675,000
July 15, 2009 New Britain New Britain Stadium 6,753 / 7,500 (90%) $455,828
July 17, 2009 Essex Junction The Champlain Valley Expo N/A N/A
July 18, 2009 Bethel Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 14,084 / 17,357 (81%) $707,560
July 19, 2009 Syracuse Alliance Bank Stadium 6,651 / 7,500 (100%) $448,943
July 21, 2009 Pawtucket McCoy Stadium 7,642 / 10,000 (76%) $515,835
July 23, 2009 Lakewood FirstEnergy Park 8,456 / 8,456 (100%) $570,780
July 24, 2009 Aberdeen Ripken Stadium 6,994 / 8,000 (87%) $472,095
July 25, 2009 Norfolk Harbor Park 4,836 / 7,500 (64%) $326,430
July 27, 2009 Durham Durham Bulls Athletic Park 8,086 / 8,086 (100%) $545,805
July 28, 2009 Simpsonville Heritage Park Amphitheater N/A N/A
July 30, 2009 Alpharetta Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre N/A N/A
July 31, 2009 Orange Beach The Amphitheater at the Wharf N/A N/A
August 2, 2009 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 10,955 / 16,027 (68%) $567,883
August 4, 2009 Round Rock Dell Diamond 8,825 / 8,825 (100%) $595,688
August 5, 2009 Corpus Christi Whataburger Field 5,082 / 6,000 (85%) $342,035
August 7, 2009 Grand Prairie QuikTrip Park 4,724 / 7,500 (63%) $318,870
August 8, 2009 Lubbock Jones AT&T Stadium N/A N/A
August 9, 2009 Albuquerque Journal Pavilion 8,156 / 15,000 (54%) $316,134
August 12, 2009 Lake Elsinore Lake Elsinore Diamond 5,500 / 7,000 (79%) $371,250
August 14, 2009 Fresno Chukchansi Park 5,676 / 6,500 (87%) $383,130
August 15, 2009 Stockton Banner Island Ballpark 7,536 / 7,536 (100%) $508,608
August 16, 2009 Stateline Harveys Outdoor Arena N/A N/A
North America[20]
October 4, 2009 Seattle United States Moore Theatre N/A N/A
October 5, 2009 WaMu Theater N/A N/A
October 7, 2009 Portland Memorial Coliseum N/A N/A
October 8, 2009 Eugene McArthur Court N/A N/A
October 10, 2009 Berkeley Greek Theatre N/A N/A
October 11, 2009 N/A N/A
October 13, 2009 Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium 9,705 / 11,548 (84%) $506,153
October 14, 2009
October 15, 2009
October 17, 2009 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum N/A N/A
October 18, 2009 Paradise The Joint N/A N/A
October 19, 2009 Salt Lake City Saltair N/A N/A
October 21, 2009 Denver Magness Arena N/A N/A
October 23, 2009 Salina Bicentennial Center N/A N/A
October 24, 2009 Tulsa Brady Theater N/A N/A
October 25, 2009 Springfield Shrine Mosque N/A N/A
October 27, 2009 Rockford Rockford Metrocentre N/A N/A
October 29, 2009 Chicago Aragon Ballroom 9,451 / 10,500 (90%) $473,529
October 30, 2009
October 31, 2009
November 2, 2009 Bloomington IU Auditorium 2,949 / 2,949 (100%) $165,435
November 3, 2009 Columbus Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 1,892 / 2,000 (95%) $89,870
November 5, 2009 Canton Canton Memorial Civic Center 3,956 / 4,693 (84%) $189,887
November 6, 2009 Detroit Fox Theatre N/A N/A
November 7, 2009 Kitchener Canada Kitchener Memorial Auditorium 5,633 / 5,633 (100%) $333,564
November 9, 2009 Philadelphia United States Liacouras Center N/A N/A
November 11, 2009 Fairfax Patriot Center 3,785 / 8,000 (47%) $179,788
November 13, 2009 Boston Wang Theatre 7,629 / 10,344 (74%) $532,433
November 14, 2009
November 15, 2009
November 17, 2009 New York City United Palace Theater 9,621 / 9,960 (97%) $908,242
November 18, 2009
November 19, 2009
Total 306,362 / 357,719 (86%) $20,413,738

Cancellations and rescheduled shows[edit]

July 29, 2009 Sevierville, Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cancelled before official announcement.[21]
August 11, 2009 Phoenix, Arizona Camelback Ranch Cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.[22]
August 12, 2009 Las Vegas Cashman Field Rescheduled to August 16, 2009 and moved to Harveys Outdoor Arena in Stateline.[23]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The July 1, 2009 concert in Milwaukee is a part of Summerfest.
  2. ^ The July 5, 2009 concert in Rothbury is a part of Rothbury Festival.

Set lists[edit]

First leg (Europe)[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance on April 25, 2009 in London, England. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

  1. "Maggie's Farm"
  2. "The Times They Are a-Changin'"
  3. "Things Have Changed"
  4. "Chimes of Freedom"
  5. "Rollin' and Tumblin'"
  6. "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll"
  7. "'Til I Fell in Love with You"
  8. "Workingman's Blues #2"
  9. "Highway 61 Revisited"
  10. "Ballad of Hollis Brown"
  11. "Po' Boy"
  12. "Honest With Me"
  13. "When the Deal Goes Down"
  14. "Thunder on the Mountain"
  15. "Like a Rolling Stone"
Encore
  1. "All Along the Watchtower"
  2. "Spirit on the Water"
  3. "Blowin' in the Wind"

Second leg (North America)[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance on August 4, 2009 in Round Rock, Texas. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

  1. "Rainy Day Women ♯12 & 35"
  2. "This Wheel's on Fire"
  3. "The Levee's Gonna Break"
  4. "Spirit on the Water"
  5. "Honest With Me"
  6. "Forgetful Heart"
  7. "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum"
  8. "I Feel a Change Comin' On"
  9. "Highway 61 Revisited"
  10. "Ain't Talkin'"
  11. "Thunder on the Mountain"
Encore
  1. "Like a Rolling Stone"
  2. "Jolene"
  3. "All Along the Watchtower"

Third leg (North America)[edit]

This set list is representative of the performance on October 30, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

  1. "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"
  2. "The Man in Me
  3. "High Water (For Charley Patton)"
  4. "Sugar Baby"
  5. "Rollin' And Tumblin'"
  6. "Every Grain of Sand"
  7. "Cold Irons Bound
  8. "Spirit on the Water"
  9. "Honest With Me"
  10. "Po' Boy"
  11. "Highway 61 Revisited"
  12. "Nettie Moore"
  13. "Thunder on the Mountain"
  14. "Ballad of a Thin Man"
Encore
  1. "Like a Rolling Stone"
  2. "Jolene"
  3. "All Along the Watchtower"

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "My night at the Roundhouse with Bob Dylan". Word Magazine. 2009-04-26. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  5. ^ "Bob Dylan: The Roundhouse – live review". The Telagraph. 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
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  7. ^ "1995 European Spring Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  8. ^ "Bob Dylan, Edinburgh Playhouse". Scotsman. 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
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  10. ^ "Concert:Apr 6, 1995 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Edinburgh Playhouse". Bob Dylan. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
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  12. ^ "Bob Dylan/Willie Nelson/John Mellencamp Summer Tour Dates". More Cowbell. 2009-04-24. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  13. ^ "Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson to Play Summerfest". About.com – Milwaukee. 2009-04-26. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  14. ^ "Bob Dylan to headline Summerfest". Rock and Roll Guru. 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  15. ^ "Rothbury 2009 lineup is solid, but Bob Dylan, the Dead, Willie Nelson, String Cheese Incident don't measure up to 2008 acts in star power". M Live. 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  16. ^ "Rothbury festival unveils headliner schedule". NME. 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  17. ^ "The Dead, Bob Dylan, Nas Booked for Rothbury Festival". Rolling Stone Magazine. 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  18. ^ "Still On The Road: 2009 Europe Spring Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  19. ^ "Still On The Road: 2009 US Summer Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  20. ^ "Still On The Road: 2009 US Summer Tour". Bjorner. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  21. ^ "Concert: 29 July 2009". BobLinks. Retrieved 2011-12-25. 
  22. ^ "Concert: 11 August 2009". BobLinks. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  23. ^ "Concert: 12 August 2009". BobLinks. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 

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