Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1999

Bob Dyaln 1999

Touring is something you either love or hate doing. I’ve experienced both. I try to keep an open mind about it. Right now, I’m enjoying it. The crowds make the show. Going onstage, seeing different people every night in a combustible way, that’s a thrill. There’s nothing in ordinary life that even comes close to that.
– Bob Dylan (Edna Gundersen interview for USA Today – April 1999)

Never Ending Tour 1999
Start date January 26, 1999
End date November 20, 1999
Legs 5
No. of shows 98 in North America
21 in Europe

119 in total

Every N.E.T. junkie seems to agree that 1999 was a wonderful Dylan year. Strong performances in all 5 legs.

RPI Fieldhouse
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
22 February 1999

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Tears of Rage

We carried you in our arms
On Independence Day
And now you’d throw us all aside
And put us on our way
Oh, what dear daughter ‘neath the sun
Would treat a father so


Pavilhão do Atlântico
Parque das Nações
Lisbon, Portugal
7 April 1999

Tryin’ To Get To Heaven

The air is getting hotter
There’s a rumbling in the skies
I’ve been wading through the high muddy water
With the heat rising in my eyes


Erb Memorial Union Ballroom
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
14 June 1999

Not Dark Yet

Shadows are falling and I been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep and time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t let me heal


Assembly Hall
University Of Illinois
Champaign, Illinois
27 October 1999

It Ain’t Me Babe

Go away from my window
Leave at your own chosen speed
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’m not the one you need


Barton Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
15 November 1999

Tomorrow is a Long Time

If today was not an endless highway
If tonight was not a crooked trail
If tomorrow wasn’t such a long time,
Then lonesome would mean nothing to you at all



Recommended concerts from 1999

  • February 22, 1999 – RPI Fieldhouse, Troy, NY
  • February 25, 1999 – Cumberland Civic Center, Portland, ME
  • April 7, 1999 – Parque das Nações, Lisbon, Portugal
  • April 8, 1999 – Coliseu Porto, Oporto, Portugal.
  • April 28, 1999 – Hala Tivoli, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • April 30, 1999 – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
  • June 14, 1999 – University of Oregon, Portland, OR
  • June 16, 1999 – Sacramento, California
  • July 26, 1999 – Tramps, New York City, NY
  • October 27, 1999 – Champaign, Illinois
  • November 13, 1999 – Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
  • November 15, 1999 – Ithaca, New York

-Egil

3 thoughts on “Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1999

  1. I’ve been 2 the majority of Dylan shows in the Detroit area since 1986 and the best by far was his show at St Andrew’s Hall, Detroit July 6, 1999

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