Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 2002

My friend Renée always likes to rush the stage, and find a place in the front row, literally at Bob’s feet … she was making a bee-line for her favourite spot, she stopped dead. What the fuck? There, in the middle of the stage, where Bob ought to be, was an electric keyboard.
-Stephen Scobie

Never ENDING TOUR 2002
Start date January 31, 2002
End date November 22, 2002
Legs 3
No. of shows 78 in North America
29 in Europe

107 in Total

A year of great cover versions dedicated to the dead and dying. All of these covers came in the last leg of 2002 – US Fall Tour (Oct 5 – Nov 22).

Philips Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
9 February 2002

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar, mandolin, pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion).

Lay Lady Lay

Lay lady lay
Lay across my big brass bed
Lay lady lay
Lay across my big brass bed



Manchester Evening News Arena
Manchester, England
9 May 2002

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

It ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It don’t matter, anyhow
And it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
If you don’t know by now


Pauline Davis Pavilion
Tehama County Fairgrounds
Red Bluff, California
7 October 2002

Accidentally Like A Martyr (Warren Zevon)

The phone don’t ring
And the sun refused to shine
Never thought I’d have to pay so dearly
For what was already mine
For such a long, long time


Excel Energy Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
30 October 2002

Mutineer (Warren Zevon)

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Hoist the mainsail, here I come
Ain’t no room on board for the insincere
You’re my witness
I’m your mutineer


Fleet Center
Boston, Massachusetts
16 November 2002

Old Man (Neil Young)

Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.


Recommended concerts from 2002

  • February 9, 2002 – Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • May 9, 2002 – Manchester, England
  • September 1, 2002 – Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen, CO (Last “classic” Bob Dylan Concert)
  • October 4, 2002 – Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
  • October 7, 2002 – Tehama County Fairgrounds, Red Bluff, CA
  • October 30, 2002 – St. Paul MN
  • November 13, 2002 – MSG, NYC
  • November 16, 2002 – Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts
  • November 17, 2002 – Hartford CT
  • November 22, 2002 – Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA

-Egil

2 thoughts on “Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 2002

    1. I copied the list of concerts from my private notes.. and forgot to remove that part.
      Anyway, it just means that the next concert (Seattle, Washington – 4 October 2002) was the first where he started to use piano/keyboard.. a lot.
      Ref. the Stephen Scobie quote.

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