≡ Menu

Decades Later He’s Still On the Road ***

Here is Bob Dylan performing live in 1966. He’d continue to do so for the next 56 years (and counting):

Dylan’s 80 now but he still performs in sold-out venues around the world dozens of times a year:

Dylan wrote:

Don’t be bewildered by the Never Ending Tour chatter. There was a Never Ending Tour but it ended in 1991 with the departure of guitarist G. E. Smith. That one’s long gone but there have been many others since then: “The Money Never Runs Out Tour” (Fall of 1991) “Southern Sympathizer Tour” (Early 1992) “Why Do You Look At Me So Strangely Tour” (European Tour 1992) “The One Sad Cry Of Pity Tour” (Australia & West Coast American Tour 1992) “Outburst Of Consciousness Tour” (1992) “Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down Tour” (1993) and others, too many to mention each with their own character & design.

His subsequent touring schedule has continued to be referred to as the “Never Ending Tour” by most media outlets.

According to Swedish researcher Olof Björner, Dylan played his 2,000th show of the Never Ending Tour on October 16, 2007, in Dayton, Ohio. He played his 3,000th show of the Never Ending Tour on April 19, 2019, in Innsbruck, Austria

And so on into 2022: 
On Tour and Setlists 2022| The Official Bob Dylan Site

Like all prophets, Dylan foresaw all this long ago:

***“But me, I’m still on the road
Headin’ for another joint
We always did feel the same
We just saw it from a different point of view
Tangled up in blue”

Gerard Van der Leun // 1692 Mangrove Ave Apt: 379
Chico, CA 95926

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • jiminalaska August 16, 2022, 1:20 PM

    No matter what one might say, the voice of generations.

    I’m still quite sure, the little guy playing in a corner, at a party I was at, with a strange voice, in NYC way way back then, was Dylan, but I admit memory’s a fickle thang.

  • Roy Lofquist August 16, 2022, 2:08 PM

    The Beatles were playing on the radio but Bob was playing in my mind. The King is dead but my new obsession, Angelina, has brought him back. But Bob is still on my mind.


    • Bruceph August 16, 2022, 2:31 PM

      Brilliant song. And not a bad cover. Dylan, still has the stuff. He must grow it.

    • Jack August 16, 2022, 3:24 PM

      The introduction of the Expanded Beehive. Reminds me of Burt Reynolds to Ms. Toot (Bernadette Peters) in The Longest Yard…. ‘My, you have lovely hair. Ever find any spiders in it”?

  • Casey Klahn August 16, 2022, 2:48 PM

    Dylan is my favorite song man. To the extent that he is the voice of his generation, his excellence as a song write, performer, musician and personality, reflects well upon the generation that embraced him.

    • Jack August 16, 2022, 3:20 PM

      I tend to agree but I reserve agreement for those rare moments that I can understand just what it is he’s saying. Or trying to say.

    • jwm August 16, 2022, 7:21 PM

      His songs have not grown old. (unlike him and the rest of us all)
      OT- Casey, here’s PJ Watson on modern art. Just thought your blood pressure needed a spike. 😉


  • Snakepit Kansas August 16, 2022, 3:58 PM

    He played at Lawrence (Larry) Dumont Stadium in Wichita in SEP2004. AA ball diamond which has since been razed. Good show and glad I went.

  • Ulysses Toole August 16, 2022, 5:55 PM

    I’ve seen The Who Farewell Tour twice now and I see they are on tour again.

    • Snakepit Kansas August 16, 2022, 7:27 PM

      Well, don’t get fooled again.

      • ghostsniper August 17, 2022, 6:24 PM

        But Mama’s got a squeezebox….and that’s alright.

      • captflee August 18, 2022, 8:18 AM

        Ha! Good one.

  • rocdoctom August 16, 2022, 6:47 PM

    From Hibbing MN. Go figure. Always liked Bob Dylan and always will. Been listening to and appreciating him for 60 + years. Hard to believe. Dinkytown days still alive in my mind. North country boy here.

  • captflee August 16, 2022, 8:17 PM

    The old boy has had a pretty good run, I’d say. I can close my eyes and find my younger self in the El Batey up on Calle Cristo in Old San Juan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues” boiling out of the juke box, listening to Davy Jones bang on about the old days with Hunter and high times with Mick, wreathed in his perpetual miasma of stogie smoke.

    Raleigh lad that I was, I was unaware that Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” derived from an almost song on “Pat Garrett…”, fleshed out much later by Ketch Secor.

    As I was unaware that there are at least two songs about Dock, no, three, no, quite a few songs about Dock Ellis tripping balls and pitching a no hitter, though I am unaware of any by Bob.

  • pbird August 17, 2022, 3:19 PM

    “you’re gonna make me lonesome when you go..”

    • Denny August 18, 2022, 12:41 PM

      I can’t understand
      She let go of my hand
      And left me here facing the wall

  • CC August 18, 2022, 7:47 AM

    There are some songs that invoke the channel change button.
    Dylan, and a few others, do not.

  • Joel August 18, 2022, 12:36 PM

    Have to say honestly, I never got that guy.

    In my defense I always assumed the fault was in me more than him. But I never worried too much about it.