Bob’s 2020 Summer US Tour: Setlists for the first 13 shows

by mr tambourine

This is part one of a two part examination of the songs Bob might be performing on his forthcoming tour of the USA.   Part two will appear tomorrow.


 

Bob’s 2020 Summer US Tour  Setlists

Show #1: June 4 2020, Bend, Oregon

  1. Most Of The Time
  2. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
  3. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  4. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  5. Can’t Wait
  6. I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
  7. Union Sundown
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  9. Make You Feel My Love
  10. Pay In Blood
  11. Girl From The North Country
  12. Not Dark Yet
  13. Gotta Serve Somebody
  14. Soon After Midnight
  15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
  2. Disease Of Conceit
  • 1 – first performance since 1992, Bob on guitar! New arrangement
  • 2 – new arrangement, Bob on guitar
  • 3 – new arrangement, first performance since 2018
  • 6 – first performance since 2011
  • 7 – first performance since 1992
  • 15 – first performance since 2003, Bob on guitar!
  • 17 – first performance since 1996, Bob solo on piano!

Show #2: June 6 2020, Ridgefield, Washington

  1. Disease Of Conceit
  2. It Ain’t Me Babe
  3. Most Of The Time
  4. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  5. Can’t Wait
  6. Sign On The Window
  7. TV-Talking Song
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  9. Make You Feel My Love
  10. Scarlet Town
  11. Girl From The North Country
  12. Not Dark Yet
  13. Gotta Serve Somebody
  14. Soon After Midnight
  15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Tonight, I’ll Be Staying Here With You
  2. It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
  • 1 – Bob solo on piano
  • 3 – Bob on guitar
  • 6 – live debut! (song from New Morning 1970 – 50 years ago!)
  • 7 – first performance since 1990
  • 10 – new arrangement
  • 15 – Bob on guitar
  • 16 – first performance since 2006, Bob solo on piano

Show #3: June 7, 2020, Auburn, Washington

  1. Disease Of Conceit
  2. Shelter From The Storm
  3. Most Of The Time
  4. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  5. Shot Of Love
  6. I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
  7. Union Sundown
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  9. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
  10. Scarlet Town
  11. Girl From The North Country
  12. Not Dark Yet
  13. Gotta Serve Somebody
  14. Soon After Midnight
  15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  2. License To Kill
  • 1 – Bob solo on piano
  • 2 – first performance since 2015, new arrangement
  • 3 – Bob on guitar
  • 5 – first performance since 1989
  • 15 – Bob on guitar
  • 16 – Bob on guitar
  • 17 – Bob solo on piano

Show #4: June 9 2020, Eugene, Oregon

  1. Disease Of Conceit
  2. Shelter From The Storm
  3. Most Of The Time
  4. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  5. Shot Of Love
  6. I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
  7. TV Talking Song
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  9. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
  10. Scarlet Town
  11. Girl From The North Country
  12. Not Dark Yet
  13. Gotta Serve Somebody
  14. Soon After Midnight
  15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  2. Queen Jane Approximately
  • 1 – Bob solo on piano
  • 3 – Bob on guitar
  • 15 – Bob on guitar
  • 16 – Bob on guitar
  • 17 – first performance since 2013

Show #5: June 12, 2020, Stateline, Nevada

  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
  2. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  3. Shot Of Love
  4. Heart Of Mine
  5. Lenny Bruce
  6. Disease Of Conceit
  7. Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
  8. Every Grain Of Sand
  9. I’ll Remember You
  10. Sugar Baby
  11. Duquesne Whistle
  12. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  13. Queen Jane Approximately
  14. Not Dark Yet
  15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Long And Wasted Years
  2. It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
  • 2 – first singing version since 2014, Bob on guitar!
  • 4 – first performance since 1992
  • 8 – Bob solo on piano, first performance since 2013
  • 9 – Bob solo on piano, first performance since 2005
  • 10 – Bob solo on piano, first performance since 2012, new arrangement
  • 15 – Bob on guitar

A new type of approach to a show, Las Vegas-y arrangements for the songs 1-5 and 11-13, 6-10 is a solo piano set for Bob. Reminiscent of old days of electric set and acoustic set.

4 Shot Of Love songs in 1 show (a rare occasion that that happened certainly)!

Show #6: June 13, 2020, Berkeley, California

Set 1

  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
  2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  3. Duquesne Whistle
  4. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  5. Heart Of Mine

Set 2 – solo piano

  1. Disease Of Conceit
  2. Ring Them Bells
  3. Beyond The Horizon
  4. Watching The River Flow
  5. Sugar Baby

Set 3 – Band returns

  1. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  2. Union Sundown
  3. Girl From The North Country
  4. Not Dark Yet
  5. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Long And Wasted Years
  2. Queen Jane Approximately
  • 5 – Bob on guitar then piano!
  • 7 – first performance since 2005
  • 8 – first performance since 2009
  • 9 – first performance since 2014

Show #7: June 14, 2020, Berkeley, California

Set 1

  1. Early Roman Kings
  2. Gotta Serve Somebody
  3. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  4. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  5. Union Sundown

Set 2 – solo piano

  1. Disease Of Conceit
  2. License To Kill
  3. Life Is Hard
  4. Mama, You Been On My Mind
  5. Sugar Baby

Set 3 – Band returns

  1. Most Of The Time
  2. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
  3. Shelter From The Storm
  4. Not Dark Yet
  5. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Girl From The North Country
  2. Forever Young
  • 8 – live debut
  • 9 – first performance since 2009
  • 11 – Bob on guitar
  • 15 – Bob on guitar
  • 17 – first performance since 2011, Bob solo on piano!

Show #8: June 17, 2020, San Diego, California

Set 1 – with band

  1. Workingman’s Blues #2
  2. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
  3. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
  4. Shot Of Love
  5. Heart Of Mine

Set 2 – solo piano

  1. Disease Of Conceit
  2. Life Is Hard
  3. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
  4. Forever Young
  5. Mama, You Been On My Mind

Set 3 – Band returns

  1. Most Of The Time
  2. Shelter From The Storm
  3. Girl From The North Country
  4. Not Dark Yet
  5. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Union Sundown
  2. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  3. I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
  • 1 – first performance since 2018, new arrangement
  • 2 – first performance since 2015, new arrangement
  • 8 – first performance since 2011
  • 11 – Bob on guitar
  • 16 – Bob on guitar then piano
  • 17 – Bob on guitar

Show #9: June 18, 2020, Los Angeles, California

Set 1

  1. Most Of The Time
  2. It Ain’t Me Babe
  3. Sign On The Window
  4. High Water (For Charley Patton)
  5. Heart Of Mine

Set 2 – solo piano

  1. Disease Of Conceit
  2. Life Is Hard
  3. A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
  4. Blowin’ In The Wind
  5. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

Set 3

  1. Shelter From The Storm
  2. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
  3. Girl From The North Country
  4. Not Dark Yet
  5. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Union Sundown
  2. I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
  • 1 – Bob on guitar
  • 5 – Bob on guitar
  • 8 – first performance since 2017
  • 16 – Bob on guitar

Show #10: June 20, 2020, Las Vegas, Nevada

Set 1

  1. Gotta Serve Somebody (you might be in Las Vegas, havin’ lots of fun lyrics)
  2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  3. Heart Of Mine
  4. Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee
  5. If Not For You
  6. Union Sundown
  7. Baby, Stop Crying

Set 2 – solo piano

  1. Disease Of Conceit
  2. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
  3. I Want You
  4. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
  5. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

Encore

  1. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  2. Under The Red Sky
  3. Not Dark Yet
  4. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Hazel
  2. Shooting Star
  • 3 – Bob on guitar then piano
  • 4 – Bob on guitar, first performance since 2015, new arrangement
  • 5 – first performance since 2004
  • 6 – Bob on guitar then piano
  • 7 – Bob on guitar, first performance since 1978! New arrangement
  • 9 – first performance since 1997
  • 10 – first performance since 2005
  • 11 – first performance since 1976!
  • 13 – first performance since 2012
  • 14 – first performance since 2013
  • 16 – Bob on guitar
  • 17 – first performance since 2005
  • 18 – first performance since 2013

Crazy show! Bob having lots fun!

First show since 1978 with two Street Legal songs!

Show #11: June 21, 2020, Glendale, Arizona

Set 1

  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
  2. Most Of The Time
  3. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
  4. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
  5. If Not For You
  6. TV Talking Song
  7. Baby, Stop Crying

Set 2 – solo piano

  1. Disease Of Conceit
  2. Life Is Hard
  3. I Want You
  4. Forever Young
  5. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)

Set 3

  1. Hazel
  2. Sign On The Window
  3. Not Dark Yet
  4. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Long And Wasted Years
  2. Shooting Star
  • 2 – Bob on guitar
  • 3 – Bob on guitar
  • 4 – Bob on guitar
  • 7 – Bob on guitar

Show #12: June 23, 2020, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Set 1

  1. Absolutely Sweet Marie
  2. Love Minus Zero, No Limit
  3. Under The Red Sky
  4. She Belongs To Me
  5. I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine
  6. Mississippi
  7. Shelter From The Storm

Set 2 – solo piano

  1. Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
  2. I Want You
  3. Life Is Hard
  4. Beyond The Horizon
  5. When The Deal Goes Down

Set 3

  1. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go (melody similar to Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright over the years)
  2. Sign On The Window
  3. Union Sundown
  4. Not Dark Yet
  5. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Long And Wasted Years
  2. Shooting Star
  3. Disease Of Conceit
  • 2 – Bob on guitar, first performance since 2012
  • 4 – first performance since 2016
  • 6 – first performance since 2012
  • 12 – first performance since 2013
  • 17 – Bob on guitar
  • 20 – Bob solo piano

Show #13: June 24, 2020, Amarillo, Texas

Set 1

  1. Chimes Of Freedom
  2. Shooting Star
  3. Queen Jane Approximately
  4. Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee
  5. Hazel
  6. I Believe In You
  7. Baby, Stop Crying

Set 2 – solo piano

  1. Blowin’ In The Wind
  2. The Times They Are A-Changin’
  3. I Want You
  4. Forever Young
  5. Life Is Hard

Set 3

  1. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
  2. Sign On The Window
  3. Union Sundown
  4. Not Dark Yet
  5. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Encore

  1. Murder Most Foul
  • 1 – first performance since 2012
  • 6 – Bob on guitar, first performance since 2009
  • 7 – Bob on guitar
  • 9 – first performance since 2010
  • 17 – Bob on guitar
  • 18 – live debut!

Set lists for the remainder of the tour will follow shortly.

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1 Response to Bob’s 2020 Summer US Tour: Setlists for the first 13 shows

  1. Denise Konkal says:

    Well these selections seem viable to me and I also think Bob will be playing more guitar which is exciting! I also think that “Licence to Kill” is long overdo and I can only hope he will play it in the July concert I have tickets for.

    “Murder Most Foul” should definitely be performed somehow but perhaps quite different than the released video; more melodic and at a faster pace perhaps. I am thinking they may play the video or something similar as a prelude to Bob coming on stage. Due to Bob’s surprize today I don’t doubt “Contain Multitudes” with also be presented but not in video but as a full out song. After all in an interview Bob stated that songs are meant to be sung. This idea is not new because traditionally all Psalms are meant to be sung and not spoken there should be no separation of the words and the music. The fact that you predicted new material I think up to three new pieces is even closer now! Two down and one to go!

    I have never desired to go to Las Vegas but for Bob and the set list and style you have describe it sounds like the place. I am just hoping all will be well for this tour to go ahead, but again safety first!

    Thanks mr tambourine you really know how to wake up imagination while also giving the idea of focussing on setlists at particular venues!

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