The Hypothetical 2020 Bob Dylan Tour, Part 1

by mr tambourine      (Videos selected by Tony)

Bob was first supposed to have a Japanese Tour in April, from April 1 to April 24. It was cancelled.   Then, there was an American Summer Tour announced from June 4 to July 12. Also cancelled.

But…

What if the pandemic had actually started after July 12, for example in late July/early August, just so Bob could do his tours?

Let’s imagine that.   And let’s also imagine the singles coming out in the same dates along with the album.

Here we go.

March 27, 2020

Bob releases Murder Most Foul, first original song in 8 years, briefly before the tour.

April 1, 2020

Tokyo, Japan: Zepp DiverCity

  1. Things Have Changed (Bob on guitar)
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  3. Highway 61 Revisited
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate
  5. Can’t Wait
  6. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  7. Honest With Me
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  9. Make You Feel My Love
  10. Pay In Blood
  11. Lenny Bruce
  12. Early Roman Kings
  13. Girl From The North Country
  14. Not Dark Yet
  15. Thunder On The Mountain
  16. Soon After Midnight (following band intros)
  17. Gotta Serve Somebody
  18. Man Of Peace (Bob on guitar) (first performance since 2000)

Encore

  1. Ballad Of A Thin Man (Bob on guitar)
  2. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

April 2, 2020: Tokyo, Japan: Zepp DiverCity

  1. Things Have Changed (Bob on guitar)
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  3. Highway 61 Revisited
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate
  5. Can’t Wait
  6. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  7. Honest With Me
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  9. Make You Feel My Love
  10. Pay In Blood
  11. Lenny Bruce
  12. Early Roman Kings
  13. Girl From The North Country
  14. Not Dark Yet
  15. Thunder On The Mountain
  16. Soon After Midnight
  17. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Ballad Of A Thin Man (Bob on guitar)
  2. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

April 4, 2020: Tokyo, Japan: Zepp DiverCity

  1. Things Have Changed (Bob on guitar)
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  3. Highway 61 Revisited
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate
  5. Can’t Wait
  6. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  7. Honest With Me
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  9. Make You Feel My Love
  10. Pay In Blood
  11. Lenny Bruce
  12. Early Roman Kings
  13. Girl From The North Country
  14. Not Dark Yet
  15. Thunder On The Mountain
  16. Just Like A Woman (Bob on piano, then guitar) (first performance since 2010)
  17. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Ballad Of A Thin Man (Bob on guitar)
  2. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry

April 5, 2020Tokyo, Japan: Zepp DiverCity

  1. Things Have Changed (Bob on guitar)
  2. It Ain’t Me Babe
  3. Ballad Of A Thin Man (Bob on guitar then piano)
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate
  5. Can’t Wait
  6. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  7. Honest With Me
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  9. Make You Feel My Love
  10. Pay In Blood
  11. Lenny Bruce
  12. Early Roman Kings
  13. Girl From The North Country
  14. Not Dark Yet
  15. Thunder On The Mountain
  16. Just Like A Woman
  17. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Murder Most Foul (live debut)

April 6, 2020: Tokyo, Japan: Zepp DiverCity

  1. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  3. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
  4. Simple Twist Of Fate
  5. Can’t Wait
  6. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  7. Honest With Me
  8. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  9. Make You Feel My Love
  10. Pay In Blood
  11. Lenny Bruce
  12. Early Roman Kings
  13. Girl From The North Country
  14. Not Dark Yet
  15. Thunder On The Mountain
  16. Spirit On The Water (tour debut, first performance since 2018)
  17. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Murder Most Foul

April 8, 2020: Osaka, Japan: Zepp Namba

  1. Things Have Changed (Bob on guitar)
  2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  3. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  4. Can’t Wait
  5. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
  6. Honest With Me
  7. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  8. Pay In Blood
  9. Lenny Bruce
  10. Early Roman Kings
  11. Girl From The North Country
  12. Not Dark Yet
  13. Just Like A Woman (Bob on guitar)
  14. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Murder Most Foul

April 9, 2020: Osaka, Japan: Zepp Namba

  1. Things Have Changed (Bob on guitar)
  2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  3. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  4. Can’t Wait
  5. Just Like A Woman
  6. Honest With Me
  7. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  8. Pay In Blood
  9. Lenny Bruce
  10. Early Roman Kings
  11. Girl From The North Country
  12. Not Dark Yet
  13. Soon After Midnight
  14. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Murder Most Foul

April 10, 2020: Osaka, Japan: Zepp Namba

  1. Things Have Changed (Bob on guitar)
  2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  3. Man Of Peace (Bob on guitar)
  4. Can’t Wait
  5. Just Like A Woman (Bob on guitar)
  6. Honest With Me
  7. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  8. Pay In Blood
  9. Lenny Bruce
  10. Early Roman Kings
  11. Girl From The North Country
  12. Not Dark Yet
  13. Soon After Midnight
  14. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Murder Most Foul

April 14, 2020: Tokyo, Japan: Zepp Tokyo

  1. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Bob on guitar) (first singing version since 2014, previously played as an instrumental show closer without Bob in 2019)
  2. Girl From The North Country
  3. Like A Rolling Stone (tour debut)
  4. Things Have Changed
  5. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  6. Honest With Me
  7. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  8. Man Of Peace
  9. Pay In Blood
  10. Lenny Bruce
  11. Early Roman Kings
  12. Not Dark Yet
  13. Just Like A Woman
  14. Gotta Serve Somebody
  15. No Time To Think (live debut)

Encore

  1. Long And Wasted Years (tour debut)
  2. Ballad Of A Thin Man

April 15, 2020: Tokyo, Japan: Zepp Tokyo

  1. With God On Our Side (Bob on guitar) (first performance since 1995)
  2. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  3. Girl From The North Country
  4. Things Have Changed
  5. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  6. Lonesome Day Blues (first performance since 2017)
  7. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  8. Pay In Blood
  9. Lenny Bruce
  10. Early Roman Kings
  11. Not Dark Yet
  12. Just Like A Woman
  13. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Long And Wasted Years
  2. Ballad Of A Thin Man

April 17, 2020

Bob releases second single “I Contain Multitudes”, making it the second unreleased song to be released out of the blue. Speculations about the new album begin.

April 17, 2020: Tokyo, Japan: Zepp DiverCity

  1. Things Have Changed (Bob on guitar)
  2. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (Bob on guitar)
  3. With God On Our Side (Bob on guitar)
  4. Lonesome Day Blues
  5. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  6. Girl From The North Country
  7. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  8. Pay In Blood
  9. Lenny Bruce
  10. Early Roman Kings
  11. Not Dark Yet
  12. Just Like A Woman
  13. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Long And Wasted Years
  2. Ballad Of A Thin Man

April 19, 2020: Tokyo, Japan: Zepp DiverCity

  1. Things Have Changed
  2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  4. Girl From The North Country
  5. Lonesome Day Blues
  6. With God On Our Side
  7. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  8. Man Of Peace
  9. Lenny Bruce
  10. Early Roman Kings
  11. Not Dark Yet
  12. Just Like A Woman
  13. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Long And Wasted Years
  2. Ballad Of A Thin Man

April 20, 2020: Tokyo, Japan: Zepp DiverCity

  1. Things Have Changed
  2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  3. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  4. Girl From The North Country
  5. Lonesome Day Blues
  6. With God On Our Side
  7. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  8. Man Of Peace
  9. I Contain Multitudes (live debut) (Bob introduced it with “this is a new song”!)
  10. Early Roman Kings
  11. Not Dark Yet
  12. Just Like A Woman
  13. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Soon After Midnight
  2. Billy 4 (instrumental) (first performance since 2009, second performance overall) (Bob on guitar then piano)
  3. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (instrumental without Bob)

April 21, 2020: Tokyo, Japan: Zepp DiverCity

  1. Things Have Changed
  2. When I Paint My Masterpiece
  3. Ballad Of A Thin Man
  4. Girl From The North Country
  5. Lonesome Day Blues
  6. With God On Our Side
  7. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  8. Man Of Peace
  9. I Contain Multitudes
  10. Early Roman Kings
  11. Not Dark Yet
  12. Soon After Midnight
  13. Gotta Serve Somebody

Encore

  1. Just Like A Woman
  2. Billy 4 (Bob on guitar, singing version, new lyrics)

April 24, 2020: Tokyo, Japan: Zepp DiverCity

  1. Ballad Of A Thin Man (Bob on guitar)
  2. I Contain Multitudes
  3. Lonesome Day Blues
  4. Billy 4 (Bob on guitar)
  5. With God On Our Side
  6. Tryin’ To Get To Heaven
  7. Man Of Peace
  8. Girl From The North Country
  9. Early Roman Kings
  10. Not Dark Yet
  11. Just Like A Woman
  12. Gotta Serve Somebody
  13. Long And Wasted Years
  14. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (instrumental with Bob on guitar)

Encore

  1. Murder Most Foul

 

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