The Never Ending Tour is the favored title for Bob Dylan’s limitless touring schedule which started on June 7, 1988. During the course of the tour, musicians have come and gone because the band has continued to evolve. The tour has amassed an enormous fan base with some followers touring from world wide to attend as many Dylan reveals as attainable.
In 1994, Bob Dylan’s efficiency of “Highway 61 Revisited” was recorded at Woodstock ’94 and launched on CD and VHS.
The solely full reside album of fabric recorded with the Never Ending Tour band is MTV Unplugged, recorded in 1994 and launched in 1995.
Andrew Muir revealed Razor’s Edge: Bob Dylan and the Never Ending Tour in September 2001. The e-book chronicles the primary fifteen years of Dylan’s Never Ending Tour from the standpoint of a dedicated fan of the Tour, analysing how Dylan varies his interpretations of his songs, and exploring Dylan’s attainable motivations. In July 2013, Muir up to date Razor’s Edge when he revealed One More Night: Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour: this e-book covers Dylan’s touring actions from 1988 to 2011.
Performances in Japan and the US have been cancelled throughout 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tour was briefly interrupted within the spring of 1997 when Dylan was compelled to cancel dates after struggling a severe medical concern in May. CBS Records introduced he was being hospitalized for a doubtlessly deadly chest an infection, histoplasmosis, however Dylan resumed touring that fall.
In a 2009 interview with Rolling Stone journal, Dylan queried the validity of the time period Never Ending Tour, saying:
Dylan has been dismissive of the Never Ending Tour tag. In the sleeve notes to his album World Gone Wrong (1993), Dylan wrote:
The tour’s title was cemented when journalist Adrian Deevoy revealed his interview with Dylan in Q Magazine no.39, December 1989. The critic Michael Gray listened to Deevoy’s interview tape, and factors out in The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia that although Deevoy’s article put the phrase into Dylan’s mouth, in truth the label got here from Deevoy within the following alternate:
According to Swedish researcher Olof Björner, Dylan performed his 2,000th present of the Never Ending Tour on October 16, 2007, in Dayton, Ohio. He performed his 3,000th present of the Never Ending Tour on April 19, 2019, in Innsbruck, Austria. Dylan has attributed a lot of the flexibility of his reside reveals to the expertise of his backing band, with whom he recorded every of his twenty first Century studio albums: Love and Theft (2001); Modern Times (2006); Together Through Life (2009); Christmas within the Heart (2009); Tempest (2012); Shadows within the Night (2015); Fallen Angels (2016); Triplicate (2017) and Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020).