Bob Dylan has returned to Australia with a completely new show showcasing songs from his most recent album ‘Tempest’ and the rebirth of his career.

Dylan was completely washed up and ready to retire in the 80s. In his biography ‘Chronicles’, Dylan wrote, “I’d been on an eighteen month tour with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It would be my last. I had no connection to any kind of inspiration. Whatever was there to begin with had all but vanished and shrunk. Tom was at the top of his game and I was at the bottom of mine”.

Dylan spent the next 10 years finding himself musically. The moment came with 1997′s ‘Time Out Of Mind’, a masterpiece of a Dylan album that awarded him three Grammy Awards including Album of the Year in 1998.

‘Time Out Of Mind’ marked a new era for Dylan who now concentrates musical on his works from 1997 and onwards in his live set.

The five albums ‘Time Out Of Mind’ (1997), ‘Love and Theft’ (2001), ‘Modern Times’ (2006), ‘Together Through Life’ (2009) and ‘Tempest’ (2012) contain some of Dylan’s greatest works.
Bob Dylan setlist Perth, August 13, 14, 15

Things Have Changed (from The Essential Bob Dylan, 1999)
She Belongs To Me (from Bringing It All Back Home, 1965)
Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ (from Together Through Life, 2009)
Working Man’s Blues #2 (from Modern Times, 2006)
Waiting For You (from The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood soundtrack, 2002)
Duquesne Whistle (from Tempest, 2012)
Pay In Blood (from Tempest, 2012)
Tangled Up In Blue (from Blood On The Tracks, 1974)
Love Sick (from Time Out Of Mind, 1997)
High Water (For Charley Patton) (from Love and Theft, 2001)
Simple Twist Of Fate (from Blood On The Tracks, 1974)
Early Roman Kings (from Tempest, 2012)
Forgetful Heart (from Together Through Life, 2009)
Spirit On The Water (from Modern Times, 2006)
Scarlet Town (from Tempest, 2012)
Soon After Midnight (from Tempest, 2012)
Long And Wasted Years (from Tempest, 2012)

All Along The Watchtower (from John Wesley Harding, 1968)
Blowin’ In The Wind (from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 1962)
Bob Dylan Australia and New Zealand dates

New Zealand:
August 9, 10, Hamilton, Claudelands Arena

August 13, 14, 15 Perth, Riverside Theatre
August 18, 19, 20, 21 Melbourne, Palais Theatre
August 25, Brisbane, Convention and Exhibition Theatre
August 29, Canberra, Royal Theatre
August 31, Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
September 3, 4, 5 Sydney, State Theatre
September 7, 8, Sydney, Opera House

New Zealand:
September 10, Christchurch, Canterbury Arena

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