Bob Dylan has spent more than thirty years on the so-called Never Ending Tour, playing over 3,000 concerts all around the globe. This is the story of the ten most recent years of that tour; it is the story of Barcelona and Gothenburg, New York and Rome, Paris, Chattanooga and beyond.
Climb aboard the magic swirling ship that is Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour and follow along around Europe and America, guided by Dylan’s past and present; by the history of the places he plays in and by everyone who is traveling by your side, as well. Featuring encounters with Lana Del Rey, Tony Garnier, Don Was, Spooner Oldham and more; this is the story of what it is to be a fan on the road with the most important artist of the last 100 years.
This book will place you in the audience of Dylan’s final performance of 2011 as he traded vocals with Mark Knopfler; to the crowd in Gothenburg where his vocal renaissance shone through the rain in 2014, to the scene of the crime of his first electric gig in 1965 as he returned to Forest Hills Tennis Stadium for the first time 51 in years, has you sitting front-and-centre as he sings a one-off Standing in the Doorway in 2017 a few hours after finally picking up his Nobel Prize in Literature, leading you into the Shadow Kingdom in 2021.
You’ll be transported back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome; into the Spanish and the American Civil Wars, and the streets of Minneapolis where the biggest Civil Rights Movement since the 1960s took place during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the story of traveling on the road with Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour, yes, but it is also the story of traveling Together Through Life.