THE BOB DYLAN CONCERTS AND TOURS PROGRAMMES

 

THE 1960'S

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THE 1980'S

THE NEVER ENDING TOUR

 

EUROPEAN CONCERT TOUR 1981

   After some concerts in North America, the European leg of the 1981 tour started on June 21 in Toulouse, France and consisted of twenty three concerts, the largest number of concerts taking place in England where eight shows were performed. All shows from July 1 onwards were recorded by members of Dylan's crew. See the dates below.
  The European tour ended in tragedy in Avignon, France, on 25 July, where a member of the crowd felt into the electric cables before the first song and caused total power loss. Dylan and the band improvised an unplugged instrumental until the power was restored and 'Saved' was started from the beginning. In the accident two people were killed, but the show went ahead despite the incident.

The tickets, handbills and posters of the tour can be seen here.

See some tickets below:

 Toulouse (the venue was actually the Stade des Minimes, not the Stadium)

 London, Earl's Court

 Bad Segeberg

 Vienna

Below: Programme, 26 pages, glossy paper.

 front (back is the same)        Bob Dylan 1981 Europe tour Programme signed front cover

June 21, 1981 Toulouse France Stade des Minimes

June 23, 1981 Colombes Stade de Colombes

June 26, 1981 London England Earls Court Exhibition Centre

June 27, 1981 London England Earls Court Exhibition Centre

June 28, 1981 London England Earls Court Exhibition Centre

June 29, 1981 London England Earls Court Exhibition Centre

June 30, 1981 London England Earls Court Exhibition Centre

July  1, 1981 London England Earls Court Exhibition Centre

July  4, 1981 Birmingham NEC LG Arena

July  5, 1981 Birmingham NEC LG Arena

July  8, 1981 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion

July  9, 1981 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen

July 10, 1981 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen

July 12, 1981 Copenhagen Denmark Brøndby Hall

July 14, 1981 Bad Segeberg  Germany     Freileichttheater

July 15, 1981 Bad Segeberg  Germany     Freileichttheater

July 17, 1981 Loreley Freilichtbühne

July 18, 1981 Mannheim Eisstadion am Friedrichspark

July 19, 1981 Munich Olympiahalle

July 20, 1981 Munich Olympiahalle

July 21, 1981 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle

July 23, 1981 Basel Switzerland St. Jakobshalle

July 25, 1981 Avignon France Palais des Sports