6 Start of the never-ending tour: INTERSTATE 88. 2

6.1 Introduction. 2

6.2 The Musicians. 2

6.3 The show.. 2

6.4 Interstate 88 part 1: US and Canada Summer Tour. 2

6.4.1 The dates. 2

6.4.2 The songs. 3

6.4.3 Statistics. 14

6.4.4 Comments. 14

 

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HOW AM I DOING, BABE?

 

6        Start of the never-ending tour: INTERSTATE 88

6.1       Introduction

 

In 1988 Dylan changed the format & the concept for his live act considerably.

Some highlights:

       smallest backup band Dylan ever played with (see below)

       no backing singers

       short acoustic set half-way through with 3-5 songs, backed by G. E. Smith only

       tight rock arrangements of all non-acoustic songs

       short shows (60-90 minutes) preceded by a support act

       great song variety: 92 songs in 71 shows

       almost no harmonica.

 

6.2       The Musicians

G. E. Smith on acoustic and electric guitar, backup vocal,

Kenny Aaronson on bass guitar,

Christopher Parker on drums.

 

6.3       The show

Main set: 5-7 songs with the band

3-4 acoustic songs backed by G. E. Smith

3-4 songs with the band

Encores: 1-2 acoustic songs backed by G. E. Smith

1-2 songs with the band.

"Support act" was The Alarm up until the show in Santa Barbara 7August. Then the supporting artists and groups varied. Among them were Tracy Chapman and Timbuk 3.

 

6.4       Interstate 88 part 1: US and Canada Summer Tour

6.4.1     The dates

 

JUNE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Concord, California

Concord Pavilion

 

9

Sacramento, California

Cal Expo Amphitheatre

 

10

Berkeley, California

Greek Theatre, University Of California

 

11

Mountain View, California

Shoreline Amphitheatre

 

13

Salt Lake City, Utah

Park West, Park City

 

15

Denver, Colorado

Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

 

17

St Louis, Missouri

The Muny, Forest Park

 

18

East Troy, Wisconsin

Alpine Valley Music Theatre

 

21

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Blossom Music Center

 

22

Cincinnati, Ohio

Riverbend Music Center

 

24

Holmdel, New Jersey

Garden State Performing Arts Center

 

25

Holmdel, New Jersey

Garden State Performing Arts Center

 

26

Saratoga Springs, New York

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

28

Canandaigua, New York

Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center

 

30

Wantagh, New York

Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park

 

 

 

 

 

JULY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Wantagh, New York

Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park

 

2

Mansfield, Massachusetts

Great Woods Performing Arts Center

 

3

Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Old Orchard Beach Ballpark

 

6

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Frederick Mann Music Center

 

8

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Forum de Montral

 

9

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ottawa Civic Centre Arena

 

11

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Copps Coliseum

 

13

Charlevoix, Michigan

Castle Fares Music Theatre

 

14

Chicago, Illinois

Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates

 

15

Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana State Fairground Grandstand

 

17

Rochester, Michigan

Meadowbrook Music Theatre, Oakland University

 

18

Rochester, Michigan

Meadowbrook Music Theatre, Oakland University

 

20

Columbia, Maryland

Marjorie Merriweather Post Pavilion

 

22

Nashville, Tennessee

Starwood Amphitheatre

 

24

Atlanta, Georgia

Troy G. Chastain Memorial Park Amphitheatre

 

25

Atlanta, Georgia

Troy G. Chastain Memorial Park Amphitheatre

 

26

Memphis, Tennessee

Mud Island Amphitheatre

 

28

Dallas, Texas

Starplex Amphitheatre

 

30

Mesa, Arizona

Mesa Amphitheater

 

31

Costa Mesa, California

Pacific Amphitheatre

 

 

 

 

 

AUGUST

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Los Angeles, California

Greek Theatre, Hollywood

 

3

Los Angeles, California

Greek Theatre, Hollywood

 

4

Los Angeles, California

Greek Theatre, Hollywood

 

6

Carlsbad, California

Sammis Pavilion, Batiquitos Lagoon

 

7

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara County Bowl

 

 

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6.4.2     The songs

SONG CHART

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

9

10

11

13

15

17

18

21

22

24

25

26

28

30

 

Subterranean Homesick Blues

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

Absolutely Sweet Marie

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masters Of War

 

3

 

6

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

5

 

You're A Big Girl Now

 

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

2

4

11

6

 

 

4

3

 

Gotta Serve Somebody

 

5

 

 

 

6

 

 

17

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In The Garden

 

6

 

12

16

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

Man Of Constant Sorrow

AC

7

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakes Of Pontchartrain

AC

8

 

9

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

8

 

Boots Of Spanish Leather

AC

9

 

8

 

7

 

9

9

9

 

8

9

 

10

11

 

Driftin' Too Far From Shore

 

10

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

10

 

 

 

Gates Of Eden

 

11

 

13

 

11

 

 

5

 

 

 

2

 

 

13

 

Like A Rolling Stone

 

12

 

14

15

15

13

15

14

 

14

12

12

16

13

14

 

Maggie's Farm

 

13

12

17

13

10

15

 

4

15

 

14

 

14

5

17

 

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

 

 

2

 

 

5

3

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

The Man In Me

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

3

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuck Inside Of Mobile

 

 

4

 

4

13

4

 

6

12

12

 

6

 

3

7

 

I Shall Be Released

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

12

13

 

 

11

 

2

 

6

 

Ballad Of A Thin Man

 

 

6

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

2

 

3

 

 

 

 

Baby Let Me Follow You Down

AC

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Soldiers

AC

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

Girl From The North Country

AC

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

Had A Dream About You, Baby

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Like A Woman

 

 

11

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

Watching The River Flow

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

Tangled Up In Blue

 

 

 

5

 

3

 

 

11

5

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

San Francisco Bay Blues

AC

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

The Times They Are A-Changin'

AC

 

 

10

 

 

 

8

 

6

 

13

 

15

14

15

 

It Takes A Lot To Laugh

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank Strangers To Me

AC

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody's Movin'

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

My Back Pages

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

3

 

 

 

I'll Remember You

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

Simple Twist Of Fate

 

 

 

 

5

 

12

14

 

2

 

4

5

 

 

 

 

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

AC

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

8

 

 

 

 

Blowin' In The Wind

AC

 

 

 

9

14

 

17

16

13

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

I Want You

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelter From The Storm

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

It Ain't Me, Babe

AC

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

15

 

13

 

 

9

 

 

 

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Along The Watchtower

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

19

18

 

6

 

14

12

15

16

 

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

AC

 

 

 

 

8

14

 

 

8

 

9

 

 

8

9

 

Barbara Allen

AC

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

10

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

License To Kill

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mama, You Been On My Mind

AC

 

 

 

 

 

7

16

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eileen Aroon

AC

 

 

 

 

 

8

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

AC

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeing The Real You At Last

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highway 61 Revisited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

Nadine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ballad Of Hollis Brown

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silvio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

3

10

10

11

11

12

 

Across The Borderline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean-Cut Kid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Mountain Thyme

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail Of The Buffalo

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow Is A Long Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

Give My Love To Rose

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

Total # of songs

 

13

12

17

16

15

15

19

18

15

14

14

14

16

16

17

 

 

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SONG CHART - continued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

6

8

9

11

13

14

15

17

18

20

22

24

Subterranean Homesick Blues

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Absolutely Sweet Marie

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

Masters Of War

 

 

 

6

 

 

3

 

 

 

4

 

3

4

3

 

You're A Big Girl Now

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

5

 

 

Gotta Serve Somebody

 

15

 

 

6

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In The Garden

 

12

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

11

11

Man Of Constant Sorrow

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakes Of Pontchartrain

AC

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boots Of Spanish Leather

AC

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

Driftin' Too Far From Shore

 

3

 

 

 

 

5

 

10

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

Gates Of Eden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Like A Rolling Stone

 

13

15

12

13

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

Maggie's Farm

 

16

14

10

15

 

14

15

14

14

 

14

 

14

 

 

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

 

6

 

 

4

 

2

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Man In Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuck Inside Of Mobile

 

 

5

 

 

3

6

3

 

 

6

5

4

 

 

 

I Shall Be Released

 

 

10

 

12

2

10

10

 

 

10

10

11

10

4

6

Ballad Of A Thin Man

 

5

4

 

 

5

 

4

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

5

Baby Let Me Follow You Down

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Soldiers

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girl From The North Country

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Had A Dream About You, Baby

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Like A Woman

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Joey

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watching The River Flow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangled Up In Blue

 

 

6

2

 

10

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

San Francisco Bay Blues

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Times They Are A-Changin'

AC

 

13

7

14

 

13

 

13

 

13

 

13

7

13

14

It Takes A Lot To Laugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank Strangers To Me

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody's Movin'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Back Pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'll Remember You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

2

2

Simple Twist Of Fate

 

2

 

4

 

 

 

5

6

 

 

4

 

 

6

 

The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

AC

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

7

 

 

 

9

Blowin' In The Wind

AC

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

I Want You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelter From The Storm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

It Ain't Me, Babe

AC

8

9

 

 

13

 

7

 

13

7

 

7

9

7

 

I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Along The Watchtower

 

 

12

15

 

14

 

6

3

 

14

 

14

15

14

15

A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

AC

 

 

13

8

8

7

13

 

8

 

13

 

13

8

8

Barbara Allen

AC

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

License To Kill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mama, You Been On My Mind

AC

7

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eileen Aroon

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

9

7

Seeing The Real You At Last

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

3

Highway 61 Revisited

 

 

 

3

3

6

 

 

5

6

 

3

 

3

5

4

Nadine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

Ballad Of Hollis Brown

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silvio

 

11

11

14

11

 

 

11

11

11

11

11

10

11

10

10

Across The Borderline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean-Cut Kid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Mountain Thyme

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trail Of The Buffalo

AC

 

 

9

10

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow Is A Long Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give My Love To Rose

AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty Peggy-O

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Tambourine Man

AC

 

7

 

 

 

 

9

8

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

Love Minus Zero/No Limit

AC

 

8

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Ramona

AC

 

 

8

9

 

 

8

 

9

 

 

9

 

 

 

Hallelujah