His setlist is amended for gig
[b]Bob Dylan[/b] played his first ever gig in Vietnam last night (April 10).
The legendary singer played a 17-song set to around 4,000 fans at [b]RMIT University[/b] in [b]Ho Chi Minh City[/b], reports BBC News.
He played tracks including [b]’Jolene'[/b] and [b]’Like A Rolling Stone'[/b] during the gig, along with more recent material such as 2009’s [b]’Beyond Here Lies Nothing'[/b].
However, songs which came to be associated with the anti-Vietnam war protest movement of the 1960s – such as [b]’Blowin’ In The Wind'[/b] and [b]’The Times They Are A-Changin”[/b] – were not performed.
The show’s setlist had to be approved in advance by the communist country’s government, although promoter [b]Rod Quinton[/b] claimed that no restrictions were actually imposed.
[b]Bob Dylan[/b] played:
[b]’Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking’
‘It Ain’t Me, Babe’
‘Beyond Here Lies Nothin”
‘Tangled Up In Blue’
‘Honest With Me’
‘Simple Twist Of Fate’
‘Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum’
‘The Levee’s Gonna Break’
‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’
‘Highway 61 Revisited’
‘Spirit On The Water’
‘My Wife’s Home Town’
‘Ballad Of A Thin Man’
‘Like A Rolling Stone’
‘All Along The Watchtower’
Last week (April 6), [b]Dylan[/b] played his first ever gig in China, where his setlist was also vetted. He was unable able to play any songs which authorities deemed to be politically sensitive, including as [b]’The Times They Are A-Changin”[/b].
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