He freshens up his set list – and his band – for the first dates of US tour


Bob Dylan played the first date of his latest North American tour at the Donald Bren Events Center in Irvine, California, on Friday (October 11).

After opening the show with “Beyond Here Lies Nothin'” – presumably in tribute to the song’s co-writer Robert Hunter, who died last monthDylan added a couple more songs to the set list from his preceding European tour.

One of those was Time Out Of Mind’s “Not Dark Yet”; another was Shot Of Love’s “Lenny Bruce”, last played live in 2008 – watch that below:

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Dylan also introduced two new members to his band: Matt Chamberlain, once of Pearl Jam, has replaced long-term drummer George Recile; while Bob Britt – who played on Time Out Of Mind – has joined as an additional guitarist.

You can hear the full Irvine show below:

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