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Bob Dylan returns to Wisconsin: One tour debut, but nothing from 'Tempest'

Dylan/Knopler North American autumn tour

Bob Dylan returned to Wisconsin last night, back to the state where he proclaimed, on Monday, President Obama would win Tuesday's election in a landslide. Then the night after Dylan's prediction came true, Dylan finally premiered "Early Roman Kings," only the second time a song from his latest album, "Tempest," has been performed live.

At the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dylan and his band returned to the status quo. "Watching The River Flow" was the opening number for the first time since November 1, support act Mark Knopfler joined Dylan on stage for three numbers, and there was one song added to the autumn song list - "Million Miles."

Oh. And nothing from "Tempest."

Below is last night's Dylan set list, courtesy Bob Links:

BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: November 8, 2012

1. Watching The River Flow
2. Girl From The North Country (Knopfler on guitar)
3. Things Have Changed (Knopfler on guitar)
4. Tangled Up In Blue (Knopfler on guitar)
5. Million Miles
6. Chimes Of Freedom
7. Rollin' And Tumblin'
8. Love Sick
9. Highway 61 Revisited
10. Ain't Talkin'
11. Thunder On The Mountain
12. Ballad Of A Thin Man
13. Like A Rolling Stone
14. All Along The Watchtower //
15. Blowin' In The Wind

Besides the tour debut of "Million Miles," last night's show saw the return of the third "Rollin' And Tumblin'," the fifth "Ain't Talkin',""Chimes Of Freedom," "Girl From The North Country,"and "Love Sick," and the fifteenth "Watching The River Flow," of the tour to the set list.

Dylan has now performed 55 different compositions over 24 shows.

Still to come this month:

  • 9: United Center, Chicago, Illinois. Capacity 23,500
  • 12: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Capacity 10,834
  • 13: Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan. Capacity 5,000
  • 14: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Capacity 15,800
  • 16: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec. Capacity 15,000
  • 18: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts. Capacity 19,600
  • 19: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Capacity 21,660
  • 20: DC - Verizon Center, Washington. Capacity 20,282
  • 21: Barclay's Center, Brooklyn, New York. Capacity 19,000

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