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Bob Dylan Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 135



5.0 star rating from Washington, District of Columbia


If you didn't know Bob's material from last year's Rough and Rowdy Ways, I can understand that this show could've been frustrating to some, because Bob does not enunciate perhaps quite as clearly as many rock singers. That said, the two of the four people in my group who were completely unfamiliar with his new songs still had a brilliant time. The group was on fire. Bob stood on almost every song. He even joked a bit, introduced the band, etc. For as frail as I think he is, he was quite animated. I thought he sang better than he has in years. This band is as good as any he's had since The Band. Most of the material from the new album is stellar. Performances of particular note were "I Contain Multitudes", "I've Made Up My Mind", Goodbye Jimmy Reed", "Most Likely You'll Go Your Way", "False Prophet", "Key West", and a scorching "Gotta Serve Somebody" that blew away any other version I've ever heard. We had a great time and Bob did not disappoint.

5.0 star rating Gary from Ft. Lauderdale FL


Bob Dylan is not an entertainer. If you want to be entertained go see Rocky. If you want a pretty voice dust off your Linda Ronstadt albums. If you want to be in the presence of an artist and a poet who has given so much to our troubled world then go see Bob. I was raised KKK. Bob's early songs (Hattie Carol) saved me from a life of bigotry and hatred. He's been my role model. No matter the scratchy voice and low energy. After all he's 80! Give him a break. I've seen him 75 times throughout my life including The Beacon in 2019 and last November. He's as awesome as ever just in a slightly different way. If you can't dig it then don't come back. Bob doesn't need your approval anyway.

5.0 star rating Bill Hoffman from Mudjimba, Australia


If you went to this concert wanting to hear Dylan sing 60s protest songs that’s on you. Flew across from LA for this concert in Memphis and it didn’t disappoint and by the reaction from those around me they enjoyed the show as much as I did. I arrived with no expectations other than to see a Dylan concert before he stopped performing. What I got was non-stop delivery by the master, strong of voice and backed by a rock solid band and tight arrangement. Every three or four songs he stood up, acknowledged the audience and got back at it. Beautiful theatre, great acoustics and really a performance that exceeded expectations.

5.0 star rating Joe from Rochester, New York

ROCHESTER 10/24/23

I wanted so much to love this performance and I believe I would have if Bob wasn't at the piano all night. His band was top notch and they did their best to hang on through the changes, unfortunately not every song is a blues. The piano playing was remedial at best and he clanged the keys haphazardly without any thought to actual harmony, dissonance is cool when it's intended; when the rest of the band is playing one chord and you are off in your own world playing another, you are either not listening or not caring. At one point I started laughing because, it really could be that he knows exactly what he's doing and he's just putting everyone on. If that's the case then it was the coolest show I've ever seen. I really hope that's the case. The uptake from all of this was the audience, no phones and everyone was in deep conversation before the show. Still I made it there and I'll never forget it, wouldn't have missed it for the world.

5.0 star rating Meave from Springfield, MA


I enjoyed every moment, I guess I just knew what to expect.

5.0 star rating Black Rider from Orlando, Florida


We saw Bob Dylan and his band in Orlando 2024-03-09. Four of us went, but I was the only Dylan fan. While the others were disappointed not to hear Blowin’ in the Wind, I thought the show was phenomenal. It is not a greatest hits show where they just play what you heard on the radio fifty years ago, but a modern show of new music and new arrangements of classic music. Even some of the newest songs were treated to new arrangements. While I was familiar with all of the songs, some of the arrangements still surprised and delighted me. The restrictions of recording devices was very welcome as no one was holding an iPad over their head blocking the view. The show started on time to the minute and finished when expected. When it was done, there were no annoying encore theatrics. When the music was over, the lights came on and we left. This was definitely the best concert I have ever seen.

5.0 star rating Libby from Orlando, Florida


His voice was strong for the close to two hour show. Of course I enjoyed his old songs but his last song Every Grain of Sand was fabulous! He acknowledged the crowd a few times. It was my son’s first time seeing him and we had a great time. Listened to alot of his older music on the way home! Very happy I was able to see him again!

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