Bob Dylan in Colorado: What he (statistically) might play at Fiddler's Green - Reverb

Bob Dylan in Colorado: What the folk legend (statistically) might play at Fiddler’s Green

When Bob Dylan takes the stage at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village on the last day of July, he’ll compile his set list from a ridiculously long list of songs he wrote.

The man who penned “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again” and “Lay, Lady, Lay” and “The Time’s They Are A’Changin’” also hammered out “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” “Shelter From the Storm,” “I Shall Be Released” and scores more widely recognized songs.

His set lists during his current Americanarama tour (as with every tour of his) have been heavily analyzed by fans before and after the show. Hitting the road with Wilco and My Morning Jacket, this tour has included supergroup jams with the opening acts and other special guests. So Colorado fans should be excited for what’s to come when the tour stops at Fiddler’s Green on Wednesday.

And though he’s stuck to pretty much the same set list throughout his Americanarama tour and though he’s more apt to play newer material, we consulted to find the songs that he folk legend has performed the most often on stage.

1) “All Along The Watchtower”

First release: “John Wesley Harding”
First played: 1/3/1974
Last played: 7/23/2013
Times played: 2,144

2) “Like A Rolling Stone”

First release: “Highway 61 Revisited”
First played: 7/25/1965
Last played: 11/21/2012
Times played: 2,009

3) “Highway 61 Revisited”

First release: “Highway 61 Revisited”
First played: 8/31/1969
Last played: 4/5/2013
Times played: 1,780

4) “Tangled Up In Blue”

First release: “Blood On The Tracks”
First played: 11/13/1975
Last played: 7/23/2013
Times played: 1,317

5) “Blowin’ In The Wind”

First release: “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”
First played: 4/16/1962
Last played: 7/21/2013
Times played: 1,157

6) “Ballad of A Thin Man”

First release: “Highway 61 Revisited”
First played: 8/28/1965
Last played: 7/23/2013
Times played: 1,091

7) “Maggie’s Farm”

First release: “Bringing It All Back Home”
First played: 7/25/1965
Last played: 8/8/2009
Times played: 1,055

8) “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35”

First release: “Blonde On Blonde”
First played: 8/31/1969
Last played: 5/5/2012
Times played: 958

9) “It Ain’t Me, Babe”

First release: “Another Side Of Bob Dylan”
First played: 5/17/1964
Last played: 10/24/2012
Times played: 947

10) “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”

First release: “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”
First played: 10/15/1962
Last played: 11/21/2012
Times played: 927

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  • ragman

    He is only going to play 2 of those songs.
    He will play Tangled Up In Blue and either Thin Man or Blowing In The Wind
    will be the encore

  • Jeff Bennett

    This article is dumb. You are looking at his entire career, not this tour

  • gbro

    Terrible Venue, and Bob’s band killed it and Mr. Dylan was a disaster. Dylan didn’t have a range when he was young and now clearly his voice is toast. Sound at Fiddlers Green is always the worst. Combine this with an aging genius artist who really doesn’t care about his fans and does what he always does and that is play what Bob Dylan wants to play. He was going for the Smoky,swingin’ bluesy lounge vibe with a big band flair of days gone by. It probably would have worked in a small indoor lounge type setting. This concert, especially Mr. Bob goes down as one of the worst of all time. I get it he is an “artist” and doesn’t want to play shit from days gone by and if so, he is going to change it up. Tangled up in Blues for example was changed so much it sound like the other 10 songs he played. The chorus was cool but the overall picture sucked. I love listening to old songs done new and updated still keeping to the vibe. What I witnessed was a true disaster of Bob’s music. His voice too is so shot it was the same vocal phrasing over and over and over and over and over. It truly became the joke of imitators imitating Dylan (say couple words in a low inaudible rasp followed by a struggling attempt at a high not. Once again, Dylan doesn’t care give a shit what people think that is part of his deal. The only thing I got out of his show was it was cool to be on the same real estate as a living legend. A bow is good but walking up to the mike and orally thanking fans for sticking around may have made the show palatable. The only thing that would have helped the show is if Fiddlers Green (worst venue in the world) would have had barf bags stuck to the seat in front of us.

  • Music lover

    Bob was terrible. I went for the other bands and still have no intention of
    Paying to see him in the future.