Bob Dylan and The Band - Tour '74

January 3, 2018

Bob Dylan and The Band

reunited for a US tour on January 3rd of 1974

The 40-concert...30-date...21-city tour

Began January 3, 1974 and ended on February 14, 1974

Dylan was promoting his Planet Waves album

The Band

had just released Moondog Matinee

Ain't Got No Home was promoted into a single

In a 2002 interview...Levon Helm 

described the reasoning for recording an album of covers:

"That was all we could do at the time. We couldn't get along—we all knew that fairness was a bunch of shit.

We all knew we were getting screwed, so we couldn't sit down and create no more music. 'Up on Cripple Creek' and all that stuff was over—all that collaboration was over, and that type of song was all we could do."

The results of the tour were released six months later

A live double album 

Before the Flood

Tour Musicians

  • Bob Dylan – acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals

  • Rick Danko – bass, vocals

  • Levon Helm – drums, vocals

  • Garth Hudson – organ, piano, synthesizer, clavinet

  • Richard Manuel – acoustic and electric pianos, organ, drums, vocals

  • Robbie Robertson – lead guitar​


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