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April 13th, 1966: Dylan performs first show on 1966 Australian tour

Dylan performs first show on 1966 Australian tour

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April 13th 1966 - Bob Dylan performed the first show of his 1966 Australian tour at Sydney Stadium. Dylan had arrived from Honolulu a few days earlier, following his tour of the United States and Canada.

Tour Dates:

April 13th 1966 - Sydney, NSW - Sydney Stadium

April 15th 1966 - Brisbane, QLD - Brisbane Festival Hall

April 16th 1966 - Sydney, NSW - Sydney Stadium

April 20th 1966 - Melbourne, VIC - Festival Hall

April 22nd 1966 - Adelaide, SA - Palais Theatre

April 23rd 1966 - Perth, WA - Capitol Theatre

Listen below to two tracks from Dylan's show at Sydney Stadium, "Visions Of Johanna" from his acoustic set and "Positively 4th Street" with his backing band, The Hawks.

As he did for the majority of his tour of the United States and Canada, Dylan split the concert into an acoustic and an electric set. Below is the setlist from the show.

Acoustic:

She Belongs To Me

Fourth Time Around

Visions Of Johanna

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Desolation Row

Just Like A Woman

Mr. Tambourine Man

Electric:

Tell Me Momma

I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat

One Too Many Mornings

Ballad Of A Thin Man

Positively 4th Street

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