Bob Dylan played ‘Lenny Bruce’ for the first time in 11 years at his first North American show on Friday. Playing at the Irvine, California venue on his Shot of Love album. Rolling Stone stated that it is the first time since 2008 that Dylan has performed the song live.

The song written for the 1981 album describes a brief taxi ride shared by the two men. The last line in the song Dylan describes “Lenny Bruce was bad, he was the brother that you never had.”

Other stand out moments in the show were “Things Have Changed,” written for the film Wonder Boys. Listen to the performance below, technically phones were banned from the show but as always footage has emerged. As well as the ‘Lenny Bruce’ classic, other additions to the set included “Beyond Here Lies Nothin'”

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Tour dates for Dylan’s tour can be found below:

14 OCT 2019 Palo Alto, California Stanford University — Frost Amphitheatre
17 OCT 2019 Denver, ColoradoThe Mission Ballroom
19 OCT 2019 Lincoln, NebraskaPinnacle Bank Arena
20 OCT 2019 Kansas City, MissouriArvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
22 OCT 2019 St. Louis, MissouriStifel Theatre
23 OCT 2019 Ames, Iowa Iowa State University – C.Y. Stephens Auditorium
24 OCT 2019 Mankato, Minnesota Mankato Civic Center
26 OCT 2019 Milwaukee, WisconsinEagles Ballroom
27 OCT 2019 Bloomington, Indiana Indiana University – Auditorium
29 OCT 2019 Normal, Illinois Illinois State University – Braden Auditorium
30 OCT 2019 Chicago, IllinoisCredit Union 1 Arena at UIC
1 NOV 2019 South Bend, Indiana, Morris Performing Arts Center
2 NOV 2019 Muncie, IndianaBall State University – Emens Auditorium
4 NOV 2019 Columbus, OhioOhio State University – Mershon Auditorium
5 NOV 2019 East Lansing, MichiganMichigan State University – Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
6 NOV 2019 Ann Arbor, MichiganUniversity of Michigan – Hill Auditorium
8 NOV 2019 Highland Heights, KentuckyNorthern Kentucky University – BB&T Arena
9 NOV 2019 Akron, OhioUniversity of Akron – EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall
10 NOV 2019 Moon Township, PARobert Morris University – UPMC Events Center
12 NOV 2019 Baltimore, MarylandUniversity of Maryland Baltimore County – UMBC Event Center
13 NOV 2019 Petersburg, Virginia Virginia State University – Multi-Purpose Center
15 NOV 2019University Park, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State University – Eisenhower Auditorium
17 NOV 2019 Ithaca, New YorkIthaca College – Athletics and Events Center
19 NOV 2019Lowell, MassachusettsUniversity of Massachusetts – Tsongas Arena
20 NOV 2019 Providence, Rhode IslandProvidence Performing Arts Center
21 NOV 2019 The Met PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
23 NOV 2019 New York, NYBeacon Theatre
24 NOV 2019 New York, NYBeacon Theatre
26 NOV 2019 New York, NYBeacon Theatre
27 NOV 2019 New York, NYBeacon Theatre
29 NOV 2019 New York, NYBeacon Theatre
30 NOV 2019 New York, NYBeacon Theatre
2 DEC 2019 New York, NYBeacon Theatre
3 DEC 2019 New York, NYBeacon Theatre
5 DEC 2019 New York, NYBeacon Theatre
6 DEC 2019 New York, NYBeacon Theatre

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