Bob Dylan & Neil Young Cover ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken’ In Ireland

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Bob Dylan and Neil Young teamed up for a performance of the traditional “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” during Dylan’s set on Sunday at Nowlan Park in Kilkenny, Ireland. The collaboration was the first between the two since a 1994 performance at Roseland Ballroom in New York City as per Rolling Stone.

Yesterday’s concert was the tour closer for both Neil Young and Promise of The Real and Bob Dylan. Each act performed on Friday at London’s Hyde Park however there was no collaboration that night. Dylan currently has no confirmed dates on the books, while Young is slated to play Farm Aid in September and hinted at a Crazy Horse tour.

Young has performed “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” five other times dating back to the SNACK Benefit in 1975 according to Sugar Mountain. Bob last played the song on May 8, 1976 at Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston.

Neil dedicated the night to his late manager Elliot Roberts, a huge Dylan fan. “We are celebrating the completion of our first tour without my longtime friend and manager Elliot Roberts, a truly wonderful man,” Young wrote in an announcement of a live stream on NeilYoungArchives.com. “The whole performance will be dedicated to Elliot, who would have been so proud and happy to see Bob and I sharing a show that this would have been one of the highlights of his life.”

Watch fan-shot video of last night’s “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” captured by Malcolm Young:

Setlist

Bob Dylan at Nowlan Park

  • Ballad of a Thin Man
  • It Ain't Me, Babe
  • Highway 61 Revisited
  • Simple Twist of Fate
  • Can't Wait
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece
  • Honest With Me
  • Tryin' to Get to Heaven
  • Make You Feel My Love
  • Pay in Blood
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken?  
  • Like a Rolling Stone
  • Early Roman Kings
  • Girl From the North Country
  • Love Sick
  • Thunder on the Mountain
  • Soon After Midnight
  • Gotta Serve Somebody
Encore
  • Blowin' in the Wind
  • It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry

Setlist

Neil Young + Promise of the Real at Nowlan Park

  • Like an Inca  
  • Mansion on the Hill  
  • Over and Over  
  • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere  
  • Love to Burn  
  • Throw Your Hatred Down  
  • From Hank to Hendrix  
  • Heart of Gold  
  • Human Highway  
  • Old Man  
  • Fuckin' Up  
  • Cortez the Killer  
  • Piece of Crap  
  • Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)  
  • Rockin' in the Free World  

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