The Band Live In Fort Worth 1974 Recording Surfaces On YouTube


On Januaary 3, 1974 Bob Dylan embarked on a 30-date tour with The Band. “Tour ’74” marked the reunion of Dylan with the group that backed him in 1966 as “The Hawks.” A stellar audience recording of The Band’s portion of the show from a January 25, 1974 concert at Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas recently surfaced on YouTube.

The Band not only backed Dylan for most of the night, but the quintet played their own material without Bob at portions of each show. In the embed below fans can hear 10 of The Band’s most beloved songs played live in Fort Worth. Guitarist Robbie Robertson, multi-instrumentalists Levon Helm and Richard Manuel, keyboardist Garth Hudson and bassist Rick Danko work through such numbers of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “King Harvest (Has Surely Come),” “Up On Cripple Creek,” “The Shape I’m In” and “The Weight.”

For this week’s Full Show Friday, listen to audio of The Band’s sets from January 25, 1974 with thanks to the taper and YouTuber John Philbin:


  • 1. Stage Fright (0:16)
  • 2. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (4:49)
  • 3. King Harvest (Has Surely Come) (9:26)
  • 4. When You Awake (13:09)
  • 5. I Shall Be Released (16:19)
  • 6. Up On Cripple Creek (19:41)
  • 7. Rag Mama Rag (24:43)
  • 8. This Wheel’s On Fire (28:41)
  • 9. The Shape I’m In (33:21)
  • 10. The Weight (36:10)