Cat Power Set to Recreate Bob Dylan’s Iconic 1966 Concert at the ‘Royal Albert Hall’
Cat Power is set to recreate Bob Dylan’s iconic performance at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall on May 17, 1966, which was mislabeled as taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, with his own performance at the latter venue in London on November 5. .
Cat Power, real name Charlyn Marie Marshall, will recreate Dylan’s entire set and play the same songs he did in 1966, and in the same order. Also true to Dylan’s original format, Marshall will play the first half of the set acoustic before going electric for the second half. When Dylan went electric on his 1966 show, he was backed by The Hawks, which became The Band.
No stranger to Dylan’s cover, Marshall has performed a number of his songs, including “Paths of Victory,” “Hard Times in New York Town,” “Moonshiner” and “Kingsport Town” at past gigs, in addition to ‘record “Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again” for the 2007 biopic Dylan I am not here.
In 1998, Dylan’s 1966 Concert was officially released as the fourth volume of Dylan’s The Bootleg Series and subtitled the concert “Royal Albert Hall”. The gig took place several months after Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival in the summer of 1965. At the Manchester gig, a fan shouted “Judas,” a moment that has appeared on bootlegs in the years before to be featured in Martin Scorsese. Documentary Dylan 2005 No direction at home.
Marshall, who recently completed the European leg of his tour, supporting his latest album Blanketsand featuring his renditions of songs by Bob Seger, Iggy Pop, Ella Fitzgerald, The Pogues, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and more, will kick off a series of North American dates in Los Angeles on July 16.
“When I finally got the opportunity to perform at the Royal Albert Hall, it was a no-brainer,” Marshall said in a statement. “I just wanted to sing Dylan songs. And as much as anything, that collection of his songs, to me, belongs there.
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