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Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples began their Beacon Theatre run (night 1 setlists)

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Bob Dylan began his five-night run at NYC’s Beacon Theatre last night (11/20). He’s supporting his latest covers album and did do some covers (including two Frank Sinatra songs), but also played a handful of classics: “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Desolation Row,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Tangled Up in Blue,” “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” and more. You can see the full setlist and a few short video clips below.

Opening this show (and the whole tour) was Bob Dylan’s lifelong friend Mavis Staples, who is fresh off releasing her new album If All I Was Was Black (written and produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy), which has Mavis delivering the kinds of protest songs that really resonate in 2017. Mavis also sang some of the defining protest songs of the civil rights era as a member of The Staple Singers, like the classic “Freedom Highway,” which she played last night back to back with “Build A Bridge” off her new album. Some short video clips and her setlist are below as well.

The run at the Beacon continues tonight (11/21), Wednesday (11/22), Friday (11/24), and Saturday (11/25). It’s sold out but there are some resale tickets available on Ticketmaster.

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Mavis Staples at Beacon Theatre – 11/20/17 Setlist (via)
If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me) (The Staple Singers song)
Take Us Back
For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
Build a Bridge
Freedom Highway (The Staple Singers song)
You Are Not Alone
I’ll Take You There (The Staple Singers song)

Bob Dylan at Beacon Theatre – 11/20/17 Setlist (via)
Things Have Changed
It Ain’t Me, Babe
Highway 61 Revisited
Why Try to Change Me Now (Cy Coleman cover)
Summer Days
Melancholy Mood (Frank Sinatra cover)
Honest With Me
Tryin’ to Get to Heaven
Once Upon a Time (Tony Bennett cover)
Pay in Blood
Tangled Up in Blue
Soon After Midnight
Early Roman Kings
Full Moon and Empty Arms (Frank Sinatra cover)
Desolation Row
Thunder on the Mountain
Autumn Leaves (Yves Montand cover)
Love Sick

Blowin’ in the Wind
Ballad of a Thin Man

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