For Bob Dylan‘s second visit to Desert Trip, the Nobel-winning singer-songwriter played his classic “Like a Rolling Stone” for the first time in nearly three years. The performance of the Highway 61 Revisited track also came before the Rolling Stones themselves took the stage at the Indio, California mega-fest.
Dylan last performed “Like a Rolling Stone” at a November 2013 gig in Rome, Italy. After spending the summer touring in support of his recent pair of Sinatra-indebted LPs – with set lists that heavily leaned on Dylan’s 2010s recordings – Dylan has dipped back into his Sixties catalog for the Desert Trip shows, as well as the Las Vegas concert sandwiched between the festival gigs.
At the first Desert Trip weekend, Dylan played “Masters of War” for the first time since 2010, and “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” were dusted off for the first time in years.
Dylan, this year’s deserving recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, continues his fall tour Sunday night at Phoenix’s Comerica Theatre.