Bob Dylan will continue his Rough and Rowdy Ways tour on March 3 in Phoenix. From there, he will travel to Tucson (March 4), Albuquerque (March 6), Lubbock (March 8), and then to Irving (March 10), a suburb of Dallas. During this tour, which began in 2021, Dylan has covered all the songs from his 2020 album, Rough and Rowdy Ways, except two: Crossing the Rubicon and Murder Most Foul. The latter is a 17 minute account of JFK’s assassination that includes a slew of cultural and musical references that chronologically followed that horrific event. The song begins with these words:
‘Twas a dark day in Dallas – November ‘63
The day that will live on in infamy
President Kennedy was riding high
A good day to be living and a good day to die
Because this will be his first concert in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area since the 2020 release of Murder Most Foul, it seems fitting for Dylan to perform the song in this venue. Also, I and a good friend will be attending the concert, and we would be extremely grateful.
Here’s a video of the song with lyrics included.