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Neil Young Announces Gulf Coast Tour Dates

August 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Neil Young has announced that he will perform several shows in the Gulf Coast in September to help aid residents affected by the oil spill.

Neil Young’s Gulf Coast tour dates are as follows:
Sep 20             Marina Civic Center      Panama City, FL           On-sale 8/13 10 a.m. EST
Sep 25             IP Showroom                Biloxi, MS                    On-sale 8/11 @ 10 a.m. CST
Sep 26             Saenger Theatre            Mobile, AL,                  On-sale 8/14 @ 10 a.m. CST
Sep 28             Saenger Theatre            Pensacola, FL               On-sale 8/14 @ 10 a.m. CST
Additional dates not part of the  “Gulf Coast Tour”
Sep 22             Ruth Eckerd Hall           Clearwater, FL              On-sale Now
Sep 23             Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Hollywood, FL      On-sale Now

Young has teamed up with his friend John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc., which will donate 100,000 pounds of chicken products to be distributed to the Bay Area Food Bank. Tyson will deliver four truckloads of chicken, the equivalent of almost 400,000 meals, to the Bay Area Food Bank, which serves Central Gulf Coast communities in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.

Young is also asking concert-goers to bring non-perishable food items, which will be given to the food bank. All proceeds from the sale of unique, limited-edition Neil Young t-shirts, available only at the concerts, will also be donated to the food bank.

The hunger relief effort is the result of the long-standing friendship between Young and Tyson. “Millions of people who live along the Gulf Coast struggle with hunger and the economic impact of the oil spill has only made matters worse,” Young says. “I appreciate the willingness of John Tyson and his company to get involved by helping the regional food bank help feed those in need. We both encourage concert-goers to spend money locally and support local business.”
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