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Neil Young Announces Spring Solo Tour Dates

 Neil Young has revealed plans for some Spring solo tour dates that will kick off on April 15th in Durham, NC, and conclude on May 7th in Chicago. The tour will cover songs from his current album, Le Noise as well as classic tracks performed in both electric and acoustic settings.  Check out the full list of dates and locations below:

Neil Young’s upcoming tour dates:
04/15 Durham, NC Durham PAC
04/17 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
04/19 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
4/20 Boston, MA Wang Theatre
04/22 Providence, RI Providence PAC
04/24 New York, NY Avery Fisher Hall
04/25 New York, NY Avery Fisher Hall
04/27 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome
04/28 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome
04/30 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
05/01 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
05/03 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center
05/04 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
05/06 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
05/07 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre

Neil Young Premieres “Le Noise Film” on YouTube Today

September 30, 2010 by  
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Le Noise Film — a 38-minute black and white film of eight live-in-studio performances of the eight songs that appear on Neil Young’s brand-new album Le Noise — will be made available for viewing exclusively on YouTube  beginning today. These will appear in the Spotlight section of You-Tube’s homepage as well as on Young’s YouTube channel here.
 In addition to the performances, there will also be a personal introduction by Young himself, along with behind-the-scenes clips from album producer, Daniel Lanois, and more. The performances, shot by filmmaker Adam CK Vollick, feature Young on acoustic and electric guitars at Lanois’ home studio in Silverlake, CA, where Young and Lanois recorded Le Noise.
The eight-song album, which is already generating glowing reviews, is a collaboration between the acclaimed rock icon and musician, songwriter, and multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Lanois, known for his work with U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers and many others.
Le Noise features Young on acoustic and electric guitars with Lanois adding his trademark sonic textures, creating one of the most sonically arresting albums Young has ever recorded. No band, no overdubs, just “a man on a stool and me doing a nice job on the recording,” as Lanois puts it.

Neil Young Announces September 28th Release Date of “Le Noise”

September 1, 2010 by  
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Neil Young has announced September 28th as the release date of his latest solo album titled Le Noise.

Young collaborated with producer Daniel Lanois on the album. Le Noise features Young on acoustic and electric guitars with Lanois adding his trademark sonic textures, creating one of the most sonically arresting albums Young has ever recorded. No band, no overdubs, just “a man on a stool and me doing a nice job on the recording,” as Lanois puts it.

The track-listing for Le Noise is as follows:
Walk With Me
Sign of Love
Rescue Me
Love And War
Angry World
Peaceful Valley Blvd.

Le Noise will be released in several formats, including standard CD, vinyl, digital download, and as a deluxe CD/DVD. The DVD portion, shot by cinematographer Adam Vollick, will feature eight black and white films of Young performing each song solo on acoustic and electric guitar live in the studio. In November, Reprise will also release a Blu-Ray edition, featuring Lanois and Vollick’s beautifully shot films of Young.
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Neil Young Announces Gulf Coast Tour Dates

August 12, 2010 by  
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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.”

Farm Aid 25 Announces Additional Performers: Jeff Tweedy, Kenny Chesney, Jason Mraz

August 11, 2010 by  
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Farm Aid 25 will take place at Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI on October 2nd.  The annual event will host the usual suspects as headliners:  Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and John Mellencamp.  Many additional acts have now been announced including: Kenny Chesney, Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco) and Jason Mraz.  Making their Farm Aid debut will be Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Amos Lee, Robert Francis and Milwaukee natives The BoDeans.

Farm Aid 25 tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, August 14, at 9 am CDT and will be available at the Brewers box office, by phone at (414) 902-4000 or online at

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Neil Young Announces Twisted Road Tour Dates

April 5, 2010 by  
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Neil Young will hit the road for his first solo concerts in many years on the Twisted Road tour, which begins on May 18th and continues through June 8th.  Young will play solo in several of the region’s classic theaters, offering a show of his classic songs along with brand new, as yet unrecorded songs for the first time. British folk legend Bert Jansch will open the shows.
Tour Dates are listed below and tickets go on sale this Saturday, March 27th, at 10 a.m. local time through Ticketmaster outlets. Complete information about the Twisted Road tour’s Southern dates is available at

In addition, the concert film Neil Young Trunk Show will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD by Reprise Records later this year. The film is the second in director Jonathan Demme’s planned trilogy about the legendary rocker. Demme also directed the 2006 Young documentary Heart of Gold. Following that film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Rolling Stone called it “an unconscious, raw, in-the-moment concert movie that respects the immediacy of creativity and the creator.”  Theatrical screenings are being held across the country this week.
Watch the trailer here:
Neil Young’s Twisted Road tour dates:
May 18
Palace Theatre
Albany, NY
May 19
Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Buffalo, NY
May 21
Hanover Theatre
Worcester, MA
May 23
Oakdale Theatre
Wallingford, CT
May 24
Constitution Hall
Washington, DC
May 26
Palace Theatre
Louisville, KY
May 27
Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Knoxville, TN
May 29
Fox Theatre
Atlanta, GA
May 30
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Spartanburg, SC
June 1
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, TN
June 2
Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, TN
June 4
Jones Hall
Houston, TX
June 5
Bass Performance Hall
Austin, TX
June 7
Meyerson Symphony Center
Dallas, TX

Farm Aid 2008

September 20, 2008 by  
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Farm Aid 2008 Gallery

Farm Aid 2008 Gallery

Farm Aid 2008
September 20, 2008
Comcast Center, Mansfield, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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