Neil Young not dead, releasing 2nd LP of 2012 (live video)
by Andrew Sacher
A now-fixed typo on NBC News headlined that “Astronaut Neil Young, first man to walk on moon, dies at age 82.” Clearly, the publication meant astronaut Neil Armstrong (RIP Mr. Armstrong), but the hilarious typo is pictured above for your enjoyment via Reddit (via Daily Swarm).
Neil Young is not only alive and well, but he’s already got plans for a second album with Crazy Horse due out in 2012. Back in June, he released Americana, his first album with the full Crazy Horse lineup since 1996’s Broken Arrow. It was comprised entirely of sludgy versions of traditional folk songs, and really wasn’t as weird a move for Neil Young as many people made it out to be, being that reinterpreting traditional songs has been in the folk and folk rock tradition for most of the genre’s existence. However, it was a little too tongue-in-cheek hearing lyrics from the massively familiar tunes like “Oh Susannah” and “Clementine” set to Crazy Horse guitar riffs.
He’s now set to release a followup in October of entirely original material with Crazy Horse and this one’s called Psychedelic Pill. That sounds more like it. It’s being issued as a double-CD/tripe-vinyl due to “the lengths of many of the songs, some of which were previewed in Crazy Horse’s live performances earlier this month.” So we can only assume that it will include the 20-minute “Walk Like A Giant,” which you can watch 16+ minutes of from Neil’s performance of the song at Red Rocks.
As mentioned, Neil Young & Crazy Horse will be touring with Patti Smith later this year and hitting NYC on November 27 at Madison Square Garden and December 3 at Barclays Center. Tickets for the Barclays Center show are still available.
A list of updated dates and that video are below.
Neil Young – “Walk Like a Giant” at Red Rocks – 8/6/12
Neil Young & Crazy Horse — 2012 Tour Dates
Oct-3 Windsor, ON WFCU Centre with Los Lobos
Oct-5 Kingston, ON K-ROCK Centre with Los Lobos
Oct-6 London, ON John Labatt Centre with Los Lobos
Oct-8 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center with Los Lobos
Oct-9 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center with Los Lobos
Oct-11 Chicago, IL United Center with Los Lobos
Oct-13 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Festival
Oct-14 Tulsa, OK Tulsa Convention Center Arena with Los Lobos
Oct-17 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl with Los Lobos
Oct-26-28 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Fest
Nov-10 Seattle, WA Key Arena with Los Lobos
Nov-11 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena with Los Lobos
Nov-13 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome with Los Lobos
Nov-14 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre with Los Lobos
Nov-16 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre with Los Lobos
Nov-19 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre with Los Lobos
Nov-23 Montreal, QC Bell Centre with Patti Smith
Nov-24 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place with Patti Smith
Nov-26 Boston, MA TD Garden with Patti Smith
Nov-27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden with Patti Smith
Nov-29 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center with Patti Smith
Nov-30 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center with Patti Smith
Dec-3 Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center with Patti Smith
Dec-4 Bridgeport, CT Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard with Patti Smith