Entries tagged with: Neil Young
Sufjan Stevens w/ fans outside Southpaw, Brooklyn - Dec 17, 2007 (CRED)
Celebration @ Onion Holiday Party, NYC - Dec 18, 2007 (CRED)
Ben Keith, Pegi & Neil Young, & Ralph Molina @ United Palace - Dec 18, 2007 (CRED)
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* Neil Young plays his 6th & final NYC show @ United Palace
* David Cross, Dave Hill, Janeane Garofalo & others @ Blender
* The Setting Suns (Interpol/Swervedriver) play Mercury Lounge
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Due to a last minute fire inspection and electrical problems inside the venue that began around 4pm on Wednesday fans were stuck waiting outside in the cold for nearly 2 hours before they were let inside the venue. The roughly 3,000 people stretched blocks around the side of the theater under a fairly underwhelming police presence (the crowd photo is of the fans waiting). Once inside the venue they announced that the opener, Neil's wife Peggi, was allowing Neil to just get straight into his set which still began nearly 45 minutes later than scheduled. The NYFD maintained a strong presence throughout the show and Neil cracked a few jokes at the NYPD’s expense saying that everything was hopefully under control as long as he did not catch on fire.
Neil Young is a notorious control freak, as he joked during Thursday's show. And he wasn't kidding. Fans walking into the Orpheum Theatre were given a small slip of paper informing them when, exactly, they could consume a beer. (During the opening act was fine, but not when Young took the stage.)Neil Young plays the first of six NYC shows at United Palace tonight (Dec 12). Tickets were expensive, and some people will be standing. The first half of his sets are solo acoustic. The second half is electric with a band. Get there early if you want to get drunk? ha. Details on some paintings Neil will be selling to benefit the Bridge School, below....
A pre-show announcement requested quiet and no shouted-out requests. Young had carefully developed his playlist, the voice said over the P.A. Please respect the artist. [The Boston Globe]
"Cinnamon Girl" is an all-women Neil Young tribute CD that's coming out in February for charity. Tracklist below....
Miracle Fortress @ the 2007 Polaris Awards (CRED)
Miracle Fortress, Sunset Rubdown, Basia Bulat, Handsome Furs, The Acorn, The Besnard Lakes, Tokyo Police Club, Patrick Watson, The Weakerthans, Land of Talk and Neil Young are among the list of 33 hot Canadian bands this year. In related news, Jessie from Miracle Fortress recently left a message about their recent problem at the border....
They said it was "final" when it was the fifth show. Now they say this sixth one is the final one too.
Neil Young @ United Palace in NYC, 2007Listen to four new songs. More tour dates here.
Dec 12 - sold out
Dec 13 - sold out
Dec 15 - sold out
Dec 16 - sold out
Dec 18 - sold out
Dec 19 - tickets on sale Mon Oct 29 @ 10am
TICKET PRICES: $186.00, $106.00, $86.00, & $61.00
Neil Young added a 5th ("and final") show at United Palace in NYC. The date is December 18th. Tickets go on sale Monday October 22nd @ 10am. The other four shows (12th, 13th, 15th, 16th) are now listed as sold out.
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....An act’s worth depends on its fanbase. You have to nurture it, respect people, make them feel they’re along for the ride with you. At these prices, people feel like they’re being held up at gunpoint. And, NOT EVERY NEIL YOUNG FAN RAPED AND PILLAGED AND IS NOW RICH!Neil Young added a third NYC show today. The first two sold out quickly - even at these prices.
Only Neil is rich. But obviously, he needs more.
Bob Dylan is a famous breadhead, but he doesn’t charge these prices, not even close. WITH Elvis Costello, the top ticket is $65.50 in Portland. And Dylan is coming off a number one album and critical kudos. For that price, you may not care that he mangles the old material. You’re privileged just to be there. And maybe, you’ll enjoy it too. (In truth, that’s Portland MAINE, not Oregon, but even in Chicago, Dylan and Costello are only charging $87, while Neil Young is charging $157! At the SAME THEATRE!)...[Bob Lefsetz]
TICKET PRICES: $186.00, $106.00, $86.00, & $61.00. That's for the two United Palace shows that are part of Neil's upcoming tour.
Neil Young @ Farm Aid @ Randall's Island, NYC - Sept 9, 2007
photo by Michael Gruen
As seems tradition for his Farm Aid sets, Young dipped into his revered late-'70s acoustic album "Comes a Time," bookending his brief set with "Human Highway" and "Four Strong Winds." Nelson and his longtime harmonica player Mickey Raphael joined for the latter, as well as "Homegrown." Other highlights included a slowed take on "Everyone Knows This is Nowhere" and "Heart of Gold." [Billboard]Fresh off yesterday's Farm Aid show, Neil Young went ahead and announced some tour dates that include two NYC shows at the United Palace Theater in December. Neil's tour coincides with a new album called Chrome Dreams II - out October 18th on Reprise Records. According to a press release,
Chrome Dreams II is a stunning collection of eight new and two classic Young songs. Recorded last summer in Northern California, musicians include Ben Keith (pedal steel guitar, dobro and other instruments), Ralph Molina (drums) and Rick Rosas (bass), who will be performing with Young on the tour.More photos, tour dates, and info on getting a copy of the CD for free with ticket purchase, below....
They're on tour and play Joe's Pub tonight. Here's a video for a song off their new album....