Neil Young is in the tristate area as we speak, having played Farm Aid in Connecticut on Saturday, the Saratoga Springs stop of Willie Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival tour on Sunday, and the first of two shows at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre last night (9/26). Joined by backing band Promise of the Real (which includes Willie Nelson's son Lukas Nelson), Neil eschewed his recent studio material with PotR and did a set that focused on the classics. They opened up with "Like an Inca" off 1982's divisive (and often underrated) Trans, and then went on to do tons of '60s and '70s classics including "Tell Me Why," "Heart of Gold," "Words (Between the Lines of Age)," "Cortez the Killer," "Cinnamon Girl," "Roll Another Number (For the Road)," "Winterlong," "Field of Opportunity," and "Lotta Love." They also broke out later-period faves like "Unknown Legend, "Harvest Moon," "Fuckin' Up," and "Rockin' in the Free World," and played the new song "Eternity," which they first debuted at that aforementioned Saratoga Springs show.
Check out some videos, a few more pictures, and the full setlist below. Neil does it again at the Cap tonight (9/27).
UPDATE (9/27): Night two happened with a drastically different setlist, still heavy on classics.
Neil Young + Promise of the Real @ The Capitol Theatre - 9/26/18 Setlist (via)
Like an Inca
Tell Me Why
Field of Opportunity
Heart of Gold
Words (Between the Lines of Age)
Cortez the Killer
Rockin' in the Free World
Roll Another Number (For the Road)