Thursday, May 10, 2018

Neil Young announces solo acoustic US dates

Neil Young will play a series of six US solo acoustic theatre dates this summer.

The singer will open the five-city run in St. Louis, MO on June 28, followed by two shows in Chicago, IL and one in Detroit, MI before wrapping things up with two nights in Boston, MA.

Young commented on his upcoming appearances via his website, writing:

“St. Louis - Appearing at the incredible Fox [Theatre] again! I can’t believe my luck, that I am going back into that dressing room with all the signatures on the walls and onto that beautiful stage with all the green folks from St. Louis in the audience…It’s a soulful and beautiful city…

Chicago - (2 shows) At the Chicago Auditorium Theatre, the same theater where we played one of our first CSNY gigs, just before Woodstock; where I played ‘Tonight’s The Night’ in 1973. I have played Chicago many times since then, had big times in so many halls and stadiums, and this one will be like coming home…

Detroit - At the beautiful [Fox Theatre], lovingly restored by my friend, Dick Kughn and his friends who love Detroit so much. The Motor City, where I first recorded with the Mynah Birds on Motown in 1965, where I appeared in a Hootenanny at the Chessmate Club on Livernois and wrote songs in the White Castle across the street; where I played the Masonic Hall with CSNY’s first tour…

Boston - (2 shows) One of my first solo shows was in the Wang Theatre, then called the Music Hall. It’s a real beauty folks - a chapel of soul and music. The audiences in Boston are unlike any other. Every city has its own feel. My Dad came and watched me play there once. Memories are everywhere in Boston…”

Presale tickets for all shows are now on sale via the venue box office and/or Ticketmaster, with the password “NYARCHIVES”.

Last month, Young released “Roxy - Tonight's The Night Live”, a recording from a series of September 1973 shows at the famous Los Angeles club.

The project captures the rocker performing during the venue’s opening week with the Santa Monica Flyers, the name he gave to the band featured on his sixth album, comprised of Neils Lofgren on piano, Ben Keith on pedal steel guitar, and Crazy Horse members Billy Talbot on bass and Ralph Molina on drums.

Last week, Young reunited with Crazy Horse for their first shows in four years with a lineup that included Talbot, Molina, and multi-instrumentalist Lofgren in place of longtime guitarist Frank Sampedro.

Neil Young
2018 US solo tour

Jun 28 – St Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
Jun 30 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
Jul 01 – Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theatre
Jul 03 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
Jul 11 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
Jul 12 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre

See also:

VIDEO: Neil Young and Crazy Horse reunite for first show in four years
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