Wednesday, July 4, 2018

VIDEO: Neil Young streams solo concert webcast from Detroit

Neil Young delivered a live stream of his July 3 solo concert at The Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI on July 3.

Provided via his Neil Young Archives site, the rocker presented a variety of material from his solo catalog during the 21-song set alongside three songs from his Buffalo Springfield days – including show-opener “On The Way Home”, “Broken Arrow” and “I Am A Child.”

Young previously commented on his long history with Detroit when announcing the solo series, saying: “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.”

The early summer trek saw Young open the five-city series in St. Louis, MO on June 28, followed by two shows in Chicago, IL and the stop in Detroit, MI before wrapping things up with two nights in Boston, MA; he’ll next be joined by The Promise Of The Real for a July 6 appearance at the Festival d'ete de Quebec.

Young is among the artists set to perform at the recently-announced 2018 edition of Farm Aid this fall.

The September 22 event at the at Xfinity Theatre in Hartford - which marks the first time in its 33-year history that the annual charity concert in support of family farms will be held in Connecticut – will also feature performances by Farm Aid board members John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, as well as Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, and Particle Kid, with additional artists will be announced later this summer.

See also:

Neil Young and John Mellencamp among Farm Aid 2018 performers
Neil Young expands archive website plans
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