Thursday, July 11, 2019

VIDEO: Neil Young performs rare 1974 track for first time in 16 years

Neil Young delivered the title track to his 1974 album, “On The Beach”, for the first time in 16 years during a July 9 show with The Promise of The Real in Antwerp, Belgium.

As Rolling Stone notes, the rare appearance of the song marks only the fourth time the Canadian rocker has ever performed it, after a full band version in 1974 and two solo gigs in 1999 and 2003.

Young’s European tour has been packed with rarities like “Throw Your Hatred Down,” “Piece of Crap,” “Over and Over,” “Danger Bird” and “Change Your Mind.”

The summer series will wrap up this weekend with a pair of co-headlining dates with Bob Dylan at London’s Hyde Park and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Nowlan Park.

This week, Young confirmed his participation in the Farm Aid 2019 concert event at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI on September 21.

The lineup will include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and many others.

General public tickets going on sale Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. CDT – check out full details at

See also:

Neil Young and John Mellencamp among headliners for Farm Aid 2019
Neil Young to release archival 1973 live album Tuscaloosa
Neil Young to record new album with Crazy Horse
Neil Young plans expanded Ragged Glory reissue
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