Monday, June 12, 2023

Neil Young announces solo acoustic US tour

Neil Young has announced dates for a US West Coast solo acoustic tour.

Billed as the “Coastal Tour”, the summer series will open with July 1 with the first of four nights at the John Anson Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, which will be followed by more California gigs before heading north for shows in Oregon and Washington state.

Rolling Stone reports Young broke news of the tour a few days ago during a live Zoom with paid Patron subscribers to the Neil Young Archives where he revealed that he’s been rehearsing a show centered largely around songs he’s never played live.

“I don’t want to come back and do the same songs again,” he said. “I’ll feel like I was on some sort of carnival ride. I’d rather be doing these others songs I haven’t done…I won’t have to compare how I’m doing ‘Heart of Gold’ to [how I played it in] 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010, 2020…”

Young said that he’s prepared a list of about 15 tracks for the show, and estimates that 80 percent will be songs known largely to hardcore fans.

“They’re not new songs,” he shared. “They’re old songs. But I wake up with them in my head every morning. They are songs that apply to my life right now, and apply to everyone’s lives in this era that we’re in. Some of them were written 10, 20, 30, 40 years ago, but never really played live.”

Singer/songwriter Chris Pierce will open all shows in the series, with more dates to be announced soon.

A presale for NYA Subscribers is now underway, while local presales begin tomorrow and general public tickets going on sale Wednesday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Young’s most recent studio release is 2022’s “World Record”, which he recorded with Crazy Horse.

Get your copy of “World Record” here.

Neil Young
2023 Coastal US Tour

Jul 01 – Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford
Jul 02 – Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford
Jul 04 – Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford
Jul 05 – Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford
Jul 07 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Jul 08 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Jul 11 – San Diego, CA @ The Shell
Jul 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
Jul 15 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek
Jul 17 – Bend, OR @ Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Jul 18 – Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
Jul 20 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Jul 23 – Napa, CA @ Oxbow RiverStage

See also:

Neil Young streams High Flyin’ 1977 live package featuring The Ducks
Neil Young streams 1973 concert package Somewhere Under The Rainbow
Neil Young expands official bootleg series with two vintage 1970s concerts
Neil Young And Crazy Horse stream new album World Record
Search Neil Young at hennemusic