Neil Young Goes w/Live Nation for Tour

 

Wilco, Everest and Death Cab For Cutie also
on selected dates.

By Fred Mills

 

Yet
another musical superstar has hitched his wagon, and perhaps his fortunes too,
to Live Nation. The entertainment conglomerate announced last night that Neil
Young will embark on a North American tour commencing October 14th in St Paul, Minnesota
continuing for eight weeks, culminating at New York’s
Madison Square Garden
on December 15th

 

 

The
new tour comes on the heels of Young European Tour that brought him before
audiences in 14 countries over the course of three months. This fall’s tour
includes concert performances in such U.S.
markets as Los Angeles, San
Diego, Chicago, Detroit,
and Philadelphia.
Additionally there will be multiple stops in Young’s native Canada including Vancouver,
Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.

 

 

The
concerts will feature Neil Young with the same band that so ably backed him in Europe – Ben Keith, Rick Rosas, Chad Cromwell, Anthony
Crawford and Pegi Young.  Song sets are
expected to be eclectic, featuring both newer material and classic Neil Young
hits.  Death Cab For Cutie and Everest
will support dates from October 14 through November 5; Wilco and Everest are on
the bill for dates starting November 29 through the tour’s conclusion with the
exception of the December 9 Chicago date which will feature (TBD) and Everest
in support.

 

 

Although
Live Nation Global Touring is handling the Young tour, there’s no word
regarding whether Neil has inked one of those megabuck, longterm 360 deals (or
related deals) that superstars such as Madonna and U2 have found so attractive
of late. Admittedly it’s unlikely with Young, who’s known for keeping his
career cards close to his chest. But fans are expressing guarded concern just the same when word got out about Live Nation’s
involvement.

 

 

All
shows this tour will be GA floor with reserved seating in the stands. GA
Tickets will be prices at $75.00 with reserved stand tickets ranging in price
from $45.00 to $250.00 (plus all applicable service charges).

 

 

For
complete tour and ticket information:

 

www.livenation.com  

 

www.neilyoung.com

 

Neil Young Tour Dates:

 

 

October   14 – St. Paul,
MN – Xcel Energy
Center / on sale August
22

              16 – Winnipeg, MN
– MTS Centre / on sale August 22

              18 – Regina, SK –
Brandt Centre / on sale August 22

              19 – Calgary, AB
– Pengrowth Saddledome / on sale August 22

              21 – Everett,
WA – Comcast Arena at Everett / on sale September 12

              22 – Vancouver, BC
– GM Place
/ on sale August 22

              29 – San Diego, CA
– Cox Arena / on sale August 25

              30 – Los Angeles, CA
– The Forum / on sale August 25

 

 

November   1 – Reno, NV – Events
Center / on sale August
23

                 4 – Kansas
City, MO – Sprint Center
/ on sale September 12

                 5 – Omaha,
NE – Qwest Center
/ on sale September 12

                29 – Halifax,
NS – Metro Centre / on sale
August 23

 

 

December    1 – Montreal,
PQ – Bell
Centre / on sale September 13

                  2 – Ottawa, ON – Scotia Bank Place / on sale August 22

                  4 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre / on sale
August 22

                  7 – Detroit,
MI – Palace of Auburn
Hills / on sale September 12

                  9 – Chicago, IL
– Allstate Arena / on sale September 12

                 12 – Philadelphia, PA
– Wachovia Spectrum / on sale September 19

                 15 – New
York, NY – Madison Square
Garden / on sale
September 15

 

 

[Photo Credit: Pegi Young]

 

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