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Tour Watch 1997
(Archive 1: 10/22/96 - 3/16/97)
See The 1997 Tour pages for full 1997 touring details.

Tour-Related Rumors, Snoopings, News Releases

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From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 14:00:00 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Europe confirmed?

Addicted To Noise says Euro-tour is on within an article about the upcoming live album.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Victor Gruzman <vgruzman@openlink.com.br>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 1997 15:09:37 -0300
Subject: Neil in Brazil?

I have many friends here in Rio de Janeiro who love to hear and play Neil's music. I heard that NY is possibly coming to Brazil in Septmber, to be precise, in Belo Horizonte city. Does anybody know anything about that???? That news was even in the local newspaper.

It would be just incredible!

From: Bikeralane@aol.com
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 22:44:59 -0500 (EST)
Subject: More on BikeStock 98

More from the Daytona News Journal, March 5, 1997:

"All money paid to BikeStock Charter Members Club will be refunded if BikeStock 98 doesn't happen," said Young.

"I'm not a promoter, and people thought I was stretching when I started talking about this several years ago," he said. "Jack Boyle has been promoting nationally 30 years. He told me: 'I don't think this will work, frankly, Bob. Why would bikers stop what they're doing and do what you want them to, which is buy tickets and come to a concert?'"

"I thought about that a long time," said Young. "Then I realized, there's no central thing going on at Bike Week. Bikers are riding around looking for something to do."

Bob Young is a former member of the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association. Neil and Bob Young's mother, Rassy, lived in New Smyrna Beach for 25 years until her death in 1991.

Okay there it is! Yahoo!

Live To Ride..........

P.S. Question: Is BikeStock really another BobFest?  

From: Bikeralane@aol.com
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 19:37:38 -0500 (EST)
Subject: BikeStock 98!!!!!

Okay Rusties here is some news from the Daytona News Journal, March 5, 1997:

Article by Tom Tucker
New Smyrna Beach

Bikestock 98 is the dream of Bob Young, 54 only brother of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Young.

If his plan works, next year on an old runway at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, a huge stage will be built for the three day concert, probably staged Tuesday, Wednesday and Thrusday of Bike Week.

Entertainers could include Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, John Mellencamp and Dwight Yoakam.

"I want to create a centerpiece entertainment attraction for Bike Week here," Bob Young said.

Young said he had city approval for a concert headlining his famous brother this year, but opted to go for a bigger promotion next year.

Young who splits time between here and Toronto, said his company, Coastal Gold Productions Inc., will promote the event. Young said members of the new city Commission have tentatively approved the idea for BikeStock 98 but are awaiting a formal presentation and more assurances from Coastal Gold.

Young has received advice and support from several parties, including his brother and his brohter's agency; individuals who helped Willie Nelson's FarmAid; ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education) and it's lobbyists, the MRF ( Motorcycle Riders Foundation) and ABATE founder Tony "Pan" Sanfelipo, whose group could receive a portion of concert proceeds.

"All my advisers told me to establish a Bike Stock Charter Members Club, and that's what I am doing," said Young. The prospective members contribute $20.00 each to become a member. Charter members will be given preferential ticket selection and other benefits. Young has established a toll-free telephone numer: 888-811-2453 (BIKE), for more information.

Or those who want to mail a check or money order can do so to: BikeStock Charter Members Club, P.O. Box 2561, New Smyrna Beach, 32170

Well guess I have my next years winter vacation destination all set!

Live To Ride...................

From: deBaser <siv_921175@debet.nhh.no>
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 10:36:24 +0100
Subject: Europe '97

In a Norwegian newspaper today, you can read that Neil will be at the Glastonbury, England, this summer. Also Van the Man, Smashing Pumpkins and Prodigy will be there. This will during 27.- 29. of June.


From: Mario Filipe Pires <marpirfv@individual.EUnet.pt>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 23:13:39 +0000
Subject: Neil in Europe '97?

Hi all!

It is not confirmed, but I've seen a news on a local national paper that Neil could play one date in Lisbon in June or July. It is not set yet, but i've got hope....

From: Michael Dworschak <MDWO@CompuServe.COM>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 15:56:21 -0500
Subject: Neil in Europe 97

Hi there Rusties !!

Just read the latest Lookout Mama Report. Thanks, Sheila. But it's already in the Austrian press, that Neil will play Wiesen (near Vienna) on June 21.

Keep On Rockin'

From: Lookout Mama
Date: Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 15:24:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: "Erik Derycke" <erik.derycke@arts.kuleuven.ac.be>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 97 11:23:42 CET
Subject: Euro-Neil 97?

Hello rusting particles,

Has anyone heard rumours about a possible E.U.R.O. tour before the H.O.R.D.E. tour this summer? I've seen Neil's name on a "wish list" for the Glastonbury Festival (U.K., end of June), and there is a rumour that he will play on the first day of the Torhout/Werchter Festival (Belgium, July 4-5).

Erik, the anticipative European

From: Michael Dworschak <106234.735@CompuServe.COM>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 10:26:12 -0500
Subject: Neil in Europe 97

Hi there !!!
Talked to a guy from a local promoter yesterday. He told me, that it is pretty sure, that Neil will play two dates in Austria this summer. Both are beautiful locations, Innsbruck and Wiesen (near Vienna). BTW Wiesen is close to a little village, belive it or not, called RUST!

Hope to get more info in the next days.

From: DLFK91A@prodigy.com (MR PAUL J GASE)
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 1997 11:12:04, -0500
Subject: HORDE MENTALITY - LA Times, 3/2/97

From the Los Angeles Times on 3/2/95:

by Steve Hochman

Fans of the HORDE Tour's free-flowing hippie rock vibe have been freaking out over word that this summer's headliner, Neil Young, would be prohibiting concert-goers from taping the shows. Fans of the band MOE, who, in the tradition of the Deadheads, consider taping their right, even flooded the group's Internet site with messages that the band turn down an expected offer to appear on HORDE.

But Young's manager, Elliot Roberts, says the RnR Hall of Famer has NO objection to allowing tapers on the tour.

"We'll go along with whatever is the tour policy," says Roberts, adding that the issue had never even been discussed.

And what is the policy?

"That hasn't been determined yet," says HORDE honcho David Frey of the taping question. "And our taping section isn't really that big anyway. We have maybe 10 a show, which is not close to Phish concerts or with the Dead, where it's more like 150."

From: mip3@cornell.edu
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 13:13:43 -0500
Subject: Neil to play at Tibetan Freedom Concert?

I'm not on the Rust List, but I didn't see any mention of it on any of your rumors pages so I'd figured I'd let you know. Neil Young is playing at the East Coast Tibetan Freedom Concert at RFK Stadium in Washington DC this June (the 7th/8th, I believe). It was in the Cornell Daily Sun yesterday.

I believe the article (which was most likely like an A.P. thing, since the Daily Sun doesn't have much outside news written by students) said he was definately playing, as were the Beastie Boys and about 5 other bands. He was specifically named as opposed to the "other bands to be announced".

_   /|  
\'o.O'  -meow!

From: csny@iol.it
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 97 11:31:43
Subject: Europe 97?

There's strong rumours coming from insiders at Neil camp that the boys will hit these shores again next summer. Italy should be included this time (as well as Spain).

Start saving your pennies, folks !


From: Lookout Mama
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 21:26:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: Stephen Golledge <golledge@u.washington.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 1997 09:11:45 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Wilco to Play HORDE '97

Here is an excerpt from a post to Postcard, the Wilco internet list:

Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 22:23:55 -0500

I saw my first show last night (2-16) and must say i was quite impressed. according to their soundman who was very accomodating to us by the way...thanks.. they will be playing the mainstage at the HORDE this year,which should be very interesting since Neil Young is headlining.

Changed Mind

From: amanita muscaria <schoolboy@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 9 Feb 97 08:04:28 -0000
Subject: H.O.R.D.E. bands?

I believe my insider said definitely on Son Volt and maybe on Wilco (are they still together?)


From: dragon7777@juno.com (Susan A Allen)
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 1997 02:30:23 EST
Subject: H.O.R.D.E. -- not signed yet?

I heard on the radio today that Neil had all of the paperwork but had not signed yet --- and Crazy Horse was mentioned also.

Dragon Mom

Date: 97/02/05
Subject: ATN Also Confirms Neil To Headline H.O.R.D.E.

See http://www.addict.com/MNOTW/97-02-05.html#Young.

From: wour969 <wour969@borg.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 1997 23:43:31 -0500
Subject: HORDE IS A DEFINITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Reactor,

Genesee Joe here from WOUR in Utica N.Y. -- We got word through the Associated Press that Neil and the Horse are HORDE headliners !!!!!! I'll keep you posted on any further info.
. . . see ya'

From: lbiondi@iserver01.ci.buffalo.ny.us (Louie Biondi)
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 1997 09:13:49 -0500
Subject: Crazy Horse at H.O.R.D.E.

Hi everyone--

To end the speculation on who will be backing NEIL on his headlining tour with the H.O.R.D.E. Fest, I just saw a news article in Yahoo that said it will be Crazy Horse.

Best always,
"mad" louie

From: mraney@mail.utexas.edu (Michael Raney)
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 1997 08:47:34 -0600 (CST)
Subject: NY and H.O.R.D.E. Confirmed ???

From a story in the Austin American-Statesman (January 30, 1997):

"Neil Young has just signed to headline this summer's H.O.R.D.E. Festival. Expect an Austin date at Southpark Meadows . . . .
Mike Raney

From: Lookout Mama
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 1997 23:29:51 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: lbiondi@iserver01.ci.buffalo.ny.us (Louie Biondi)
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 19:55:01 -0500
Subject: H.O.R.D.E.

Hi everyone--

Spotted this is the latest Billboard The Beat column:

"This just in: Neil Young will be the headliner on this year's H.O.R.D.E. tour. Organizers are still working out the festival's time frame and other acts on the bill."
"mad" louie

From: omahonyp@cork.cig.mot.com (Patrick O'Mahony)
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 1997 12:27:20 +0000

From this weeks NME:

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL organiser and site owner Michael Eavis is trying to keep the names of the 500-plus bands set to play the event this year a secret in order to "reduce panic" among ticket buyers. Although there are rumours that The Prodigy, Kula Shaker, The Smashing Pumpkins, Supergrass, Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones and Neil Young are likely to play the festival on June 27, 28 and 29, all Eavis would tell NME is that the line-up was going to be "the best we've ever had".

From: DLFK91A@prodigy.com (MR PAUL J GASE)
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 1997 19:14:26, -0500
Subject: Neil Slated to Do HORDE in 1997

This AM I saw an article in the LA Times about Neil being almost a lock on the 1997 HORDE Tour. ....it ain't a done deal yet but it's real close.


From: vericat <funambul@maximreclam.es>
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 1997 22:28:10 +0000
Subject: Neil in Spain?

Donīt know if im writing to the right place but just wanted to let you know that it has been announced in Spain that NEIL might be playing this year at Doctor Music Festival (july 11-13). Nothing confirmed 100% though. If you want more news about it you can check it at Doctor Music Festival www.


From: Lookout Mama
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 23:04:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: Glenn Cooper <gwcooper@mpx.com.au>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 96 19:42:14 +1100 (EST)
Subject: FWD: NY in Japan?

This was on the Dylan list today:

Dear Boboholic People,

    I heard the new rumor today: Bob Dylan's Tokyo concerts 
next Feb. will be the music therapy sessions with a guest
of the famous music therapist from overseas.

    Bruce Springsteen, who WAS rumored to play with Bob, 
will come to Japan and do 4 shows at Tokyo International 
Forum on Jan. 27, 28, 30, 31 and leave Tokyo before Dylan 
comes here.

    Neil Young might be coming to Japan next March to play 
at the same venue.

Masato Kato
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Glenn C.

From: Lookout Mama
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 1996 00:19:15 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: "Hicks, Barry" <hicks@engrnd.roundlake.baxter.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 96 14:41:00 PDT
Subject: Neil at Daytona '97 ???

I came across an interesting e-mail on the Harley-Davidson newsgroup. Here is the text of the message:

Date:          19 Oct 1996
From:          mrzradio@aol.com (MrZRadio)
Newsgroup:     aly.motorcycles.harley

Eddie - Watch for info on a major concert at the New Smyrna 
Beach Airport ... in the plans are Neil Young to headline a 
major concert event.  Working out details now.  His brother 
is organizing the event.  Would you attend such an event?  
It will be called "BIKESTOCK".

Mr Z, host
Biker Broadcasting
Is this on the level? Anybody else hear anything? Nothing about it on the HyperRust rumour page.
HyperRust Editor's note: There is now!   :-)
Looks like I'll be putting new gaskets and tires on my ride, just in case this comes together.

Barry Gene Hicks

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