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Tour Watch 1999
(Archive 13: 2/14/99 - 3/10/99)
See The 1999 Tour pages for full 1999 touring details.

Tour-Related Rumors, Snoopings, News Releases

The newest report comes first. Scrolling down takes you backward through time... Note that this report is mostly a log of stuff posted to the Rust List, so some of it may not make a lot of sense when taken out of that context. Subscribe to the Rust List to get ALL of the info...

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Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 18:19:26 -0600
From: Chuck King <cking@minn.net>
Subject: Akron

It's been reported that, according to Pollstar, Neil's playing Akron, Ohio on 4/27/99.

Losing hope for a Minneapolis show,

Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 12:27:07 -0800 (PST)
From: Caryn Rose <clr@drizzle.com>
Subject: neil's crew this tour

some comments about lights/sound on this tour for those who don't know/weren't aware. there are (at least) three key pearl jam crew members on tour with neil this time around - sound, lights, and the pj tour manager (who seems to be filling the same role for neil, as he was neil's 'handler' during the seattle 3/5 meet n greet)

they are (as all of pearl jam's crew is) incredibly talented, nice, wonderful people. and their presence at the shows tells me pj aren't on the road for a long while yet (well, at least while neil's on tour... so keep touring, neil! :)


Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 11:37:20 -0600
From: Keith Coes <kcoes@tunedin.com>
Subject: Nashville Details

Neil Young at The Grand Ole Opry House: April 15 at 8pm
Tickets go on sale Sat, March 13th at 10am CST
Available at Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone 615-255-9600.
Limit 6 tickets per person
V.I.P. seats available: call 615-254-1445 for info.

rev. keith coes

Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 08:09:01 -0500
From: D Vance <dvance4@juno.com>
Subject: More CSNY Rumors

From a message that appeared on the LeeShore list......

  > One of my best friends is perhaps one of the most
  > porwerful men in radio...yesterday he confirmed for
  > me...direct from promoter:
  >    Philly (late July)
  >    Manassass Va (Nissan Pavilion)
  >    Va Beach Ampitheatre
  >    Roanoke Va Stadium
Winking Waitress

Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 07:01:32 EST
From: David36798@aol.com
Subject: St.Louis Confirmed!

Neil's confirmed to be playing the Fox Theater in St. Louis on April 14th, at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $40, $50, and $60, and gold circle reception tickets will be available from the Fox box office or by phone to Metrotix for $125.

On sale Saturday at 10:00 AM through Metrotix. Here's the info about the show.

prisoner of rock & roll

Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 15:44:11 -0600
From: David Campbell <dcampbell@signmgmt.com>
Subject: Nashville Tickets

Tickets go on sale Saturday 10am Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House (great setting). The show will be announced on Wed. the 10th.

This date is confirmed, but yet unannounced at the time I sent this mail.

the Nashvillian

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 10:18:01 -0500
Subject: Tour Rumors

Here's a compilation of the Rumors regarding solo tour dates:

  1. Grand Ole Opry, Nashville. A date of April 15 was mentioned but seems to be discredited since there's another show booked there that night. The box-office there seemed to confirm SOMETHING is planned, and implied the date may be after the MSG shows.

  2. Tower Theater, Philadelphia. A date of April 8th was mentioned. No independent confirmations.

  3. Sears Theatre (at Air Canada Centre), Toronto. No dates mentioned. No independent confirmations.

  4. Fox Theater, Atlanta. No dates mentioned. No independent confirmations.

  5. NEW: Fox Theater, St. Louis. A date of April 2 was mentioned. Not independently confirmed yet.
Here are those for CSNY dates. Note that published reports now imply the tour may not start until August. None of the rumors below has independent corroboration...
  1. San Diego tour "kickoff". July 26 mentioned.

  2. Toronto. Tour promoter says he wants a show there.

  3. Hartford Meadows, CT.

  4. Roanoke, Virginia. Possibly Victory Stadium.

  5. Winnipeg. June was mentioned (but not likely).

  6. The Gorge, Washington (state).
Drop me any other Rumors you have, but PLEASE try to provide some kind of source for corroboration.

Anyone in any of the areas above who "knows somebody" (e.g., at a radio station, a promoter, venue, etc) who might be able to provide input, please seek them out, put on the squeeze, and report back...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 13:59:35 EST
From: David36798@aol.com
Subject: CSNY Tour Promoter Speaks

Some excerpts from an article in the Toronto Sun. Sounds like the tickets will kinda expensive....

Canadian stop for CSNY: Cohl
By JANE STEVENSON -- Toronto Sun

The upcoming CSNY reunion tour is still in the planning stages and doesn't yet have a launch date or location.

But Toronto's Michael Cohl, who is promoting the much-anticipated CSNY trek, expects it to begin in early August, playing in arenas and amphitheatres in North America for around three months. At least for the time being.

"We'll see how everything goes, and if it goes well, you never know," said Cohl on the phone from Miami yesterday, where the Rolling Stones played last night. "Let's face it. It's probably no different than the tour I'm on (with the Stones), where we always start out with just North America, and then if things are going well, it ends up going for a long time."

Cohl, who has also promoted tours by U2 and Pink Floyd, also said that Toronto is a likely stop. "I don't really know," he said. "There's no question we'll stop by in Canada. I mean, I am a Torontonian."

Cohl also expected the tour by the reunited quartet -- the first major one since 1974 -- to be a big deal for concertgoers with ticket prices comparable to those for the Stones, U2 and Pink Floyd.

"There's a few figures being bandied about, but they might have done 31 or 34 shows live ever," said Cohl of CSNY. "That's about as event-y as you can get. I'm sure it's going to be spectacular."

As for what the group is getting paid per show -- Rolling Stone says $500,000 -- Cohl didn't know. "I have no idea how much they're going to make," he said.

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 13:37:43 EST
From: DiRonStarr@aol.com
Subject: Oakdale Tickets

Heres the info on the Oakdale Theater show. Tickets go on sale March 13th at 10:00 AM. Tickets may be ordered by calling the Oakdale Box Office at (203) 265-1501, or by calling Advantix from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday - Friday at their toll free number, 1-888-332-5600.
Ron Starrett

Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 08:54:46 -0500
Subject: Croz on CSNY Tour

In yet another interview with Crosby (on the JamTV site) he says the CSNY tour should start in August. Earlier reports had set it for late July, so it looks like some shuffling is still going on...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sun, 07 Mar 1999 05:05:25 -0500
Subject: Tour Song Cross-Reference

I've just put up a cross-reference page that lists all the songs played so far in this tour in the order they're introduced, which shows he plays each at, which order they're played at each show, and keeps running totals. I'll be updating this table after each new set-list comes down.

-->Check it out...

. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sat, 06 Mar 1999 14:50:27 -0500
Subject: CT looking good

I just got the following word from two different sources (but am still trying to get more details). Start making tentative plans, Connecticut area Rusties!

  > It's official Neil Young Sunday, April 25 @ 7:30pm at
  > Oakdale Theatre.  Tix $128 , includes 1st 6 row
  > seating and reception w/Neil.  Other prices, $58/$48/$38.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 15:37:48 -0500
From: Tom Hanna <tom@qx.net>
Subject: More on Opry

I just called around down there and finally got someone who didn't say "Call Ticketmaster." Neil is apparently doing *one* mid-week show. I was told to call back next week when more will be known (I will). Tickets will probably go on sale next weekend. I gathered that the show will be right after the NYC shows but, again, they wouldn't give me a date, just that it would be one show. Here's hoping that this person knew what they were talking about!

Transformer Man

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 09:48:58 -0600
From: David Campbell <dcampbell@signmgmt.com>
Subject: Neil at the Opry?

I'm so excited!
My roomie that works at a local radio station, called me and said "We are giving away tickets to Neil Young at the Grand Ole Opry..." He's trying to find out more about it! (Not 100% sure.)

Perfect venue for this "Evening with Neil" tour.
Neil in Nashville!!! "Southern man, here I come..."

the Nashvillian

Postscript: It appears that April 15th has been confirmed by the radio station that's presenting the show!!!

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 22:43:24 -0500
From: Allan Meek <sprtcard@cyberus.ca>
Subject: Croz on CSNY in Canada

David Crosby just did an interview with Mike Bullard on the Open Mike show (Canada: Comedy Network, CTV). He confirmed the upcoming CSN&Y tour. And he said that because both Neil and the promoter are Canadian, there's no way they can get out of touring "here". I don't know whether "here" means Toronto, or the whole of Canada.


Date: Fri, 5 Mar 1999 16:24:31 EST
From: Bikeralane@aol.com
Subject: CSNY at Hartford?

Someone I work with told me he heard CSNY is playing Hartford Meadows. He offered no other details and could not confirm a date.

~Live To Ride~

Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 10:22:42 -0500
From: drobertson@firstam.com
Subject: Virginia CSN&Y rumor

DISCLAIMER: This is the rankest sort of "friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend" rumor, and should be viewed in that light...

I was told today that a foafoaf who works in the Roanoke Civic Center office said to the foaf who said to the friend that CSN&Y is "pencilled in for Roanoke in the late summer, possibly outdoors."

"Outdoors" would most likely be Victory Stadium, an old football stadium in Roanoke, where the Dave Matthews Band played a reasonably successful show last September (I think it was.) Not a state-of-the-art facility by a long shot, but in a pleasant location and sorta funky. Also, it is down by the river.

So, will the tour hit this backwater burg in the hills? If so, it'll be Neil's first visit here since the Time Fades Away tour.

Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 19:07:12 -0500
Subject: Chicago April 28 (Wed) show

If we trust the "Sidewalk" websites (hey, they're from Micro$oft, so they MUST be accurate, eh? :-) then the April 28 Chicago show is confirmed.

They show tickets as going on sale this Friday at 10am. But note that Chicago radio (WXRT) has been saying the tix will go on sale at 5pm. Will clarify ASAP.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 07:14:45 -0500
From: angen@voicenet.com
Subject: Philadelphia & CSNY rumors

A source (who is in the music/touring industry) told me (knowing that I'm a huge Neil fan) that he was not quite a 100 percent sure of the exact date and venue, but can ALMOST guarantee that Neil will be playing Philly on or around April 8th. It will more than likely be at the Tower Theater.

About CSNY -- tour starts July 26 in San Diego, not sure of the venue...

Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 19:09:55 EST
From: JKJJSA@aol.com
Subject: Third Chicago show

Just added! A third show at the Rosemont Theater on April 28th. Tickets go on sale March 5th.

WXRT radio in chicago aired this as a Special XRT Show at about 6:30 (Chicago time). I'm real excited since I couldn't get tickets for Neil's other shows at the Rosemont. I've seen Neil off and on since 1979, and I feel I need to see him one more time before he decides he's too old to tour.

Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 14:37:48 -0500
Subject: From the PJ Rumor Pit

This is in the most recent posting to Pearl Jam's Rumor Pit, which is "official" feedback from the band:

As far as members of Pearl Jam playing with Neil Young at the March 5th and 6th shows in Seattle, the sassy and ever elusive answer of "you never know, baby" is what we're passin' along...ha! That's all for now.

. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 11:11:10 -0500
Subject: Pollstar "Top Concert Tours"

Pollstar rates their "top requested concert tours" each week. Last week Neil was #17, this week he's at #7. The top current 10: