Tour Watch 1999
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...
From the tour cross-ref I observe:
|Cities:||12 (counting Oakland & Berkeley as one)|
|Total Songs Performed:||381|
|Avg Songs per show:||21+|
|Number of different songs performed: 49|
|***** Song "awards" *****|
|Most "Reliable":||Out of Control (song 4 at every show)|
|Runner-up #1:||Harvest Moon (played in second set at every show)|
|Runner-up #2:||Good To See You (1st encore every show except for one, where first verse of it was in 2nd encore)|
|"Hickup" award:||Slowpoke (every show except 2nd Vegas show)|
|tied with:||Looking Forward ( " )|
|"Slow out of the gate":||Daddy Went Walkin' (missed 1st show, then played every show except the "hickup" 2nd Vegas show)|
|Runner-up:||Distant Camera (began 3rd show, also had hickup)|
|"Stumbled at the gate":||3 way tie for shows played only at first show:
Clancey, Throw Your Hatred Down, Lotta Love
|"Longest run before stumbling":||Unknown Legend (dropped after show 10)|
|"Slow outa gate then stumbled":||See The Sky About To Rain (missed 1st show, played next 4, then dropped)|
|"Late Starter":||Long May You Run (started 9th show, included all since)|
|"Longest to Reprise":||Birds (played at show 1, then not until show 15)|
|"Isolation" award:||Down By The River (only played at show 11)|
|Runner up:||TNATDD (only at show 15)|
|"Couplet" award:||5 way tie, songs played only twice, within a few shows:
Goin' Back, Oh Mother Earth, Kansas, Out On The Weekend, One Of These Days (played twice in a row)
|"On and Off" award:||LTTT (8 times, 2-shows-in-a-row only once)|
|Runner up:||AB (8 times, 2-shows-in-a-row only twice)|
Doesn't look like it'll be in the Fisher Theatre. Here's their reply to a question I sent about the rumored CSNY date there in August.
> Contrary to all the misinformation floating around out > in cyberspace, CSN&Y are not appearing at the Fisher > Theatre in August. We have no information.This didn't seem like a good place for rock and roll anyway.
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 15:13:58 -0500 (CDT)
From: Nicholas K Krueger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Minneapolis Solo date?
I heard on a local radio station this weekend that Neil will be doing an accoustic show in Minneapolis, but the date and venue have not been announced yet.
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 00:07:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jarett Griguts <email@example.com>
Subject: CSNY Tour Backpeddling
I'm copying this from the Lee Shore list.
Rust in peace,
> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 21:31:04 -0700 > From: Stephen Barncard > Subject: Re: CSNY tour? What's happenin'? > > > From a post on an AOL board: > > -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- > > CSNY TOUR DATES CONTROVERSY > > > > The official Crosby, Stills & Nash web > > site cited the group members' managers with > > providing an itinerary for the group's summer > > reunion tour with Neil Young, which was posted > > on the site at the beginning of the week. But > > now CSN's management is distancing itself > > from the posting: "As far as any released tour > > dates are concerned, I don't know where they > > came from and there are no official or approved > > shows as of today," CSN manager Gerry > > Tolman tells us. But promoters bidding for the > > dates tell us that with the exception of a few > > venues, the posted itinerary looks at least > > close to what they're expecting for the tour. > > -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- > > I suppose David spilled the beans too early before > the deals were made, and Gerry is just spinning... > we weren't supposed to know about pending deals...
Regarding the rumored Montreal dates, the Spectrum in Montreal is already booked with other shows from May 5th to the 8th.
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 1999 00:30:31 -0400
Subject: Beyond Texas?
Have heard rumors now that Neil may do shows in Denver, Salt Lake City
and maybe Reno before the solo tour is over. Can't verify any of that,
so if you have info, pass it on.
. . . RE*AC*TOR
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 23:06:07
From: bh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Texas Beyond Dallas
Neil solo in Houston date is June 1.
The Theatre at Bayou Place.
$125 and $75.
Austin should be announced tomorrow.
Date: 16 Apr 1999 09:05:10 -0500
Subject: Minneapolis CSNY date
Just happened to be listening to a local rock station in the car last night and they announced the Aug 19th date at the Target Center in Minneapolis. No ticket info yet.
ruby in the dust
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 07:20:28 -0500
From: Stephen <email@example.com>
Subject: Dallas Confirmation!
According to the Dallas Morning News upcoming concerts section, Neil will be playing May 29, 30 at the Bronco Bowl. Time and ticket price to be announced. On sale April 24th at 10 am. Call Star Tickets at 972-660-8300 or 1-888-597-STAR.
AKA A Man Needs A Maid
(Someone to keep my house clean)
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 20:56:32 -0500
From: Stephen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Southern Tour Leg Coming?
The alternative weekly newspaper for Dallas, the Dallas Observer, has an ad saying that Neil will be playing here on May 29th at the Bronco Bowl. No other information on tickets, etc. but at least it's a possibility. Capacity is around 3,500.
AKA A Man Needs A Maid
(Someone to keep my house clean)
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 18:58:54 -0500
Subject: Denver CSNY date
From the Bill Husted column in the 4/15 Denver Post:
'Sources say ... Celine Dion will be opening the (Pepsi Center) arena in a celebratory concert.... Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young will follow Dion two days later.'The column says Pepsi Center (what a catchy name for an arena) will open 10/2, that puts CSNY there 10/4.
A Face In The Window
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 00:50:50 -0500
From: zbar <email@example.com>
Subject: Something "Special" in Nashville?
According to Elliot (at the "meet & greet" after the St.Louis show),
tomorrow's show in Nashville will be "special."
Maybe something to do with Johnny Cash?
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 19:46:49 -0700
From: Mitch Eichenseer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Phoenix CSNY date
I heard on the radio that CSNY will be visiting Phoenix on
September 30. Might be Blockbuster Sky Pavillion.
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 13:05:49 +1200
Subject: Neil Down Under?
The Press, the local newspaper here in Christchuch, New Zealand, reports that Neil will be touring here later this year.
Neil has toured NZ previously and has also spent holiday time here too.
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 08:19:49 -0500
From: David Campbell <email@example.com>
Subject: Nashville CSNY date
Don't know if you guys already knew this, but Mr. Nash was on a local
Nashville radio station yesterday (in town for the Tin Pan) and said
CSNY are for sure playing Nashville (tentatively Aug 30).
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 08:04:50 -0400
From: D Vance <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Tampa CSNY date
Had occasion to be in the car last night, and before I could pop in a tape I heard a bit of welcome news.
According to the radio, CSNY ****WILL**** be in Tampa Sept 4th. Don't know if they got their info off the web, or from another source.
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 11:43:20 -0400
From: Marc Villeneuve <email@example.com>
Subject: Montreal: "No info"
I've been calling the rumored venue for Montreal (Le Spectrum) but they don't want to confirm anything. I feel they knew something, but the girl I spoke with wasn't willing to confirm anything. I will try to get info by going on site this week. I will also try to get info about other east-Canada venues.
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 11:02:15 -0500
From: Jonathan Rosenberg <JBRosenberg@bcsew.edu>
Subject: Milwaukee CSNY date
According to very knowledgeable sources here in Milwaukee, the CSNY show really is scheduled for August 21st at the Marcus Ampitheatre. They won't tell me much more. But it's a go.
Jon in Milwaukee
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 10:11:22 -0400
Subject: CSNY Tour & Bridge
I wonder if this is going to be a purely accoustic tour? That'd really simplify the logistics required for some of those bigger geographical hops in the preliminary schedule.
(I've been reminded that the backing musicians for this show certainly wouldn't be there for an accoustic tour...)I wonder if this schedule is like one of those government leaks meant to gauge public opinion before a real decision is made. I can't help but think that some of the dates will be dropped before this all pans out -- especially if ticket sales aren't strong...
Regarding Bridge Benefit dates, this could possibly mark a return to a one-day benefit (with the headliner being CSNY?) Here's some thoughts on the potential dates, with that CSNY prelimary schedule in mind:
A prelimary list of CSNY Tour stops, reportedly orginating from David Crosby, have been posted to the excellent CSN website. (Unfortunately no Euro-dates are included in that list.) The full list of dates is available on that site at this link.
There are a few unusual things about those dates. For one thing, there are some obvious errors (which may have been corrected by the time you read this):
I'd also be REALLY surprised to see the 4-days-in-a-row set happen. Neil hasn't done 4 days in a row in years. In 96 (Year of the Horse) and in 97 (HORDE) there were only a few times he did THREE in a row. So I'd write off that Aug 18 "TBA" date. Probably the Aug 8 one, too (9th is more likely), as well as the August 2 one (3 is more likely) since that'll keep Neil to his usual 2-days-in-a-row maximum.
That's a big jump on Sept 1 from Charlotte down to SoFla and then after Tampa back up to New York. Hope it really happens (being as I'm a Florida boy... :-) And then from New York all the way over to Seattle! I doubt that the buses will be involved in that part of the tour, at least...
Then in late Sept and into October: working their way all the way back across the country from Anaheim to Atlanta, only to hop back to Kansas City the next day, and then back to LA. Logistically WEIRD.
I'm betting this schedule is REALLY preliminary and that there
will be lots of changes before this is nailed down. I suggest not making
any firm travel plans yet!
. . . RE*AC*TOR
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 1999 22:06:13 -0400
Subject: CSNY to Europe first?
According the Rolling Stone:
The reunited quartet plan to tour later this year, and according to Graham Nash, the reunion tour and album was Young's idea, not CSN's. While no dates have been confirmed, a promoter in Spain has August 7 penciled in for CSNY to perform at the Los Bagnos Festival outside of Madrid . . .
Here's a little blurb from Steve Morse in the Boston Globe last Friday:
Another hippie bites the dust - Neil Young has added an Orpheum date April 18, but tickets are $150, $75, and $50. Remember the outcry when John Mellencamp charged $100 at the Orpheum two years ago? It's sad to see the supposedly heart-of-gold Young raise the bar to $150. He's reportedly playing solo. Tix on sale today at noon.That's from the Bits and Pieces section (down near the bottom of the page).
Don't forget that you can win a pair of Rust Row tickets to the Oakdale Theater show on April 25!
The chances are $10 each and all proceeds will go to the Bridge School. All that you need to do is e-mail me with your name and e-mail addie, and I will send you my snail address to mail me the payment for your chances.
The raffle will end 14 April at midnight, so get those chances in. REMEMBER, if your chances are not paid, you will not be eligible for the drawing.
Peace and rust,
Hippie Girl's Smile
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 15:29:50 -0500 (EST
From: Mark Klus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Tower Meet & Greet
Here's the latest info I have directly from Electric Factory Concerts about Neil's Apr.24 show at the Tower Theater.
There will be meet and greet tix, at $151 per ticket. They need to be bought in person at either the Tower Theatre at 69th & Ludlow in Upper Darby or at the EFC box office at 1231 Vine Street. I asked how many meet & greet tix there were. The answer: about 95. It's cash only at these box offices.
Good luck and Peace & Rust,
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 13:52:22 -0500
Subject: Orpheum Details
I just called the Orpheum Theatre box office. There message said that tix are $150, $75, & $50. They go on sale Friday 4/2 at 12:00 noon via Ticketmaster. $150 tix are only being sold at the box office. Hope this helps.
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 11:00:32 -0500
From: Mark Klus
Subject: Tower Details
I just got off the 'phone with Electric Factory Concerts here in Philly and the ticket prices for Neil's acoustic concert at the Tower Theatre on April 24 at 8 p.m. will be:
Peace & Rust,
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 10:08:44 -0500
Subject: Phily confirmation
Pierre The DJ just announced it on WMMR radio.
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 08:30:35 -0500
From: Chris Howgate <email@example.com>
The radio stations in Boston are saying tics go on sale Friday at Noon for an April 18th show at the Orpheum!!!!!!
Just heard on the radio this morning - Neil Young at the Orpheum Theater in Boston April 18th - tickets on sale this Saturday.
Just one of millions
Heard that Phily is confirmed for 04/24 at the Tower Theater!
Tix go on sale Friday at noon. Truly a Good Friday.
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 16:09:13 -0500
From: Lookout Joe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: A Phily rumor debunked
That previously reported "Big" announcement was a third (!!) Dave Mathews Band show at Vet Stadium. No Neil news. :(
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 05:59:22 PST
From: Trevor Umlah <email@example.com>
Subject: Various show notes
The Beacon Theatre recently updated their website with several additions including Jimmy Vaughn. Still no Neil listed.
Same can be said for the Electric Factory website which lists concerts in Philadelphia. There's no mention of Neil, but the 24th and 25th are pretty open.
I have also heard that Neil tack on 3 shows at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and 2 shows at the Spectrum in Montreal in early May.
Hundred Foot Iron
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 13:45:39 -0600
From: Brad Hicks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Heard in Vegas
Between Neil's shows in Vegas, a member of the crew informed me that they are now up to fifty-three locations over a mere two and one half month period in the CSNY tour planning. He said that NO contracts had been signed to date and that all dates and locations are still "tentative". However, plans are being made to confirm these dates ASAP.
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 20:41:47 EST
Subject: More on Phily rumor
I just heard on WMMR that the rumor is that Neil Young will play April 25th inside at the E Centre.
I didn't know they could enclose it. Anyone else hear anything about this?
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 13:24:15 -0500
Subject: Phily Rumor Resurfaces
Just heard on WMMR -- the Philadelphia local rock radio station -- after they finished playing Mr. Soul, the DJ said "that was Mr. Soul from the Buffalo Springfield, which features Neil Young. And, oh, by the way -- listen Monday morning for a special concert announcements!"
Am I reading too much into this or does it sound like he's going to announce Neil in Philly? I'm ready!!
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 09:29:08 -0500
Subject: No more shows?
This week's "upcoming ticket sales" lists for Ticketmaster still
do NOT list the Beacon Theater, nor does it list any other theaters
in the NY/NJ/PA/OH/MA/NH/RI area(s). :-( I'm beginning
to wonder if the Beacon date was a red herring. I guess there's still
plenty of time, but most of the ticket sales for the other venues had
already been handled by this point (about a month ahead of the show)...
. . . RE*AC*TOR
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 19:05:49 PST
From: rick shearer <email@example.com>
Subject: LA DJs on Wiltern Show
Rusties, just heard Jim Ladd on LA radio a while ago. He comes on at 6pm as Gino is leaving. They were both at the show last night and gave their impressions. Gino said he had to thank Neil for reminding him why he got into the radio business. Jim asked who else could get up on a stage with just a few instruments, a candle for a light show, no purple clothes, no spandex, pick up an acoustic guitar and transfix an audience. They both loved it.
BTW, the new Rolling Stone with the latest dudette of the month on the cover has a picture of Neil and Pegi, with Beck and Wycliff Jean, at the Rock the Vote ceremony of the night before the Grammies.
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 08:13:10 -0500
Subject: Saturday night, April 24
That night's open, he's in New York just before it, and it
doesn't violate the "only two performing days in a row" rule.
Possible SNL date? (Maybe a CSNY preview?)
. . . RE*AC*TOR
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 23:13:47 -0800
From: nick fletcher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: CSNY Sighting in LA
Happened to be near Neil's bus (which is definately worth having a look at) before tonight's beautiful show at the Wiltern in LA. We saw Crosby, Stills and Nash arrive together and be let in the back door, less than a minute before Neil emerged from the bus.
All thru the show I was expecting it to happen but it didn't and that was just fine too as it was such a perfect evening...
Maybe they were checking it out for tomorrow...?
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 13:12:44 -0800
From: Horseshoe Man <email@example.com>
"An All Star Tribute to Johnny Cash: concert featuring the music of the legendary Johnny Cash, as performed by some of the biggest names in contemporary music. Artists scheduled to perform for Cash include Brooks & Dunn, June Carter Cash, Sheryl Crow, Chris Isaak, Wyclef Jean, Dave Matthews, Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, and Trisha Yearwood. U2, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan will all pay tribute via taped performance segements. The series will tape April 6 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to air later that same month."Looks like Neil has a hole in his performance schedule (though he's probably recording then) that could allow for him to maybe make this show. My bet is that if he is healthy, family is OK and healthy, that he will make it. But, if he doesn't, I'm sure it will be because of family issues and not anything else.
Had the good fortune to get myself and my wife tickets in advance to both Berkeley and Oakland. I managed to talk at some length with Elliot Roberts. As far as CSNY goes, he said that he would be managing the tour, that Neil was way into what was going on musically, and when I queried him on David and Stills, he would only say that, "everyone is healthy." Which I took to be a positive statement.
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 21:13:48 EST
Subject: Akron Tix
Akron ticket buying Rusties,
I stopped by the EJT ticket office today to try to get some of the ticket questions resolved. Here's what they said:
I'll see the rest of you "rioting" rustbelt Rusties on Sat.
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 15:49:47 -0500
From: Doriann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Beacon Theatre Hassles
I just called to see if they would confirm the date and possibly have an on-sale date too. Lucky me, I get this total bitch on the phone! I ask if she can give me an on-sale date and she says she doesn't have that info yet. Fine. So I ask if she can at least confirm the date of the show for me. No big whoop right? Wrong! She turns on a complete attitude as if I had asked for some privileged info and informs me in a snotty voice that no show dates are confirmed until there is an on-sale date. Maybe this is general knowledge but I did not know that. So I say, 'well, I was just asking you know', and she says, 'well there's your answer.' What a bitch!! I say thank you and your snotty attitude and I hang up the phone. Damn!! All I wanted was a simple yes, no or I don't know. What is wrong with these people?
So, anyway, no info to share with you all. Nuts!
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 07:47:43 -0500
Looks like the only potential date left for Phily at this point is April 24.
Means he'd have to go from there to Connecticut the next night, but I guess
that's not too far. So I guess there's still hope for you Phily
area folks who don't want to go to New York. Good luck!
. . . RE*AC*TOR
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 03:49:17 -0500
From: Stephen Halpern <email@example.com>
Subject: Beacon Added!
Pollstar now lists an additional New York date, at the Beacon Theater on April 18. I called the Theater, but the tape announcing upcoming shows does not yet include Neil. And of course Ticket#%$*&! does not have this date on their website yet, either. I'll leave it to others to take it from here.
Stephen "Through the Night" (after nearly two years, I've got a handle)
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 22:29:49 -0600
From: PD Larson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: More CSNY details
In the March 16 Minneapolis Star Tribune Pop Musing column, written by pop music columnist Jon Bream, Crosby revealed a few details about the upcoming CSNY tour. The new info is that they'll be accompanied by drummer Joe Vitale, bassist Hutch Hutchinson and keyboardist Michael Finneagan.
Paul Larson>..."sacred roots"
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 11:39:47 EST
Subject: Win Tix to Oakdale!
Hey, kids, for those of you who would like seats for the Oakdale Theater show on April 25, here's your chance to win a pair of tickets.
Chances are $10 each. All proceeds will go to the Bridge School. Here is all that you need to do. Please e-mail me your your name and e-mail addie, and I will send you my snail address to mail me $$$$ for your chances. This raffle will end in a few weeks so get those chances in.
You could win a pair of tickets in the Rust Row (value over $100) to a Neil show.... The money is also going to a great cause... Act fast!
Peace and Rust,
Hippy Girl's Smile
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 00:45:12 +0500
Subject: Neil Inducts Paul
Looks like my speculation was at least partially valid -- he did go to the ceremony, but he didn't jam.
See the NEWS FLASH.
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:45:43 -0500
Subject: Akron Details
Just got off the phone with EJThomas Hall.
Tix go on sale Saturday Mar 20.
Office open M-F 10:30-6, Sat 10-2.
Prices: $125 (reception tix), $75, $49.50
Slightly less than 3000 seats.
Phone 330-972-7570 (office)
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:21:27 -0500
Subject: Gap In The Schedule
After tomorrow night's show in Eugene, Neil's taking a break until next Wednesday. On Monday night on the East Coast, the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame inductions are being held at the traditional Waldorf location in New York, where Neil regularly attended (and jammed) during the years before the botched Cleveland gig a couple of years ago.
Think Neil will attend this year...? Two good friends of his (Macca
and the Boss) are being inducted. He could swing by the house on
Saturday, fly to NY on Sunday, hit the ceremony on Monday, fly back
on Tuesday, and get to Sacramento on Wednesday to continue the tour.
No rush, no muss, no fuss....
. . . RE*AC*TOR