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Tour Watch 2000
(Archive 19: 03/11/00 - 06/14/00)
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Tour-Related Rumors, Snoopings, News Releases

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Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 12:01:13 -0400
From: RE*AC*TOR
Subject: Tour Schedule Leak

Today a promotions contractor for Warner Reprise started leaking the following schedule in various news groups (note that the typos and wrong city names, etc, are in the original list that is being copied here without editing -- see subsequent comments):

   8/8 Virginia Beach, VA  - Classic Amphitheatre
   8/9 Philadelphia, PA  - E Center Amphitheatre
   8/11 Hershey, PA - Hershey Park
   8/12 Boston, MA - Tweeter Center
   8/14 Hartford, CT - Meadows Music Theater
   8/15 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
   8/17 Wantagh, RI - Jones Beach
   8/19 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Arts Center
   8/20 Pittsburgh, PA - Starlake Amphitheatre
   8/22 Atlanta, GA - Chastian Park
   8/23 Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
   8/25 Columbus, OH - Polans Amphitheatre
   8/26 Detriot, MI - Pine Knob
   8/28 Cinncinati, OH - Riverbend
   8/29 Cleveland, OH - Bloosom
   8/31 Toronto, ONT - Molson
   9/2 Chicago, IL - The World
   9/3 Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
   9/6 Albuquerque, NM - Mesa Del Sol Amphitheatre
   9/8 Boise, ID - Idaho Center
   9/9 George, WA - the Gorge
   9/11 Los Angeles, CA - Greek
   9/12 Los Angeles, CA - Greek
   9/14 - LA or San Diego - unconfirmed
   9/19 Denver, CO - Red Rocks
   9/20 Denver, CO - Red Rocks
That schedule fits pretty well with the previously compiled dates & venues, except for: Looking at all the list a little closer, there are a lot of typos ("Bloosum" for "Blossom", "Chastian" for "Chastain", "Polans" for "Polaris", etc). It looks like it was somebody's working list or a hasty hand-copy, not something being put out "officially". This makes me wary of how accurate it might be. I really don't think that this list was meant to be released yet.

However most of it looks reasonable, since so many of the dates/venues matched earlier tour news gathered here in Tour Watch. None of the August dates look suspect to me, at least, especially after I confirmed that none of the listed venues have other shows listed for those dates.

But I do wonder about the tail end of the list. Two nights each at the Greek and at Red Rocks don't sound likely, for one thing.

To net this out, I've incorporated the information from this schedule into the S&G Tour listings within the Tour 2000 pages, but left things marked as "Rumors" for now. And until I see something a little more reliable, I'm not updating the Denver or L.A. listings.

Stay tuned!
. . . RE*AC*TOR


Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 18:02:20 -0400
From: Mark F <ctdeadhead@megahits.com>
Subject: Pretenders to open S&G Tour?

Just heard on WHCN Radio in Hartford that Neil at the Meadows WILL happen on August 14 -- and The Pretenders will open...


Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 12:01:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: joseph kowalczyk <jekowalcz@yahoo.com>
Subject: Red Rocks all set?

Just heard that Neil signed contract to play Red Rocks in Colorado on Monday, Sept 11th.


Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 00:06:06 EDT
From: HipyGrlSml@aol.com
Subject: More CSNY this year?

I heard a rumor that CSNY is performing both at Farm Aid and the Bridge School Benefit........
Peace and Music,
Kathy
Hippy Girl's Smile


Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 20:00:35 -0500
From: David Jarrett <jarrettd@home.com>
Subject: Scalper leaks Chicago date

Apparently Neil will be playing the New World Music Theater on 9/2/00. I found a listing for that date on a page for a national ticket broker.

As has been in the news lately, SFX gives priority tickets to concerts to ticket brokers before shows go on sale or are announced. This must be the case here -- and the broker has already put the tickets on sale...


Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 00:05:06 -0600
From: JohnShields@milehigh.net
Subject: Red Rocks Rumors

This is from Mark Brown's Hot Ticket article from the Denver Rocky Mountain News on Friday June 9th...

Rumors and hearsay: The Neil Young tour we told you about weeks ago is firming up. Word is that he's reuniting with the Stray Gators (the band that backed him on Harvest, with Donald "Duck" Dunn filling in on bass). Watch for an imminent announcement of a mid-September Red Rocks show.
I see the word imminent. Yay!

Looks like another fine tour. Wow.
--
Style Change


Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2000 22:42:39 -0400
From: RE*AC*TOR
Subject: Three more cities

Fairly reliable sources give three more cities to add to the rumor list:

Haven't heard dates for those cities, but the routing through other cities with rumored dates gives a good guess for where they'd fall in the theoretical tour routing. Also no venues yet, but since most of the other rumored venues are sheds, I'd look for a shed in these new cities, too.
. . . RE*AC*TOR


Date: 01 Jun 2000 14:01:11 -0400
From: Gordon.Paul@state.me.us
Subject: Tweeter Date?

Just got this straight from the calendar section of today's Boston Globe. Steve Morse Entertainment report states that August 12 has been scheduled for Neil to perform with musicians Keltner and Dunn on that Saturday. No word yet when tickets will be announced. Checked the Tweeter Center's website and August 12 is open.
from zuma in maine


Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 10:32:52 -0700
From: Tom Hambleton <thambleton@pacbell.net>
Subject: Keltner to be busy...

There's an article in the Sunday, May 29 San Francisco Chronicle entertainment section about a just released Charlie Watts & Jim Keltner collaboration CD. At the end of the article it talks about Keltner's touring plans with Neil...

"However, Watts notes, don't expect on him and Keltner to play any shows to support their recording, especially with his drummer pal back on the raod with Neil Young for an extended period after the CSN&Y dates"
Tom


Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 15:37:46 -0600
From: Rob O'Neill <roneill@gse.utah.edu>
Subject: What about the Horse?

In the one-page interview with Neil in the recent issue of Spin (the one with Moby on the cover), they ask him about playing again with Crazy Horse. He sounds very positive about the possibility of playing loud and rocking out again, but mentions that he would have to be protective of his hearing....

There's also a positive review of Silver & Gold in the issue as well.

Rob


Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 11:28:42 -0400
From: aditmore@integrion.net
Subject: Farm Aid date pretty clear

Pollstar.com is now listing a "Farm Aid 2000" date. Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young are all listed at the Nissan Pavillion on SUNDAY, September 17. Here's an excerpt from an article on the web site:

Willie Nelson has once again settled on the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Va., near Washington, D.C., as the venue for the annual Farm Aid benefit on September 17, a spokesperson for the organization told Pollstar.

Nelson will again be joined on stage by Farm Aid co-founders Neil Young and John Mellencamp, with more performers to be announced soon, the spokesperson said.


Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 12:24:54 PDT
From: rick shearer <tiorick@hotmail.com>
Subject: After the tour

Hi Rusties, in the Tom Green-cover issue of the old fashioned paper version of Rolling Stone there's a small article on the CSNY tour. It says the tour sold out many dates, averaging 94% sell out -- and it made $43M bucks. They said the tour could have been extended, and there was lots of interest from other parts of the world. They quoted Crosby as saying something like they would've liked to have done more shows but they were all "crispy critters" by the time they got to St. Louis.

Quotes from Crosby and Nash seemed to indicate everyone was happy and would probably do more in the future. Nash said something like Neil was happy and that he considered Neil to be their leader and it was good to have a leader who was also a genius.

The article said they filmed in Chicago and Philly and that a video/DVD and CD would come out in the fall. (The article also quoted Nash as saying they varied the set list a lot, so that probably puts his comments in doubt... : )

Glad to read a post-concert quote from any one of those guys. I was wondering how they felt about the tour now that it was complete.

Rick 'proto-rustie'


Date: Sun, 21 May 2000 15:48:33 EDT
From: BScore@aol.com
Subject: Farm Aid date unclear

According to a Launch.com article, a Farm Aid spokesperson says that Farm Aid 2000 is to be held on Sunday, September 17 -- not on Saturday the 16th as reported in Billboard.

Peace, love, happiness and Neil,
Free-Roamin' Soul
Bob Sagerer


Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 07:59:13 -0400
From: Mark <spowers@sprint.ca>
Subject: Warner Canada confirms tour?

Canada's Jam Music site has an article that seems to confirm the summer tour... Just wanted to share the article with everyoe. Have a great weekend.

mark


Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 22:14:11 EDT
From: YogiTeddy@aol.com
Subject: S&G Tour Stop: Hershey, PA?

Just got this info from a VERY reliable source: Neil will be playing at the Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on August 11th!!!


Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 12:19:35 -0400
From: RE*AC*TOR
Subject: Billboard sez Farm Aid is official

According to an article in Billboard, Willie has stated that this year's Farm Aid (which had been more or less a rumor up to now) is on for September 16, at Nissan Pavilion outside DC.
. . . RE*AC*TOR


Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 23:48:32 -0400
From: Mark F <ctdeadhead@megahits.com>
Subject: Hartford Confirmed?

Neil is confirmed for the Meadows in Hartford, August 14, according to the promoter. He says it won't be officially announced for a while, though. He has a talk show in Hartford and answers emails on the Meadows web site... I asked and he answered.


Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 14:04:34 EDT
From: JobyGoob@aol.com
Subject: S&G Tour Stop: Camden?

I heard from a friend of a friend that works at the Sony Entertainment Center in Camden, New Jersey that Neil is booked to play there Wednesday, August 9th. This is a very large outdoor arena, where Neil last played in 1997 with Crazy Horse.

Joby
In your eyes and on your mind


Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 12:10:18 -0400
From: Bill Schwab <wgs@billschwab.com>
Subject: S&G Tour Stop: Detroit?

Just got word from a friend who works on the inside at Pine Knob in Clarkston, Michigan that Neil is supposedly stopping there near the end of their season. This would be perhaps early Sept?

Bill


Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 06:59:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: Rob_Selby@webtv.net (Rob Selby)
Subject: S&G Tour Stop: Pittsburgh?

I just talked to a friend who works at Star Lake Amphitheater he said that they have a tentative date of Aug. 20 for Neil's Silver & Gold tour there, in Burgettstown near Pittsburgh.


Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 18:00:42 -0600
From: JohnShields@milehigh.net
Subject: S&G Tour Stop: Denver?

I read Mark Brown's weekly rock update in the Denver Rocky Mountain News today. It said to watch for a possible September Neil Young date at The Rocks. It also says that although Young has alluded to a solo tour, don't be suprised if he turns up with a band....

Fingers crossed over here.
SC


Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 18:44:23 -0400
From: Bill McDermott <darkglobe@erols.com>
Subject: Neil On The Beach

Hey, WBAB radio sez (tentatively - not confirmed) that Neil's playing Jones Beach on 8/17/00.

bill mcd.


Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 22:21:29 -0700
From: Jason <Gonulsen@SLU.EDU>
Subject: S&G Tour Stop: St.Louis?

Heard today on "K-Hits" Radio in St. Louis that Neil would be playing "with his band" at Riverport Ampitheatre in late August/September. They also said that the exact date would be given out late next week.

jason
first and last


Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 11:02:07 -0400
From: Max Glantzman <max@onix.net>
Subject: S&G Tour Stop: Jones Beach?

My calculus teacher (a big Neil fan) said that Neil is definitely playing at Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh, NY some time in August. She knew the date. She said it was announced somewhere, though I can't figure out where. Jonesbeach.com says nothing about it as of when I write this.

-Max


Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 21:03:53 -0400
From: Dan Timmerman <dtim@prodigy.net>
Subject: S&G Tour Stop: Cincinnati?

Today's Cincinnati Enquirer (4/30/00), in an article on up-coming events at Cincinnati's summer concert venue Riverbend Amphitheater, lists Neil Young among shows planned. No date or other information available in the article, though.

Dan Timmerman


Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 23:58:46 EDT
From: StrongsiIentype@aol.com
Subject: SNL Reminder

Just a reminder: Neil will be on Saturday Night Live next week (May 6th), with host John Goodman. Can't wait!


Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 08:01:21 -0400
From: David Shepard <ddshepard@erols.com>
Subject: S&G Tour Stop: Boston?

Friday's Boston Globe reported Neil likely to play Tweeter Center (aka, Great Woods) this summer.


Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 21:10:29 EDT
From: DwightC661@aol.com
Subject: S&G Tour Stop: Hartford?

Yesterday on the Mike & Jimmy Show (Mike Lapittino & Jimmy Koplik) on WPLR Radio 99.1 in New Haven, a caller asked about Neil. Jimmy K. (the major promoter around here in CT) said that Neil would be at the Meadow Music Theatre in Hartford the middle of August. He said that he couldn't give a date yet, but maybe on next Thursday's show.

He said that tix should go on sale in about three weeks. Neil's been very very good to us in CT the last few years. He must know that I need a LIVE NEIL fix about every six months.

When I hear a definite date, I'll pass it on. So far I haven't steered y'all wrong yet!!!


Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 19:52:41 EDT
From: NJBHanft@aol.com
Subject: CSNY2K Tour Gross

Billboard posted a small article about the CSNY tour's revenue. It grossed 43 million dollars -- apparently a very hefty total...

Lucas Hanft


Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 16:46:44 -0400
From: RE*AC*TOR
Subject: CSNY2K Mops Up

Check out the "box scores" for CSNY, reports recieved during week ending April 18 (covering dates through about April 9). In these figures, the numbers in parenthesis are the number of seats available and the number sold -- indicating that CSNY sold out all 11 of their shows that are in this table. Gross for these 11 shows is over $13 million (with conversion of the Toronto tix to US dollars):

   1. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 
        Madison Square Garden,  New York, N.Y.  April 3-4
        $2,770,888  (37,380/37,380)

   2. Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Janice Robinson 
        Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.  April 7-8
        $2,489,661 (29,117/29,962)

   3. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 
        Fleet Center, Boston, Mass.  March 26-27
        $2,452,186 (30,320/30,320)

   4. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 
        First Union Center, Philadelphia, Pa.  March 20-21
        $2,313,031 (29,370/29,370)

   5. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 
        Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ont.   March 30-31 
        $1,806,967 [$2,634,062 Canadian] (32,075/32,075)

   6. Bruce Springsteen 
        Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash.  April 4 
        $1,472,723 (22,415/22,415)

   7. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 
        MCI Center, Washington, D.C.  April 6 
        $1,369,204 (18,544/18,544)

   8. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 
        Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, N.J.  April 9 
        $1,363,172 (17,745/17,745)

   9. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 
        Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio  March 23 
        $1,280,241 (16,803/16,803)

   10. Bruce Springsteen 
         Rose Garden, Portland, Ore.  April 3 
         $1,184,865 (18,254/18,254)
. . . RE*AC*TOR


Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 18:45:23 -0400
From: RE*AC*TOR
Subject: S&G Tour is ON

Since the report of Elliot mentioning an August 6 start date for a Silver & Gold Tour, I haven't confirmed that specific start date, but I have gotten independent confirmation that the S&G Tour is more than just talk -- it's going to happen.

Of course when it comes to Neil, NOTHING is totally certain. But as of now, the tour planning is in progress, and appears to be starting August 6. Stay tuned...
. . . RE*AC*TOR


Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 16:47:40 EDT
From: GSGOLTZ@aol.com
Subject: S&G Tour confirmed?

I saw 5 shows: KC, LA, Anaheim, Hartford, and STL, plus the Storytellers taping. My impression was they were pretty consistant in terms of quality and content. At the last show we heard Neil was recovering from a stomach flu or something like that.

Back stage after the show, Elliot told my friend that Neil's Silver & Gold Tour starts August 6th.

Gary


Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 23:32:10 -0400
From: STEVEN C SLOOP <meona@bellatlantic.net>
Subject: Farm Aid virtually confirmed

Regarding the potential date for this year's Farm Aid, Pollstar now lists Willie Nelson at playing at the Nissan Amphitheater (site of last year's Farm Aid) for September 16th.
Steven Sloop


Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 14:12:37 -0400
From: RE*AC*TOR
Subject: All Tomorrow's Parties

That's the name of an Alt-Rock festival in England held in April. For next year's festival, they're already announcing that they want Neil. See the NME article.
. . . RE*AC*TOR


Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 15:37:24 -0700
From: Mark <mstrand@dataex.com>
Subject: Neil Ill at Milwaukee?

A friend talked to some of the road crew at the Oasis show at the Riverside on Sunday evening. They told him that Neil had been ill for the past few days, so much so that he was wheeled around in a wheel chair at times. They went on to say that he was feeling better on Sunday afternoon.


Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 03:23:41 EDT
From: SSandman97@aol.com
Subject: Silver & Gold Tour after all?

Saturday on the Sacramento "Classic Rock" radio station, one of the DJ's reported on what was supposedly comments from Jim Keltner. Keltner was promoting an upcoming release from himself with Charlie Watts.

According to Keltner, there are currently no plans for continuing the CSNY tour beyond the scheduled dates, but the "Big 4" (CSNY) "may be doing something together next year."

The "news", according to this report, is that Keltner and Duck Dunn will be touring with Neil this summer in support of Neil's release of Silver & Gold. No mention of dates or location.

Wish I had more details, but that was all that was said.

Steve


Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 13:59:12 -0400
From: RE*AC*TOR
Subject: Tour Box Office

I'd guess that the tour's average box office will be close to $1M per show. I've seen a fair number of "top concert gross" lists this year, and CSNY shows are consistently within the top 10. Early in the tour they carried like 6 or so of the top 10. Here are some recent numbers (chart is a couple of weeks old):

Top Grossing North American Concerts
 1 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - National Car Center - Sunrise, Fla. 
          (March 9-10). Total Sales $2,057,142.
 2 - BACKSTREET BOYS, JUNGLE BROTHERS - Conseco Fieldhouse - Indianapolis. 
          (March 10-11). Total Sales $1,403,140.
 3 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Ice Palace - Tampa, Fla. 
          (March 6). Total Sales $1,112,428.
 4 - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG - National Car Center - Sunrise, Fla. 
          (March 12). Total Sales $1,102,560.
 5 - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG - Ice Palace - Tampa, Fla. 
          (March 11). Total Sales $1,067,366.
 6 - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG - Target Center - Minneapolis. 
          (Feb. 26). Total Sales $1,050,618.
 7 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Reunion Arena - Dallas. 
          (March 13). Total Sales $1,026,638.
 8 - TINA TURNER, LIONEL RICHIE - Palace - Auburn Hills, Mich. 
          (March 26). Total Sales $910,317.
 9 - TINA TURNER, LIONEL RICHIE - Allstate Arena - Rosemont, Ill.
          (March 25). Total Sales $873,635.
10 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - New Orleans Arena - New Orleans. 
          (March 19). Total Sales $857,875.
Note that the Boss's $2M in Sunrise, and the BSBoys at Conseco, were both for TWO shows. If you look at SINGLE shows, BSBoys wouldn't even be on this chart, and only the Boss's Tampa show would be higher than the 3 CSNY shows here...
. . . RE*AC*TOR


Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 12:47:08 -0400
From: John.Scott@scotttraffic.com
Subject: Most Ridiculous Item of the Day

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, on his web page, has an blurb he calls the "Most Ridiculous Item of the Day". Here's what his current one says:

"Time now for the most ridiculous item of the day.

"I was lucky enough to see the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young concert last night at Madison Square Garden. These geezers were great and when I hear kids talk about Smashing Pumpkins I just grin.

"Neil Young is a mad genius and the other three sounded terrific. The only disconcerting note was when some of the younger members of the audience ... danced to the protest song Ohio. I thought Young was going to have a heart attack.

"That was ridiculous, but the rest of the concert was first rate."


Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 18:53:42 +0200
From: Matthias Butterweck <matt@butterweck.de>
Subject: Neil NOT in Germany

Just got off the phone with the venue for the advertised show in Oberhausen. They told me that Neil has canceled his tour in Germany. No plans for a new tour yet. They also removed the show from the schedule on their web site.

I don't know if this applies to all of Europe or just Germany.

Bummer!   :(

Matt


Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 13:16:54 -0500
From: Becky Cheney <cheney@seark.net>
Subject: Good Morning CSNY

I heard Diane Sawyer this a.m. on Good Morning America talking about last night's show. Charlie and the goofy weather guy were going on about Elton John (who had some kind of benefit in NYC last night with broadway people) -- saying that "everyone who was anyone was at Elton's gig." Diane kindly disagreed and said she was at the Garden to see Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. She added that they had the place rockin'.

Her overall take on the show? "Ohhhh, ohhhh, ohhhh!"

Hey - I think she liked it! :-)

Becky
(the tv-aholic)


Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 10:11:54 EDT
From: Hoychoy@aol.com
Subject: Stern Missed It

Just happened to catch a little of the Howard Stern Show this am. Stuttering John mentioned he went to the CSNY show and commented how great it was. Said he sat behind Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve. Howard lamented that he wished he could have gone, but it was just too late considering his schedule.

Howie asked if Neil did any solo material and when John told him what Neil had played, Howard sang a little Cinnamon Girl and Southern Man. He then mentioned the Rolling Stone article about CSNY and commented that Neil was their de-facto leader.


Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 06:45:17 EST
From: JHuelder@aol.com
Subject: Neil In Germany!

I read in a german newspaper, EXPRESS, that Neil Young is going to perform in May on the 22nd in Oberhausen, Germany. Apparently tickets are already on sale via CTS (or by phone at +49 231 120 33 33).

juergen


Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 10:17:57 -0500
From: RE*AC*TOR
Subject: Neil to Croz: Workout

According to a Toronto Sun interview, Neil pushed Croz to hit the gym before the tour...
. . . RE*AC*TOR


Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 22:39:53 +0200
From: THB <tbugsett@online.no>
Subject: Neil Alone in Europe?

From Warner Norway's official site:

Neil Young til Europa?
Heftige rykter vil ha det til at Neil Young kommer til Europa p turn i lpet av sommeren. De samme ryktene vet fortelle at det blir Neil Young alene med gitar og piano.
OK, OK. Here's a translation:
Neil Young to Europe? Hot rumours say that Neil Young will tour Europe during the summer. The same rumours tell us that this is going to be Neil Young alone with guitar and piano.
- Thor


Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 09:21:38 -0500
From: RE*AC*TOR
Subject: No further CSNY2K?

There's a pretty good Rolling Stone interview with Neil that was done during his recent sidetrip to Austin. It mainly covers the Silver And Gold "film" and Silver & Gold album. But the final comment in it meshes with a recent Graham quote, regarding follow-on to the current CSNY2K tour schedule:

As for the CSN&Y tour, which kicked off on January 25 in Detroit, Young only had praise. "I'm happy with it," he enthused. "As far as for continuing it, I don't think we're going to go any further with it, because we've played forty shows, and that's a lot of shows."
But also in there, regarding touring the Silver & Gold album:
Even though Silver & Gold, is Young's first studio album in half a decade, he won't be taking his new material out on the road. "I already did that," Young chided, referring to last year's solo acoustic tour. "I did it first. That's the way we did Rust Never Sleeps. We went out and played all the songs. Everything on Rust Never Sleeps is live. We just took the audience off."
So he's not going to tour S&G, and he's most likely not going to do any more CSNY2K dates. I guess we shouldn't be surprised if he takes a break at that point (as he's done a fair amount over the last few years), but dare we hope that maybe it'll be time to break the Horse out of the stable for a few laps...?   :-)
. . . RE*AC*TOR


Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 21:58:49 -0800
From: Jason <Gonulsen@SLU.EDU>
Subject: Rage at Bridge?

Wall of Sound news is reporting that Elliot would like Rage Against The Machine to play this year's Bridge show.

jason
first and last


Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 20:17:32 PST
From: Deb Schulmeister <sunscreen7@hotmail.com>
Subject: Farm Aid date?

From an Arlo Guthrie Itinerary list:

09/16/2000    Washington, DC    Farm Aid
Mark your calendars.......
Hey Mike, can I stay at your house again?

Deb
Rewriting the Rules


Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 09:02:18 -0600
From: nic arp <narp@inav.net>
Subject: Neil almost plays TVZ Tribute

i'm on a townes van zandt list. townes' widow, jeanene, is also on the list and posts frequently -- in fact, she's its administrator. she posted her account of a TVZ tribute show that mc'd the other night. i thought i'd post some excerpts--there is some specific neil content here.

There were a whole bunch of Willie fans there.

Neil Young and David Crosby had called to say they were on the way so the show coordinator was cutting songs off the first acts to make room for them.

I then announced a 15 minute break and that when we return we'll be treated to Willie Nelson and Family.

I went to the alley for a smoke and a limo followed by a couple of cars and trucks pulled in. I asked if it was Neil Young but they said no, they were with him and he was on his way.

Then Willie came off his bus and came inside. I gave him a big hug and thanked him so much for coming. He took the stage and pretty much did his regular set.

The paper reported that Neil Young's plane was late and he arrived just in time to tell Willie Hi and Bye.

oh well, almost a story about a cool impromptu neil set. but it WAS a story about townes van zandt who was one of the greatest songwriters ever--i've heard that neil was a fan. how could he not be? they're both extraordinary songwriters. for the uninitiated, go buy TVZ's "Far Cry From Dead". Really great stuff...

nic


Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 16:19:13 -0500
From: M Mariko Yamashita <71461.1740@compuserve.com>
Subject: Neil electrifies Croz

I caught David Crosby on the Charlie Rose Show today, talking about his book and documentary Stand and Be Counted, of which they showed a long clip.

I enjoyed Charlie Rose asking at the end, "I have to ask. You're now touring with C, S, N and Y (his emphasis) ... what has that been like?" Crosby responded that playing with Neil is "like sticking your finger in a wall socket". Charlie Rose seemed to enjoy that comment and said that he was definitely attending the show when it hits his town.

fields of green


Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 21:53:29 -0500
From: Jim & Judy Widrick <jwidrick@northnet.org>
Subject: Neil at the Speedway?

We live in Upstate New York. Today one of our local radio stations stated that Neil Young is coming to a place called Evans Mills International Speedway in Evans Mills, NY.

Judy and Jim Widrick


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