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Tour Watch 2000
(Archive 21: 9/1/00 - 12/21/00)
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Tour-Related Rumors, Snoopings, News Releases

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Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 21:46:29 EST
From: Connfused@aol.com
Subject: Another CSNY rumor

This afternoon on the radio on one of Connecticut's New Haven FM stations, the local promoter told a listener (who called in asking for Neil info) that Neil is teaming up with CSN again in 2001. Maybe this is in the cards for after his South American jaunt?

Dwight C.

Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 01:50:51 -0800
From: GuyHaslam@aol.com
Subject: All Tomorrow's Parties rumor

Over here in England, I'm getting a few more rumours about Neil coming over the pond for us. I have a couple of contacts at the NME, and there are still rumours about the Neilster coming over for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival at Camber Sands, Sussex, next April. This fest got a good write-up last year (Sonic Youth headlined) and the next fest already includes Yo La Tengo, Calexico and Television, so it can't be bad. I'll let you know of any further developments...

Peace and goodwill to us all,
UK Rustie

Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 07:56:47 -0800
Subject: Buenos Aires Press Release

Here's the press release for Neil's Buenos Aires gig. According to the Oasis web site, Oasis will be playing just before "headliner Neil Young".



     16, 17 & 18 of January, Polo Field

     REM, Beck, Neil Young and Oasis are the international acts which 
     will perform within the frame of the First Edition of "Buenos Aires 
     Hot Festival", promoted by Pop Art International.

     The event, which will happen on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and 
     Thursday 18th of January 2001 at the Polo Field, has music as its 
     axis and will integrate different cultural aspects.

     There will be three stages, the main one, for all the international 
     acts, and two secondary stages, which will feature all other local

     The show schedule will be:
      Jan 16 - ELECTRONIKA featuring the best international & local DJ's 
      Jan 17 - REM / Beck / Divididos 
      Jan 18 - Neil Young / Oasis / Ratones Paranoicos / Ignacio Peņa 

     Beck, REM and Neil Young will be performing in Argentina for the 
     first time. Oasis - who have successfully toured Argentina in 1998 
     - and REM will be introducing their new albums to the Argentinean

     Tickets can be purchased by calling to Ticketek (54-11) 4323-7200 
     and through Musimundo outlets.

Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 12:03:05 -0800
Subject: Crazy Horse confirmation

Various sources have confirmed that Neil will be going to South America with the Horse...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 16:04:59 -0800
From: Mike Raney <mrantex@yahoo.com>
Subject: More on Crazy Horse rumors

I spoke with a friend today about the Crazy Horse rumors and he confirmed (and he would know) that Neil is definitely recording a new record with Crazy Horse, and that they will be together for the South America dates.


Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2000 22:53:18 -0800
From: Laurie Hoffman <thedjsdaughter@socal.rr.com>
Subject: Crazy (Horse) rumors

I'm not at liberty to reveal my sources, but a little bird told me that the South American shows are being played with Crazy Horse; They and Neil are working on a new album; and they all are planning a European Tour for next summer.

The DJ's Daughter

Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 14:33:41 -0800
From: Guido Hinrichs <guido.hinrichs@gmx.de>
Subject: Euro-rumor

There are currently rumors circulating that Neil is going to play in Europe. An Austrian news magazine says that he´s going to play in Vienna on 03/16/2001. No other dates yet.

My guess: Euro-Tour in "July" 2001. :o(

Heart of Gold

Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 03:07:30 -0500 (EST)
From: Roel van Dijk <rdvdijk@shellyeah.org>
Subject: Argentina Confirmed?

Pollstar has added a new date for Neil...

Apparently Oasis is also appearing there that day.

Long ago in the museum

Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 08:29:03 -0000
From: young@dircon.co.uk
Subject: Argentina?

Reported in the most unlikely of sources, the UK tabloid newspaper THE SUN: There's a snippet about Oasis playing in South America in January 2001. They mention three shows: the Rock In Rio festival, a show in Paraguay with REM, and a show with Neil Young in Buenos Aires. This was from a discussion with Noel Gallagher. I guess if you are going to go to South America, one might as well do more than one show.

Adrian Matthews

Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 02:31:17 EST
Subject: Bridge Schedule Shuffle

The only change to the tentative sequence was to move Neil's set (which featured Friends & Relatives rather than being a solo set) to the slot right before CSNY. Makes sense, because the rythym section (Keltner & Duck) is the same for the two bands, simplifying the set change. And they did run long, with the show ending at about 1:00 AM again (almost as late as last year).

Adjusting yesterday's tentative schedule for the earlier start time and the shifted Neil set, today's tentative schedule (with approximate set start times) would be:

Again, do not rely on this schedule, as things quite often change at the Bridge shows, and times often run late.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 23:47:37 EDT
Subject: TENTATIVE Bridge Schedule

This is a rough tentative schedule for the Saturday Bridge School Benefit Concert, with very approximate set start times:

Do not rely on this schedule, as things quite often change at the Bridge shows, and times often run late.

It appears that the same schedule will apply on Sunday (3 hours earlier) but that too could very easily change.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 08:09:54 -0700
From: Matt Lim <mlim@nhwalnutcreek.com>
Subject: Rain On The Bridge

Rain has been forcasted for both days of the Bridge School Benefit Concert this year. Highs are predicted at 61 degrees and lows at 46. So dress warm and bring a poncho or maybe a change of clothes.

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 08:12:39 -0400
Subject: Bridge Webcast announced (finally!)

Intel has finally posted an announcement of the webcast of the Bridge School Benefit Concert this Saturday and Sunday. The actual page for the webcast (which will probably end up being on a page off this one at the Bridge School's own website) hasn't yet been set up.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 09:24:21 -0400
Subject: Looking for Bridge Webcast info

If anyone sees ANY details about how the Bridge School Benefit Concert webcast will be handled this week, please pass them on. Last year they used Yahoo's "broadcast" pages to coordinate the webcast (even though the actual links ended up at the Bridge School site). I checked with Yahoo and somebody there tells me that they will NOT be involved this year. I've also tried to get Intel (who's sponsoring the webcast) to respond to queries with no luck.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 19:48:13 -0400
Subject: Another CSNY tour?

In response to a rumor that CSN is feuding with Neil over his release of Road Rock (rather than an expedited CSNY live album/DVD) and had withheld CSNY cuts from his Archives project, Graham Nash issued the following statement:

"It's all bull... Neil knows that he has CSN's permission to use any track he wants to for his 'Archive' project. We have never even talked with him about his release of Road Rock.

"Neil can do what the hell he wants to with his music. Work on the CSNY DVD is going slowly due to prior commitments, but we are working on both the audio and the video. We have had CD's cut of our favorite performances of our songs.

"We will choose the best, then meet to discuss what songs should finally make it. Larry Johnson is doing the same with the video so work is going on. Post this and tell everyone out there to relax. Things are still great between us all and we are right now, making plans for the next tour."


Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 08:42:11 -0400
Subject: Rock In Rio says Neil will rock

According to the Rock In Rio web site (only on the Portuguese version of the site at the moment -- no mention yet on the English version), with a little help from a translator:

Neil Young is confirmed for
Rock In Rio For A Better World

Without a doubt this is one of the biggest attractions of the festival that will happen in January of 2001. The name most dreamed of, most hoped for, most negotiated by entrepreneur Robert Medina.

Since Rock In Rio II, Medina has tried to bring Neil Young to Rio. "I am experiencing a dream," confessed Medina after the signing of the contract this past Monday, October 9. Neil Young, who has never been to Brazil, will star on January 20 on the World Stage, the same night that Sheryl Crow will also sing.


Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 16:10:08 -0400
Subject: Neil to rock in Rio?

Pollstar is showing Neil playing Rock In Rio in Brazil on Saturday, January 20. Sheryl Crow is also showing for that day. Lots of other bands on other days.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 08:15:15 -0400
Subject: That's All Folks...

And so, with last night's Vancouver show, the Music In Head Tour is over. This one was for the Rusties, and I'm sure that the Rusties of the world who were able to make it to one of the shows will remember this tour for a long time...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 09:31:05 -0600
From: Tom Nash <tnash@tanning.com>
Subject: Farm Aid Aid

The Onion, a weekly satirical newspaper, mentions Neil and Farm Aid this week, with the following small article:

     'Farm Aid Aid' Concert To Benefit
     Struggling Farm Aid Concerts

     INDIANAPOLIS--A special Farm Aid Aid
     concert will be held Oct. 3 in Indianapolis
     to raise money for America's struggling
     Farm Aid concerts, event organizer Willie
     Nelson announced Monday.

     "Fifteen years ago, our nation's
     Farm Aid concerts were thriving,
     with millions of Americans flocking to
     see such artists as John Mellencamp,
     Neil Young, and myself," Nelson said.
     "But today, with ticket sales dwindling
     and subsidies nonexistent, countless 
     hard-working Farm Aid promoters
     have been forced to foreclose on bookings
     in amphitheaters one-tenth the size of
     the stadiums they once filled."
Music In Head

Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 00:34:34 EDT
From: Chris23R@aol.com
Subject: Bridge surprises?

This is only investigative speculation, but Santana will be playing the Concord Pavillion on October 28th, and he does not have a concert scheduled for the 29th. Since there are usually suprise appearances at the Bridge benefit show, maybe.....?

Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 15:13:12 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Farm Aid Highlights

The webcasters of Farm Aid 2000 will be providing highlights from the show. They'll be available on the same web page as the original webcast.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 20:20:15 EDT
From: Chris23R@aol.com
Subject: STP NOT at Bridge

STP will not be playing the Bridge Show, because they already have concerts scheduled for those two days. The 28th in New Orleans and the 29th in Houston.

Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 14:39:49 EDT
From: JJ93RX7@aol.com
Subject: STP at Bridge?

Heard rumors that Stone Temple Pilots were going to be added to the lineup for the Bridge benefit show.

Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 21:57:57 -0400
From: stuart <sthomas@chesco.com>
Subject: Webcast replay available

For any Rustie who missed it, Entertaindom is still showing the Red Rocks webcast (at the same page as before). Don't know for how long tho...

scrape the sky

Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 11:01:12 EDT
From: JGi5999858@aol.com
Subject: DVD of Denver Shows?

In a review in today's Denver Post, quote:

"...a camera crew was on hand,as well as audio technicians,capturing the concert for a live album and DVD sceduled for release in December."
There was also a very professional looking film crew filming last nights show so lets hope it becomes a reality. There's also an interesting statement in there about Neil:
"He doesn't give a rat's behind about the fabulous music biz - he refused a photo op with the promoter and turned down an interview with CNN. All he cares about is his family and his music, which is commendable."

Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2000 06:55:15 -0400
Subject: MIH Webcast TONIGHT

Don't forget, tonight's Music In Head tour show at Red Rocks in Denver is being webcast. It starts at 10:45pm Eastern Daylight Time.

You can test your web-cast viewing ability now by viewing the tour rehearsal video recorded earlier in Hawaii.

The actual webcast will be on this other page.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 18:31:54 -0400
From: Mark F <ctdeadhead@megahits.com>
Subject: Bridge XIV confirmations

The Bridge show line-up that was previously reported has been confirmed in an article on Billboard.com today. Tickets go onsale this coming Sunday.

It's also listed now on the Shoreline Amphitheater site.

TOM PETTY!!! Dammit, why can't I live on the west coast!

Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 22:15:52 -0400
Subject: Bridge XIV Line-up?

The following Bridge XIV line-up looks pretty likely at this point:

Tegan & Sara
Foo Fighters
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dave Matthews Band
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
, of course
You heard it here first...  :-)
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 13:12:51 -0700
From: Ed <EVR@cpdb.com>
Subject: Bridge rumor: RHCP

I'm not usually one to spread rumors but...
A Bill Graham Presents (okay, so they're really SFX) friend just shared word with me that the Red Hot Chili Peppers may be appearing at the Bridge show this year...


Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 10:25:18 -0400
Subject: Farm Aid Webcast

Rolling Stone will be webcasting Farm Aid again this year. (Looks like it's going to require Quicktime this time instead of Real Player.) The page for the web cast is here.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 21:02:23 -0400
From: Woodwards <ksrr@ispchannel.com>
Subject: More Farm Aid acts

These have been added to the show:

Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 21:37:44 -0800
From: Joe Ray Skrha <joeray@ptialaska.net>
Subject: Red Rocks to be webcast

I see a page on Entertaindom that shows Neil's 9/20 Red Rocks show as being scheduled for webcast.
. . . Peace, Joe Ray

Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 07:47:02 -0400
Subject: Santa Barbara Show 2

For those near Santa Barbara who may have missed the news, there IS going to be a second show at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Thursday, September 28. The tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Saturday) at 10:00am (Santa Barbara time).

. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 11:16:15 -0700
From: Chris U <lostfrog@well.com>
Subject: Santa Barbara

It is very cool that Neil Young is returning to Santa Barbara on the added leg of tour. On KYTD radio 99.9 they announced a 2nd show for 9/28. It's confirmed in the Santa Barbara Independent.

Even cooler is that the show is at the County Bowl (aka Santa Barbara Bow), which is a beautiful natural amphitheater nestled in a ridge on the side of the Riviera. It only seats 4500 or so, so it may be the smallest venue of the tour. However, there are no cheap seats for this show. The prices range from $88.50 to $48, and it seems that almost 1/2 the house is priced at the highest price level! There's really not a bad seat in the entire Bowl, though I'd rather be in the pit than 1/2 way back for the same price.

The last time Neil Young played Santa Barbara was the solo acoustic tour in 1989 when Pancho and Ben Keith would join him on stage for a few songs. He played a single show at the Bowl, and believe it or not it was only 3/4 full!

So, it's been a long drought for SB Neil. There's definitely a buzz around town about Neil coming to town. I think there are a lot of folks around here who like Neil but wouldn't ever drive to LA in order to see the show.

Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 17:20:05 EDT
From: DrConcert@aol.com
Subject: Farm Aid sequencing

I received a phone call today from a Farm Aid representative who asked me to pass along a few details about the show...


Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 22:57:41 -0500
From: David Jarrett <jarrettd@home.com>
Subject: Hank Williams III at Bridge?

Just found the Bridge benefit concert listed on Hank Williams III's tour schedule.

I saw him open for Beck earlier this year and he put on a great show...


Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2000 20:59:59 -0400
From: Woodwards <ksrr@ispchannel.com>
Subject: Farm Aid additions

According to Pollstar, Pat Green and Alan Jackson have just been added to the Farm Aid line-up.

Kevin--Union Man

Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 19:39:52 EDT
From: EFried4225@aol.com
Subject: Bridge Announcements coming?

A friend told me that he heard on KFOG late last night that they will be announcing the line-up for this year's Bridge concert on Tuesday, the 5th...

"After the Next Goldrush"

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