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Tour Watch 2001
(Archive 22: 1/5/01 - 3/19/01)
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Tour-Related Rumors, Snoopings, News Releases

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Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 11:14:00 -0800
From: Riccardo Merli <neilyoung@pointest.com>
Subject: More on Italy rumor

Yesterday I saw an organizator of the Brescia Summer Festival, and he said that Neil maybe will perform in July, but not on the 6th, because that day is Mark Knopfler's. Neil would be in the days after...
Bye bye, Ricky

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 13:28:08 +0900
From: masayasu koga <koga@fm802.co.jp>
Subject: Japan virtually confirmed

Today I've just heard from Japanese Promoter SMASH that Neil is confirmed for Fuji Rock Festival, for July 28. An official anouncement will be released on 03/26 in Japan.

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 12:15:13 +0900
From: Hiro Nishiyama <hhiirroo@tkb.att.ne.jp>
Subject: How likely Japan?

Yes, it's more than a rumor! Fuji Rock Festival (since 1997) is the biggest summer rock fest in Japan. In past years, along with many Japanese bands, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, Iggy Pop, Bjork, Rollins Band, Phish, ZZ Top, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave and many many more US & Euro musicians have played there.

The boss of the SMASH corporation (the promoter) has already announced half-officially about "The old horse-master from the land of maple" (not mentioned with a straight "NY&CH" yet). He also says "He said he would not appear as rumored at The Big Festival."

An official press release should be announced in a few days.

Oh please, European rusties, give us a chance for this time. We waited for 12 years to see Neil here, and 25 years for The Horse!!!

Hiro Nishiyama
one of Ordinary People

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 19:54:47 +0900
From: masayasu koga <koga@fm802.co.jp>
Subject: Neil in Japan?

The Japanese promoter SMASH has contacted Neil about an appearance at the Fuji Rock Festival.

The official Ricky Lee Jones page mentions Neil as playing there along with her, too.

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 10:41:47 +0100
From: Jörn Eskildsen <je@fugle.dk>
Subject: Another Roskilde report

Regarding the Denmark possibility, a local newspaper here (Horsens Folkeblad) yesterday reported:

"Bob Dylan returns to Denmark this sommer. He performs at the Roskilde Festival on Saturday, June 30th. Roskilde also presents another of the absolute TOP-artists, Neil Young." Way to go, Roskilde! See you there!

Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 20:43:19 +0100
From: Frank Nowak <f.nowak@surfeu.de>
Subject: Neil & Bob in Denmark?

According to the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet it's likely that Bob Dylan as well as Neil Young will play at this year's festival...


Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 19:49:19 +0100
From: Joachim@zoom-records.de
Subject: SIX dates in Germany

Now it's official. Neil and The Horse are rocking in Germany.

The dates are:

Tickets go on sale on THIS Thursday (except for the Frankfurt show, which is already on sale.

The tour is organized by Marek Lieberberg, and they said that Neil will NOT play at the Rock am Ring or the Rock im Park festivals in June. Thanks, Marek ;-)


Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 11:13:27 -0500
Subject: German Tix on sale NOW!

Regarding the Erfurt announcement, Joachim (of the German Rust-Ring) did some checking and found that the date for that show is actually July 7th, and that sales for that show will start this Thursday. Stay tuned for more info.

Big News: Joachim has discovered that a show at the Frankfurt Festhalle on June 20th is ALREADY ON SALE! Here are the details.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 09:15:35 +0100
From: Bernd.Arnold@mailcity.com
Subject: German date announced

Looks like Neil's scheduled for Erfurt, Germany (for those not familiar, it's right in the center of the country, in the state of Thuringia) on June 26, at the "Messe Erfurt" ("Erfurt Fair").

That's according to their website.

Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 17:34:34 +0100
From: Francesco Lucarelli <lucarelli.f@tin.it>
Subject: Italy rumor: now more specific

Regarding the rumor of a show in Brescia, Italy... You can add to the speculations a specific date: July 6.


Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2001 05:08:10 -0800
From: Lawrence Perlman <perlmal@sunysuffolk.edu>
Subject: Another NY in NY rumor

After hearing Harvest Moon on the radio last night (I think on 104.3), the jock said look for possible Neil dates in New York late summer... Also heard similar rumor a few weeks ago from a contact at SFX... Keeping my fingers crossed...

Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 05:43:09 -0800
From: steve brown <weld_uk@hotmail.com>
Subject: Another England rumor...

I've been told to watch for Finsbury Park, June 23... Here's hoping!

Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 01:08:10 -0800
From: THB <tbugsett@online.no>
Subject: Norway details

In today's "VG" (Norway's largest newspaper), an article says that Neil Young & Crazy Horse are confirmed for the Oslo Spektrum on the 4th of July. Only 7000 (seated) tickets are on sale. Ticketsale starts tomorrow!!

The newspaper story runs about half a page, with a color pic from Rio (the online story has a different picture).

Nothing has come up on the Billettservice (which is Norway's Ticketmaster) site yet, but I called the venue and they confirmed tickets were on sale tomorrow!


Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 18:21:08 +0100 (MET)
From: Daniel Persson <e7daniel@etek.chalmers.se>
Subject: Neil also in Norway & Finland

Besides the already reported show in Stockholm on July 3rd, Neil Young & Crazy Horse will play in Helsinki, Finland on July 1st, and in Oslo, Norway on July 4th.

This comes from a Warner press release. Really great news!!!


Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 00:51:43 +0200
From: Mikko Saari <saaren.mikko@kolumbus.fi>
Subject: Neil in Sweden!

Neil is going to play in Nothern Europe, at least in Sweden! Stockholm's Globe Arena has him down for a show on July 3rd.

Mikko Saari, Helsinki, Finland

Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 10:26:36 -0800
From: Mike Cordova <expecting2fly@yahoo.com>
Subject: Why so short...

Here's a little "heresay" about the Palladium show from a friend of band. Says that "Neil and the guys were waiting for an encore in the wings but the lights went on." That explains the short set.

Looks like Neil and the boys have learned that when you're a warm-up act, you can't leave the stage 'cause you ain't gettin' it back. :-)

Expecting To Fly

Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 11:55:39 -0800
From: StrongsiIentype@aol.com
Subject: NY in NY?

I'm hearing there's a show in New York on the 31st of March.

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 08:40:00 -0800
From: Jeffrey Lindholm <JRL6B@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu>
Subject: Charlottesville Ticket sales

Since there's been confusion about this, here's info on the ticket sales for the Dave Matthews/Neil show in April from our local radio station, WWWV.

Note that there are special phones to call to get the "presale" tickets. I assume that they'll know whether you're "local" from the zip code on your credit card address.


On sale Friday, March 2nd at 6:00PM at the Scott Stadium Box Office, charge by phone or order online.

The Scott Stadium Box Office will hold a wristband lottery system on Friday, March 2nd for Charlottesville residents and UVA students.

Numbered and color-coded wristbands will be distributed between 4:00 and 5:00PM at Scott Stadium's south-east gate closest to Stadium Road and Whitehead Road. At 5:00 PM, the color and numer for the first ticket to be sold will be drawn by lottery. Wristband holders will then be lined up by number inside the stadium. Tickets will be sold from 6:00 to 10:00PM

NOTE: Everyone who arrives between 4:00 and 5:00PM will have an equal chance to the first ticket. Under this lottery system, there is no advantage to coming early.

The ticket price is $46.50 plus Ticketmaster service charge. The Scott Stadium Box Office will accept cash or major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, American Express) ONLY! No checks will be accepted. Each purchase is limited to 4 seats on the field or 6 in the stands.

Charge by phone will also take "pre-sale" telephone order from local residents on March 2nd beginning at 6:00PM by dialing 804-262-8100. If this number is busy you may call long distance at 540-343-8100 or 757-671-8100.

The general public ticket sales are Saturday morning.

Surfer Jeff Lindholm

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 03:47:10 -0800
From: Thomas.Ryan@INGBank.com
Subject: Ireland Rumor

I have just heard a rumour (obviously unconfirmed as yet) that Neil will team up with Bob Dylan for an outdoor gig in Ireland this summer. To be sponsored by Guinness just tops it all off.


Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 08:27:51 -0800
From: Jeffrey A. Kerlin <jak@cstone.net>
Subject: Crazy Horse at DMB Show confirmed

It is now on the Dave Mathews Band website, along with announcements over the local media, that indeed Neil Young and Crazy Horse will be playing the Dave Mathews Band benefit show on April 21 at Scott Stadium...

Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 05:36:20 -0800
From: Jeffrey A. Kerlin <jak@cstone.net>
Subject: More on DMB Benefit

The Dave Mathews Band benefit show on April 21 is a sure thing. It has been reported in all the newspapers here, and the University has approved the concert. In fact, Dave approached the university last year about having a concert at Scott Stadium but it was nixed due to the expansion work that was currently going on at the stadium.

There has been no word as of yet about the appearance of Neil in the local press, or on the Dave Mathews Band website

By the way, DMB will be on Saturday Night Live this weekend, as well as on the Charlie Rose Show and Letterman on Monday night.

Charlottesville, VA

Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 22:22:16 -0500
From: Robert B. Jones <gunned.down@home.com>
Subject: Neil at DMB benefit show?

Nancies.org, one of the big Dave Mathews Band fan sites, is reporting that “inside sources” tell them that Neil Young and Crazy Horse will be opening for DMB at the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA. The proceeds from this show will benefit DMB’s charitable foundation. The people who run Nancies.org are from the Charlottesville area and are close with friends of the band, so that’s probably a pretty good source.

Tickets to the show go on sale next Saturday, March 3.

Rob Jones

Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 04:20:17 -0800
Subject: More on UK rumour

As reported, Neil is down as a possible at a UK event at the National Bowl in Milton Keynes (England) this summer. The festival itself has now been confirmed for July 27-29. It's a benefit for the Big Issue organization (which publishes magazines for homeless folks to sell). The festival will include camping.

Neil is not confirmed, but is still on the list of those being approached. They list him as a "strong rumour" along with Petty, Radiohead and others. Listed just as "rumour" are Dylan, Lou, Oasis, Pete Townsend and many others.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 12:22:39 -0800
From: Plantman <theplanthouse@ic24.net>
Subject: Another UK rumor

This could be good news for all you euro rusties... Or even our well-travelled US friends.

The eFestivals site is reporting Neil as a possible for a July festival. Could this really be true? If it is I guess I'll see you there.


Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 15:19:23 -0800
From: paul bronstein <pbronstein@hotmail.com>
Subject: False alarm

I've just got off the phone with the Robin Hood Foundation about the rumored show, and they say that the bill is the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and NOT also Neil. They claim that Pollstar got it wrong and just carried over the L.A. benefit info as if it was a tour. All tix would be purchased thru them, not thru Irving Plaza, only for those already in the membership.

Too bad, got my hopes up for a long minute there. Us East-coasters will just have to wait on this one.

Paul B.
cuts clean thru

HyperRust editor's note: Pollstar has corrected their listing.

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 13:32:20 -0800
From: Cary Winscott <kidrib1@pdq.net>
Subject: NY in NY?

Pollstar is reporting a show at Irving Plaza in New York in mid March. It lists the show as the "Robin Hood Foundation Benefit".

Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 16:00:52 -0800
From: caryn <clr@drizzle.com>
Subject: Crazy Horse to do benefit in LA

Here's a message I just saw:

Just heard on KROQ....

ON SALE SAT. @ NOON... $65-$150.... two ticket limit.
(drug counselor @ cry help)

It's listed on KROQ's concert page.
HyperRust editor's note: Here are details.

Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 18:39:41 EST
From: Ohswtlady@aol.com
Subject: On good authority...

I have it on very good authority that Neil will be in Europe this summer...CSNY or Crazy Horse (not sure). Also, I hear that Astrid will be in L.A. very soon.
Love to all, Ellen

Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 01:16:38 -0800
From: steve brown <weld_uk@hotmail.com>
Subject: UK Venues?

Anyone heard the latest Euro-tour rumor? I've now heard maybe there will be indoor dates in the UK....

Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 23:05:25 -0900
From: Joe Ray Skrha <joeray@ptialaska.net>
Subject: Down by the River Kenai?

We are also looking at seeing if Neil would play the Kenai River Festival... Kenai is half-way between Anchorage and Kodiak Island... We do a two day festival every year to raise money and public awareness to the Kenai River, the finest salmon river in the world, bar none... My sources tell me Neil is seriously looking at it as warm-up for summer tour...

From the south shore of the Kenai river,
Peace, Joe Ray

Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 16:16:22 -0900
From: Dan_Sharp@fishgame.state.ak.us
Subject: North To Alaska?

The Anchorage Daily News has posted an article today concerning ongoing negotiations for a show in Alaska this coming summer.

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 08:10:11 -0500
Subject: Another Slicerfinger?

In an article in NME, it's reported that Neil "hurt his finger" during Like A Hurricane at Rock In Rio. Blood on the wrist was also reported by a Rustie who was there. Hope that it's not too serious...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 10:14:13 -0800
From: rick shearer <tiorick@hotmail.com>
Subject: Neil time all over

I've seen it written by Fabio and others from Brasil that Neil starts at 1:00 am, Rio time. Rio is on daylight savings time. We aren't. That means that tonight Neil should be on at 7:00 pm PST, 8:00 pm MST, 9:00 pm CST and 10:00 pm EST in the US, which is also 3:00 am GMT, assuming that the 1:00 am Rio time is correct, and that they are punctual.

Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 13:11:36 +0100
From: Willem Venema <pckanjer@wxs.nl>
Subject: Pink Pop: Neil not likely

Please be informed that it is very unlikely that Neil Young will be performing at this years PINKPOP Festival in The Netherlands. I don't know who told you so, but believe me, it will not be the case for the following reasons:

Kind regards,
on behalf of Mojo Concerts and
board director of the programming committee, Pinkpop 2001

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 15:12:12 -0800
From: Fabio Augusto <facls@uol.com.br>
Subject: Neil time in Rio

The schedule from Rock in Rio states that Neil is supposed to be on stage around 1:00 am, Rio de Janeiro time.

Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 04:15:16 -0800
Subject: Cry for me, Argentina...

...cry and for all of the Rusties outside Buenos Aires who are dying -- -- -- dying to know how last night's show at the HOT Festival went! Anyone with ANY info, please pass it on!
. . . RE*AC*TOR

HyperRust Editors Note: Tentative set list received and posted. Confirmations and/or corrections welcome...

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 01:40:14 -0800
From: Steven Vincken <neilfreak@yahoo.com>
Subject: Another Euro-Rumour

Rumour: Neil will play the Werchter Festival in Belgium this year. Other acts "rumoured" to play the festival: Guns'n Roses, Faithless, Limp Bizkit, Tool. Sting is supposedly already confirmed.

Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 21:48:03 -0800
From: Joe Ray Skrha <joeray@ptialaska.net>
Subject: Rio Camera streams

The current locations where you can bypass the AOL servers and view the concerts via REAL PLAYER are as follows:

Just cut'n'paste one of those into the "Location:" box of your REAL PLAYER (if you're configured to show that field), or go to the FILE menu and use the OPEN LOCATION function. These streams will give access to one of three cameras (with audio) broadcasting the concerts. Different cameras show different stages.

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 15:47:03 -0800
From: Jordan Rinker <jrinker@speakeasy.org>
Subject: Packing...

The unofficial word from the Horse crew is that there is no rehearsal or show planned for The Warfield tonight... ...gotta pack for South America.

Long Live The Horse!! (and Old Black)

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 15:29:18 -0800
From: Karen Popp <kjpsun@earthlink.net>
Subject: No Warfield tonight...

Just spoke to Rick Rentler, who's in front of The Warfield. He just told me they have come out and announced tonight's show was "off". The last letters of the marquee are coming down as I type. Maybe Neil has to rest a bit before his trip to Argentina....

At least we had two rockin nights of the man in our town.


Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 04:16:58 -0800
From: Joe Ray Skrha <joeray@ptialaska.net>
Subject: Rock In Rio Webcast

After many hours or searching, I think I found a audio and maybe a video site for the Rock in Rio festival that starts tomorrow 1-12-2001. First up is James Taylor today... Enjoy!

From the Kenai River, Joe Ray

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 15:16:41 -0800
From: JMarr43106@aol.com
Subject: Neil in Rio on CNN

Looks like parts of Rock in Rio will be covered by CNN:

World Beat
CNN Cable News Network
Sunday - January 28, 2001
12:00 am - 12:30 am ET

Featured Artists

Special 2-part edition from Rock in Rio: -- featuring Silverchair, Guns'n' Roses, R.E.M., Neil Young, Gilberto Gil, Bebel Gilberto, Marisa Monte, 'N Sync, Britney Spears and many more.

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 06:15:33 -0500
Subject: Thursday show finally confirmed

Tickets for sale for tonight's Warfield show at 4PM Pacific time at Ticketmaster outlets (NOT on the web). Get 'em quick...

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 08:00:00 -0500
Subject: YOTH2K1 Underway

See the News Flash.

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 11:23:46 -0800
From: Fabio Augusto <facls@uol.com.br>
Subject: Neil's Rio "demands"

I live in Brazil, and I'll see Neil live in Rio de Janeiro on January 20th. Can't wait....

I saw in a Brazilian newspaper today some interesting info on Neil. Here is the translation:

"Rock icon Neil Young, who performs on the 20th, is the artist who has, so far, demanded the most dressing rooms for his crew. He asked for 7 dressing rooms to be reserved for his 25 companions. One room will be reserved so that he can receive visitors. Another one for him to be alone. Moreover, the order includes a room for Neil Young to work out, and another one for his dancers."
Dancers? Maybe he borrowed them from Britney Spears, who performs on the festival January 18th...

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 06:45:38 -0800
From: Jim Beller <jbeller@sirius.com>
Subject: Warfield shows confirmed!

The Warfield shows in San Francisco are now listed on Ticketmaster! They won't go on sale until noon. 2 tix per customer limit.


HyperRust Editor's note: direct links to the Ticketmaster purchase pages for the shows are on these pages: Wednesday and Thursday.
HyperRust Editor's note 2: There's a rumor that Neil is sick and that one or both of the shows may not happen. At this time, all I can recommend is to keep trying to see if tickets go onsale.
HyperRust Editor's note 3: The Wednesday night show is ON. See details here. Not sure about Thursday yet.

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 03:03:33 -0800
From: Joe Ray Skrha <joeray@ptialaska.net>
Subject: Rio broadcasts

I did a little research this last few days and found that the Rock In Rio festival that Neil is playing on 1-21-2001, is being broadcast live on DirectV-Brazil. I checked with DirecTV-America and they informed me they didn't pick this up due to their belief there would not be sufficient interest on this side of the canal.

Also, the Rock In Rio site lists a radio feed site that may be broadcasting the entire festival live around the world.

Note that James Taylor will kick the festival off in just two days. Stay tuned...

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 00:01:11 -0800
From: Ed Heffelfinger <approd@pacbell.net>
Subject: Stealth leak?

Regarding the Warfield shows, there's nothing about it on the Warfield web site...I even called the Warfield and there is no mention of it on their recording.

HyperRust Editor's note: It's also no longer listed on SFBayconcerts.

Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2001 22:09:56 -0800
From: Ron Wilcox <rwilcox@redshift.com>
Subject: Warm-up gigs?

SFBayconcerts lists Neil at the Warfield Wednesday, Jan 10 and Thursday, Jan 11. A tune up for the South American shows?

Date: Mon, 08 Jan 2001 15:35:59 -0800
From: GuyHaslam@aol.com
Subject: Yet more Europe rumors

As things stand, nothing has been confirmed about the Neilster coming over the big millpond, but my spies at the NME have confirmed that Neil 'has been approached' about the Rock Am Ring festival in Germany, Holland's Pink Pop and the All Tomorrow's Parties event in England. This wouldn't happen unless the Neilster let it be known that he was open to offers for the European summer festival season. As far as major acts are concerned, that covers June and July.

All Tomorrow's Parties probably comes too early in the year to be considered, so watch out for a possible UK one-dayer fest or two, like 1993's Glasgow and Finsbury Park dates with Booker T & the MGs.

Confirmed news has probably been delayed by the owner of the Glastonbury Festival pulling the plug on this year's festival. There'll be a lot of bands and promoters looking for alternative arrangements -- and the late confirmation of (and continuing uncertainty about) this year's Roskilde Festival, after last year's sad events.

Incidentally, Guns 'N' Roses have been confirmed at Rock Am Ring. Despite what we might think, they'll certainly top the bill on the last day. There's nothing the Germans like more than super-axe-metal-rockin-gruppen-musick.   :-)

All in all, it's looking very positive, but we'll probably have to be patient and wait a while for confirmed dates. The big question is whether it'll be with CSNY (unlikely, and expensive, to take the show abroad) or The Horse...


Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2001 11:56:56 -0800
From: MoMo <gironnay@club-internet.fr>
Subject: And more Europe rumors

Right now, besides the rumours for UK in April and Italy in July, there's also a Germany rumour. And if Neil decides to come to France, there's also a rumours that one festival is ready to welcome him. It's the Les Vieilles Charrues ("Old Plows") festival in Britanny. This is the best rock festival in France.


Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 17:49:06 -0800
From: Riccardo Merli <neilyoung@pointest.com>
Subject: Another Europe rumor

Hi all, I'm Ricky from Italy. On January 4th, an Italian newspaper said that Neil will be in Brescia (Italy) in July. Crossing my fingers!!!
Bye bye, Ricky

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