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Tour Watch 1997
(Archive 5: 5/14/97 - 5/30/97)
See The 1997 Tour pages for full 1997 touring details.

Tour-Related Rumors, Snoopings, News Releases

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From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 11:59:44 -0400
Subject: CONFIRMED: Euro Tour Off (Postponed?)

I've gotten confirmation from independent sources that the Euro-Tour IS off, attributed to the finger cut.... :-(

(And after I busted my butt to get all those T shirts over there in time.... :-)

Reportedly, an attempt will be made to reschedule for the fall. Here's one report on the MTV web site. And here's the press release from Warner Brothers.

This is a bit weird -- he supposedly cut his finger two weeks ago (remember the cancelled second night at the Catalyst?) -- yet this just comes out now. I suppose that he might have been waiting to see if it would heal quickly, and progress wasn't good.

My condolences to all Euro-Rusties...!

. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 07:21:13 -0400
Subject: HORDE firms up

There are too many updates to the HORDE schedule to describe here. Take a look at The 1997 Tour pages for all the new dates, confirmed old dates, changed dates, etc.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: kkprint@dowco.com
Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 08:43:09 -0700
Subject: No HORDE at the GORGE

Hi Rusties,
I emailed the Gorge and this was their response. Sounds like a definite NO. Portland, anyone?????

> Hello:
>  The Horde tour will NOT be playing the Gorge this year.
>  Sorry and we do hope you'll choose another event to attend.
>  Thanks for contacting The Gorge / Universal Concerts.
Motorcycle Mama

From: mraney@mail.utexas.edu (Michael Raney)
Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 07:29:14 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: HORDE in Austin

The local newspaper, the Austin American-Statesman, reports that a booking agency, PACE, is holding August 23 as a possible date for HORDE at Southpark Meadows in Austin, but it also says that PACE is reportedly hedging on the show because initial sales in other markets have been weak.

Another section of the Austin American-Statesman says "HORDE looks pretty definite for Southpark Meadows on Aug 23."

From: Kevin Woodward <ksrr@dmv.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 16:25:39 -0400
Subject: Another Jersey Show

Looking at the Garden State Arts Center web site, sure enough: HORDE on 8-19!

Kevin--Union Man

From: Jeff Connelly" <jrc@sirius.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 14:13:31 +0000
Subject: For real: HORDE at the Shoreline

There's an ad in the e'er-reliable San Francisco Bay Guardian today for HORDE at the Shoreline on Friday, July 11 at 4pm. Tickets go on sale this Sunday. $30. (I'm so fucking sick of festival prices!!! Sorry.)

And, of course, in the fine print: "No cameras, video or recording equipment." Oh boy, here we go...

Hip Drag Queen

From: Mark Fochesato <mfochesato@environews.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 12:44:56 -0400
Subject: HORDE at SPAC

I hear that Blues Traveler will be playing with Neil at SPAC in Saratoga, NY. Could be a really intersting combo, don't ya think? No tickets yet...

From: David G Skoglund
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 12:05:10 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: HORDE Somerset - On sale inf

Tickets for the 8/1/97 HORDE show at River's Edge in Somerset, WI go on sale this Saturday (5/31) at 10 AM CST. Tickets are $30 plus fees. This info comes from the ad in the 5/28 edition of the Cities Pages (a Minnesota weekly paper).


From: Susan.Allen@PSS.Boeing.com
Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 16:01:56 -0700
Subject: HORDE in Portland Oregon

Courtesy of the KMTT (Seattle 103.7 FM) web site:

Events for July 13, 1997

THE H.O.R.D.E. FESTIVAL - Sunday, 2:00pm at Portland Meadows, I-5 at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon. ... Tickets are $30.00 plus fees, on sale Saturday May 31 at Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 628-0888. Also, you can win HORDE ticket/bus packages this weekend (Saturday and Sunday May 31/June 1) on 103.7 FM The Mountain.

Dragon Mom -- at work and working hard

From: Mark Klus <mklus@netaxs.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 15:58:35 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Horde in NJ

I called the Sony Blockbuster Entertainment Center this afternoon and was told that the HORDE Festival is confirmed for Camden, but that the date is not yet set. My guess is mid-August. I had thought Aug.12, but there's another act (Jimmy Buffett) scheduled for that date. As soon as I learn of a concrete date, I'll let y'all know.

Mark (Powderfinger)

From: Chuck King <cking@minn.net>
Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 13:03:28 -0500
Subject: Reported Somerset on-sale date

Arc posted:
> 8/1 - Rivers Edge - Somerset, Wisconsin

I just got off the phone with the venue and they say this show is not yet confirmed. Nor does TicketMaster confirm the ticket on-sale date.

"Moe the Sleaze"
a.k.a. Chuck King

From: jbosco@dasw.com (John Bosco)
Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 12:04:21 -0400
Subject: HORDE on-sale dates

I just got off the HORDE Hotline, and it sounds like a bunch of shows are going on sale May 31st:

  • 7/13 - Portland Meadows - Portland, OR
  • 7/15 - Salt Lake City (Wolf Mountain ?) Utah
  • 7/23 - Sandstone - Kansas City, Missouri
  • 7/24 - Riverport - St Louis, Missouri
  • 7/25 - Deer Creek - Noblesville, Indiana
  • 7/27 - Pine Knob - Clarkston, Michigan
  • 7/30 - Polaris - Columbus, Ohio
  • 8/1 - Rivers Edge - Somerset, Wisconsin
    (212) 582-0228 - HORDE Hotline

    From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
    Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 07:46:47 -0500
    Subject: H.O.R.D.E. at Pine Knob

    That Clarskston, Michigan show is now listed in TicketMaster for July 27.
    . . . RE*AC*TOR

    From: bmeek@cleaf.com
    Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 23:19:34 -0500
    Subject: Dallas HORDE date

    Sunday in the Dallas Morning News it had a date of 8-24-97 for the HORDE show. The article said that Beck was not to be in Dallas as his participation was over by then. Still no listing in the Friday gig guide of the paper but maybe something will come out soon. TETANUS SHOT

    From: Kevin Driver <104513.3422@CompuServe.COM>
    Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 22:07:13 -0400
    Subject: Alpine Valley and World Music Theatre HORDE shows

    Today on the Terri Hemert show on WXRT, she mentioned tickets will go on sale June 21 at 10:00 amd for shows at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin and New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park.

    Sorry I can not remeber the exact dates but they will be in August.


    From: mazrim <shad-oh@psicorps.com>
    Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 20:11:58 -0800
    Subject: I'll have to see it to believe it

    I have just heard from a bay area person that Neil has "fired" Crazy Horse for the summer dates.


    From: Joe Berkemeier <jberk@expert.cc.purdue.edu>
    Date: Sun, 25 May 1997 07:13:26 -0500 (EST)
    Subject: HORDE at Deer Creek - July 25th

    Today's Indianapolis paper has the announcement... HORDE will hit Deer Creek July 25th. All tickets are $28, and they go on sale Saturday at 10am.

    'the loner'
    Joe Berkemeier

    From: txms@maptel.es (TMS)
    Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 18:05:47 +0100

    JULY 1......MADRID, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas (Bullring)
    also on the bill, SMASHING PUMPKINS
    price: 4,500 Pesetas
    capacity: 17,0000 people

    JULY 2.......SAN SEBASTIAN, Velodromo Anoeta
    bands on the bill still to be confirmed
    price: 4,500 pesetas
    capacity: 18,000 people

    JULY 3.......BARCELONA, Palau DéSports
    where Neil played 10 years ago -- NOT Palau St Jordi, thank God!!!
    capacity: 8,000 people
    price : 4,500 pesetas
    support bands : still to be confirmed. rumours: Dinosaur Jr.

    All tickets go on sale next week. 4,500 general admission. There´s no seats on the floor. Everyone takes whatever seat is free, so go there early.

    joshua r

    From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
    Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 10:37:29 -0400
    Subject: HORDE at Polaris (Columbus) Confirmed

    Now listed in TicketMaster. No ticket sales date yet, though.
    . . . RE*AC*TOR

    From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
    Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 20:26:29 -0400
    Subject: Another date in Spain!

    Based on a tip from "Jardo", I found a story in the El Pais newspaper. Not being Spanish literate, I think it says that he's now playing on July 1st in Madrid, at La Madrileņa Plaza de Las Ventas (which is a bull ring). It also confirms the other two dates in Spain in San Sebastion and Barcelona.

    Looking good for the Spaniards again...!

    Also says that Smashing Pumpkins will also be playing in the bull ring, and Jardo says that tickets will go on sale "next week".
    . . . RE*AC*TOR

    From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
    Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 12:06:03 -0500
    Subject: Toad The Wet Sprocket replaces Widespread Panic

    So says the Allstar web magazine, in this article Toad will be playing all HORDE dates.
    . . . RE*AC*TOR

    From: Lookout Mama
    Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 13:46:34 -0400
    Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

    From: JBeson97@aol.com
    Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 12:50:21 -0400 (EDT)
    Subject: Phoenix HORDE

    Got this E-mail from the local promoter. Looks promising!!!!!!

    > > Subject: Re: HORDE concert info.
    > > Date: 97-05-18 16:28:35 EDT
    > > From: jbeson97@aol.com
    > >
    > > Any news on if/when HORDE tour is coming to town?
    > > Is Neil Young headlining here?
    > Neil Young will be headlining the Phoenix date,
    > but no word yet on the exact date.

    From: Tom Hanna <hanna@pop.uky.edu>
    Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 09:25:44 -0400 (EDT)
    Subject: Cincinnati tix

    My brother just called and said he heard an ad for Cincinnati HORDE tickets going on sale Thursday.

    The Riverbend web site confirms it (for July 29th show).

    From: Mary Maguire <maguire@interlog.com>
    Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 21:15:35 -0400
    Subject: HORDE performers added

    Pollstar's gossip page shows:

    >   H.O.R.D.E. has added...
    >      ...Medeski Martin and Wood
    YES!! YES!!

    You won't be disappointed in these guys, Rusties!

    Happy Victoria Day, fellow Canucks   :)

    From: Gary A. Lucero <glucero@burgoyne.com>
    Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 09:57:22 -0700
    Subject: Wolf Moutain HORDE date/ticket sales

    My wife called Wolf Mountain and they say tickets (at Smith's TIX) go on sale Saturday, June 7 for the show on Tuesday July 15.


    From: Dale Hesselroth <drh@dtgi.com>
    Date: Sun, 18 May 1997 21:44:34 -6
    Subject: HORDE in Somerset, Wisconsin

    Today's Minneapolis StarTribune special section on summer events shows the following listing on August 1, 1997, "H.O.R.D.E. -- Organizers have yet to settle on a promoter but the musicians for this reliable hippie-rock gathering include Neil Young, Primus, Widespread Panic, and Morphine. River's Edge, Somerset, Wis."

    From: Niklas Aronsson <e96na@efd.lth.se>
    Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 11:39:19 +0200
    Subject: Malmo show date HAS changed!

    Hi everyone
    Just got out of bed and opened the entertainment section. SydSvenska wrote that the Malmo show has been moved to 12 June. The reason for this was that Neil didn't want to play two shows in a row, due to a throat surgery he had a few years back. And the guy who booked the tour obviously didn't know this. So I guess the info we got the other day WAS correct.

    Perhaps that's why other show have been canceled. Neil may have seen the proposed tour and just put the foot down. Do we know anything about a throat surgery in recent years? They can't be talking about the one he had back in '75?

    Take Care

    From: l.frantz@selection-line.net (Frantz Leo)
    Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 06:50:11 +0200
    Subject: Luxembourg (June 9) tickets on sale

    Tickets are available at LBM-Ticket-Phone:(+352) 37 11 77
    Price: 1250.- Belgian Francs

    Have a nice day
    . . . Leo

    From: David Lybrand <reactor@HyperRust.org>
    Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 11:02:52 -0500
    Subject: Irvine HORDE: tickets on sale TOMORROW!

    Ticketmaster's showing:

    > On Sale 5/17/97 (all times local)
    > 10:00AM  HORDE Festival, Irvine Meadows,
    >                                Los Angeles, 7/17/97, 30.00
    Everybody get hopping!
    . . . RE*AC*TOR

    From: Midnight Rider <richl@dfw.net>
    Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 18:38:49 +0000
    Subject: More on the Dallas rumor

    The Ft. Worth paper noted over the weekend that HORDE is tentatively scheduled for Dallas (at the new TX Motor Speedway north of Ft. Worth) on Aug 2nd. Perhaps I'll get to see Neil 4 or 5 times if he makes all the close dates: Houston, Austin, Dallas, Ok. City ... :) ... but I'm not holding my breath.

    Midnight Rider

    From: jel <jel@htas.dk>
    Date: Thu, 15 May 97 16:06:08 MET
    Subject: Date confusion Malmo show 11th of June

    I understand that there is some uncertainty about the actual date for the Malmo show. A recent info-flyer from the NYAS about the European tour dates stated that the Malmo show was on the 12th of June and not as previously mentioned on the 11th of June.

    For Malmo-going Rusties info and other interested parties:

    My tickets (and other Rusties' tickets as well) say the 11th of June and to be even more certain I have today called the Tourist Office in Malmoe and they also confirmed that the date IS the 11TH OF JUNE.....

    Hope this clarifies things a bit - BUT - remember you never know with this Neil-character ..

    Rust on...

    From: Lookout Mama
    Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 13:38:58 -0400
    Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

    From: Alan Jenkins <nyas@CompuServe.COM>
    Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 06:15:52 -0400
    Subject: European Tour dates

    You'll find the European Tour dates on the NYAS homepage - supplied by the tour promoter in London (he arranges the whole tour). One or two dates may change but this is the state of play at present.


    From: vlada <vladesco@colba.net>
    Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 03:33:23 -0400
    Subject: Highgate, VT

    I talked to APB, the Highgate promoters, today because I wanted to know what was happening with the summer tours. They told me: Furthur and Tragically Hip Fest will be confirmed next week, HORDE is definitely not going to happen, and ABB and the Vince Welnick - Jefferson Airplane - The Band tour are unknown quantities at this moment.

    He seemed pretty adamant about it too.

    Since it doesn't seem that Neil will be coming to Montreal either, seems like Spac is better than nothing.


    From: Lookout Mama
    Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 23:12:23 -0400 (EDT)
    Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

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