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Tour Watch 1997
(Archive 8: 8/6/97 - 9/18/97)
See The 1997 Tour pages for full 1997 touring details.

Tour-Related Rumors, Snoopings, News Releases

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From: caryn rose <clr@drizzle.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 11:02:10 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: More BRAD/Bridge

This just in, from the satchel online partnership:

 > Dear FH (Caryn),
 > The Partnership has just reported that Brad has
 > decided to pull out of the Bridge School Benefit
 > altogether because the dates were moved up a week.
 > I am so sorry about the conflicting reports, but I
 > just got this message this morning (or more aptly at
 > 2 am last night, but I had already gone to sleep).
This is STILL confusing, but at least we know that Bridge is still the same weekend we think/hope it is.

++cocaine eyes++

Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1997
Subject: Farm Aid moved to Tinley (Chicago)


From: Lookout Mama
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 20:14:09 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997
Subject: Farm Aid Canceled!


From: Lookout Mama
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 09:32:10 -0400
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997
Subject: Neil Joins CSNY at the Fillmore


From: caryn rose <clr@drizzle.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 14:35:31 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: BRAD names Bridge Date

just got this in -- this source is *extremely* reliable. Lookout Mama? Can you check on the dates????


---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Here are the additional tour dates, which complemented
> with the earlier dates, makes up the complete Brad tour
> schedule as verified by the Satchel Online Partnership.
>   Oct. 8 Toronto, ON Lees Palace
>   Oct. 9 Montreal, QU Les Fontenous Electriques
>   Oct. 24 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
>   Oct. 25 San Francisco, CA Bridge School Benefit
>   Oct. 26 San Francisco, CA Bridge School Benefit
>   Oct. 27 San Francisco, CA Slim's
>   Oct. 29 Vancouver, BC The Starfish Room
> As far as what the Partnership reported, I am pretty sure
> that the Bridge Show is on the 25th/26th, because Brad is
> playing in St.Petersburg, Florida on the 18th. It would be
> pretty hard to truck to Shoreline in a day. 

From: Peter Ferioli <peterf@howling.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 16:31:34 -0800
Subject: The Bridge Game

I have decided to post two confirmed and one rumor for Bridge appearances.

first the confirmed two..

  _ _ _ e  _ _ t _ _ e _ _  _ a _ _

  _ _ _ e _  _ _ _ _ e _ _ _
and the rumor..
  _ _ u _  _ _ _ a _ _ _ _ _
From: Dan Fisher <dfisher@bucknell.edu>
  D a v e  M a t h e w s  B a n d

From: Bill Shaw <bshaw@skyway.com>
  B l u e s  T r a v e l e r

From: Bob Whitfield <bobwhit@well.com>
  P a u l  M c C a r t n e y
I also have heard rumors of Alanis Morrisette at the Bridge.

From: MC <txms@maptel.es>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 17:54:58 +0200
Subject: No Spanish Tour

Spoke with the Spanish promoter today and he told me that though NEIL was supposed to play a European Tour in October, including a show in Madrid on October 6, the whole tour has been called Off. In case Neil might play in the near future here's the promoter's fax number: INTL.34.3.4591756 (GAY AND CO. - CONCERT PROMOTERS)

Sorry for the bad news,

From: Jordi Vidal <h115457902@abonados.cplus.es>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 22:32:00 +-200
Subject: Another Spain Rumor

It really looks like it's not a rumor but confirmed news: here in Barcelona they are selling the tickets for a Neil Young show in Palacio de los Deportes for October 5th. For sure!!!

From: Lookout Mama
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 17:20:00 -0400
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: Bonnie Harris <Bonnie_Harris@cch.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 15:47:41 -0700
Subject: PHISH under the BRIDGE

From the Digital Phish mailing list:

One of my very best friends from college wound up getting hired by Dry Goods -- works in the home office, blah blah...

I asked her for the scoop on the Bridge Benefit (and I'm here salivating in San Fran) and she got back to me today, basically saying that
(a) they're not sure about the acoustic aspect
(b)they not sure about the short sets
(c) they don't want to open up the benefit-door too much

I wouldn't put this kind of buzzkill news up if I wasn't certain I had it from a very reliable source. Phish declined the offer.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. And frankly, I'm baffled...I thought for sure the Cinn. Girl @ Shoreline was the early indicator.

From: Peter Ferioli <peterf@howling.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 1997 14:58:56 -0800
Subject: PHISH at the BRIDGE?

A few reliable sources have let me know that it appears that PHISH will be performing at this year's Bridge Benefit.


From: joshua@maptel.es
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 1997 13:09:23 +0000
Subject: New Rumor: Spain!

This was published yesterday in Mondo Sonoro (a publication similar to BAM). From what I read, the city of Madrid is financially helping bring some big acts like U2 (who will be playing there next Tuesday) and Neil Young!

In other newspapers I saw the same ad with "NEIL YOUNG at PALACIO DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID on OCTOBER 6, 1997". That's a big arena -- 18,000 capacity.

I will be in MADRID tuesday. Let me check there and will let you know for sure -- though I am pretty sure this is OFFICIAL.


From: Lookout Mama
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 00:40:16 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: Lookout Mama
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 10:05:10 -0400
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: mstein@gtw.bndes.gov.br
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 97 10:05:28 PST
Subject: No Brazilian gig

Unfortunately, it's not gonna be this time that NY will be coming to Brazil. I just got this (negative) confirmation from the Brazilian organizers of the festival. Thanx for the attention. We'll keep in touch.


From: Lookout Mama
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 23:48:36 -0400 (EDT
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

Date: Mon, 01 Sep 1997 18:43:58 -0400
Subject: Neil in Brazil info

Here's an English-language version of the page who's URL was posted previously:

Lists two shows on September 12 and 14.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: mstein@gtw.bndes.gov.br
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 97 12:12:27 PST
Subject: Brazilian gig

I haven't yet gotten any confirmation from the consulate/organizers, but I'll try to do so still today.

At the following URL, you can access most of the scheduled program for the festival: http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/francais/culture/ATTA-02F.HTM In the section "Manifestations canadiennes au Brésil" you'll see "Neil Young at Serraria Souza Pinto on 12/09/97 and at Praca do Papa on 14/09/97".

As soon as I hear anything from the organizers, I'll get in touch.


Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 19:23:20 -0400
Subject: Neil in Brazil after all?

It looks like that "Belo Horizonte" date in Brazil for September that's been rumored since the beginning of the year may have some validity to it. Here's an edited version of a note I received:

Think I'm luckier than I had supposed. Happens that I work in <<omitted>> and we are working on an technical cooperation agreement. The Canadian Gov't and private Canadian and Brazilian entities are sponsoring an event in Belo Horizonte, from September 3-14 called "Canada nas Gerais" ("Canada in Minas Gerais", which is the name of the state that has Belo Horizonte, aka "Nice Horizon", as capital).

Well, <<omitted>> gave our name to the Canadian Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, who sent us the whole program. It includes business, dance, architecture, jazz...and...rock! Guess who? That's right: Neil himself. Or at least, he is scheduled to play September 12 in BH, and following a Brazilian tour.

I didn't have time to get the confirmation from the Consulate but I do hope everything turns out fine with Neil Young (probably without CH, what a pity) playing at the Metropolitan in Rio.

So, have a nice weekend!

. . . RE*AC*TOR

From: Lookout Mama
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 08:49:31 -0400
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: Stephen Wiener <swiener@onramp.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 1997 09:35:28 -0500
Subject: Beck added to Farm Aid lineup

This morning's Dallas Morning News reports that Beck has been added to the Farm Aid lineup. That means the headliners are now Willie, Neil, ABB, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews Band, and Beck.

AKA A Man Needs A Maid
(Someone to keep my house clean)

From: Cinnamon Girl
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 14:03:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Tour news on Chasing The Moonlight.

From: Chris Webster <Chris_Webster@meridianvat.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 09:17:02
Subject: Musings/rumors for the Fall

I am sorry for the Europeans should Neil not make it there this Fall.

I have a friend who does security at Madison Square Garden. He said they are trying real hard to book Neil for 3 or 4 nights in the Theater at MSG (formerly The Paramount). He thought mid October or early November. I didn't put much stock in it because I assumed he was going to Europe. However, it looks like that may not be happening.

This is ONLY a rumor; take it as such. This same guy did, however, know months in advance of his tour and show at MSG last summer. I mean, he knew the appox. dates of the Garden shows before the stealth shows even went down.

That's all I know. Take it with a grain of salt. If I hear anything else, I'll let you know.

Chris W
Handful of Thorns

From: Lookout Mama
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 00:10:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: Lookout Mama
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 23:52:18 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: Fmills3@aol.com
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 18:02:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: HORDE Charlotte Forecast

Greetings, this is your captain speaking again with a weather update for the Friday HORDE show in Charlotte. Today's forecast in the daily paper says to expect partly cloudy with a chance of afternoon thundershowers (argh!), with highs in the upper '80s to low '90s. Extra humidity not included.

From: Lookout Mama
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 15:14:09 -0400
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: Chuck King <cking@minn.net>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997 19:20:06 -0500
Subject: Somerset photos

I offer you a web site of photos taken by yours truly during Neil and Billy's solo acoustic sets. Included is a photo of Billy signing the Ordinary People banner while Leo (19 shows!) looks on. The photos can be seen at http://www1.minn.net/~cking/somerset/somerset.html.

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

From: A. Gerloff <toager@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 1997 20:43:02 -0500
Subject: Farm Aid 97 tickets

Tickets are on sale for Farm Aid 97 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. The date for the concert is October 4, 1997. The line up is Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, the Allman Brothers, and Neil Young. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster statewide in Texas. The Local number in the Dallas/Fort Worth area is 214-373-8000.

From: Lookout Mama
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997 00:11:32 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Tour news on Lookout Mama Report.

From: TC7370@aol.com
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 1997 17:13:28 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Neil on MTV

Just saw the very end of a report on Neil and the HORDE tour on MTV's Week In Rock. Keep an eye out and get your VCR ready!

Tom Cox

From: Ed Scott <erobys@erols.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 19:39:09 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Va Beach Cancellation

I heard on the radio this morning that the reason given for canceling the Virginia Beach HORDE show was because they are playing in New York the night before and they won't be able to come down and set up in time. Of course this wasn't a problem when they originally signed to do the concert here because the southeastern corner of Virginia hadn't started drifting south then. I'm sure most of you are aware that we're a lot farther away from New York now.


From: sund@norfolk.infi.net (Eric Sundquist)
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 21:40:59 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Va Beach show off

I work at the local paper in Virginia Beach-Norfolk (The Virginian-Pilot), and we had a cover for the weekend entertainment guide all set today: A poster-sized picture of Neil. Well, guess what. At the last minute, we got word from Cellar Door that they'd canceled HORDE for Virginia Beach. No reason was given. Our music writer (who'd gotten an invitation to join the Rusties, due to his interest in Neil) guessed that ticket sales hadn't gone well, but that's only speculation.

%#@#$*^!!! What a disappointment.
I had Row G, Orchestra tickets!!!

We still have the Nissan Pavilion show, I hope, in this neck of the woods. But my tickets for that one aren't nearly as good. And I was really looking forward to doing both shows.

Eric Sundquist

From: Stephen Wiener <swiener@onramp.net>
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 1997 17:28:23 -0500
Subject: Farm Aid '97 tickets on sale Sat

From this morning's Dallas Morning News:

"Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, NEIL YOUNG, the Dave Matthews Band, John Fogerty and The Allman Brothers have been announced as performers for Farm Aid '97 which will be held Oct 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas."

"Other artists slated to play include John Conlee, Ricky Skaggs, Joe Ely, Asleep at the Wheel, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore."

"Tickets are $17.50, $30 and $50 plus service charge and will go on sale Saturday, Aug 9, at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets."

From: Reto Wieduwilt <widu@bluewin.ch>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 16:25:30 +0200
Subject: Farm Aid Tix on sale this Saturday

I found this in the DATHeads Digest ...

 > just found out...farm aid '97 is in dallas.
 > saturday 10/4/97. bands appearing:
 >   Willie Nelson
 >   John Mellencamp
 >   Neil Young
 >   Allman Brothers Band
 >   Dave Matthews Band
 >   John Fogarty
 > .."plus many more"  tickets go on sale this
 > saturdya 8/9/97 through ticketbastard.
don't know whether this is old news ...

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