Neil Young and Crazy Horse rope the world (Created June 12, 2013)
Through his long and storied career, the one person Neil Young never really talked about was…himself. Thus the epic 502-page "Waging Heavy Peace," Young's official autobiography, came as a surprise to fans and critics alike.
Released on September 25, 2012, "Waging Heavy Peace" recounts the most memorable moments of Young's life and career – from the time spent in the post-filled boulevards of Los Angeles to his rapid rise to fame as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash. What it failed to add (and for good reason), was a 'final chapter' to Young's life, as just a month prior he was mistakenly reported dead on the NBC News website.
Indeed, Young has a lot of life left in him and left in his music. Most recently he released two albums with Crazy Horse, including "Americana" in June 2012 and "Psychedelic Pill" just five months later. The collaborations were their first original work since 2003-2004 and led to reports that Young and Crazy Horse would be launching their first tour in eight years in support of the projects. That tour not only came to fruition, it ran through the end of 2012, with the final stop at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Tuesday, December 4.
Things were going so well there was immediate talk of taking the Young and Crazy Horse overseas. The legendary rocker ultimately announced four shows in the UK for June 2013, kicking off the run of concerts at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on June 10. They also added Birmingham's LG Arena to the bill on June 11, Glasgow SECC on June 13 and London's famed O2 Arena on June 17.
Among the other dates Young and Crazy Horse will play this year, they've marked off September 5-8 at Oak Ridge Farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge in Central Virginia. There, many artists will play multiple days at Interlocked, a 4-day music festival with an emphasis on world class music, locally sourced food and sustainability.
The Neil Young and Crazy Horse tour has become noted for its hard-rocking, three-hour sets featuring both brand new songs and the revival of cuts from 1975's "Zuma" and 1981's "ReAcTor," not to mention some on-stage theatrics involving lab-coat-wearing scientists. Indeed, it may be Neal Young and Crazy Horse like you've never seen…and like you may never see again. In addition to the tour, Young is also busy working on Pono, a high-resolution digital music-download service, player and audio format designed to compete with the MP3 and other formats. He has already filed a trademark application and registered a domain name for what is sure to be another memorable foray into the world of technology for the singer.
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