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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Freedom of Speech: CSNY 2006 Concert Tour


Tour Updates, Setlists, Concert Photos Links

Crosby, Still, Nash & Young Freedom of Speech Concert Tour Dates

Thu 07/06/06 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center At The Waterfront
Sat 07/08/06 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Mon 07/10/06 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Tue 07/11/06 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Fri 07/14/06 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Sat 07/15/06 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Mon 07/17/06 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thu 07/20/06 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
Sun 07/23/06 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Tue 07/25/06 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion @ Concord
Thu 07/27/06 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Fri 07/28/06 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater At Clark County
Sun 07/30/06 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Mon 07/31/06 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Tue 08/08/06 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre
Thu 08/10/06 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Sat 08/12/06 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
Tue 08/15/06 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino
Wed 08/16/06 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
Sat 08/19/06 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sun 08/20/06 Holmdel, NJ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Tue 08/22/06 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach Theatre.
Wed 08/23/06 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach Theatre.
Fri 08/25/06 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Tue 08/29/06 Columbus, OH Germain Amphitheater
Thu 08/31/06 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills
Sat 09/02/06 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
Sun 09/03/06 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Wed 09/06/06 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Thu 09/07/06 Maryland Heights, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
Sun 09/10/06 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion @Star Lake


Also, see more tour comments and reviews.


At 5/13/2006 10:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got 8th row in Columbus. I'll probably be the youngest person within the first 10 rows. Let's hear it for being 19 and a devoted Neil fan.

Also, I can't wait to hear the LIving With War stuff live.

At 5/13/2006 09:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got 9th row in Columbus and I'm just a mere 21! The person I am going with is 26 so I figure we'll all be the youngens....can't wait!
-Seeker44 (aka Mon)

At 5/13/2006 11:19:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

My bud Eric and I will be going to Saratoga in AUgust, and the seats are good, in the middle of the middle. Sadly though these are the cheap seats (86 bucks). Couldn't go for the good ones at 176. Youch! Even for Neil I have my limits. But CSNY 2K was phenomenal, so I have every hope this will be worth my money. But really, will the next phase of tix be 200 for the mediocre ones? Someone has to get a handle on these prices. No one seems willing to accept responsibility.

At 5/14/2006 12:37:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear ya Tim, Im 17 and Im getting seats right off to the right of the stage at the Hershey PA show. Neil is awesome.

At 5/14/2006 02:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's always great to hear that younger folks are enjoying Neil... I work with a lot of what i refer to as "kids" and it's either the hip-hop stuff or the guttural throat screams..... Hope y'all have good time, I probably won't make it this time around, but I saw them in '74....

At 5/15/2006 08:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Know why you can get such good seats? Cause it's going to SUCK! and NOBODY is buying tickets.

Check it out for yourself. You can get GREAT seats weeks after the announcment? Maybe REO Speedwagon and STYX are touring too! Or JEFFERSON STARSHIP!

They are old, insignificant, and worthless. They are trying to make a buck. It is amazing such "Freedom Fighters" would label the tour as some kind of protest and charge that much for concert tickets.

Neil is a sell out! This tour will be a disaster!

At 5/16/2006 04:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These guys keep getting better everytime I see them and I've seen them a lot! You don't know what you are talking about! They are mega talented and the closest thing to America's Beatles that we have ever had. This country needs to snap out of it's apathy and get back to the spirit that these guys spear headed back in the late sixties! I'm thrilled they are touring again. They are one of the few living legends we have left. Bring your kids and let them see what music really sounds like when it's done right. They are still better than any crappy contemporary mediocre talents of today's younger generation and can still generate more energy on stage than any of these young punks we have out there today!

At 5/22/2006 03:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of the tour dates on don't match up with dates on the CSNY website. eg 8/15 in CT & 9/2 in IN are on Neil's site but not csny. any color?

At 5/24/2006 12:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/15 response - i too am unable to find these tickets anywhere online. neil worshipper - need to go to show - everyday i check for 8/15 - mohegun sun - nothing. maybe it'll come last-minute.

At 5/24/2006 10:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, I saw CSN last summer at Pines theater in North Hampton Massachusetts. I was so surprised at how well they performed that I am seeking to experience this again. Boo Hiss to the pain in the butt who says they are sell outs. Not really. I think you should open your mind instead of your mouth. When noone else was pissing and moaning about war and unfairness these guys were right in the thick of it. Where were you? In diapers?

At 5/25/2006 02:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still in diapers.....
Saw CSN&Y &Y in October at the BSB in Mtn. View, Ca. all acoustic... and it was awesome. My 17 year old daughter loved it and unfortunately some of their more "period" music is timely today. If we weren't once again being somewhere we not ought to be, then maybe Anonymous would have an argument that they are just cashing in. But then again, if that's what you do to put food on the table for your family then, what's wrong with that? When Anonymous gets old enough to actually get a work permit, and assuming he doesn't become a drag on our society as he is on this website, then I don't suppose that anyone will fault him for still working at McDonald's when he's sixty.
Go see the show, support free speech and make a statement and then relax and enjoy the music.

At 5/26/2006 03:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, Anonymous should check Webster's to see that "sellout" is one word. Why the negativity. What I love about CSN (&Y, when he shows up) is the age range of the fans. Young, middle, old (like me, at 51), it's such a blast.
See y'all in Saratoga...

At 6/01/2006 10:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm row V at Clark Co. Amphitheater, north of Portland, south of Seattle. I wonder who is going to be playing drums/bass/keys???? Any news?? Thanks

At 6/13/2006 10:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today is the first day that the "Heart of Gold" movie was available to the public and I ran out and purchased a copy. I was totally moved and am not ashamed to say that I shed a tear here and there. I know what he means when he said that a song really moved him and played it over and over agian on the jukebox. The first time I heard "Heart of Gold" was at the Cheticamp Beach house in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. I listened to that song continously and was a hooked fan from the very first quarter. I will be seeing Neil Young in Winnipeg with my 15 year old daughter. The 8 hour drive from Thunder Bay Ontario will not stop me from seeing my favourite performer of all times. This concert is going to make my summer.

At 6/17/2006 05:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know why the concert in Phoenix was cancelled--on short notice as well!

At 6/29/2006 12:22:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Have 2nd Row, center floors, and I am only 15. Im really looking forward to this, I love CSNY.

At 7/03/2006 08:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

xexacfront and center opening night on the water front!!!!
godbless these people!!!

At 7/04/2006 06:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there! I was just wondering if CSNY is coming to Europe and hopefully my hometown Stockholm,Sweden? If anybody knows please let me know! Thanxx! Robert

At 7/05/2006 02:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's palying North Korea, Tehran, Paris, East Berlin, Moskow, Bejing, and closing it out in Ho CHi ming city.

At 7/07/2006 08:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the Tweeter Center last night for the opening date. They went on at EXACTLY 8:00 PM (no opener) there was a 20 minute planned break and they played until almost 11:30, the set list was huge.

The crowd was a true cross section, I'm 44 and brought my kids (9 & 12).

Neil Young brought so much energy to the show, he fueled the performance. His guitar work was particularly notable last night.

It's true that Crosby and Nash have lost some of the sweetness in their voices, but they they still pull off their classics reasonably well. Neil and Stills vocals were very strong (after Stills warmed up).

Surprisingly, there was not as much political commentary as I expected. They let most of their message carry through the selection of their songs. There was a moving video and tribute to our soldiers in Iraq, and Neil's lyrics to "Let's Impeach The President" were projected (just in case you did not know the words.)

There were two encores. It was really a great show and they put out 110%.

At 7/07/2006 11:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's good to hear! I will be seeing them in 4 days at the ACC, hope they can pull through.

At 7/07/2006 08:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on the lawn last night (opening night) at the Tweeter Center in Camden. First time I'd seen them since the tour (without Neil) in 1977 or 78.

They all showed great energy and passion. Their vocals were a little shaky at first, but after a margarita, they sounded much better!

I counted 14 songs in the first set, and lost count at 20 in the second. But I remember only one encore, "Teach Your Children." Bill, what was the second one?

The songs from Living With War were as good as the CSNY classics. "The Restless Consumer" got my vote for best performance of any of the new songs. There were a few stretches of newer songs or solo efforts that were not as well appreciated, but the crowd never got restless or impatient.

The highlight of the show for me came toward the end of the second set, when they did "Chicago" followed by "Ohio."

As someone who worked his way through grad school as a proofreader, I must point out that when they flashed the words to "Let's Impeach the President" on the video screens they forgot to do a grammar check, using "there" instead of "their." Twice. (ouch)

Just before the show started, the average age on the lawn was about 60. By the end of the night, it had dropped to about 40.

As a 48 year old who has struggled to appreciate new music for the past 20 years or so, the concert reminded me why the 60s and 70s were my favorite decades for music.

They played close to three hours. A great show.

At 7/07/2006 08:39:00 PM, Blogger Padre Jud said...

I meant the encore was "Love the One You're With."

At 7/07/2006 10:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

once again, history repeats itself, one of the all time great bands singing and playing what matters to them. probably the last time they will tour togethier. rock on lads,neil it's good to have you home see you at the acc on the 12th, remember its a 4 way street.......

At 7/09/2006 02:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just left the ottawa show it was amazing, a moving nite that ended with everyone on their feet.The show was very political and anti war,the voces and guitars were legendary.Dont miss this tour!

At 7/11/2006 08:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the Toronto show last night... what a great concert. They sounded as good as ever, and Neil Young definatly has found his second wind :)

At 7/11/2006 08:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in Toronto last night as well. I took my 12 year old son who got his "wish" when they sang Ohio, and what a gift! They are keeping to the same basic set list as they did for the last 2 shows and this does not bring disappointment. My voice is raspy from getting all those ya-ya's out! For those waiting for their shows, you'll be more than pleased.

At 7/11/2006 04:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the show in Toronto last night. I have seen CSNY a few times in the past. In all honesty, I was completely disappointed in this performance. Had I known this was to be an anti-war rally, I wouldn't have spent the money on a ticket. Of course they are entitled to their opinions, and I have no problem with anyone being anti-war. However, I go to concerts for the music......and quite frankly, I feel the music was sub-par. Far too few of their classics. I doubt I would pay good money to see them again. Now, this is just one person's opinion. Before anyone gets into a snit, remember, we're all entitled to them. Mine is that it was a below-average concert effort.

At 7/11/2006 10:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wife and I are living in Florida, lived in Engewood early 70"s, we are spending the weekend in Boulder, going to see CSNY at Red Rocks Monday evening, center 11th row. Then spending a couple of days at Breck recooping!!!!!!

At 7/12/2006 12:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the show with my buddy in Toronto last night. It was my 5th time seeing them. I was bored out of my skull. The first hour had people leaving their seats and no enthusiasm from the crowd whatsoever. When they did play their hits, they changed them and they sounded out of tune and forced. Stills looks and sounds like he had to put his teeth in and got leave from the old folks home. He butchered "For what it's worth" and out of 3 hours, you would think they would play a few of their hits. Considering this might be the last time we ever see these guys, it was a shame it couldn't end with a bang.
At least Neil Young sounds as good as ever. If they could play "Teach your Children" so well, why couldn't they do the others in the same manner. Why change a good thing? I saw them a few short years ago and it was one of the best concerts I ever saw. This time...I couldn't wait for it to be over.

At 7/12/2006 10:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there last night, too, first time seeing CSNY although I've been a fan for 30 years. Thought it was an outstanding concert, tremendous energy, good songs (haven't bought Living with War yet, but will now). And, felt totally invigorated by the political messages and sense of righteous outrage with having to live a senseless war all over again.

At 7/14/2006 05:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw both shows in Toronto and after being a CSNY fan since the fourwaystreet days and seeing these guys countless times play as CSNY, CSN, Stills solo, Graham solo, Young in all of his different combos throughout the past 30 years, I cannot tell you how disappointing it was. I felt betrayed and ripped off. They are riding on the anti-war bandwagon all the way to the bank. If they really feel a need for change then why don't they do some free rallies to get the message out. Stills looked, sang, and played like he had one foot in the grave. The harmonies where very sub par. One song had to be started three times befor they got it right.Although there where some high points during the show it was not even close to expectations, I'm still a fan and always will be, but I feel like I am witnessing the begining of the end of CSNY.

At 7/15/2006 11:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare anonymous say that they are "riding an antiwar bandwagon". What on Earth is that? How can Peace be a "bandwagon"??? And if it is, then what on Earth is Woodstock?

I just saw CSN&Y in Winnipeg and finally they have relevance again. They no longer need to act like some nostalgic old band singing all their old songs so that people who haven't had a life in the past 40 years can "remember the way it used to be."

Neil Young has stood up again for Peace, and his three companions have been dragged along for the ride. And what a ride it is.

At 7/16/2006 02:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I beat you all! I'm only fourteen and I was rockin out in Winnipeg! It was awesome! I swear, I was the youngest person there. Even my friend who was there, but not with me, is older than me and my boyfriend, who took me.

At 7/17/2006 10:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We went to the CSNY concert of July 8 2006 in Ottawa : WOW! It was the concert of our life: Just to see legendary Young playing guitar “like a hurricane” with his old buddies was such a thrill! But also, the message of that tour is important... Living with war is such a great album and we hope those great men will get the warm, heartfelt and enthusiast welcoming they deserve. Fantastic Neil Young is our Canadian Bob Dylan and we are so proud of him. If they were coming again near our place we would buy other tickets to see them at least one more time. A DVD of the show is a must! “Thank God” they are alive, we need them! From big fans : Christine & Jean

At 7/17/2006 09:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, we're all set here in colorado. there will be THREE generations of our family (late 50's, mid 30's (me), and 15) rockin out on thursday. that said, im very disappointed with what im reading. is something wrong with having a cause? saying "they have relevance again" is RIGHT on the money. my son is hearing them (he's a rock drummer himself) and he's happy to hear someone thats NOT afraid of MTV (who wont play ANYTHING anti bush or antiwar)

sure, ive heard that listening to stills try to sing the high notes on "helplessly hoping" was almost "painful", but hey, these guys arent kids anymore. theyre banging out 3 plus hours, and i think they deserve credit in a genre of music where modern bands play an hour and a half and act like it was a long show. these guys are still "rockin in the free world", theyre playing new and RELEVANT IMPORTANT music, theyre standing up to the system in a time when we NEED people not afraid to criticize, and theyre playing well upwards of TWENTY classic hits also.

yeah, i suppose i'd like to hear more classics also that i dont see on setlists from this tour ("suite", "wasted on the way", "helpless", "old man", "just a song before i go", "carry on", and others), but im ALSO happy to hear them (led obviously at this point by neil) playing new music, especially when that new music has a very important message. ive looked at all the setlists so far, and im completely pumped to see the show as are my dad and son. the setlists have been mostly similar (which is fine by me), so here's to hoping the thursday show has a TWO encore ending with "love the one youre with" AND "woodstock"


ps- at the end of the day and after losing SO MANY of our beloved 60's and 70's musicians, we should ALL just be happy these guys are out there giving it all they got. peace.

At 7/20/2006 05:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gotta tell you....the Red Rocks concert was awesome! Albeit, a little weird with the wind problems and the weird convention crowd that bought up all the front section seats. Didn't matter, though, the magic was there. Also, this CSNY tour had already been planned. Crosby, Stills and Nash weren't "dragged along". They wanted to support this cause! It's a wonderful musical compromise among the four of them on stage PLUS they are getting message out! Icons, heroes and genius!
Neil, Willie's, etc.. Farm Aid concert is now scheduled, as well, for Sept. 30th. Check it out!

At 7/22/2006 11:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left comment on 7/11 "from Florida" here's what I have to say after seeing the "show".
Celebrities and musicians need to shut up and stick to playing music. I just saw CSNY at Red Rocks, what a bunch of bullshit. One minute they are singing "impeach our President", showing a video of our war dead hero's, and calling the American leaders liars and murderers, then ending with "Rocking in the free world". I love their ability to play and sing, but what a bunch of dumb asses. How can they not see the picture here? What about 9/11, Neils "Lets roll". America is in DEEP SHIT!!

At 7/23/2006 01:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I can top all of you. 13, and a CSNY fan since I could walk. this is my third time seeing them.

At 7/27/2006 05:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got great seats to the CSNY show this Friday 7/28/06 in Ridgefield, Washington. I am beyond excited! I'm 24 and have been Neil's ultimate fan for 8 years. I saw CSN at The Gorge in Sept. 2001...but haven't seen Neil 'til now. Can't wait to see them do Ohio and Helpless. No show they do could ever be all those talking crap or saying they are sell-outs...GET A GRIP! They are the epitome of real and down to earth. P.S. God, I want Neil to do Winterlong and Campaigner! Happy days everyone.

At 7/28/2006 07:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish CSNY would come to Europe this year; I've seen the great Neil
4 times but never all 4! PS.Favorite track on LWW? Families!
Cheers to all the rusties out there! DS. Swedish Rob

At 7/28/2006 03:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was at the Seattle show (July 27, 2006) It was an amazing show. The band was vibrant and active. They interacted well with the audience and bantered around amoungst themselves. Crosby at several points took a lead role, talking to the audience and cajoling them. It must have been a special night because their voices didn't sound tired and there harmonies were spot on about 95% of the time. Nash made a mistake during a cover version of Our House and the Neil jumped in and stopped the song, joking with Nash that even though they are old farts, it still has to be perfect everytime. This prompted Crosby to have fun with the audience mocking "Mr Perfect" as he called him all in good fun. Crosby was joking that most of the band screw ups were normally due to him so it was nice to see a someone else make a goof-up.

Neils guitar work was awsome. Closely followed by several excellent solos by Stills. The band played very well together. The set musicians- drummer, bassist, slide guitarist and trumpet player were excellent. Someone said (unconfirmed) that the drummer was Carlos Santana's drummer.

In my opinion, this concert was a special moment and will go as far as to say it will be one of their top performances of the tour. I wish that they would release this entire concert as a live video and CD release, it was that inspiring.

All in all, worth ever cent of the $92 ticket. It was a long night (about 3 1/2 hrs) in which they played a wonderful variety of music. I feel it was an excellent value to see these legends. While CSN themselves is a great show the addition of Neil Young is what produces the magic. ROCK ON NEIL!! Thanks for the great night.

Brent in Seattle (visiting from Kingston ON Canada)

At 7/28/2006 04:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Live in the here and now any of you negative punks.
P/11.!!!!! Look what we have done.

You feed the fire of hate.

These guys can rock. Pick up a guitar some time.

Then.... we will listen.

Devoted fan and Vet.

At 7/29/2006 01:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw CSNY on July 27th in Auburn/Seattle, at the Whiteriver Amphitheater. What a great show! And I was both impressed by the political content AND the exceptional musical quality.
Since I am a fan I might not be neutral, but this was one of the greatest shows I ever attended. Unfortunately, they won't tour Europe. The content would fit perfectly there, too.
my2c, Joerg (Germany)

At 7/29/2006 04:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hEY EVERYONE! ONe thing I need to know! Were ANY of the shows SOLD OUT? I doubt it, HALF FULL, A THID FULL?? JUST WONDER AS I AM GOING TOMORROW AT A 17000 seat (outside in 90 degrees)amphitheater. Thanks!

At 7/30/2006 03:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great site, Im thrilled to see all the good reviews; I just hope their voices hold up for my August 20th show...
Quick question to Thrasher and anyone who can help me. I see tons of amazing Neil posters and images along the right side of the sight and I would really like to get at least one of the posters because its very difficult to find quality Neil posters on popular poster sites. I would appreciate it if anyone could help out

At 7/31/2006 10:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw CSN&Y last night at their sold out concert in Irvine, CA. They played over 3 1/2 hours and were fantastic. Great music including many new and old favorites. Did watch some people leave after all the anti-war statements. Did they forget that this was a CSN&Y concert when they bought their tickets? Let them leave. NEIL was the great!

At 8/01/2006 04:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw CSNY last night at the bowl. It would have been nice if they played more of their old stuff. Also, would have been nice to be warned that they changed their line up to focus 3 of the 3 1/2 hours on Neil's new album. I didn't pay $400.00 to go to a Neil Young concert supported by the other guys. Pretty disappointing and ended without any encore.

At 8/03/2006 10:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw CSNY at the Hollywood Bowl on Monday, 7/31. Great show!! At times, very emotional ... especially when they played "Find the Cost of Freedom" to a backdrop video showing a running tally with the faces of the those killed in the Iraq war.

To the people in Irvine who left the show, you'd have to be a complete ignoramus to attend a CSNY show and not know that they were going to express a great deal of anti-Bush and anti-war sentiment. Then again, if you support Bush and the war, ignorance just goes with the territory.

At 8/04/2006 05:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the Ridgefield WA show on 7/28. My wife an I drove from Montana and we were blown away. Contrary to the folks who were there apparently for an oldies show, we came to hear the politcs and the music which with CSNY are inseperable. It is striking that these people who walked out expected CSNY to deliver a feel good nostalgia show in the midst of a humanitarian disaster fueled in part by the policies of our own failed leadership. I think it is indicitive of the denile and disconnect from this war that many americans live under. I am glad those came to the show.. I wish they could have stayed.. I hope they can come back. Some how I think the show was aimed at them.

Everybody look whats goin down..


At 8/11/2006 07:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure everyone knows that Neil Young was booed by the entire arena after his "Let's Impeach the President for Lying " song in Atlanta, GA on August 10th. I love Neil, but he needs to know that freedom isn't free and everyone, even citizens of Iraq deserve to be free.

At 8/13/2006 08:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw CSNY here in DC last night. If it wasn't sold out it was damn close, with many people out on the lawn. I have seen a lot of concerts in my life and this was definitely one of the best, if not the best. The vocals were very tight and the guitar work blistering. I expected that from Neil but I never realized how well Stills could play. Contrary to some previous posts, David Crosby's voice was VERY strong and I didn't hear a missed note from anyone. The harmony on "Carry On" brought the whole crowd to it's feet. The Bush bashing on "Let's Impeach the President" did draw a few boos, but this is DC after all. It was worth every penny of the $125 I paid for first tier seats. Anyone who has a chance to see them should jump on it

At 8/13/2006 07:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still on a high from a magical night 8/12 Nissan in VA. Was slightly apprehensive that this would be a total "anti-war concert", but the music was strong, harmonies crisp & tight, and the blanket on the lawn gave an extra bonus of the Perseid meteor shower.

Watched these old guys (my age) on the Jumbotrons playing their hearts out on a 10-minute "Rocking In The Free World", and by the end, Stills looked like he couldn't even move his pick out of pure exhaustion, but it was a fantastic show, and they came back out for a "Woodstock" encore.

$40 T-shirts? No thanks....I've got way more than $40 in sweet memories!

My wife's 15 years younger than me, and Crosby gave her "Carry On" goosebumps. One of the best shows I've been to in a long while!

At 8/14/2006 11:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was also at the DC show on Sat nite. I was sitting near the back of the 1st large covered section.

It was a great show and I was glad to hear all of the songs from their 1st and 2nd album (am I showing my age??) I was impressed with Crosby's ability to pound it out and abit sad that Stills' voice has faded badly. As the previous post-er noted, it was in Washington DC so the reaction was not all cheers. Since I was in the back, I could see people leaving during the set when the video of coffins, US death numbers, and carnage were rolling across the screen. Some were booing or cursing as they left.

But regardless of political views, it was a great singing concert!! And Neil Young is definitely a maniac at 57(?)!!

At 8/14/2006 12:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was at 8/12 DC show. What amazed me is what idiots we Americans have become. Have we learned nothing in the last thirty years? CSNY's songs - Military Madness and Imigration Man lyrics are as pertinent today as they were when written! The people that walked out were probably the same ones that cheered on CSNY's anti-war voice so many years ago. What that hell has happened to this country? The answer? Military Madness.

At 8/17/2006 09:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey i was at the show last night at the tweeter center it was great! neil young was awsome but towards the end of the show stephen stills voice got crackyl
i was the youngest im 13

At 8/20/2006 09:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last nights show at Saratoga Performing Arts Center was awsome.. So much energy from let's simply say...older musicians who years ago.... were questioned as to whether or not they be rockin later on in their 50's.

CSNY proved last night that they still enjoy entertaining and performing music. They stepped up to the plate years ago when...four students were killed... they are stepping up again.. voiceing their opinions through music and making most of us aware of our present conditions here in our country. Thank God for the freedom of speech in our beloved USA! Rock on CSNY

At 8/21/2006 02:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the CSNY show at Saratoga Springs on 8-19-06. They were great!!!. My first time seeing all 4 together. I found it very odd that they just ran out so quick after the show. Said good night and ran out to the buses and were police escorted out of Saratoga. No encore. Which I find odd.
Any one here any thing about this?

At 8/22/2006 02:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My local newspaper stated on Sunday that thousands have been walking out of the CSNY tour due to the Bush bashing. I have seats for Friday night in Hershey and I hope that I paid to hear MUSIC! I almost didn't buy tickets because it wasn't just CSN!(sorry Neil fans I know I am in the minority!) Neil can write music and play guitar but his voice makes me cringe. Looking forward to this show anyway though!

At 8/23/2006 07:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the show last Saturday at Saratoga. I didn’t see anyone leave. What I did see were thousands of people standing and cheering CSNY’s brave political stance against this inept administration. Neil’s tear on the last song of the night “Rockin In the Free World” was worth the $200 ticket price.

At 8/23/2006 09:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the show last night..neil never sounded better as did stephen, graham and david...the show was absolutely fabulous, one of the best concerts I've seen in years..Thanks Jones Beach and thanks CSNY for making my night...

At 8/23/2006 09:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I went to the show at Saratoga and it was GREAT!!! The show ended with so much energy! I hope Neil tours with Crazy Horse. -soph.

At 8/24/2006 11:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the show last night at Jones Beach theatre. It was totally awesome. The new stuff is politically charged but in the right way. Who can object to our right to freedom of speech.They sounded great. I entered as a CSN fan and Left as Neil Fan. " Keep on Rockin' in the Free world" !

At 8/24/2006 05:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wed nite @ the beach. what an unbelievable nite!they sounded as strong as 30 years ago! cannot pinpoint the best moment... kept coming at us. & they had as much fun being together as the audience did in rockin with them.
same message 40 years later, scary?

At 8/26/2006 03:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw them in Hershey, PA last evening. Went in stating I was not too thrilled because I am a CSN fan with only minimal tolerance for Neil. Have to admit, this show completely changed my opinion. The 4 of them sounded like they did 20 years ago - perfect harmony. Although a lot of the show was new stuff from Neil, it was indeed GOOD. I knew it was going to be a bit political also however I never though it was going to be SO moving and profound. I'm totally anti-war and my husband is strongly for the war and we both felt this was one of the best shows we've ever seen (and we have been to MANY).
Can't wait to see them all together again and hope it's soon

At 8/28/2006 09:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/22/06 jones beach theatre - beautiful nite on the ocean with full house of 15,000+. I can respect Neil Young's conviction
and some of his new songs were worth hearing, however, I felt the
star of the show was Crosby, whose
voice is as strong and clear as ever. Almost Cut My Hair was the highlight of the evening building to a guitar crescendo thanks to Stills and Young. Stills is still an excellent player but seems to be having problems with his voice.

At 9/01/2006 12:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got home from the CSN&Y concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan. They really have pussified most of their songs in their old age. Graham Nash and David Crosby really ruined the show.Whenever they opened their mouths it was like nails on a chalkboard. Out of 25 + songs (3 hour show) only 3 or 4 songs held true to the original rock anthems of the past. Plus they kept pushing their political views constantly about how America should be run.I do not like a lot of things going on in the USA but I didn't pay $65.00 in the nosebleed section to hear this grade school lesson on ethics.(and by the way isn't Neil young a Canadian ?) The main highlight of the show was when Neil Young and Steven Stills played their best tunes and were not disturbed by Crosby and Nash.
Neil Young is still the best and can rock like he did many years ago and didn't miss a beat. Steven Stills voice was not as good as years ago but he makes up for it in his kick ass guitar jams.
I heard main floor tickets were close to $200 and first level seats were $90. I would have really been mad if I paid that much and still feel I got screwed at at $65 ticket cost plus the Ticketmaster $12 rape charge and $15 parking. I would probably enjoyed it more if I had another $20 for some serious drinks.

At 9/02/2006 12:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Jim the Rocker! The concert in Auburn Hills was awesome, you must not be a true CSNY fan. The Political view is right on and real! We paid 128.00 for our tickets and it was well worth the money! But we are all entitled to our opinions! I don't think any of the young kids could ever keep up with these legends! Their music is still here and wow what a cycle! The old songs relate to the world today. LOVED IT!

At 9/04/2006 01:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

brian fihe said iwitnessed this event at verizon music center on 09/02/06 my wife and friends were on the lawn the concert was amazing neil stole the show with his latest work living with war but i cant say enough about the harmonies of csny and their old material it bought us back to our younger hippier days the crowd was awesome it was my wife and i aniversery and the nite coulndt have been better ps also ran into some old buddies that that was great as well catch you in the next world dont be late peace

At 9/04/2006 07:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw them Sunday in Tinley Park, IL. Great show. Their harmonies were right on-- a big improvement over the last time I saw CSN without Y, when I thought the threesome were often off-key. But here they sang beautifully. That anyone would walk out during the anti-Bush anti-war shows (a) they don't know this band and (b) they have been brainwashed by the Bushies. But I didn't see anyone walking out here... in fact, many sang along to Young's Let's Impeach the President. I was suprised by no encore, which was reported to be the song Woodstock at other venues, but then, they started at 7:30 and played until 11:00 with a short break, so you can't ask for more than that. I enjoyed the second set better than the first, with the quiet acoustic tunes. But then, I really liked the closing rock tunes: For What It's Worth, the old Stills-Young Buffalo Springfield song, was awesome. Also Nash's Chicago song, sung in Chicago, was fantastic, and Young's Ohio rocked, and brought back sad and powerful memories. (FYI, Crosby still has a beautiful voice after all these years, and Nash, thankfully, has learned not to go after those high notes he used to be able to hit. Stills' voice has been shot for years, but he makes it work through his force of will. Young really makes this band come together.) Since most CSNY fans are anti-war, it was preaching to the choir. For the pro-war people who left, good riddance. For the pro-war people who stayed and kept an open mind-- or were even swayed to join the anti-war movement-- well, they're probably CSNY's target audience.

At 9/05/2006 10:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I saw CSNY at Verizon, too. It was the first concert we'd gone to for years, and we were really looking forward to it. We paid $90 each for the better seats, and $28 for 4 beers. Initially, I was in awe at the four iconic musicians on stage- loved the vocals and guitar/keyboard talents. I didn't care if the harmonies were off, I didn't notice. Musically it was totally entertaining. But, geez- we were SO duped! No one told me that I just paid to have these very rich men tell me that Bush, and only Bush, is solely responsible for the war (as if there isn't a whole ELECTED congress and assorted experts behind choices made, too. I KNOW there is a problem in the middle East- I watch it daily on the news- so I go to a concert to escape some of the stress and enjoy good music. I recognise that Neil has an agenda, okay, put it in one segment, do your thing, then get back to what people paid for! Does he think we are so shallow that we aren't aware there's issues that suck? The 60's are over, been there- done that, and I now expect to be treated like an adult. I will take my stand when I vote responsibly. I resented having unsolicited biases crammed down my throat! If they are SO concerned about the U.S. not helping people at home, why isn't half the earnings from the concert going to the Katrina victims or such??? I thought the actors placing the giant microphone with a yellow ribbon was SO CHEESY! All it made me think about was how childish they must think we are, not about the war. I looked around at the audience when all the anti-Bush crap was happening and although I didn't hear any boos, half of us weren't applauding either. We just stood there disappointed and dumbfounded! When the final song ended with 10 minutes of guitar cacaphony supposedly reaching some sort of crescendic climax, I was most definitely not feeling the love. Was I glad I went, yeah, had a nice dinner and got out of the house. Would I go again- hell no!If they stuck to music and left out the politics, maybe....

At 9/05/2006 11:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not about the music????? They are a concert playing band of musicians! It's called a "CONCERT", not "political rally". I don't have to be "pro-Bush" or "pro-war" (I am neither) to want to hear the great music they can produce. I can't believe there are people naive enough to think that Bush wouldn't want to be remembered as the one who ended this war. What a coup for the Republicans that would be! What the heck is gained by staying in the war unless there is more at stake than we realize. I sure don't need a rock band to tell me what's goin' on, and I'm offended they think I need Neil Young to tell me how to think. Those of you who are wanting to believe this is an anti-war movement need to realize it's just a way for the group to get attention and publicity, which lets the old Hippies rekindle their younger years. They call it an anti-war movement- what? By bashing the very government that gives you the freedom to say what you want? By being able to choose to whom you listen for your political influences? Dammit- I just wanted a CONCERT with good music by talented musicians- it's ALL about the MUSIC! If you want politics, watch CNN or Fox Network or something... CBS is good and liberal. Go there!

At 9/11/2006 11:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its nice to see Mr. and Mrs. Pipe-and-Slippers and the Stay-at-Homes get out once in awhile. Sorry you had to be exposed to the uncomfortable reality that you need to feel in some way responsible for what is done by your president, in your name. I know you're not kids anymore, but do you have to sound like such "old people"...let's get out of this status quo and shake things up a little.

At 9/11/2006 05:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was nice to see Neil and the boys last night ! And close to Shanksville and the night before 9/11 This tour bookends the 02 Lets Roll tour and the realiztion that the ShrubberyCompany is ROLLING over YOU the people And now YOU better USE your FREEDOM of SPEECH to get to the bottom of that little hole in PA.

At 9/12/2006 10:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad they didn't mention how the Clinton Administration botched things up for us in the nineties. It's funny how they never mention stuff like that. Well, I guess they don't really need to when they have an easy scapegoat in Bush. They should just leave the topic alone and play the songs..."yea, we get it, you're wrong. Now please just rock".

At 9/15/2006 09:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wrote a comment that did not get in the "blog" run. If you are into supporting "Freedom of Speech", why was my last entry not printed? I didn't repeat myself, curse, or say anything that wasn't the truth as I see it. I suggested that Mr. Young seems to point out so much that is wrong with the U.S. government, perhaps HE should run for President and straighten everything out for us! But he can't, he's a Canadian! What is wrong with this picture????? So, let me make sure I have this right- Neil Young is allowed to citicize US (the U.S.)for voting in such lame leaders, but I am not allowed to criticize HIM for criticizing US...? Go figure.

At 9/18/2006 01:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the song that Neil Young played live and said he would never sing it again.Possible tribute to Kurt Cobain??

At 10/18/2006 11:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody know if, when and where CSN&Y will come to Europe ? Thanks !

At 10/30/2006 09:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I posted a comment a while back about the Toronto show. Pretty much left it at that. Didn't bad-mouth anyone who showed their support for the concert. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

However, I must ask why those who are pretty well entrenched in the anti-war category feel they are the only ones who 'get it'??

Why are there those who feel they have to throw out the insult, such as the 'Mr. and Mrs. Stay-at-Home' comment??

My opinion was it was the show I saw was a sub-par effort. They were off-key, had lousy stage hands who kept screwing around with the backdrop, and were so out of it they had to restart one song three times.

This isn't what I paid to see. I don't mind hearing a song about anti-war, but make it a good one at least. The anti-war stuff was horrible.

And finally, everyone is entitled to an opinion. All of us 'get it'. Whether you're for the war or against it, it was still a lousy concert effort in my opinion. If their intent was to try to educate people and possibly change their minds, I think they failed. Regardless of what my political views are, and I am keeping them to myself, the last place I would go to is a concert, and the last people I would go to for information would be a group of spoiled performers that has regularly been substance the point that one of them needed a life-saving organ transplant.

I'm sorry, but I see no logical reason why they should magically 'get it', as oppsoed to those of us who read and study.

That or course is my opinion.

To those who feel they are the only one's who 'get it' because they loved the show, that is your opinion.

As I said, the show I saw was sub-par. I will not pay to see them again.

At 12/09/2006 03:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw CSN&Y Sept.7th, 06 at Riverport in St. Louis, Mo. I, as well as my friends thought this was a great performance! Audience participation was required by CSN&Y And participate we did!! The antiwar was a long time coming as in the 60's & 70's, again we are in a Useless War!
I will remember this concert as long as I live--it was spectacular!


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