Europe Winter 2008 Concert Tour: Reviews
2008 Europe Summer Concert Tour Date Schedule & Information
Europe Winter 2008 Concert Tour: Wrapup + analysis by Roel:
This tour's song chart is now complete.
And here is a chart analysis:
The addition of Homegrown on the last show made for 53 different songs in 21 shows. The last show was the longest one, with 26 songs in total. The core setlist of songs that he would play on every concert of this tour consisted of: From Hank To Hendrix, Ambulance Blues, A Man Needs A Maid, Harvest, Love Art Blues, Dirty Old Man, Spirit Road, Oh Lonesome Me and No Hidden Path.
He would vary the set throughout the tour, especially the acoustic set. There he played rare songs like Try, Kansas, Stringman, Love In Mind, Campaigner, Separate Ways, Flying On The Ground Is Wrong, On The Way Home and even Mexico. Mexico and Try were debuted on the American leg of the tour in 2007, and Neil seems to like Try, he played it on over half the shows in Europe.
Both Spirit Road and No Hidden Path proved again to be good jamming-songs. Neil enjoyed them both, and especially No Hidden Path became longer and longer, turning into a 25+ minute song on one show. Quite often would Neil hurt his fingers or nails while attacking Old Black on No Hidden Path! The Sultan made its appearance again, which would always be played on the last show of a run of multiple shows in one venue.
On the last of the three Amsterdam shows, Neil changed the electric set. He not only started playing Powderfinger as of the 2nd show, but on this 3rd show also introduced three new songs for the band, Down By The River, Hey Hey My My and Too Far Gone. After this show he would add more songs associated more with Crazy Horse than with any other band: Fuckin' Up, Roll Another Number and Tonight's The Night. However, those last two featured Ben Keith and Ralph Molina on the original arrangement, so it's quite a logical choice for the band.
Neil was very talkative on these shows. There would often be some chatter with the crowd, and some of the rarities played on the tour were direct requests from people in the front rows.
Neil Young Winter Europe 2008 Concert Tour Reviews
Stadschouwburg, Antwerpen, Belgium. - 02/11 & 12/08 - Concert Reports
Le Grand Rex, Paris, France - 2/14 & 2/15/08: Concert Reports
RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands - 2/17, 18 & 20/08: Concert Reviews
Austria Center, Wien (Vienna), Austria - 2/22/08: Concert Reports
Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milano, Italy - 2/24/08: Concert Reviews
Berlin, Germany - 2/26/08: Concert Reviews
Copenhagen, Denmark - 2/28 & 2/29/08: Concert Reports
Edinburgh, Scotland - 3/3/08: Concert Repviews
London, England - 3/5 & 6/08: Concert Reports
London, England - 3/8 & 9/08: Concert Reports
Manchester, England - 3/11 & 12/08: Concert Reviews
- London, England - 3/14 & 15/08: Concert Reviews
Also, see Winter 2008 Europe Tour Highlights.
Interactive Tour Map on Rust Radio
- Neil Young Euro 08 Tour - Links to other Euro pages
- Neil Young in Europe 2008 - The Ueberholspur.
- Official Neil Young Tour Dates
Check Sugar Mountain for setlist updates. Also, see Statistics on Numbers On The Site and Grid Chart on Rust Radio.
Also, see Neil Young 2007 Continental Tour and Concert Reviews.