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2008 Europe Summer Concert Tour Dates & Reviews

UPDATED 8/18/08:North American Fall 2008 Neil Young Tour Schedule


Concert Reviews

  • 06-22 Florence, Italy
  • 06-23 Verona, Italy
  • 06-25 Lyon, France - HALLE TONY GARNIER
  • 06-27 Rock in Rio Madrid - Spain
  • 06-29 Dublin - Ireland
  • 06-30 Live at the Marquee, Cork - Ireland
  • 07-04 Rock Werchter - Belgium
  • 07-05 Roskilde Festival - Denmark
  • 07-06 Hop Farm at Paddock Wood, Kent, England
  • 07-08 Leipzig
  • 07-09 Oberhausen
  • 07-11 Bospop - Netherlands
  • 07-12 Optimus Alive - Portugal

  • 2nd Leg
    2008-08-07, Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
    2008-08-09, Way Out West Festival, Göteborg, Sweden
    2008-08-11, Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
    2008-08-13, Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany
    2008-08-15, Le Théâtre de Plein Air, Colmar, France
    2008-08-17, Lovely Days Festival, Wiesen, Austria
    2008-08-19, Zitadelle, Berlin, Germany
    2008-08-21, Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
    2008-08-23, Schlossplatz, Coburg, Germany
    2008-08-26, Koengen, Bergen, Norway
    2008-08-28, Forum Horsens, Horsens, Denmark

    Interactive Tour Map on Rust Radio

    UPDATE: 3/21/08


    UPDATE: 3/6/08

    Live at Malahide Castle - 29th June ‘08
    Live at the Marquee, Cork - 30th June ‘08

    Tickets will go on sale This Monday 10th March at 9am

    Thanks Roel!

    UPDATE 3/1/08
    Neil Young has been confirmed for the Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium this summer.

    The lineup for the July 4 concert:

    Tickets on sale on March 1.

    More summer Europe dates may possibly be announced. Also, this looks to be shaping up with Crazy Horse!!!

    Thanks Jim!

    Also, see Neil Young Europe 2008 Winter Tour Highlights and Europe Winter 2008 Concert Tour Reviews.

    Also, see Neil Young 2007 Continental U.S. and Canada Tour and Concert Reviews.



    At 3/01/2008 01:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow! Thats a surprise!! Now please confirmation for Rock am Ring festival. Or anything else... :)
    Can you smell the horse?

    At 3/01/2008 01:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Please confirm Neil to Roskilde in Denmark! All scandinavian NY fans would be so happy!

    At 3/01/2008 01:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    yeah!! who would have thought that neil would return to europe this year..?! - well, not me. let´s see, maybe there´s more dates to come.. this is just great!
    by the way, i REALLY hope there´s gonna be a live-album from this tour. maybe a 2-disc-set, with one beeing acoustic, the second electric..? i think that would be awesome! and it´s about time to release "road rock vol. 2" anyway, isn´t it..? ;-)
    cheers, thomas

    At 3/01/2008 01:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey there!

    Are yoy kiddin?

    Another heartache?

    I'm old, you know.

    With The HORSES, the old CRAZY HORSES, THE real NY Band?

    Please tell me that they willp laay Italy, or Austria, or Slovenia...


    I AM BUYING A LOW COST FLIGHT RIGHT NOW...for that hell of a place in Blegium.

    At 3/01/2008 02:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sugarmountain says:

    2008 European Crazy Horse Tour

    07-04-2008, Werchter Festival, Werchter, Belgium
    w/ Crazy Horse

    HELL YEAH!!!!
    For me its just three hours by car to get to Werchter. :-)
    Man, this is so freakin awesome.
    Saw him in Paris, second show. But Crazy Horse... thats another level

    At 3/01/2008 02:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    yeah, man, THAT another LEVEL!!!!

    At 3/01/2008 04:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    at the amsterdam shows he said he was coming back to play some "big roller rinks and make some noise".

    I yelled "crazy horse".

    looks like he wasnt kidding. bbought my tix this morning. Werchter here we come.

    Happy US Independance Day.

    At 3/01/2008 06:43:00 PM, Blogger Ben said...

    If the horse plays Europe and not the US I will be very very sad.

    At 3/01/2008 07:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Looks like I might be in a field somewhere in Belgium with a lot of you folk out there!

    What great news.

    And with Crazy Horse! ...and I'm just listening to the Paris concert on Rust Radio & he's just dedicated Winterlong to DW ...

    This Chrome Dreams thing's good ( went to Toronto - quite awesome!)& got tickets for 3 in London but to have festivals with Crazy Horse to look forward to is just fantastic.

    Can't wait to see which other festivals they're playing/I'm trekking off to! They wouldn't bother coming for less than half a dozen would they?

    I've been working at Glastonbury for the last five years just to be sure that I'd not miss him if he did turn up - maybe this year ? The one fecking year I've not arranged to work there!!!

    (brilliant Copenhagen reviews, I too believe it's more than music)

    At 3/01/2008 09:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    it would be sweet if he played some american festivals too then. hoping he'll play 10KLF

    At 3/02/2008 08:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great Summer Sjöhistoriska in July 10th
    Crazy Horse and soo much Fun

    Rock On

    At 3/02/2008 09:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the lovely days festival in st. poelten, austria would be nice!! cheers, thomas

    At 3/03/2008 05:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Now cinfirmed for Roskilde!

    Gonna be a great summer!

    At 3/03/2008 05:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Rosklide is confirmed:

    At 3/03/2008 10:01:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Got my ticket for Rock Werchter. Can't believe it.. Neil and the Horse. Live again in Europe..

    At 3/04/2008 12:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm just gonna be positive and hope that Crazy Horse comes to the U.S. sometime after the European tour. :)

    My brother and I have been DYING to see Neil with Crazy Horse. It would seriously be a religious experience for us. They are the greatest band on the planet!

    At 3/04/2008 07:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    He's playing Ireland too - Dublin and Cork - 29th and 30th June!

    Oh yes!

    At 3/05/2008 03:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Is there anyone who knows where to find the latest update on Neil upcoming summer tour? Is there a special place he announces his new concerts? I'm gonna see him in roskildefestival, but i would really like to see him in Germany, Netherlands or somewhere else close to DK. Thinkin' about taking a Neil tour this summer to see his concerts:)

    At 3/05/2008 08:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Uhh, Crazy Horse seems not as clear as it could be.. look at sugarmountain..
    but it has to be the horse! they fit best for a festival tour.

    At 3/05/2008 10:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I still have not heard any concrete evidence that crazy horse will be there

    At 3/06/2008 03:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The current Chrome Dreams Band is a well-oiled unit that can play anything that Neil has ever done and follow him [musically] anywhere he goes. And since the setlist is still expanding ("Fu$%ing Up/Free World/Down By The River/Hey Hey My My" etc have just been added to the setlist recently) I doubt that Neil will bring out the Hosre for the summer shows. Although I am hoping for the Horse myself... In a recent interview Neil said that there will be more Crazy Horse action coming up when Poncho has time to go out on tour again...

    At 3/06/2008 03:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    There's some info on Neil comming to The Netherlands: He will be playing with the same band he is currently touring. Ralph, Ben + Rick. That means only one Horse. Maybe he will change his mind like he changes the setlist during this tour. BECAUSE SOUND MATTERS

    At 3/06/2008 11:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    new dates:

    Di,08.07.08 Leipzig Arena
    Mi,09.07.08 Oberhausen König-Pilsener-Arena


    Seem to be no festival dates!

    At 3/07/2008 07:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Not Crazy Horse.

    The publicity for the Dutch festival and the Irish ones clearly say its this band, Ralph, Rick and Ben.

    Could be wrong, but anyway Neil and Ralph don't need anyone else. Ben Kieth and Rick Rosas were pretty much spectators while Neil and Ralph tore into Cinnamon Girl on Wednesday in London.

    At 3/08/2008 08:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Does anyone out there definitely know if the Cork show will be Neil doing one acoustic and one electric set, or is it (as I'm praying) be with The Horse as well?!!


    At 3/08/2008 09:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Italy's CALLING!!!

    At 3/10/2008 04:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I just bought tickets for my friends and myself for the conccert in Oberhausen. I saw Neil and Crazy Horse there in 2001.
    It will be hard to wait til July but its something to really look forward too.

    At 3/10/2008 06:34:00 PM, Blogger Rosa said...

    Thanks Neil so much for coming to Spain at last !!!
    The fact is that, as I didn't think it would happen, I bought some tickets for the 15 march concert in London, and I'm travelling there with my family this week (my 14 year old son loves his music as much as I do).
    And now we have known we are seeing him twice this year, 'cause we are having him in Madrid
    (We could see him here just once, in 1987).
    So,I can't believe it, and hope no one dares to wake me up !!!

    At 3/11/2008 01:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    neil, AUSTRIA, please!!!!!!

    At 3/13/2008 12:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    UK summer date added;

    Sunday 6th July, Hop Farm Country Park, Kent. Tickets on sale 9am Tuesday 18th March 2008

    At 3/13/2008 05:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Now I have my ticket, nothing can stop me from watching this concert! not even my job.

    At 3/14/2008 07:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Is it a definate that he is playing in Kent? I havent seen it listed anywhere or being officially announced and would love to go if it true. If so, is it just him in an outdoor gig or isnit an actual festival, in which case do we know who else is scheduled to appear.

    Many thanks

    At 3/14/2008 10:30:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The Kent show was mentioned on the teletext music pages today (C4 - 341/342) so it seems legit

    At 3/16/2008 10:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Neil, PLEASE come back to Edinburgh soon. We all loved the 3rd March gig. Couldn't believe I was actually there. Dream come true.

    At 3/26/2008 06:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    neil live at the marquee cork ..... what a combination!

    At 3/28/2008 02:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ITALY, at last!!!

    At 3/29/2008 05:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Again, aand again, and agin, and agin I am saying:
    Why not HUNGARY Sziget fesztival in August??????????

    At 4/06/2008 04:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I am off to see the rocker Neil in Cork in June this is my second time to see Neil this year (Paris Febuary). Realy looking foward to see Neil Rocken live on the stage trying to break the strings on his guitar.

    Neil You rock. Your the man. Neil you are 62 and still rocking.

    At 4/11/2008 12:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Tickets for the Lyon show (France) on the 25th of June are now on sale on the FNAC website:

    At 4/14/2008 06:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    lisbonbon...sounds like sugar coated mountain of a main menue. I got to go, I could have cake and eat it too, serve up my boys, or is it surf's up my toys? I do love both of them. Moo, I smell hay, hay, pie, pie Willie Wisher is go'n to fly

    At 4/21/2008 12:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    just wondering if neil is going to tour australia in the foreseeable future.

    At 5/05/2008 03:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Who is touring with Neil Young Europe Summer tour 2008 in Dublin and Cork in June.

    At 6/01/2008 07:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    On 17th of August Neil plays in Wiesen/Austria at the "Lovely Days"-Festival! See

    At 6/02/2008 04:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    And on the 15th of August, Neil will play at "La Foire aux vins d'Alsace" in Colmar (France). More info here:

    At 6/03/2008 05:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    is it now 7-17 (17.July) or 8-17 (17.August) in Wiesen, Austria?

    on this website it's 7-17 on the Wiesen Website it's 8-17.


    At 6/03/2008 05:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Helsinki, Finland confirmed today, Neil will play here August 7. 2008.

    Link (in Finnish):

    What a summer it will be!! :)

    At 6/11/2008 02:38:00 PM, Blogger The Loner said...

    Oslo, Norway Augst 11 is confirmed. Tickets from Monday June 16

    At 6/15/2008 04:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    2 Weeks to go to Neil in Dublin and Cork. His add is in the back of the Sunday Times sport and the Irish Times Friday Ticket.

    I am going to cork.

    At 6/16/2008 07:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Neil Young is confirmed for this years Way out west-festival in Göteborg, Sweden on 7-9 august. See link (in Swdish only, I think):

    At 6/17/2008 08:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


    At 6/23/2008 08:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just seen Neil yesterday in Florence. Maybe a little short, but FANTASTIC show. Love and only love was amazing, about 15 (or more) minutes of music, true music! All Along the watchtower, Rockin in the free world, then needle, old man... No acustic songs (even old man was played with the band, chrome dreams band) except Needle. He was furious with electric guitar... Don't miss!

    At 7/12/2008 05:10:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...


    At 7/23/2008 12:02:00 PM, Blogger The Loner said...

    Bergen, Norway 26th August confirmed.

    At 7/28/2008 03:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anyone know where to get tickets for Berlin or Coburg from the uk? I can only get info in German and can't work it out at all.

    At 8/17/2008 12:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    29/6/08 Malihide Dublin,
    Arrived very early and listened to rehearsal for that nights gig. its was brilliant. And the Concert was fantastic. he made a joke about not usualy beable to see his audiance however it was still bright when they took to the stage. in someways i feel this made him put more effort into the gig if thats possible. all who get the chance to see this tour will remember it forever. tks Neil realy appreaciate you and the bands early afternoons jam pratice . it was worth it. the evening went without a hitch

    At 9/05/2008 12:50:00 AM, Blogger Arts Net said...

    Austrlia & New Zealand dates so far:

    January 16, Auckland, Big Day Out
    January 21, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
    January 24, Sydney, Entertainment Centre
    January 28, Melbourne, Myer Music Bowl


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