North American Fall 2008 Neil Young Tour Schedule
Dates for Neil Young's North American Fall 2008 tour have been announced. The news confirms some of the rumors we've been following recently.
Concert reports and reviews
October 14 - St. Paul, MN -- Xcel Energy Center
October 16 - Winnipeg, MN -- MTS Centre
October 18 - Regina, SK -- Brandt Centre
October 19 - Calgary, AB -- Pengrowth Saddledome
October 21 - Everett, WA -- Comcast Arena at Everett
October 22 - Vancouver, BC -- GM Place
October 29 - San Diego, CA -- Cox Arena
November 1 - Reno, NV -- Events Center
29 - Halifax, NS -- Metro Centre
December 1 - Montreal, PQ -- Bell Centre
December 2 - Ottawa, ON -- Scotia Bank Place
December 4 - Toronto, ON -- Air Canada Centre
December 5 - Toronto, ON -- Air Canada Centre
December 7 - Detroit, MI -- Palace of Auburn Hills
December 9 - Chicago, IL -- Allstate Arena
December 12 - Philadelphia, PA -- Wachovia Spectrum
December 13 - Boston/(Worcester), Massachusetts -- DCU Center
December 15 & 16 - New York, NY -- Madison Square Garden
Also, see tour map on Rust Radio and setlist grid chart of 2008 US/Canada tour.
Some song chart analysis by Roel "Obviously Doing Well":
30 different songs, finally some setlist variation in the second half of the tour, a 7 song show-length difference in between the short Regina/Calgary/Toronto2 shows (19 songs) and the final show in NYC (26 songs). That 2nd New York show now equals the 26th-long setlist of the last show of the winter European tour, where Neil did a 26-song set in London. Some innaresting one-offs on this tour, "Helpless" was only played on the opening show, "The Sultan" once only played once and the only "2nd encore" song as well, another one-off was the brand new song "Get Around" played on the last show.
Also: was the Philly show the last we heard of "Sea Change"?
Amazing: 10 new songs on one tour (granted, 3 of them debuted in Europe), when was the last time that happened on a regular tour, Greendale 2003?
The concerts will feature the same band that he has toured Europe with: Ben Keith, Rick Rosas, Chad Cromwell, Anthony Crawford and Pegi Young.
Death Cab For Cutie and Everest will support dates from October 14 through November 5; Wilco and Everest are on the bill for dates starting November 29 through the tour's conclusion, with the exception of the December 9 Chicago date which will feature (TBD) and Everest in support.
Probably one of the most interesting aspects of the announcement is that all shows for this tour will be general admission floor with reserved seating in the stands. This is great news for those of us who had to be restrained from standing and moving during "No Hidden Path".
General admission tickets will be prices at $75.00 with reserved stand tickets ranging in price from $45.00 to $250.00.
Also, see all reviews, photos and videos of Neil Young 2008 Europe Summer Concert Tour.
Concert tour dates for Neil Young in Australia and New Zealand in 2009.