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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Neil Young Tour of Australia, New Zealand - 2009

UPDATE January 10, 2009: Full Australia-New Zealand Neil Young 2009 Concert Tour dates:


Concert Reviews of Neil Young:
01-16-2009, Big Day Out 2009, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand

01-18-2009, Big Day Out 2009, Parklands, Southport, Gold Coast, Australia

01-21-2009, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

01-23-2009, Big Day Out 2009, Olympic Park Showgrounds, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

01-24-2009, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

01-26-2009, Big Day Out 2009, Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

01-28-2009, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

01-30-2009, Big Day Out 2009, Adelaide Showground, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

02-01-2009, Big Day Out 2009, Claremont Showgrounds, Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Neil Young will be performing in Australia this January for the first time since 2003. He will headline the national Big Day Out festival at Flemington Racecourse on Monday, January 26, 2009 and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl two days later on January 28. Other bands rumored to be playing the festival are the Arctic Monkeys, the Ting Tings and My Morning Jacket.

Dates are:

January 21, Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
January 24, Sydney, Entertainment Centre
January 28, Melbourne, Myer Music Bowl

Tickets go on sale September 19.

Also, see Big Day Out 2008 - Auckland, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth.

Here's a Neil Young Concert Review of the Greendale Tour in Melbourne, Australia, November 2003.

Thanks Chris M., Benjamin D., Alex Z., BigBrother, Michael M. and everyone else down under who forwarded info! Great news mates and so happy you'll be seeing this amazingly wonderful tour.


Check out the Neil Young Tribute this Friday in Brisbane.


At 9/02/2008 06:29:00 PM, Blogger Ian G said...

Awesome news, thanks. I've been waiting for this, hopefully he keeps the set list similar to what he's been playing recently cause I really want to hear the electric Cowgirl in the Sand.

At 9/02/2008 07:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As one of the younger fans out there, I've never seen Neil live, so I'm hoping to see him at the Big Day Out with my friends, and his Melbourne show two days later with my Dad. Don't want to get too excited until I actually have tickets, but I know it will be great if i can go.

At 9/03/2008 06:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if the news couldnt get any better, My Morning Jacket are the support. January seems like such a long way away. Hope Neil brings No Hidden Path back into the set list.

At 9/03/2008 10:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

only 3 comments so far..?! neil, please come back to europe again, as soon as possible - seems we appreciate you a lot more!!

At 9/03/2008 03:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed! Europe! Europe!!!

At 9/03/2008 04:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Mexico, please.....

At 9/03/2008 10:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the best news!!!!!!!!!!!
can't wait to see Neil!

At 9/04/2008 12:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You Europeans get it too good as it is - and no you dont appreciate him more that us Aussies!! We Love Neil. We are just too busy having fun in the sun, on the beach drinking beer to be tied up on an internet site!! 2003 was AMAZING!!! best thing I ever seen!!! cant wait - bring it on Neil!!!!!!

At 9/04/2008 03:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This new is what I was hoping for the 2003 Greendale show in Melbourne was very cool even had the helicopter fly over the venue at the appropriate time during Granpa's Interview.

At 9/04/2008 09:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we don´t have any beach in austria.

At 9/05/2008 11:39:00 AM, Blogger dave said...

hang on.. PLEASE tell me this doesn't mean neil won't be making the trip across to perth. i couldn't cope if that was the case

At 9/07/2008 09:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news for the biggest fanatic Neil Young fan that I know, my wife. We saw him in Oakland, California in 1973. Coffs Harbour in 1989, and Brisbane in 2003. Looks like we will see him twice in one decade !!

At 1/04/2009 04:05:00 PM, Blogger Cortez said...

I have been listening to Neil Young scince i was 9 yrs old. I am now 48. I turned my lil Brother on to Neil Young when we were in junior high. He has seen him over 30 times. His license plate says Neil Young. He is a true fan. He and I went to his Chicago, December 9th concert together and I teared for the first time at a concert. I never thought a day would would come where i would see Neil live. We are headed to the bridge festival this fall. I cant wait.
True Fans Love Ya Neil

At 1/15/2009 12:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope that he changes the setlist a lot from last years choices. they suck. i want 'after the gold rush' 'harvest' , 'walk on' mellow my mind' world on a string' 'only a dream' down by the river' and 'dont cry'. fuck 'a day in the life'!!!!

'barstool blues'. oh well. hes not a fucking jukebox. u know what to expect with neil - disappointment mixed with abandoned bliss. goin home smilin anyway, even if he doesnt play 'only love can break yr heart'.

At 1/15/2009 11:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO "i hope that he changes the setlist a lot from last years choices. they suck. i want 'after the gold rush' 'harvest' , 'walk on' mellow my mind' world on a string' 'only a dream' down by the river' and 'dont cry'. fuck 'a day in the life'!!!!"


At 3/09/2009 11:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody know how to get tickets for Neil's concert in Nantes.France. I have tried every site but the concert is not listed. When oh when will he come to Liverpool??


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