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Monday, February 23, 2009

Canada-U.S. Tour Dates for Neil Young

Pre-Sales Begin 2/24 for Neil Young Canada Tour

Neil Young concert tour dates for Spring Canada Chrome Dreams II tour. Everest is opening band for the upcoming Canada/US tour.

Concert Reviews of Neil Young:
- April 6 & 7 @ St John’s, Mile One Centre, Newfoundland
- April 10 Halifax, NS Metro Centre
- April 11 Saint John, NB Harbour Station
- April 13 Kingston, ON K-Rock Centre
- April 15 London, ON John Labatt Centre
- April 17 Sault Ste Marie, ON Essar Centre
- April 20 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
- April 22 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place
- April 23 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
- April 25 Lethbridge, AB Enmax Centre
- 04-27-2009, Magness Arena, Denver, Colorado
- 04-29-2009, Qwest Center, Omaha, Nebraska
- 04-30-2009, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
- 05-03-2009, Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Neil Young Map of Tour Cities - Canada 2009

As we reported last week, the never ending tour appears to continue.

From today's London Free Press by JAMES REANEY, SUN MEDIA:
The buzz was right — Canadian rock icon Neil Young will play the John Labatt Centre.

An announcement this morning says Young has a date at the downtown London arena on April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

The announcement follows a report in Saturday's Free Press that industry buzz had Young on the radar here. The date was expected to be close to an early May concert at a New Orleans festival where Young was already scheduled.

The Young tour starts April 6 in St John’s N.L.and will travel across Canada, making stops in 10 markets.

The 2009 tour is a continuation of his successful 2008 tour.

Thanks Luc!

Also, see Europe Concert Tour Dates for Neil Young - Summer 2009 and all Neil Young Concert Reviews.


At 2/23/2009 10:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LA makeup date?

At 2/23/2009 10:39:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

It was announced that Neil will be playing at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB on April 23, 2009.

At 2/23/2009 10:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here you go!

Neil Young Canadian Tour Dates:
April 6 St John’s, NF Mile One Centre
April 10 Halifax, NS Metro Centre
April 11 Saint John, NB Harbour Station
April 13 Kingston, ON K-Rock Centre
April 15 London, ON John Labatt Centre
April 17 Sault Ste Marie, ON Essar Centre
April 20 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
April 22 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place
April 23 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
April 25 Lethbridge, AB Enmax Centre

At 2/23/2009 10:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey dave

where do those tour dates come from??

are they confirmed??

-Marc C

At 2/23/2009 11:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They come from Live Nation.

At 2/23/2009 11:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all big arenas.same tour, big $,hocket arenas= boring already.
Play some small venues again and I'll cough up the bucks...... but for another hockey arena show, forget it Neil.Not for the kinda $ you're asking these days.

At 2/23/2009 11:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reserved seating starts at 75$ to 125$.....75$ general admission (iclude GST).

At 2/23/2009 11:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't seem to find where live nation posts those confirmed dates...

could you post a link?

any word on presales?

-Marc C

At 2/23/2009 11:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

most of the arena sites are posting date/time/tickets

At 2/23/2009 11:52:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

i heard it on multiple radio stations today that Neil is confirmed for Edmonton.

At 2/23/2009 11:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems kind of fishy to me...

Dave stated the Halifax show would be April 10th, but my local rock radio station states the concert in Halifax would be april 11th...

no word on either ticketatlantic about the concert....nor on neil's website...

-Marc C

At 2/23/2009 12:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually,nevermind my post above...the radio station was talking about the Harbour station concert in St John,New-Brunswick haha...which is listed as being held on april 11th


-Marc C

At 2/23/2009 01:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to be off topic, but we will be broadcasting live from the Lincvolt Garage today, Monday, as Neil and the Shakey Pictures crew prepare for their departure from Wichita.

Join us for live conversation in the Lincvolt chatroom at:

thanks for all your support,

At 2/23/2009 01:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm really surprised he's not doing a run down south before and after new orleans :(
would really love to see him in atlanta!

At 2/23/2009 02:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"all big arenas.same tour, big $,hocket arenas= boring already.
Play some small venues again and I'll cough up the bucks.."

The Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie holds at most 4,000 for a concert. It is in no way a "big arena". Saw Bob Dylan there in November, very intimate.

At 2/23/2009 03:16:00 PM, Blogger hawkiconk said...

any word on the omaha concert that was postponed last november?

At 2/23/2009 03:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does anyone know it's the same tour???

Did you see the setlist?

At 2/23/2009 07:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go for the general admission tickets if they are selling them. My bride and I are in our late fifties and managed to score general admission tickets for the last St. Paul show. We ended up 15 feet from Neil's main mic for the show. After seeing him that up close, we may not go back again as this was likely our Neil show of a lifetime (unless he keeps doing the ga format like Springsteen's been doing). After the "A Day in the Life" encore, the twenty-something young man next to me said, "I've never seen anything like that before". All of the whiners on this site are, I suspect, Bush lovers still stinging from LWW. Rust never sleeps in Bismarck.

At 2/24/2009 07:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mile One Centre VOCM is referring to is not in Denver, but in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada... where VOCM is based. A little research is sometimes good.

At 2/24/2009 10:36:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks. Corrected.

Sorry, but in a bit of a hurry to get news out. We'll be sure to fact check better next time and not publish until we're perfect.

At 2/25/2009 08:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing is perfect in God's perfect plan........

At 2/25/2009 11:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see that neil has a few days off between the Sault and Saskatoon in April.
Has anyone heard anything about him possibly doing a show in Thunder Bay again, as it is geographically between these 2 cities?

At 2/26/2009 08:49:00 AM, Blogger stringman said...

Off topic question... Can anybody explaine why Ralphie was only on drums for the 2007 US Chrome Dreams tour? I like Chad, he got better as the tour went on (playing the Horse material, that is)but I will take Ralphie boy any day.

At 2/26/2009 01:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does the ga work as far these shows.Who gets in first is there a line or a lottery or what?

At 2/26/2009 01:38:00 PM, Blogger stringman said...

I saw the Worcester Ma show in december... free for all all night long... I got pretty close to the stage when I wanted to

At 2/26/2009 02:32:00 PM, Blogger hawkiconk said...

my tickets for the concert that was postponed in omaha say:
general admission-3

are the arena floors sectioned off?

At 2/26/2009 07:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

so no denver date?

At 2/26/2009 09:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any word on when Neil plans to come to Omaha? I'm getting tired of holding on to tickets I bought months ago and told that he will reschedule in Spring. So.....when is he planning to reschedule?

At 2/26/2009 11:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was front row in Vancouver. It was GA and I waited outside the arena ll day to be front of the line. So If I were you I would put the day aside and you might just get yourself the show of a lifetime. The Floor is fenced off from the rest of the stands aswell.

At 2/28/2009 04:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

June 23rd Nottingham England, seetickets.

At 3/01/2009 06:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Thrasher

check bad news beat for Europe dates; Barcelona in May

Nottingham England 23 June and Aberdeen, Scotland;

details via Livenation, Ticket Master and tix on sale 09:00 hrs 2nd March

At 3/02/2009 01:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

correction is

(& not, apologies)

Aberdeen date is 24th June

At 3/05/2009 10:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of attending the Essar Centre concert. Question to ones who have been at his concerts - I hear he swears alot during the show. Wondering if this is true.

Appropriate for children or not?

At 3/08/2009 04:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

rarely hear him swear..rarely hear him say much quite frankly live. so yeah it should be ok

At 3/08/2009 05:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question for those of you that have seen Neil's show this round. I have a 11 year old that is a great guitar student. I was considering taking him to Neil's concert to see the rocker play that guitar - tickets are end of mid section. Did you see any kids of this age at your concerts and do you have any advice on his performance at the concert that might be ill advised to take him to this concert?

At 3/09/2009 09:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

to above poster,

I was at the New York City show. I believe the only swear I heard all night from him was, "I'm auditioning for my record company tonight, so when you hear the new songs, make a ****load of noise whether you like them or not". That's the only thing I could see a parent really wanting to know. But even then, one not-so-bad word in a couple hours of music isn't a big deal, is it?

However, I did see two joints get lit. Personally, I don't mind that, but I guess that's something you might want to take into account, the audience.

~ Steel Madsen

At 3/10/2009 03:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster with the 11 year old. I took my 16 year old daughter to see NY in Calgary in October. She loved it!!

At 3/10/2009 09:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

probably driving through my state on the way to denver from lethbridge. another tour and another blow off of montana.

number of times neil has played montana--zero

At 3/12/2009 04:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the opening act for the Denver / KC shows?

At 3/12/2009 05:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

omaha show rescheduled for april 29, 7pm. tix on sale saturday for those that didn't keep theirs--the morons.

opening now is everest and the neville brothers.
wish it was still death cab for cutie

At 3/13/2009 08:01:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

I'd say I'm a big fan of Neil Young, however, I must admit I prefer his older stuff to the stuff he's putting out these days.

I've never been to see him play live so I'm thinking about going to the show in Aberdeen (UK) in June. Any idea what sort of songs he'll likely be playing?
I don't fancy forking out £50+ for his newer stuff!!!

Graeme in Dundee, Scotland

At 3/29/2009 12:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canada's Juno Awards showcase Canadian talent in music. Why does Neil opt out of this important event every year?

Vedder in T.O

At 4/04/2009 07:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know who is opening?

At 4/07/2009 07:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The show by Young and the band last night at Mile One Centre in St. John's NL was a special treat. I'd seen their show in Halifax in November 2008, which in itself was a fine performance, and was so pleased to see changes in the set list so as to experience more of Young's music live. Never expected to hear tunes from Tonight's the Night and Lost in Space from Hawks and Doves was also unexpected candy. Loved the encore. Young's guitar work was superb and the band was solid. Crowd was into the show and I'm sure that Neil and band felt the energy. Going to tonight's show too so am curious to see what minor changes are made to the set list. To the rest of Canada, hang on to your seats. Neil Young and the band are coming at ya'.

Zeebo in NL

At 4/07/2009 02:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hows she goin bi...i was wondering if anyone heard on whos playing wiht him....he's gotta have a another one of the old time legends with think so anyways...and i was readin there someone said the tickets were to much...wan with your bad head's neil young...he' a many more times do u think your gonna get the chance the oppertunity to see something like this again...he's one of the last of the theres a price on something like that...i dunno maybe i look at music on a different level....Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia Rules...ahaha...peace!

At 4/10/2009 01:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

worth viewing. lots of cool photos of the band and awesome videos too. 'five is red' looks really cool.

At 4/13/2009 06:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's hoping " Like a Hurricane" is on the setlist for Kingston...Waiting for a while

At 4/14/2009 01:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil had a storm brouing for like a hurricain and wow did he beet old black tonight I done t have the setlist but it rocked. our treat was two oncors "watch tower "and "rocking in the free world" Neil certainly had a smile on tonight in Kingston. so nice to see him in the small rink. No tonites the night. the Like a hurricain blew us away. cheer everone!

At 4/16/2009 05:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw Neil at Mile One Stadium in St.Johns,NF..First time I've ever seen him live. In one word...AWESOME . I have a total new appreciation for this Icon...Rock on Neil!!!

At 4/21/2009 04:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know who is opening for him in Kelowna?

At 4/21/2009 11:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a band out of l.a. called Everest. they're great.

At 4/23/2009 02:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know anything about the painter onstage in kelowna?
Forever Young!!!

At 4/24/2009 01:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats neil's road manager, eric johnson. those paintings will be sold and profits go to the bridge school. here's a couple of links about it.


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