They Said Crazy Horse... I Said Solo
The official concert t-shirt for Neil Young's 2010 concert tour said: "I said solo...they said acoustic".
In terms of shattering audience expectations right up front, Neil's Twisted Road Tour with both soft folky acoustic classic tunes and howling Ol' Black electric feedback caught many fans off guard.
Neil Young - Worcester, MA, May 21, 2010
Photo by Steve Babineau/Sports Action Images
After the triumphant reunion of The Buffalo Springfield at the 2010 Bridge School Benefit Concerts, rumors swirled about a possible Buffalo Springfield Reunion Tour.
In January, we conducted a poll on 2011 Tour with either Buffalo Springfield or Crazy Horse?
The poll results were overwhelming in favor of a Crazy Horse tour -- 69% to 31%.
Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot & Frank Sampedro
MusiCares Honors Neil Young - Los Angeles, CA - 1/29/10
Photo by Joni Milken-Noah
Now, what this meant -- in the perverse Neil universe -- is that we would get a Buffalo Springfield tour because -- as we all know -- Neil Young never, ever listens to his fan base.
Except that Neil went and announced a Spring solo tour first.
To be followed by Buffalo Springfield Tour dates in the late Spring.
Joe Vitale, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Neil Young and Rick Rosas
Photo by Eleanor Stills (via Rick Rosas | Facebook)
Also, see A Look Back Down Neil Young's Very Twisted Road.