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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert: Neil Young & Crazy Horse

As announced last night when Neil Young appeared on The Daily Show:
Neil Young & Crazy Horse have announced that they will perform a special benefit concert on December 6th, 2012, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ, with proceeds going to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy. Devastated by the damage and displacement caused by hurricane, Young urged: "Come on down here and join in the relief effort."

Proceeds will go to the AMERICAN RED CROSS HURRICANE SANDY relief effort. For more info go to: redcross.org/hurricane-sandy

Tickets for the event, billed as "A Special Evening With Neil Young & Crazy Horse," go on sale Friday, November 30 at 10am at TheBorgata.com or by-phone at 866-900-4TIX (4849) and will be priced at $75 and $150. All seating is general admission. Everest will open the show. Young will be available for a select number of interviews regarding the Hurricane relief.


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At 11/29/2012 04:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the $75 General Admission in seats, and $150s on the floor?

 
At 11/29/2012 04:19:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

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At 11/29/2012 04:36:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Here's what I read -- "The Event Center, which will be configured for standing room only, will be able to accommodate more than 3,000 people. Tickets will be priced at $75, with $150 Golden Circle tickets offering access to an area directly in front of the stage. Everest will open the show."

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BTW - does anyone have any thoughts as to the likelihood of him playing a different setlist at Atlantic City vs. the standard one he's been playing (not that it really matters its truly one song)? Also, does anyone know how accessible Atlantic City is at this point, post Sandy?

 
At 11/29/2012 10:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a good question re: the setlist. Playing a smaller venue might free him from the production restraints of the arena shows. And because it's a benefit, maybe he has a different message to get across with some different songs.

Or maybe it's business as usual. Either way, I bet it will be a great show.

- vertigone

 
At 11/30/2012 01:25:00 AM, Anonymous SD said...

Regardless, it's a great cause if you can spare the money.

 
At 11/30/2012 11:34:00 PM, Anonymous paintedladystudio said...

I work for the Borgata and am so excited to see Neil & Crazy Horse, just wished it was under better circumstances. Hundreds of our employees got hit, some local and others from Tuckerton n points North. FYI AC is open for business and totally accessible. Borgata Parking is safe and on site, just $5 bucks. The Event Center (apx 3750) will be standing only but you can take a break (bar, bathroom) and reenter by showing your hand stamp n ticket. $150 view is stage front, $75 tix are for the remaining room space. Check out www.theborgata.com for info. See U there!

 
At 12/02/2012 02:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is URL to buy tickets..


http://ev6.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AGLOBAL-BORGATA%3ABOR12%3AEC1206%3A&linkID=global-borgata&shopperContext=&call


Jeffry...used to work for IBM owthr owthr 46

 
At 12/02/2012 09:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you think he is going to have surprise guests? I have read some stuff online. Thoughts? btw how many vip seats were sold? is it worth buying one over the regular ga from a broker

 
At 12/03/2012 08:57:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

A cool excerpt from a wsj.com article:

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP37d769dd705b4bbb9bc50ef85ae541e7.html

Young said he was invited to join the Dec. 12 benefit at New York's Madison Square Garden that will feature Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, the Who, Kanye West and others, but had other obligations. Besides, there's enough star power there, he said.

"It wasn't going to make much difference whether I was there or not, so I decided to go someplace where I could make a difference," he said.

Young performed at a televised benefit in 2001 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, memorably covering John Lennon's "Imagine."

Fans can expect a two-hour plus rock show on Thursday with opening band Everest. No special guests are planned, although Young issued an invitation to "anyone who wants to come in and play with us that we know and we know can play."

It's hard to resist wondering whether Young's epic "Like a Hurricane" will make it onto the set list, given the occasion.

"Anything's possible," Young said. "We have the equipment."

 

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