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Saturday, March 29, 2014

TONIGHT: Neil Young, Los Angeles, CA - Saturday, March 29, 2014 - Show #1

Neil Young, Los Angeles, CA - Saturday, March 29, 2014
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OK, color us stunned on the setlist -- 1st performance of "Thrasher" in 36 years. Thanks Neil!

Setlist by Sweet Joni via comment by Cathy:

From Hank To Hendrix
On The Way Home
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Love In Mind
Mellow My Mind
Are You Ready For The Country?
Changes (Phil Ochs)
Old Man

2nd set (9:37pm - 10:47pm)

Goin' Back
A Man Needs A Maid
Southern Man
Mr. Soul (pump organ)
If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
Harvest Moon
Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
After The Gold Rush
Heart Of Gold
Long May You Run

From Review: Neil Young on the rock pulpit at Dolby Theatre - by Randy Lewis:
For Young, too, there seems to be a ritualistic aspect of his periodic return to the solo acoustic format of his live shows, alternating with high-decibel sessions with Crazy Horse or the various other settings he’s explored over what’s fast approaching a half-century career. It’s as if it reconnects him with the musical and spiritual foundation of his art, stripping the process back to its fundamental components of one person, one instrument and a muse.

Without a word of introduction, Young sauntered on stage, grabbed a guitar and — as he did at Carnegie Hall in January — delivered his theme statement in the form of the song “From Hank to Hendrix” from his 1992 album “Harvest Moon”:

From Hank to Hendrix

I walked these streets with you

Here I am with this old guitar

Doin’ what I do

The 2½-hour show, which included a 30-minute intermission, stretched across his career, hewing closely to the songs he’d played in New York, yet still brimming with his signature sense of spontaneity, of mercurial artistry alive in the moment, that makes Young such a hallowed figure to so many. It’s the same kind of show Jonathan Demme documented in the 2012 concert film “Neil Young Journeys.”
Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Neil Young starts a four-show run at Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California, tonight. Dates are March 29, 30, April 1 & 2, 2014.

Got a report? Drop us a comment below.

Check Sugar Mountain for setlist updates and Chronological Grid, Recording Summary, Statistics and Extras.

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At 3/29/2014 10:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of the four LA shows I am going to! This is going to be my third time seeing Neil and I couldn't be more excited.

Saw the car and bus parked outside:

At 3/30/2014 01:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't believe he played awesome

At 3/30/2014 02:48:00 AM, Blogger Wildgift said...

A great show, rude fans. But: how can you complain with an encore of Thrasher/Long May You Run? You can't. It was awesome.

At 3/30/2014 02:59:00 AM, Anonymous Luc said...

He played Thrasher ???????????
One of my favourite Neil songs !
I'll write him a letter to make him play that one on Lokerse Feesten AND Colmar !!

At 3/30/2014 04:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if he will do any electric solo sets ? the show was AMAZING!!

At 3/30/2014 08:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Setlist anyone?

At 3/30/2014 09:07:00 AM, Anonymous cathy said...

From Hank To Hendrix
On The Way Home
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Love In Mind
Mellow My Mind
Are You Ready For The Country?
Changes (Phil Ochs)
Old Man

2nd set (9:37pm - 10:47pm)

Goin' Back
A Man Needs A Maid
Southern Man
Mr. Soul (pump organ)
If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
Harvest Moon
Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
After The Gold Rush
Heart Of Gold
Long May You Run

At 3/30/2014 09:20:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Cathy!

OK, color us stunned on the setlist -- 1st performance of "Thrasher" in 34 years. Thanks Neil!

Guess we better book a flight real quick and get out to LA.

City in the smog.
Yes, we wish that we could be there too.

At 3/30/2014 10:07:00 AM, Anonymous eastsidecellardwellar said...

Yes, Thrasher sure brings back memories, but what I want to hear is Neil doing If You Could Read My Mind!!!!!! Hope someone taped this...

At 3/30/2014 10:20:00 AM, Anonymous Carson said...

Wow. One of the best solo Neil setlists I've ever seen. Pretty much perfect!

At 3/30/2014 10:30:00 AM, Anonymous susan miller said...

THRASHER!!!!!!!! What a beautiful hall he is playing in out in L.A. DAM I WISH I WAS THERE>!!!!!!!!!!!! ;[[[[ COME GET ME!!! <3.. You know how I love Neil Young so much and the many reasons. Please keep posting as I feel so left out. I just wish I could have come. Much LOVE Susan Miller nyc ;[

At 3/30/2014 10:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did he start on time? I may be running a little bit late for tonight's show and was curious what time he started.

At 3/30/2014 10:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st Set
8:10pm - 9:00pm

At 3/30/2014 10:51:00 AM, Blogger setlistthief said...

Phenomenal setlist. One of the greatest songwriters of our time. We are so lucky to live during the age of Neil.

At 3/30/2014 12:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For this and ALL Setlists:

At 3/30/2014 12:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was security like at the door? As far as getting in taping equipment? Searching? Metal detectors? Wands?

At 3/30/2014 01:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, well, well, oh well
Well, well, well, oh well
– John Lennon said that.

Ain't singin' for Pepsi
Ain't singin' for Coke
I only sing for Thrashers
Cause I'm grateful for his Wheat
This note's for you.
– "Neil Young" said that.

Holy Cowgirl, what a setlist. Amazing.
And congratulations to T. & T.
Really hope he keeps playing your song to support this site.
– BSM said that

At 3/30/2014 01:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Light on security at Dolby. Never checked at the door. Scan, walk in. Got my taper ready.

At 3/30/2014 01:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That LincVolt/Silver Eagle picture is really great.
Bring on Special Deluxe.

At 3/30/2014 01:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phenomenal setlist. Since he played Thrasher, I wonder if we'll see the Live 1974 CSNY box this year.

At 3/30/2014 02:19:00 PM, Blogger GDTRFB71 said...

Helpless tonight!

At 3/30/2014 05:06:00 PM, Blogger setlistthief said...

Now up on DIME.

At 3/30/2014 06:33:00 PM, Anonymous Tim said...

This was amazing even by the standards set by the NY shows. Mr. Soul on a pump organ was out of control, Love In Mind was as beautiful as anything I've ever heard him play, and If You Could Read My Mind was AMAZING. An absolutely stunning cover. It really was a pretty rude crowd though. Maybe some of them missed the word "acoustic" printed on the ticket, or hadn't seen the New York setlists...but t

At 3/30/2014 06:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the talk about Thrasher (which was admittedly incredible) and If I could read your mind (also incredible), not much discussion about Philadelphia. An unbelievably beautiful song performed spectacularly. Great shoe. Don't wait until wed when I go again

At 3/31/2014 12:47:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Saturday show is playing right now on Rust Radio, with Mister Soul the current tune at 12:45 pm edt. ETA for Thrasher somewhere around one thirty!

At 3/31/2014 01:21:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Thrasher is playing now....

At 4/02/2014 12:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I have been lucky enough to have seen Neil 48 times... I would give the 1st show at the Dolby a grade of B....Neil was very quite for the 1st half of the show.. And the song selection was ok but could have been stronger overall.. I think the sound at the Dolby is sub par.. Neil's acoustic guitars just didn't have the Neil drive behind them.. The Dolby ushers harassing patrons over taking a cell phone picture... The 2nd set was much better..Neil talked quite a bit, which is pure pleasure to us Neil fans.. I think had he added 4 or 5 more tunes (remember tickets were $400.00 a pop) then the night could have been magical..a 30 minute break between sets was a long break... Still the greatest song writer in my lifetime..And Thrasher was the song of the evening..He nailed it...I'll be there Wednesday night let's hope the sound is dialed in a little better and Neil's energy is up for both sets...


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