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Friday, September 30, 2016

Neil Young + POTR - Telluride, Colorado, 9/30 & 10/1

10. "Show Me"
11. Harvest Moon
12. Words

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Neil Young + Promise Of The Real will perform concerts in Telluride, Colorado, on 9/30 & 10/1. More info at

Earlier this year we posted on a potential Neil Young + Promise Of The Real concert in Telluride, Colorado this Fall (Bringing Neil Young to A Town in Colorado: Telluride Town Council Holds Hearing on Concert ).

These concerts are warm ups for the big Desert Trip Festival in October when Neil Young + Promise Of The Real will open for Paul McCartney.

Got a report? Drop us a comment below.

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

Also, see Neil Young + Promise of the Real 2016 Concert Tour Dates for reviews, photos, videos and more.

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At 9/30/2016 11:38:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

Ill be in the black Ragged Glory tour T-shirt and SF Giants/Jerry Garcia ball cap. Day 2. Say hello. I want that 3+ hours show and hope we get one. Leaving Fairplay soon. will camp over night near Telluride or Gunnison Canyon.

At 9/30/2016 12:28:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

OK, great. We'll be flying the TW freak flag on the rail!!!

At 10/01/2016 03:21:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

According to Sugar Mountain, 4 new songs debuted tonight!!!

At 10/01/2016 06:34:00 AM, Blogger growl said...

...and no Monsanto songs. We move on again...

At 10/01/2016 10:46:00 AM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

Can you give us a review of the new stuff Thrash?
Whenever you're up of course.

At 10/01/2016 11:04:00 AM, Blogger Alfonz said...

I thought there would be new songs, as I heard them sound checking while hiking the Judd Wiebe trail. Sound was not crystal, but the only song I recognized was Indian Giver. I thought I heard No More, but then convinced myself I was mistaken.

The new song section was a little bit of a drag for me. Hard to follow the always stellar solo opening and first couple of PoTR songs. But happy to hear he is creating new stuff, as it keeps him energized. I thought the last two new songs were better than the first two. Themes seemed to be in line with Indian Giver. Not about Indians, but just about messing with the earth. I think one of the first two was called "Neighborhood", I heard Neil tell Micah (who asked what they were playing).

Love and Only Love ... It must have been 35 minutes long. I love a good long jam, but I'm over this song. Twenty minutes is enough! Or extend a different song. After it was over, the rest of the show was top shelf.

I've Been Waiting For You was started and aborted twice. Neil not happy with tuning. They then switched to Everybody Knows.

Clocked in a bit shy of 2.5 hours. I can't wait for tonight, hope they play a bunch of different songs. The venue and area is incredible.

Also, I met a bunch of friendly locals from a nearby town that said Neil actually lives there a chunk of the year. I was worried about the altitude limiting his performance, but he is used to it.

At 10/01/2016 12:26:00 PM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

Cheers Alfonz! Thanks for the report sounds like an amazing day. Have fun tonight.

At 10/01/2016 07:12:00 PM, Blogger John said...

It was a phenomenal show. I had hoped for I've Been Waiting For You, which was started and aborted twice. Makes the show even more unique, I suppose. Grisly an unforgettable show. Yes, Love and Only Love was 30+ minutes, but it killed. Sorry im missing tonight.

At 10/02/2016 12:54:00 AM, Blogger Alfonz said...

Incredible show tonight. Better than last night for my personal taste.

After listening to the new songs again, I might have been a bit off in my earlier description. Maybe not a specific theme, sort of a RITFW general vibe, if that makes any sense. And seeing as they played it twice, with Neil adding new lyrics, I think that's where his head is at these days.

Aside from Dylan, the other acts will be dropping greatest hits at Coachella. I wouldn't be surprised if Neil gets some more new songs out and just befuddles the masses. Gotta love him.

Was funny that they had marijuana plants on stage. Assuming they were real.

After The Goldrush
Heart of Gold
Sugar Mountain
Old Man
Mother Earth
Out on the Weekend
Human highway
"Neighborhood" ("terrorist suicide hang-gliders")
Indian Giver (best of new songs to me)
"Show me"
Harvest moon
"Texas Rangers"
Walk On
Down by the River (~25 min)
"Peace Trail" (best of the other new songs)
When You Dance (unbelievable)
Cortez (~14 min)
Fuckin' Up
Roll Another Number

At 10/02/2016 01:19:00 PM, Blogger Denver fan said...

Thank you Neil. Fine voice Fine band fine venue. A night to remember.

At 10/02/2016 03:29:00 PM, Blogger Arthur said...

Favorite Jack Nicholson quote:

"Do you mean marijuana?"

Some nice videos over on YT of TC show.....THC?

At 10/03/2016 06:56:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

part of 10/1 Telluride show, Show Me! yeah man! Great arrangement with POTR
I like this one a lot, got the intro and melody down in just a few listens....
Uncle Neil still telling stories to the kids..


At 10/04/2016 10:05:00 PM, Blogger smellthehorse said...

Second Telluride show was epic. DBTR and Cortez in one night. Really thought the new songs took shape the second time through. Thrasher--it was great to meet you after the second show up near the rail. Thanks to Neil + POTR for changing my life again.

At 10/05/2016 01:10:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

It was to nice to meet you Kevin, great show Saturday night. You can see some of my photos here: also I posted a video compilation on Youtube here

Take care.


At 10/06/2016 07:00:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Lewis! An awesome concert superbly captured. Great to meet a fellow gonzo journalist out on the peace trail. Gonzo blogged @

We're hoping to get our Gonzo blog reflections posted soon.


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