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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Neil Young Solo: Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Il - June 30 & July 1

"One Of These Days" (Hank)
Photos by thrasher

"Birds" (Grand Piano)

"Ohio" (White Falcon)

Neil Young
Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA

01. On The Way Home (acoustic guitar)
02. Homefires (acoustic guitar)
03. Love Is A Rose (acoustic guitar)
04. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (acoustic guitar)
05. Mellow My Mind (banjo)
06. Ohio (electric guitar)
07. There's A World (piano)
08. Love In Mind (piano)
09. One More Sign* (piano) - Buffalo Springfield song - released previously as demo only
10. Are You Ready For The Country? (piano)
11. After The Gold Rush (pump organ)
12. Tonight's The Night (piano)
13. Speakin' Out (piano)
14. Angry World (electric guitar)
15. Love And War (acoustic guitar)
16. Peaceful Valley Boulevard (acoustic guitar)
17. Out On The Weekend (acoustic guitar)
18. The Needle And The Damage Done (acoustic guitar)
19. Heart Of Gold (acoustic guitar)
20. Tumbleweed (ukulele)

* - song debut

Length: ~100 minutes

Setlist via Sugar Mountain:
Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA

01. On The Way Home (acoustic guitar)
02. Homefires (acoustic guitar)
03. Love Is A Rose (acoustic guitar)
04. Only Love Can Break Your Heart (acoustic guitar)
05. Cowgirl In The Sand (acoustic guitar)
06. Mellow My Mind (banjo)
07. Ohio (electric guitar)
08. There's A World (piano)
09. Birds (piano)
10. Are You Ready For The Country? (piano)
11. After The Gold Rush (piano)
12. Tonight's The Night (piano)
13. Speakin' Out (piano)
14. Angry World (electric guitar)
15. Love And War (acoustic guitar)
16. Peaceful Valley Boulevard (acoustic guitar)
17. Out On The Weekend (acoustic guitar)
18. The Needle And The Damage Done (acoustic guitar)
19. Heart Of Gold (acoustic guitar)
20. One Of These Days (acoustic guitar)
21. War Of Man (acoustic guitar)

22. Tumbleweed (ukulele)

Neil Young will perform a solo concert at the Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1.

Per Sugar Mountain this will be NY's 35th & 36th Chicago show on his 99th known tour to perform his 2040th and 2041th shows leading off with his ~33,472nd live song since Oct 23, 1968.

When Neil Young is Playing, You Shut the Fuck Up

Got a report? Drop us a comment below.

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

Chicago RustFests on June 30 and July 1 at the Exchequer Restuarant & Bar (226 S Wabash Ave), located two blocks north (~ 2 Minute Buzzed Walk) from the Auditorium Theatre.

Stop by and visit us and winners of tickets.

Thanks to our hosts Timmy & Mary! (07, 11, 12, 14, 15 Chicago RustFests Hosts)

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At 6/30/2018 05:54:00 PM, Blogger no soy said...

Anyone know if it's doors at 8:00 or music at 8:00? John Hammond is opening (?)

At 6/30/2018 06:08:00 PM, Blogger Lise said...

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At 7/01/2018 02:20:00 AM, Blogger Adam2 said...


At 7/01/2018 07:41:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

Birds. I would love to see that one. heartbreak personified.

At 7/01/2018 10:04:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Great show last night in Chicago.

Homefires, Birds, Love and War all special. Neil was in great mood and told many stories. In particular, the story of the piano that Amber painted.

The audience yahoos didn't seem to phase Neil.

Great seeing everyone at rustfest last night. Thanks Timmy and Mary for organizing. See you again tonight!

At 7/01/2018 11:03:00 AM, Blogger RedSun Dunn said...

I agree. I thought all things considered the audience was just fine. I am 39 years old, my 18th but was able to bring my father and step mom to their first Neil shows. They are not huge fans, but have always appreciated good things. My step mom was brought to tears a few times and my dad's quote " I wanted to see Neil Young just to say I had seen him. I had no idea how spectacular it would be" Neil was funny and very vulnerable . This is a show like no other I've seen. Thanks Thrasher for all you do btw .

At 7/01/2018 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

Thrasher, your photos are incredible! A guy sitting in front of us was caught for the third time video recording and was removed! I thought they’d just make him delete everything and let him come back, but he never returned. I could not get a decent picture to save my life; I was way too shaky. I got one snippet of video of Ohio and that was it. Bill and I loved this show and had a great time at Rustfest. So glad I ran into you before the show! ~Liz

At 7/01/2018 12:13:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

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At 7/01/2018 03:15:00 PM, Blogger Senor said...

ya know what?
It's a concert.
You are NOT in control.
If people yell, they yell.
SO what....people are having a good time.
it isn't church, people.
Enjoy the experience for what it is, warts and all.
And I tell ya, some large woman behind was really rude as my friends and I whispered to each other our excitement over the show and song selection.
WE weren't bothering anyone. But she kept tapping my friend's wife on the shoulder to shush her...notice she wouldn't tap on a male's shoulder....wonder why?
I'm glad she didn't do it one more time because I was about stand up and tell her some rude shit.
But, in reality, after the show, I turned around and addressed her very nicely: Hey, I'm sorry if we disturbed you. She replied she was sorry for being a bitch. I gave her a hug and said no worries.

So it all worked out in the end.
Again, it AIN'T YOUR's ours.
Some like to be boisterous.
It is part of the game.

just my thoughts, but next time, and it's out of my control but my good friend Mothyham will slap the shit out of a bitch if hands are laid on his mates.

At 7/01/2018 03:50:00 PM, Blogger Ken N. said...

Check Neil's comments on the Contrarian. It sounds like something momentous might be announced
after tonight's show. A NYA solo tour maybe?

At 7/01/2018 04:58:00 PM, Blogger Aer Stephen said...

ahhhhh. Auditorium Theater. It always takes me back to my freshman in college days, and the trip from Lincoln NE to see Neil for the first time. Thanksgiving vacation. November, 1973. Tonight's the Night, baby. Wish I could join you all for these shows. Jealous in LA. I hope the audiences STFU!

At 7/01/2018 05:23:00 PM, Blogger GDTRFB71 said...

Streaming Detroit

At 7/01/2018 05:35:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Was fabulous to see hope relaxed Neil was... walking around the stage, picking an instrument, and then singing whatever came to mind with that honest and moving!

At 7/01/2018 05:41:00 PM, Blogger no soy said...

From where I was sitting, the crowd was shockingly quiet at the times when it mattered. Neil's instruments and voice all sounded amazing. Great show! My first since '99 and third altogether.

At 7/01/2018 07:52:00 PM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

@Unknown: Don't think things are quite so spontaneous as he makes it seem, considering the setlists were nearly identical for St. Louis and Chicago night one (except the latter was a little longer). Would expect more of the same tonight, though he might mix it up a bit more the second night in the same city.

At 7/01/2018 08:04:00 PM, Blogger Adam2 said...

Seeing Neil in concert IS going to church. When you are in the audience for any concert, you sit in your seat, you STFUA, and you do not draw attention to yourself or infringe on others' freedom to watch a brilliant artist in silence. PUT THE PHONES DOWN AND GIVE THE PERFORMER SOME RESPECT.

At 7/02/2018 12:05:00 AM, Blogger Senor said...

Who made u king?

At 7/02/2018 01:01:00 AM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

Yup, 17 of the same songs the first three shows of the solo tour (out of 18/22/20).

At 7/02/2018 08:04:00 AM, Blogger Stills said...

@Adam2 - Thank you! Well said. Neil Solo is a different animal from tours with The Horse or POTR.

At 7/02/2018 09:10:00 AM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

One More Sign = mind blown

At 7/02/2018 11:06:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Yep. That was unexpected to say the least.

At 7/02/2018 04:39:00 PM, Blogger Olav Toobad said...

Anyone knows when the streaming (Neil's performance) will begin?

At 7/02/2018 04:53:00 PM, Blogger Grey Rider said...

Near perfect confluence of artist, architecture, music, and acoustics; Neil Young performing under Louis Sullivan’s tympanum arch. The theatre wasn't named the Auditorium for nothing.

At 7/02/2018 10:16:00 PM, Blogger Joe said...

I thought show #1 calmed down after someone yelled "Powderfinger" and immediately was told STFU by another fan.

At 7/03/2018 12:08:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Last night in Chicago was sublime ... from the pre-show Rustie meet-up and opportunity to meet Thrasher for the first time to the warm up act and the show it was all fantastic. Thanks to Neil's ticket policy we were up front and hanging with a bunch of hardcore fans, folks who mostly all flew in some from as far away as Europe. There were a few gems he left out of the set list (Birds, Cowgirl, War of Man) from the previous night but we got the debut of One More Sign and everyone said Neil was looser that the previous night ... have never seen him so loose and talkative and he took all the obnoxious yelling and requests in stride ... Musically an amazing experience, every song he played with deep feeling and soulfulness ... looking forward to the livestream tmrw night and then to Boston on 7/11.

At 6/30/2023 12:45:00 AM, Blogger Timmy said...

Timmy & Mary here. If NY makes a stop in Chicago on the next tour leg, you all can count on us hosting another RustFest. Great to meet you Thrasher and thanks for the lapel pin.


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