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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Neil Young Solo: Boston, MA, July 11 & July 12


"Mellow My Mind"
Photo by Jill G. Seagraves (via HtH)

Setlist via Sugar Mountain:

Neil Young
2018-07-12
Wang Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Solo

01. On The Way Home
02. Long May You Run
03. Homefires
04. My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
05. Already One (first since 2009)
06. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
07. Mellow My Mind (banjo)
08. Ohio (electric guitar)
09. There's A World (piano)
10. Horseshoe Man (piano - first since 2003))
11. Are You Ready For The Country? (piano)
12. After The Gold Rush (pump organ)
13. Speakin' Out (piano)
14. Tonight's The Night (piano)
15. Angry World (electric guitar)
16. Love And War
17. Peaceful Valley Boulevard
18. Out On The Weekend
19. The Needle And The Damage Done
20. Heart Of Gold
---
21. Tumbleweed (ukulele)


"Birds"
Don Leary (via HtH)

Setlist via Sugar Mountain:

Neil Young
2018-07-11
Wang Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Solo


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

Neil Young Solo

Neil Young will perform a solo concert at the Wang Theatre, Boston, MA, on Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12.



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.


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At 7/11/2018 07:10:00 AM, Blogger Stills said...

Where are "The Rusties" gathering in Boston for these shows?

 
At 7/11/2018 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Senor Keksalot said...

at the place where the people like to gripe.

 
At 7/11/2018 11:31:00 AM, Blogger ShittyHorse said...

On my way! Excited! Haven’t seen Neil since 2015... might be my longest stretch since I started seeing him.
Peace & Love, Peace & Love!

 
At 7/11/2018 11:41:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

The rudest and most embarrassing part wont be that Im yelling out song titles but that Im requesting Weight of the World. Have fun out there.

 
At 7/11/2018 11:49:00 AM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

Hey wsanjose01, I'd love to hear Weight Of The World. In fact, I don't think there's a song from Landing On Water that I wouldn't want to hear. I've always loved that album from beginning to end..

Hippie Dream!! Hippie Dream!!

"Take my advice
Don't listen to me"

 
At 7/11/2018 12:20:00 PM, Blogger Stills said...

Anybody staying at The Doubletree Hilton?

 
At 7/11/2018 03:50:00 PM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

Landing on Water is proof that no matter what or who you are if around long enough you eventually get respect. I drove around in my Barracuda loving it on cassette but I was in the minority lol.

 
At 7/11/2018 05:38:00 PM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

I bought the LOW cassette the day it came out, and it didn't leave my Walkman for months! I immediately loved the lyrics, the guitars, the drums, the affects, the humor, the madness, the quirkiness, etc. To me, it was Neil getting back to being Neil, though with a "modern twist" that was in your face.

One enjoyable song after the other--catchy and melodic and fun, with undercurrents of distress.

"Take my advice
Don't listen to me"

PS: I predict a tour debut tonight or tomorrow in Boston of an old Springfield tune. My guess is: Flying On The Ground Is Wrong.

 
At 7/11/2018 06:04:00 PM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

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At 7/11/2018 08:42:00 PM, Blogger Syscrusher said...

Round And Round And Round.

 
At 7/12/2018 12:40:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

The Wednesday show was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Neil!!!! 🎸✌🎉

 
At 7/12/2018 12:41:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

Pocahontas, Birds. https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/neil-young/2018/wang-theatre-boston-ma-6bea4696.html

 
At 7/12/2018 08:23:00 AM, Blogger Mikey Jones Ramone Østergård said...

Yeah Landing on Water is a great new-wave-influenced-album. I'd love to hear Hard Luck Stories or Bad News Beat. LOL

 
At 7/12/2018 08:49:00 AM, Blogger Stills said...

Outstanding show! Neil was in great form and superb voice.
The crowd was very respectful, here in Boston, letting Neil tell his stories and perform his songs.
Very few shout-outs from the audience, Neil was very pleased and it showed in his performance.
Just a wonderful evening with Neil. Looking forward to this evenings show.
Cheers!

 
At 7/12/2018 09:21:00 AM, Blogger pjo68ri said...

Is there an opening act? What time does Neil hit the stage?

 
At 7/12/2018 10:56:00 AM, Blogger Stills said...

Neil hit the stage at 9:00. He had opener...a friend from Canada.

 
At 7/12/2018 02:23:00 PM, Blogger pjo68ri said...

Thanks!!

 
At 7/12/2018 06:39:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

So great to see Neil in top form last night in Boston. Pocahontas was a stand out and his meandering comments on his instruments were great. Respectful crowd with only a few boneheads. Wish I were able to be there again tonight.

 
At 7/12/2018 06:59:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Boston Globe review:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2018/07/12/wang-free-wheeling-journey-through-neil-young-past/am4IWyK5ZH8MfzUBCpueIL/story.html

"Fellow Canadian William Prince opened with a solo acoustic set of his own, his low, ruminative voice lending his frequently beautiful songs a lived-in gravitas. "

Everyone enjoy tonight!

Dan - we're looking for your review!

 
At 7/13/2018 12:38:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

My My Hey Hey, Already One, Horseshoe Man.

 
At 7/13/2018 01:39:00 AM, Blogger Richard Siciliano said...

Already One! Nice nugget, only 4th time played since Live Rust tour.

 
At 7/13/2018 09:03:00 AM, Blogger Stills said...

Neil was outstanding again for this 2nd show.
He was in great voice, both physically and emotionally and played with a final "Solo" tour intensity.
Beautiful to hear Horseshoe Man (only the 14th time performed)) and My My plus Already One.

However, there were many more "A-holes" in the audience than the previous evening.
He even dumped his tea on the stage after callouts, following a hard driving Angry World. Morons
will always be morons,

Thanks Neil...hope to see you again, down the road.
Peace!


 
At 7/13/2018 11:39:00 AM, Blogger Michael said...

Last night was the best I've heard Neil's voice in 10+ years attending his shows - it was PRISTINE and sounded gorgeous over the Wang Theatre PA. His playing was delicate and intense. Sounds like he's been taking vocal and piano lessons lately and the time off touring helped. Was hoping for Broken Arrow & Cowgirl, but can't complain with what he gave us. The set list looks good on paper, but the actual performances were stunning. As big of a Crazy Horse fan I am, nothing compares to seeing Neil by himself surrounded by instruments.

Crowd was quiet while he played for the most part. Started off pretty good, but a few songs in lots of requests were shouted out from the balcony. Neil had some good quips about the request: "Tonight I'll be playing songs that were requested in Detroit" and "Boy, tomorrow you'll be reading from a whole group of people who wished another group of people would just shut up" (something like that).

Eventually someone said "stop requesting songs" and received a big applause break. But, I couldn't tell if the song requests actually bothered Neil or if it is somewhat being played up theatrically... It seemed like whenever he said "I was going to play a song, but now I'm going to play something else," he ended up playing something off the standard set (Only Love Can Break Your Heart; Mellow My Mind).

It didn't seem to affect his playing though - he was in fine form. However, the offbeat clapping ruined the 3rd verse of a few songs. Tonight's the Night ended abruptly when the clapping started... Just completely threw off the rhythm of where Neil was going and he had to just end the song right then.

The set was interesting in the beginning... He seemed to want to switch up the set. Long May You Run seemed to be a last second decision and it took a while for him to remember the 2nd verse as he retreated back to the chorus. MMHH seemed to be spontaneous as well. He seemed to be in a really good groove and could've stayed with a couple more acoustic numbers, but then the requests started to pour in...

Personal Highlights: MMHH, Homefires, Ohio (!!!), There's a World, Speaking Out (!!), TNT (!), and Peaceful Valley

 
At 7/13/2018 04:33:00 PM, Blogger Stills said...

Final show review from Jambase.

https://www.jambase.com/article/neil-young-fits-rarities-solo-tour-closer-boston

Cheers!

 
At 7/13/2018 06:28:00 PM, Blogger Adam2 said...

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At 7/15/2018 09:32:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Just got back from being on the road since seeing Neil at the Wang on 7/11 ... the show was exquisite ... having seen Chicago 2nd night and watched the live stream of Detroit this one was at a whole different level ... Neil got into a trance and it was magical ... he hit his stride pretty early on Pocahantas and maintained it to the end ... when Neil is at the top of his game the song selection doesn't matter and that's how it felt that night ... that said, Birds was really special, the Le Noise songs were completely epic, Ohio was powerful and moving ... we were 2nd row (grateful to Neil forever for giving the fans the best seats) and Neil was just on his game ... what more to say? Its hard to compare years and genres and shows but this was exceptional up there with all the best ones I've seen.

 
At 7/16/2018 05:15:00 PM, Blogger Sunrise Skier said...

Thank you Neil! Second row both nights. Wednesday was exceptional! There were a few buzzards that were howling in the crowd on Thursday evening that made us all ( I hope) cringe. Archive ticket sales and entry were pretty seamless. Nice to have Neil fans and not the person with the most money sitting next to me...

Anyone have any FLAC / show recording information? ISO Wednesday. Have a decent audiance recording from Thursday but Wedensay spoke to me on a deep level. Haven't had that kind of inner peace and euphoria in a while.....

Havent missed a Neil show in the Boston area post 1988 Blue Notes at 'Great Woods' (Ill never call it anything else...). 30 years and its been a long strange trip. Neil's voice and harp were so fine....one of my favoites....maybe Im just getting old and am learning to appreciate it more. The road does not go on forever (to quote Gregg Allaman). THANK YOU NEIL!

 

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