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Monday, April 15, 2024

Neil Young Patron ZOOM Call Update: Crazy Horse Tour Planning Underway + NEW TOUR DATE!

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From Neil Young's Patron call earlier today.  Many thanks to Greying Rider for updates via TW comments.

 Neil Young Patron ZOOM Call - April 15

Greying Rider posted to TW some notes from today's call with Neil Young and his fans.

Hi All

Notes from today’s Patron call:

Neil looks well sitting on the floor in his sunny living room in Malibu with a nice open fire in the background and his super vintage Artistico Pergurtorio t-shirt that was a gift from the ranch days.

Yes, the big amps will be going on tour with CH! They set them up last week.

Rev Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir will support….

Setlist: they are all working on it. But Neil just discovered something from when recorded Cortez. There was a power cut and lost some verses but Neil has FOUND THE LYRICS FOR THE LOST VERSES. He is going to try and work out where they fit in the song by looking at the cuts in the original master.

New tour always feels different.

May play something off of Psychedelic Pill.

Bus is renewable diesel.

Having Micah join was a no brainer. Keeps the Horse simple.

There will be an acoustic portion of the shows.

DH Lovelife will film. May go to theatres first. Possibly as a double feature with Harvest Time.

Old Black is in excellent shape.

Linkvolt in in good shape too. Just got back from fix up after damage ardour covid.

Neil watched the eclipse in Malibu.

Neil asks for everyone to keep those cards and letters coming.

Audience keeps him going.

Neil just sent Graham Nash the acetate for the Filmore 1969 but Willy has covid (for the fourth time!). Neil feels indoor shows have a lot higher risk of getting covid.

Vol 3: Not on the shelf behind John. More audio verite in it. Scene of Briggs, Nicolette and Neil at a table and them singing things for the first time. Film “Across the Water” is a great CH film. It is very big. Much bigger than the other volumes.

Thought they would have 4 volumes when started. Vol 3 covers 30 years and 4 will cover another 30. So stick to 4 volumes. Started on Vol 4. It is a monumental task but Neil enjoys making it and listening/finding things. Nico and Neil have begun mixing. A lot of original analogue mixes for it as at this stage he went back to only recording on analogue masters. Why vinyl form this era sounds as it should.

No albums he would re-record because he did not like the production. Does not like redoing things.

Neil will play Farm Aid this year.

Neil’s wrists are feeling great. He has laser and sound/vibration treatments that he can feel makes a difference.

Fuckin’ up is basically a live performance of Ragged Glory. You can hear the freedom of Neil in it.

Neil says he’ll see what happens x suggestion of Arc 2 feedback album. Neil has no interest in anything particular. He’s not going to try and plan things or think about it. When he feels it, he’ll go into the studio.

The best invention for recording music is the microphone as key to getting the sound.

Neil is working on a lyric book and looking at After The Goldrush he thinks we are not losing ground on the environment compared to the past. Nothing will change until we change. He admits he could be wrong but thinks the issues are intense.

Neil will look at the 2009 Glastonbury gig and maybe release.

Neil was hanging out with Stills recently and did the CSNY 1969 with them and John Hanlon. They listened to Rhino’s digital mixes and this pissed Neil off and so they found the analog tapes and redid it. Sounds amazing. There is an 18 minute Down By The River with Stills smokin’ it (and Neil says he may already have smoked it!).

Canary making progress. Sci-fi book. Neil talks about his Dad’s work.

Model Railway is fantastic. Another video coming soon. It’s outside of the scope of what people think he should be doing and so that makes it even better for Neil.

There are plans to record video and/or audio from the Roxy gig but not ready yet. It’s all there. Maybe Vol 4.

There is an all new archive storage area. John says it’s not set-up to be visually interesting but they’ll see what happens about doing another video walking around it.

Neil would come to Europe but just not a plan to do it yet. After this Summer he’ll be open to new areas. Does not want to tour all year long though. Would like to go to Australia as there are cool people and they are really into it.

Poncho is doing pretty good gardening and swimming on the big island in Hawaii. He just wanted to do something else.

Neil announces Hollywood Bowl Crazy Horse gig on September 29th. Pre-sale announcement later today!

They have Deer Creek from the 1992 solo acoustic tour with a good film. In the Volume 4 pocket.

Neil is using a Hugo TT2 DAC. He gets up to check it.

Fireside sessions were special to covid and Colorado.

There will be more timeline performances.

Daryl has made a new Video “From Before and After the Show” with 80-90% of songs that are not on Before and After. Shows what it is like in real life to be on the road.

Neil likes the idea of PONO 2. Streaming killed PONO.

No NHL playoff predictions.

Its good to share.


Excellent update Greying Rider! Many thanks for sharing all the details. It is good to share, indeed. Sharing is caring.

So much to unpack here.  The Big Amps carry on. Lost Cortez lyrics found. Archives Vol #4 being worked. So lucky for us rustie grains.

Also, see Neil Young Patron ZOOM Call Update: Archives Volume #3 w/ 17 Discs.


Sunday, September 29, 2024 @ Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl

Tickets will go on sale for the general public at 10AM PDT on Friday, April 19th, but NYA annual members will be able to get tickets for this new show Tuesday, April 16th, 10AM PDT, before the general public, at The presale will last 48 hours.


waiting for the horse ...

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At 4/15/2024 07:38:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

We also received reports from Expecting 2 Fly and Jim M. Here's a report from Simon (Bite The Bullet 2)

Hey Rusties,

Great to see some Rustlist legends (Ian, Roel, Ron, etc) on the call.

I love these Zoom calls.

Some quick hits.

1. NY&CG Hollywood Bowl show on Sept 29th.
Ticket and Patreon presale info coming potentially later today.

2. NYA4 will be the last and with NYA3 will cover maybe 30 years or so. (I think I got this right)

3. Neil will pretty much only play outdoor shows. Graham Nash is doing this now. Grahan just got Covid for the 4th time. 🥲

4. Stephen Stills is doing well. They just finished remastering a CSN&Y show from 1969. (I think). Fillmore.

5. Pancho is well and gardening in Hawaii.

6. There are two unreleased verses from Cortez (??) that Neil found and he is working on putting back into the song and debut on the new tour.

7. There will be a Neil solo acoustic set within the Crazy Horse shows.

8. Neil looked and sounded good. His team did a good job keeping the flow going.

Rust on!

(Bite The Bullet 2)

At 4/15/2024 08:12:00 PM, Blogger Knowledge Nomad said...

NYA Presale starts 4/16 at 10am PST.

Someone on the earlier thread said they didn't like the Hollywood Bowl. I agree. Only artist I've seen there that really had good sound was Peter Gabriel. It has a decent vibe, to be sure, so I'm down for an occasional show there. But, I suspect I'll be sitting this one out -- I'd probably only go if I could sit up close and I doubt I'll be willing to pay the price for those tix. We'll see -- I'll check the availability tomorrow.

At 4/16/2024 08:50:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Many thanks for everyone sharing the information, I had to work so I missed the zoom call. It seems like there’s always something being prepared to be released with Neil. Very few other artists have been more prolific with their archive material than Neil Young. Maybe Grateful Dead is the only other one that continues to bless the fans with such an abundance of archive material.

What an extraordinary time for us rusties. Even though I won’t make any of the concerts on this tour, I’m grateful that Neil is still playing and touring.

Peace 🙏

At 4/16/2024 02:17:00 PM, Blogger GDTRFB71 said...

I had one upfront for the Bowl but it disappeared, the platinums are $900+. If anyone has an extra NYA priced Circle Pool ticket, I will take it.

At 4/16/2024 04:56:00 PM, Blogger DREman said...

I remember hearing an acoustic version of Cortez.
I think it was from 2003.
Neil added these verses at the very after the "what a killerrrrrrrrrrrr" verse:
"The ship was breaking up on the rocks"
"The sandy beach was so close"
"so clooooooooooooooose"

At 4/16/2024 05:21:00 PM, Blogger Greying Rider said...

Thanks DREman. Cortez developing on the tour will be interesting.

So, finally, I got the notice this time and made the front of a presale. Nearly gave up when I saw the platinum pricing (why do they show those at the same time as the presale seats?). But it worked. I'm going to see Crazy Horse in Hollywood. Chevrolet!

At 4/16/2024 08:59:00 PM, Blogger Knowledge Nomad said...

I was also looking at tix today and was freaking out when I saw the TM Premium $900 seats in the pit. That dropped to $300 with NYA code, but still just couldn't bring myself to do it. I'll be at Jazzfest, so as much as I'd like to see a full show on this tour, I'm happy to at least be getting a festival set.

At 4/18/2024 01:43:00 AM, Blogger GDTRFB71 said...

Looks like Neil is playing the Doheny fest the day before the Hollywood bowl, time for a new post TW.

At 4/18/2024 01:49:00 AM, Blogger GDTRFB71 said...

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At 4/18/2024 01:55:00 AM, Blogger GDTRFB71 said...

Pearl Jam Friday & Sunday, NYCH Saturday

At 4/18/2024 02:03:00 AM, Blogger GDTRFB71 said...

Vedder traditionally plays solo or with his side band Earthlings at Ohana, but performed with Pearl Jam for the first time at a series of shows there in 2021. Vedder has also guested on numerous occasions with Ohana artists such as Liz Phair, Johnny Marr and the Killers, so it wouldn’t be a major surprise if Young and Pearl Jam team up in some form that weekend.

At 4/18/2024 09:58:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks on updates here GDTRFB71.

TW updated @

At 4/18/2024 10:17:00 AM, Blogger tomatron said...

What was that about Volume III??

At 4/19/2024 04:11:00 AM, Blogger Greying Rider said...

Tomatron, there were a bunch of questions in the chat about Vol 3 release and I asked if anything had changed to the disc line-up from what Neil went through on the last Patron call. John O asked Neil this and if Neil had anything to say generally about Vol 3 but Neil didn't specifically answer, instead saying how large Vol 3 is huge and that it covers 30 years, though I assume he meant 20 years. I also asked John O if the NYA box that we could see behind him in his office in the Zoom call was Vol 3 in the hope it might already be in production, but John said it was not. My feeling is that we are still on track for a summer release of Vol 3 and we're gonna have to dig deep in our pockets if we want the physical version.

At 4/19/2024 01:52:00 PM, Blogger Tomatron said...

Thanks, GR. Hope Vol. 3 comes out while some of my tax refund is still here for it!

At 4/19/2024 04:36:00 PM, Blogger Dionys said...

Although much anticipated Vol. 3 still will require some PR effort to be profitable. One major PR channel being the NYA website with Neil Young's own involvement and also with repeated announcements that it will be released in summer it's safe to assume, that the marketing machine will be jacked up during the first leg of the tour reaching its peak performance during the June tour intermission. So around that time the release date will be known. I do not believe in an August release date (not for Europe that is) because that would be the equivalent of burying the box on the Mediterranean beaches. Nobody will be home to pay the customs fees and collect the boxes.
If this scenario does not work out I do not expect it before Christmas, which would make sense because of the extensive set and the price that will be asked for it. Just my 2 cents.


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