Neil Young is set to hit the road once again.
On Wednesday, the legendary singer/songwriter shared a string of solo performances scheduled to take place this summer. According to Neil Young Archives, the brief six show run will make stops in St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit and Boston. Ahead of the performances, Neil shared his thoughts on each of the venues/cities he’ll be visiting this June and July.
St. Louis– “Appearing at the incredible Fox [Theatre] again! I can’t believe my luck, that I am going back into that dressing room with all the signatures on the walls and onto that beautiful stage with all the green folks from St. Louis in the Audience…It’s a soulful and beautiful city…”
Chicago – “(2 shows) At the Chicago Auditorium Theatre, the same theater where we played one of our first CSNY gigs, just before Woodstock; where I played Tonight’s the Night in 1973. I have played Chicago many times since then, had big times in so many halls and stadiums, and this one will be like coming home…”
Detroit– “At the beautiful [Fox Theatre], lovingly restored by my friend, Dick Kughn and his friends who love Detroit so much. The Motor City, where I first recorded with the Mynah Birds on Motown in 1965, where I appeared in a Hootenanny at the Chessmate Club on Livernois and wrote songs in the White Castle across the street; where I played the Masonic Hall with CSNY’s first tour…”
Boston– “(2 shows) One of my first solo shows was in the Wang Theatre, then called the Music Hall. It’s a real beauty folks- a chapel of soul and music. … The audiences in Boston are unlike any other. Every city has its own feel. … My Dad came and watched me play there once. Memories are everywhere in Boston…”
With a career spanning over five decades, Neil Young’s music has remained timeless for generations alike. Even after witnessing two of his performances in the past (with Crazy Horse in 2012 and with Promise of the Real at Farm Aid in 2015), I genuinely look forward to hearing him perform solo and fully acoustic this June.
Tickets and tour dates for Neil Young’s summer tour are available here.