The icon headlined Primavera Sound Festival this weekend

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Neil Young started his the European leg of his 2009 World tour in Spain on Saturday night (May 30) at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona.

Playing a similar track list to recent shows in the US, the singer performed a customarily exhilarating finale covering the Beatles classic “A Day In The Life”.

Young’s UK dates begin in Nottingham on June 23, before headlining slots at London’s Hard Rock Calling and Glastonbury festivals the weekend beginning June 27.

Neil Young’s first night set list was:

Mansion On The Hill

Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)

Are You Ready For The Country?

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Pocahontas

Spirit Road

Cortez The Killer

Cinnamon Girl

Mother Earth

The Needle And The Damage Done

Unknown Legend

Heart Of Gold

Old Man

Down By The River

Get Behind The Wheel

Rockin’ In The Free World

Encore:

A Day In The Life

Neil Young’s European tour dates 2009 continue at:

Nantes, France (June 3)

Paris, France (4)

Antwerpen Sportpalais, Belgium (6)

Rotterdam, Netherlands (7)

Erfurt Messehalle, Germany (9)

Oslo “The Norwegian Wood Festival” (11)

Stockholm “Where the action is”-Festival, Sweden (12)

Isle of Wight Festival”, UK (14)

Berlin O² World, Germany (16)

München Olympiahalle, Germany (17)

Köln Tanzbrunnen, Germany (19)

Dublin, O2 Arena, Ireland (21)

Nottingham, Trent FM Arena Nottingham, UK (23)

Aberdeen, Aberdeen Exhibition Centre, Scotland (24)

London “Hard Rock Calling”, Hyde Park (27)

Glastonbury Festival (28)

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