Neil Young has announced four more tour dates for January 2014.
Young will follow his four-night residency at New York’s Carnegie Hall on January 6, 7, 9 and 10 with four Canadian shows to raise money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Legal Defense Fund.
The run of shows has been branded ‘Honor The Treaties concerts and they will aid the native Canadians in their battle against oil companies and the government to preserve their land. Tickets go on sale December 13.
“The theme of the concerts is honour the treaties,” said Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation spokeswoman Eriel Deranger in a story on CTV Regina News . “All the ticket sales, all the proceeds from the concerts, not a single cent goes to anyone other than (the First Nation).”
“A Legal Defense fund was set up to support the ACFN‘s legal challenges against oil companies and government that are obstructing their traditional lands and rights,” says a press release quoted in Rolling Stone. “As people of the land the ACFN have used and occupied their traditional lands in the Athabasca region for thousands of years, hunting, trapping, fishing and gathering to sustain themselves and continue spiritual cultural rights passed down through generations.”
Yesterday, Young confirmed that he would return to the UK with Crazy Horse to play London’s Hyde Park on July 12. Support comes from The National.
The Honor the Treaties shows are:
January 12: Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario
January 16: Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba
January 17: Conexus Arts Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan
January 19: Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta