He's back on the road with Promise Of The Real
Neil Young has announced a fresh batch of dates for his Rebel Content tour.
Young and Promise Of The Real appeared to have finished their Rebel Content tour on July 24, 2015 at the Wayhome Festival in Ontario.
Writing in his end of tour report on Facebook, Young enthused, “I loved rocking with Promise of the Real I love this band Lets keep it going…”
Although both Young and Promise Of The Real were due to perform again at this year’s 30th anniversary Farm Aid event on September 19, they have now announced a second leg to the tour, beginning on October 1 at the Adam Center/University of Missoula, Montana.
They will play 11 new dates, finishing on October 17 at the Greek Theater, Berkeley, California.
The full set of tour dates are:
October 01 – Adam Center/U of Missoula – Missoula, Montana
October 02 – Arena Spokane – Spokane, Washington
October 04 – Wa Mu Theatre – Seattle, Washington
October 05 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia [solo acoustic show]
October 07 – Chiles Center – Portland, Oregon
October 08 – Matthew Knight Arena – Eugene, Oregon
October 10 – Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, California
October 11 – Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, Nevada
October 13 – RIMAC Arena – San Diego, California
October 14 – The Forum – Los Angeles, California
October 17 – Greek Theater – Berkeley, California
During the Rebel Content tour, Young aired a number of deep cuts and rarities from his back catalogue.
They performed Zuma’s “Lookin’ For A Love” at his July 19, 2015 show at Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, Vermont.
The last time Young played the song was with Crazy Horse (going under the name The Echos) on April 13, 1996 at Old Princeton Landing, Princeton-By-The-Sea, California. Before that, Young hadn’t played the song live since a September 21, 1985 show at Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas with The International Harvesters.
Young and the band also played a version of the standard “Moonlight In Vermont”. One the artists who have previously covered the song is Willie Nelson, whose sons Lukas and Micah are in Promise Of The Real.
He played “Hippie Dream” for the first time in 18 years during July 11, 2015 show at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska.
“Hippie Dream” appeared on Young’s 1986 album, Landing On Water. Young last played it on August 24, 1997 at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, Florida.
During his 29 song set, Young also played “Bad Fog Of Loneliness” for the first time since 2008, “Words” and “Out On The Weekend” for the first time since 2009.
On the opening night of the tour – on July 5, 2015 at Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – he played “Don’t Be Denied” for the first time in 12 years, Greendale’s “Double E” for the first time in 10 years and performed Ragged Glory track, “White Line”, live for only the sixth time.
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