The Squires' The Sultan ends a magnificent run of shows

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Neil Young finished his nine-date UK leg of his ‘Continental Tour’ at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday night (March 15).

In an even more conversational mood than at previous shows on this leg of the tour, Young joked about ‘Homegrown”s meaning, saying after playing it that he used to think it was a drug song. Then he thought it was about food, and how people could eat healthily. As Uncut contributor Alastair McKay reports Young continued by saying “Then fuel – growing plants and using ‘em in cars. That’s pretty good.” Hesitating, “That’ll never work. They’re all over that… so all you get’s a stupid song and all this information”.

For McKays full live review of the final Hammersmith Apollo show, Click here for the UNCUT Live Reviews blog.

Neil Young returns to this part of the world in June for two shows in Ireland, playing Dublin on June 29 and Cork on June 30.

The full set list for Saturday March 15 was:

Acoustic:
From Hank To Hendrix
Ambulance Blues
Kansas
Sad Movies
Mexico
A Man Needs A Maid
Harvest
Love In Mind
Journey Through The Past
Homegrown
Love Art Blues
Love Is A Rose
Out On The Weekend
Old Man

Electric:
The Loner
Dirty Old Man
Spirit Road
Powderfinger
Hey Hey My My
Too Far Gone
Oh Lonesome Me
Winterlong
No Hidden Path

Encores:
Fuckin’ Up
Tonight’s The Night
The Sultan


See Uncut’s reviews of previous ‘Continental Tour’ UK shows here:

Damien Love’s review of the first UK date at Edinburgh Playhouse / John Mulvey’s review of the London Hammersmith Apollo First Night show / UNCUT editor Allan Jones’ review of London Hammersmith Apollo Second Night / Rob Hughes’ review of the first Manchester Apollo show

If you were at any of the shows use the comments button beneath the reviews to let us know what you thought…

Pic credit: PA Photos