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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