Neil Young plays “Lookin’ For A Love” for the first time in 19 years

The Zuma track gets its first airing since April 1996

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Neil Young gave a rare Zuma track its first airing since 1996.

Young, who is currently on his Rebel Content tour with Promise Of The Real, performed “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.

Young has dusted down a number of rarities for this current tour.

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.

Neil Young and Promise Of The Real’s set list at Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, Vermont:

After The Gold Rush
Heart Of Gold
Long May You Run
Old Man
Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
Out On The Weekend
Unknown Legend
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
From Hank To Hendrix
Harvest Moon
Wolf Moon
Lookin’ For A Love
Moonlight In Vermont
A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
People Want To Hear About Love
A New Day For Love
Country Home
Down By The River
If I Don’t Know
Big Box
Monsanto Years
Love And Only Love

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