Neil Young plays “Vampire Blues” for the first time in 41 years

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Neil Young has been digging deep into his back catalogue on the second leg of his Rebel Content tour.

At his show last night [October 8] at Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Oregon, he played the On The Beach song “Vampire Blues” for the first time since March 1974 and only for the second time ever.

At his show on October 4 at WaMu Theater, Seattle, Washington, he performed “Here We Are in The Years” from his first solo album.


It is the first time he’s played the song since November 1976 and only the 15th time he’s played it in total.

You can watch a clip of the footage below. The song begins at 1:24.

Young began this second leg of his tour with Promise Of The Real on October 1 at Adams Center, University of Montana, Missoula, where he performed “Alabama” for the second time since 1973’s Time Fades Away tour, and “Western Hero” for only the third time ever.


Neil Young and Promise Of The Real’s setlist, October 8, 2015:

After The Gold Rush
My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
Old Man
Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
Out On The Weekend
Human Highway
Unknown Legend
Wolf Moon
Walk On
September Song
A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
People Want To Hear About Love
Big Box
Monsanto Years
Down By The River
Workin’ Man
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Are You Ready For The Country?
Roll Another Number
Love And Only Love
Vampire Blues

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