Neil Young reportedly told off the crowd for clapping during the first date of his four-night residency at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
The incident took place on Monday [January 6].
According to one eye witness, the audience began clapping during “Ohio“, which apparently threw Young off time.
The New York Times goes on to say that Young stopped the song. Writes The New York Times:
“‘Wrong!’ he barked, waving one hand, as if to cut off a rehearsal band. Part of the audience had started clapping to the beat — but not quite on the beat, as Mr. Young complained. His tone was even, his exasperation clear.
‘It’s something that you probably don’t know,’ he said, peering into the house from the stage, ‘but there’s a hell of a distance between you and me.’
Meanwhile, Rolling Stone reports that Young also took umbrage with members of the audience for calling out for requests. Writes Rolling Stone:
“‘You guys finished?’ he asked calmly after a group of guys refused to stop demanding loudly that he play the extreme rarity ‘Don’t Be Denied‘. ‘You paid real money to get in here, so you should be able to listen to each other. I hear a little voice, ‘Be nice, be nice.’ Thank you, sweetheart.'”
Young played his second show at Carnegie Hall last night [January 7]. The set list was identical to the January 6 show. He plays the venue again on January 9 and 10.
Neil Young’s set list for Carnegie Hall on January 7 was:
From Hank To Hendrix
On The Way Home
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Love In Mind
Mellow My Mind
Are You Ready For The Country
A Man Needs A Maid
Needle Of Death
The Needle And The Damage Done
Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
After The Gold Rush
Heart Of Gold
Comes A Time
Long May You Run