This weekend (June 23) Neil Young headlined Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco festival with his regular backing band, Promise Of The Real.
Kicking off with a 20-minute version of “Like An Inca” from Trans, Young and his band appeared to be assembling their set-list on the fly.
At one point they started playing “Lotta Love” only to abandon it after a few seconds in favour of Buffalo Springfield’s “I Am A Child”, returning to “Lotta Love” afterwards.
The encore comprised CSNY’s “Ohio”, a 15-minute version of “Down By The River” and “Roll Another Number”.
“Funny how an unplanned set breathes like real rock and roll,” wrote Young later on Neil Young Archives. “We just play what we feel like playing, for as long as we feel like playing it, and it works for us.”
Watch some fan-filmed footage of the performance and peruse the full setlist below:
01. Lika An Inca
02. F*!#in’ Up
03. Cortez The Killer
04. Forget About Georgia (Lukas Nelson)
05. Everything Is Bullshit (Micah Nelson)
06. I Am A Child
07. Lotta Love
08. Rockin’ In The Free World
09. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
10. Angry World
13. Down By The River
14. Roll Another Number
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