Watch Neil Young play “Time Fades Away” live for the first time in eight years

Young unearths another rarity on his current tour

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Neil Young has unearthed another rarity for his current tour.

Young played “Time Fades Away” on October 10 at Santa Barbara Bowl, California.

He hasn’t played the song live since 2008. Previously, he had played it 43 times in 1973. You can watch the song below.


The following show, on October 11 at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, he played Buffalo Springfield song, “Burned”, for only the 12th time, and the first time since the Buffalo Springfield reunion dates in 2011.

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

At the October 8 show 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.

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.

Young’s latest set list:

October 11, The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

After The Gold Rush
Heart Of Gold
Old Man
Long May You Run
Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
Out On The Weekend
Hold Back The Tears
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Harvest Moon
Wolf Moon
Bad Fog Of Loneliness
September Song
A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
People Want To Hear About Love
Big Box
Monsanto Years
Cowgirl In The Sand
Workin’ Man
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Love And Only Love

The Loner
Cinnamon Girl

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