Neil Young Eyes Summer Tour, New Album
As expected, Neil Young has begun confirming dates for a summer North American tour backed by Crazy Horse.As expected, Neil Young has begun confirming dates for a summer North American tour backed by Crazy Horse. A spokesperson says the trek is still being booked, but so far, three dates are set: June 8 in West Palm Beach, Fla., June 9 in Tampa, Fla., and June 23 in Toronto. Young and Crazy Horse will also appear at the second Bonnaroo festival, to be held June 13-15 in Manchester, Tenn. Young begins a 20-date solo acoustic tour of Europe April 22 in Stockholm.
In addition, Young has finished a new studio album with backing from Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina, according to Talbot's official Web site. "The album, which is also going to be a DVD, is finished and should be out in the next couple of months," Talbot said. "I really love this record." Young's spokesperson said while the album is expected later this year, a confirmed date was not available.
Young's most recent Reprise set, "Are You Passionate?," debuted in April 2002 at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 219,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Sept. 11-themed single "Let's Roll" reached No. 32 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, marking Young's first appearance on that tally in more than five-and-a-half years.