Neil Young voiced support for immigrant children who have been separated from their parents at the U.S. southern border during his livestreamed concert Wednesday night at Detroit's Fox Theatre.
Adding Buffalo Springfield's "I Am A Child" to the set, Young pointed out that the children "are in the United States of America," adding that "a lot of people are looking at that." The introduction received a huge ovation from the crowd, some of whom shouted "So are we!"
It was the most overt of Young's political statements during the hour-and-45-minute show, one of six solo acoustic dates he's playing this summer. Young let the music do the talking for the others, lacing commentary tracks such as "Ohio," "After The Gold Rush," "Angry World," "Love And War," "Peaceful Valley Boulevard" and another Buffalo Springfield song, "Broken Arrow" into the set list. And during "Are You Ready For The Country?" he followed the line "Are you ready for the country, because it's time to go" with a meaningful nod to the crowd.