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Tour Watch 2001
(Archive 23: 3/20/01 - 5/15/01)
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Date: Tue, 15-May-2001 20:35:14 GMT
From: dclark@udc.es
Subject: No Coruña Concert

In today's local Coruña rag La Voz de Galicia there was an article about upcoming events. It mentioned the "rumours" (probably due to my incessant phone calls) about a possible Neil and Beck gig. They interviewed the manager of the venue who stated that there was no way either act would play on the 12th of July in Coruña, principally (they say) because NOA is playing at another venue in Coruña that day, and they don't want to compete.

So for me it'll be Portugal on the 13th and the Esparrago on the 15th. I'll be wearing my yellow Rustie t-shirt.
Dave Clark

Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 01:07:08 EDT
From: ENunez1031@aol.com
Subject: Rumor Pit: Pearl Jam at Bridge

Saw this at the Pearl Jam "Rumor Pit"

At The Bridge...
An early heads up: Pearl Jam is planning an appearance for this year's annual Bridge School Benefit concert in Mountain View, CA this fall. This will be the sixth appearance by a member or members of Pearl Jam in support of this wonderful organization that helps children with severe speech and physical impairments to communicate.

For more info please see http://www.bridgeschool.org.

Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 22:53:41 +0100
From: simonloynes@breathemail.net
Subject: No Black Crowes there...

The Black Crowes will NOT be supporting Neil at the NEC Birmingham show. They have their own headlining show just up the road in Wolverhampton.

Simon Loynes

Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 11:26:46 -0000
From: Ann Forsyth <ann.forsyth@secc.co.uk>
Subject: Glasgow opener?

Sorry, we won't know the support acts until a few days before the concert.

Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 09:10:02 -0400
Subject: Another sell-out: B'ham

According to the venue website, the Birmingham show (June 15) is now sold out...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 08:52:13 -0400
Subject: Glasgow Status

When Pollstar removed the Glasgow show from their not-very-up-to-date list of Neil shows (which doesn't include a few other Euro-tour shows, and hasn't updated Paris show to the Bercy, for instance) I wrote it off as an inacurracy there. But when that little "Neil has cancelled" thing showed up in the news on Ticketmaster.co.uk, I was concerned that something may actually have happened.

I'm still not 100% sure, but the following makes that "cancellation" pretty suspect:

My advice to those going to Glasgow: Don't sweat it.
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Wed, 2-May-2001 18:11:38 GMT
From: fraser.mitchell@btinternet.com
Subject: Has Glasgow been cancelled?

Pollstar is no longer showing the June 10th show in Glasgow, and now the Ticketmaster.co.uk site (in the "Latest News" section) states "Neil Young has cancelled his 10 June show." I don't know if Glasgow is on or off!


Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 09:00:38 +0200
From: h.p.s@t-online.de
Subject: Show added: Stimmenfestival

Neil will play on July 22 in Lörrach Germany (near Basel, Switzerland) at the Stimmenfestival. The concerts at the festival are on the Marketplace of the town (big enough for only 5500 people). Tickets are available for DM 78.

Looks like this rules out the rumored appearance on that date in France at the Old Ploughs Festival

Hans Peter "No one seems to know" Strauch

Date: Thu, 26-Apr-2001 20:45:05 GMT
From: dclark@udc.es
Subject: A Coruña still not likely

I've been in touch with just about everyone here in A Coruña who might know something about the possible Neil show, and everybody seams to reckon it's impossible. Beck seems to be definitively booked for that date (July 12th), but no word on Neil.
Dave Clark

Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 16:10:11 +0200 (CEST)
From: Kurt Lanz <kudti@yahoo.de>
Subject: Montreux tix

Tickets for the concert in Montreux (July 10) at the Stravinski Auditorium will go on sale tomorrow (April 27).
Kurt Lanz
Basel, Switzerland

Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 09:48:27 +0200
From: Alex Kaliwoda <kaliwoda@remaprint.at>
Subject: Austria tix

Wiesen (July 19) is confirmed and tickets can be ordered. Ticket Price price is 490 ATS (approx US $32). I'm released !!!

Alex, aka howling with wolves

Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 17:31:01 +0200
From: Fischer R. <fischer@wifiwien.at>
Subject: Another Austria report

There's a story on the site of one of the big Austrian newspapers -- Der Standard -- that says that Neil´s show on 19 July in Wiesen is officially confirmed! It says the support act is Willy DeVille.


Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 18:36:13 +0200
From: neilfans@vienna.at
Subject: Austria almost

My nerves can't strech no more. I contacted the organizer of the Wiesen Festival in Austria yesterday by e -mail. He says Neil WILL play Wiesen for sure. He sent me this answer:

"It's a bit difficult with Neil... But I think we'll start selling ticket by end of this week."
Alex, aka. howling with wolves

Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 23:00:00 EDT
Subject: Charlottesville Show


Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 12:13:24 EDT
From: GuyHaslam@aol.com
Subject: Win Fleadh tix

DotMusic.com are offering a competition to win a pair of tickets to the Fleadh Festival (which is on June 16th).

Brand New Guy

Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 10:57:07 +0200
From: Alex Kaliwoda <kaliwoda@remaprint.at>
Subject: Austria show confirmed?

I phoned the Wiesen Festival management on Monday, and asked them about any information on the July 19 Neil and Crazy Horse show. I had noticed that there is still no mention of it on their website. They confirmed the show, and they told me "Prices will be less than in Germany."


Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 10:03:42 +0200
From: Taniou Olivier <taniouo@mail.europcar.com>
Subject: Paris venue change!

Gerard Drouot Productions, one of the biggest rock tour organizers in France, has just announced a special concert: Neil Young and Crazy Horse plus Oasis. The show will be in Paris at Bercy on June 24 (the date previously reported for a show at Le Zenith).

Last time Oasis was announced for Bercy, they cancelled the show a few hours before its beginning (Noel Gallagher had just left the band and returned to England)...


Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 19:27:37 +0200
From: Paolo Palu' <oldcoyote@tin.it>
Subject: Italian shows confirmed!

Today I was able to buy (by phone) the tickets for Neil's shows in Brescia and Lucca. Tomorrow the tickets will be available on line (see links on the pages for those shows).


Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 21:22:46 EDT
From: DrConcert@aol.com
Subject: Farm Aid 2001 Announced

FarmAid 2001 will be in Indianapolis this year, at the Verizon Wireless Music Center (formerly known as Deer Creek). It will happen Saturday, September 29th.

Unfortunately there won't be a hotel to be had that weekend, as the U.S. Grand Prix (Formula One) race is being held on Sunday the 30th.

Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 18:49:37 EDT
From: Broadway7@aol.com
Subject: No Warfield

Just got off the phone with the lady at the Warfield. She said no show tonight, and that they were loading out!

Neil has left the building........

Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 11:07:26 +0200
From: manuel lopez <manuel.vilas@guiamusical.zzn.com>
Subject: A Coruña not likely

Today I spoke with the INCES, the society that use A Coruña Coliseum about the RUMORED July 12 concert by Neil Young and Beck. They told me that they have not talked with anybody about Neil Young or Beck. Maybe in the future.

Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 02:00:55 EDT
From: SSandman97@aol.com
Subject: Neil and the Sharks

While Neil may have been at the Warfield earlier, local TV channel 36 showed him at the Sharks playoff game tonight. A brief shot while one of the announcer's told the viewing audience who he is. The mutton chops appear to be coming back.

Well, there's always tomorrow...

Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 19:23:35 -0700
From: Jim Beller <jbeller@sirius.com>
Subject: Neil was there

Yep! About 4:30 this afternoon, through the Warfield back door, I saw Neil jamming away on a song I didn't recognize. Later on heard him playing Big Time.

One of his buds was waiting by the door with a white late-sixties Cadillac coupe. Word from the entourage was that he was planning on catching the Sharks tonight, but that there would be a show tomorrow night.

I waited around until almost six. I heard later that the rest of the crowd gave up about a quarter after when somebody from inside came out and insisted that it wasn't going to happen.

Can't swear to the fact that there won't still be a show tonight. Killed me to walk off with Neil jamming inside!

jim (: on-the-scene :)

Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 19:20:26 EDT
From: EFried4225@aol.com
Subject: KFOG: "No show tonight"

KFOG radio just announced "no show tonight". Guess the Sharks beat out the fans.  : (

Oh well.... ...maybe tommorow  : )

Erik, Oakland
"After the Next Goldrush"

Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 01:43:36 +0200
From: Ger Potze <gerpotze@yahoo.com>
Subject: Ahoy show 2 already sold out?

The Dutch Ticketservice website is reporting that the newly added second Ahoy Hall show is already SOLD OUT!!!


HyperRust Editor's note: That was probably a glitch, because as of Monday the site does allow you to order tickets...

Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 22:26:00 +0200
From: Salvetti.Sergio@inwind.it
Subject: Another Italian Festival?

Mimmo D'Agostino, promoter of Lucca's Summer Festival, has confirmed Neil Young's presence on July 21st, with Crazy Horse. Also the Black Crowes.

I hope that Neil will not use any knives this time!

Good to see you,
Sergio Salvetti.

Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 18:47:59 +0200
From: Maik Lenze <musik24@web.de>
Subject: Another sell-out in Europe

As reported by several newspapers and internet ticketsellers, the gig on the 6th of July in Hamburg is sold out!


Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 10:40:03 +0200
From: "Fischer R. (WKW/WIFI)" <fischer@wifiwien.at>
Subject: Neil in Austria?

I just called the local promoter of the Wiesen Jazz-Festival, and he confirmed to me that Neil Young will play there on July 19th!

I asked why this concert is not on the recently released schedule of the European Tour and he said the contract for the show was made only a short time ago. Tickets should be available soon.

It's not yet mentioned on the Festival website.


Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 01:48:59 EDT
From: DIGNITY22@aol.com
Subject: Old Plough Neil?

Neil Young is rumoured for the Old Ploughs Festival (Festival des Vieilles Charrues), in Carhaix (Bretagne) France. It runs JULY 20, 21, and 22.

best.     Hervé

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 19:00:46 EDT
From: KevinCBear@aol.com
Subject: Warfield again?

Regarding the rumor of more Warfield shows, a very reliable source informed me this morning that Neil and Crazy Horse will most likely be playing two gigs there on Monday and Tuesday, the 16th & 17th. I immediately made a call and sure enough, two "unannounced shows" are mentioned for those dates.

Tickets will apparently be sold in the same manner as the January 10th and 11th Warfield shows.


Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 16:38:30 +0200
From: Maik Lenze <musik24@web.de>
Subject: No Crowes on Hamburg bill

The promoter just confirmed that unfortunatly The Black Crowes are NOT supporting Neil at the Hamburg gig due to "logistic problems." I think the truth is that they're scheduled to support AC-DC on the 1st of July in Hamburg.

What should I say...? SHIT! Perhaps there will be some other good support.

Maik Lenze

Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 19:38:17 -0400
From: Robert B. Jones <gunned.down@home.com>
Subject: Show Canceled!

According to DMBand.com, the 4/22/01 concert with Soulive, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and the Dave Matthews Band has been canceled.

Rob Jones

Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 17:40:58 +0200
From: Cor van der Giessen <corgiess@cybercomm.nl>
Subject: Another Dutch show!

Mojo, the Dutch concert organizer, has brought the news (page down a few times) that, because the existing date in Rotterdam has sold out, Neil will play another show in Ahoy Hall in Holland! The date is Tuesday 24 July.

That's a little strange, because it's so far after the last Euro show (in Spain), and only 3 days before Japan. Perhaps more new Euro-dates will fill in that gap?


Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 12:05:53 +0200
From: Abel y Mercè <mdiago@retemail.es>
Subject: Another gig in Spain?

According to www.Beck.com, Beck will be opening for Neil Young on July 12th in A Coruña.


Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 02:58:00 -0600
From: Kevin.Chambers@ntlworld.com
Subject: Euro-Ad

Take a look at this advert for the UK leg of the Euro tour -- it appeared in the UK press yesterday.


Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 12:28:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: Roel van Dijk <rdvdijk@shellyeah.org>
Subject: First sold out Euro-show

I just saw on the ticketing service pages that the June 21st Neil Young and Crazy Horse show at Ahoy Hall is "uitverkocht", which means "SOLD OUT"...


Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2001 04:25:19 -0600
From: GuyHaslam@aol.com
Subject: Stealth?

I've heard a rumour (on the Postcard list) that Neil's lining up some Warfield warm-up shows for April 15/16/17...

Brand New Guy

Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 17:54:11 +0200
From: Daniel Bassas <dbassas@pas.udg.es>
Subject: Is Paris show at Le Zenith?

I sent the following note to the Zenith:

      From: Daniel Bassas 
      To: marie-france@le-zenith.com 
      Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 10:27 AM
      Subject: Neil young

      I have found in the Neil Young tour pages that he
      plays in Paris (Zenith) the 24 of June, but this does not
      appear in your concert programation. What happened?
      Can you tell me something about it?
      Daniel Bassas Pablo
Here's their response:
      Normally, Neil Young will be in Paris on 24th of june
      but it is not confirmed that he will play at the ZENITH
      best regards

Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 01:42:50 EDT
From: AndrewByrom@aol.com
Subject: An eye on Cardiff

On the UK Ticketmaster site they have a listing for a show at Cardiff International Arena. The date is given as June 10th, which is obviously wrong -- that's the date for the Glasgow show. But it could be worth keeping an eye on, in case an extra show is slotted in there somewhere...

Andrew Byrom

Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 23:17:04 -0600
From: Dave <dr_bod@ntlworld.com>
Subject: McNabbing the Horse?

Been listening to Ian McNabb playing live on the BBC's Janice Long show on Radio 2 this morning. He played a couple of great tunes, including a stonking version of Camaraderie. He mentioned that he'll be playing at the Finsbury park show, with ex-Waterboy Mike Scott.

What are the chances that he'll get Ralph & Billy to help him out on a couple of tunes?   :-)

(For those who missed it, Ian worked with Billy & Ralph on his Head like A Rock album.)

Dave.....with my carbine on.....

Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 20:40:32 -0600
From: matt <mfebo33@yahoo.com>
Subject: Santana?

There's a rumor floating around that Carlos Santana has made reservations at an Inn in Charlottesville on the weekend of April 20th. The benefits (on the 21st and the 22nd) could turn out to be allstar shows!

Still a lot of other rumors about possible special guests...

This could get interesting...

Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 05:00:11 -0700
From: GuyHaslam@aol.com
Subject: UK Farm Aid?

A week ago or so, my dear lady and I were discussing whether or not anyone in the UK was going to do a Farm Aid type thing in the UK. Foot and mouth disease has brought home to everyone in the UK that many farmers in Britain live on the breadline. One farmer I know in the beautiful south Shropshire hills near the Welsh border has about 150 acres of sheep pasture, moorland and hills. Last year his income was 2,200 GBP (about 3,100 US dollars). Times are bad, and the big supermarkets, banks and middlemen are screwing the farmers big time.

Anyway, in today's London Times there's a report saying that Michael Eavis (of the Glastonbury Festival fame) is planning a Farm Aid event at Shepton Mallet in early September. The report says

"Madonna, REM and Neil Young are being lined up..."
Given Neil's US Farm Aid involvement, I would think he'd be interested in doing it, but I don't know if the current tour itinerary will allow it. In any case, he can always fly over on his own with a good old acoustic guitar... I'll keep you posted on developments.

Brand New Guy

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 07:04:53 -0700
From: Marius <stringman21@yahoo.com>
Subject: Terrible mix up!

Yesterday the Norwegian newspaper Adressavisa had a story about a forthcoming Paul Young concert in Trondheim, in a few days. The picture for the story was Neil! What a terrible mixup!

I think the picture is from Rio.

Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 23:37:42 -0500
From: Robert B. Jones <gunned.down@home.com>
Subject: Charlottesville openers

Soulive will be the opening act for the Charlottesville shows on April 21st and April 22nd. They’re a jazz-funk-soul band.

Rob Jones

Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 08:00:56 -0800
From: GuyHaslam@aol.com
Subject: Fleadh is official

MeanFiddler have just announced that Neil + Crazy Horse are now 100% confirmed for the Fleadh in London's Finsbury Park on June 16th. Tickets are GBP 35.00 (about 50.00 US dollars) + booking fee.

Brand New Guy

Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 12:53:55 -0800
From: Andre Terhorst <aterh@casema.net>
Subject: Ahoy is official

Tonight on Dutch radio it was officially announced: Neil is going to play Rotterdam, at Ahoy Hall on the 21st of June. Ticket sale starts next saturday!

"Red White & Blue"

Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 12:39:09 -0700
From: RandyForsman@hotmail.com
Subject: Second Charlottesville show added!

According to "Warehouse", the Dave Matthews Band "fan club", a second benefit show has been added:

"We are pleased to announce that Dave Matthews Band will be playing an additional show at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA on Sunday, April 22nd along with very special guest Neil Young & Crazy Horse. This show will be offered to Warehouse members as Series 4 for a three day ticketing request period beginning today, Monday, March 26th and ending on Thursday, March 29th at 11:59AM, EST.

The public on sale date is Saturday, March 31st at 10:00 AM, EST."

Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 10:25:36 +0100
From: Mark Golley <golleym@angliatv.co.uk>
Subject: Dublin tix on-sale early

A limited number of standing tickets for the show at The Point on June 12th are already on sale. Price is £30, plus £3.50 booking fee. Seated tickets go on sale on Thursday the 29th, as previously scheduled (prices ranging from £30 to £35).

Mark Golley

Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 15:15:59 -0800
From: Hiro Nishiyama <hhiirroo@tkb.att.ne.jp>
Subject: Fuji now official

An official press release was issued here today confirming the Fuji Rock show. It'll be on Saturday, July 28th -- NOT Sunday the 29th (as Pollstar says).


Oh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hiro Nishiyama
one of Ordinary People

Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 08:59:29 -0800
From: Sarah Whitson <Sarah@synergydm.com>
Subject: London Fleadh on sale!

Fleadh tickets are currently on sale via Ticketmaster!

Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2001 06:37:05 -0800
Subject: As the Crowes fly...

Though the Black Crowes say they'll be opening for Crazy Horse on the Euro-tour, in fact they have US shows scheduled through June 11. That rules them out for Sheffield and Glasgow and Dublin. I'd guess they'll join up at Birmingham. Anyone who hears anything about opening acts for those first three shows, let us know...
. . . RE*AC*TOR

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 11:45:41 +0100
From: Ragnar Andersen <Ragnar.Andersen@sd.no>
Subject: Euro Tour filled in

The Euro Tour is almost clear now. Pollstar has just put out a schedule that matches most of the existing dates (Germany, Scandinavia, Roskilde and Gent), and confirms the Fuji Rock, Fleadh and Brescia (Italy) rumors, as well as the UK dates for the most part.

There is one discrepancy: they show Manchester where all prior indications have been for Sheffield.

Beyond all that, Pollstar's schedule also adds these previously unlisted dates:

Thu 06/21/01 -- Rotterdam, NET Ahoy
Sun 06/24/01 -- Paris, FRA Le Zenith
Tue 07/10/01 -- Montreux, SWI Montreux Jazz Festival
Fri 07/13/01 -- Oporto, POR Vilar De Mouros
Sun 07/15/01 -- Cadiz, SPA Esparrago Festival
Ragnar in Oslo
P.S I'm off to London tomorrow morning to celibrate :-)
HyperRust Editor's Note: All dates are now listed in Tour 2001...

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 10:18:21 +0100
From: Jacob Svarre <jasv@tv2.dk>
Subject: Roskilde Confirmed

It's just confirmed that Neil is playing Roskilde with Crazy Horse.


Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 09:32:54 -0000
From: Mark Golley <golleym@angliatv.co.uk>
Subject: Neil in the UK

Tix for Neil & the Horse are now on sale for the following date:

Tix for Neil & the Horse at the following two venues go on sale tomorrow (Fri 23rd) at 9am: The Horse are also confirmed for Dublin, but no details available yet. Nothing confirmed yet for Manchester, London, Cardiff or Newcastle - all venues suggested by excellent US sources.

Mark Golley

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 14:18:35 -0400
From: Mike D <a425u@unb.ca>
Subject: Horse & Crowes

I just read an article that says that the Black Crowes will be opening for Neil in Europe this summer. This will certainly rock !!!

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 13:53:37 +0100
From: Danny.VanAcker@teleticketservice.com
Subject: Neil in Belgium?

Apparently Neil will be in Gent, Belgium, at Flanders Expo, on June 18th. Tickets should be on sale on March 22.

Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 09:31:54 +0200
From: EB <esbarlu@cc.spt.fi>
Subject: Helsinki Tix

Tickets for the Helsinki concert on 1st of July will be sale on the 26th of March. Prices are 295/275/235 FIM.

When One Who Is Coming Arrives

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