Neil Young Is Teasing A Tour Soon
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 26: Singer Neil Young performs at the 16th annunal Bridge School benefit concert October 26, 2002 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
In a recent New Year’s message on his official website, Neil Young expressed gratitude to those who contributed to his life and career in 2023. Amidst the appreciation, Young shared the thrilling news with his fans – the iconic folk-rock legend is gearing up for a new tour in 2024.
Starting the note by acknowledging the positive year at Neil Young Archives, he extended his thanks to the website team, and management members, and specifically praised his agent, Marsha Vlassic, for arranging his soon-to-be-revealed tour.
Young also thanked others who helped him with his recording efforts, including Niko Bolas, John Hanlon, and John Hausmann. He gave credit to Rachel Simmer, Gary Ward, and his wife Daryl Hannah for their assistance on his film projects.
Special mention was made to producer Lou Adler for co-producing his latest studio album, Before and After. Young shared his affection for the album, stating, “It feels good to me.”
Expressing thanks once more to his wife and son Ben, Young concluded the message with, “Hope you all have wonderful 2024!”
Insights into Before and After and Stand for Peace
Released on December 8, Before and After features newly recorded stripped-down acoustic versions of 13 songs from Young’s extensive 50-year career, including a mix of lesser-known tracks and classics.
Leading up to the album release, Neil Young premiered a solo instrumental video titled ‘Stand for Peace’ on Thanksgiving. The performance featured a rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix’s iconic Woodstock performance in 1969.
Neil Young’s 2023 Live Performances
Young’s Coastal Tour 2023, which marked his successful comeback to the stage following a three-year hiatus, had 15 shows and ran from June 30 in Los Angeles to July 24 in Stateline, Nevada.
Notable appearances in 2023 included performances at Stephen Stills’ Light Up the Blues charity show on April 22 in Los Angeles and the 2023 Farm Aid concert on September 23 in Noblesville, Indiana.