Thursday, 11 July 2013

Main Hall: Standing

Rockhal Main Hall

5, avenue du Rock'n'Roll, Esch, Alzette Luxembourg L-4361

Price: 60 € + 5 € presale fee

Show: 19.50 hrs

Doors: 19.00 hrs

Organized by: Rockhal


Jonathan Wilson: 19:50
Neil Young: 21:00


Following the positive reviews that greeted the recent expansive double-album “Psychedelic Pill”, Neil Young & Crazy Horse has now confirmed details of a European tour, with a highly awaited stopover at the Rockhal on 11 July 2013. The show represents Young’s first date in Luxembourg since his triumphant show back in 1987 with his legendary band Crazy Horse (Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro, Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina).

Neil Young & Crazy Horse recently completed a North American tour and are next scheduled to tour Australia and New Zealand next March, before the European leg begins at the start of the summer.

Young's thirty-fifth album “Psychedelic Pill” was released in October 2012 and is among the best-reviewed pieces of work from the Canadian hitmaker's entire catalogue. The album opens with “Driftin’ Back”, a gripping, 27-minute epic which starts with an acoustic intro (the only section of the album which was recorded in Kamuela, Hawaii) before it pokes down pathways that have been hinted at before, but never fully explored. Jesus, the Maharishi and Picasso make appearances in the song, Young noting how the images and messages associated with them are invariably corrupted or misconstrued. And, he fears, his own message and art have been corrupted and diminished by the very technology that has made it more accessible.

Two other songs on the album touch in similarly expansive musical territory, the elegiac ode “Ramada Inn” and the spirited prayer of “Walk Like A Giant”. Other highlights include “Born in Ontario” which offers further detail and new perspectives to the explicitly autobiographical thread that winds back to “Helpless”; “Twisted Road” is a joyous thank-you note to some of the others who inspired (and continue to inspire) him, with Bob Dylan (“Like Hank Williams chewin’ bubble gum / Askin’ me ‘How does it feel’”) at the fore; and the title track is phased, swirling stomp in which he honours the rock ‘n’ roll spirit at its most pure.

The show promises to showcase both new material and the classic hits that made Neil Young a household name. Without a doubt the critical acclaim surrounding the tour dates illustrates just how Neil Young continues to pull massive crowds five decades into his impressive career. Don’t miss out on seeing Neil Young & Crazy Horse live at the Rockhal on 11 July 2013. This will be an absolute must-see event!


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