Neil Young and Crazy Horse rope the world
Through his long and storied career, the one person Neil Young never really talked about was…himself. Thus the epic 502-page “Waging Heavy Peace,” Young’s official autobiography, came as a surprise to fans and critics alike.
Released on September of 2012, “Waging Heavy Peace” recounts the most memorable moments of Young’s life and career – from the time spent in the post-filled boulevards of Los Angeles to his rapid rise to glory as a part of Crosby, Stills & Nash. What it failed to add (and for good reason), was a ‘final chapter’ to Young’s life, as just a month prior he was reported to be dead by mistake on the NBC News website.
Indeed, Young is still living his life and left in his music. Most recently he recorded two albums together with Crazy Horse, including “Americana” in June 2012 and “Psychedelic Pill” just five months later. The collaborations were their first original work since 2003-2004 and led to reports that Young and Crazy Horse are about to launch their first tour for the last 8 years supporting their latest projects. That tour not only came to fruition, it ran through the end of 2012, with the final stop in Bridgeport at the Webster Bank Arena, Connecticut on Tuesday, December 4.
Things were going so well there was immediate talk of taking the Young and Crazy Horse overseas. The legendary rocker ultimately announced four shows in the UK for June 2013, launching the set of concerts at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena. They also added Birmingham’s LG Arena to the bill for the next day, Glasgow SECC and London’s famed O2 Arena for the few next days.
Among the other dates Young and Crazy Horse will be playing this year, they’ve marked off September at Oak Ridge Farm nearby the Blue Ridge in Central Virginia. There, many artists will play multiple days at a four-day music festival known as Interlocked with an emphasis on world class music.
The Neil Young and Crazy Horse tour has become noted for its hard-rocking, three-hour sets featuring both brand new songs and the revival of cuts from 1975’s “Zuma” and 1981’s “ReAcTor,” not to mention some on-stage theatrics involving lab-coat-wearing scientists. Indeed, it may be Neal Young and Crazy Horse like you’ve never seen…and like you may never see again. Additionally to the tour, Young is also busy working on Pono, a high-resolution digital service for music download as well as player and audio format designed to compete with the MP3’s and other formats. He has already filed a trademark application and registered a domain name for what is sure to be another memorable foray into the world of technology for the singer.