Neil Young Confirms Voodoo Festival and Red Rocks Performances
As if recording a cranked-up collection of American folk standards with Crazy Horse wasn’t enough activity for one year, Neil Young is also getting ready to strap on his guitar, turn the amps up, and hit the road for a steadily expanding series of dates — including appearances at Red Rocks, the Voodoo Fest, and Outside Lands.
The fun starts in August, when Neil — presumably with Crazy Horse in tow — will touch down in Colorado for a pair of dates at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The concerts, scheduled for August 5 and 6, will feature opening sets from the Alabama Shakes; tickets go on sale this Friday (May 18).
A few days later, Neil and Crazy Horse will head to San Francisco, where they’ll serve as co-headliners on an Outside Lands bill that’s stuffed with superstars, including Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Jack White and the Foo Fighters. This year’s event marks the festival’s fifth birthday, and is scheduled to take place in Golden Gate Park over the weekend of August 10-12; tickets are already on sale at the Outside Lands website.
Finally, in October, Young will be part of this year’s Voodoo Fest in New Orleans, where he’s joining Green Day on the headlining portion of what promises to be a pretty epic lineup. Tickets for the event, which is scheduled for October 26-28, can be purchased at the festival website.
While you’re deciding when and where you’ll see Neil perform with Crazy Horse this year, you can also brace yourself for the impending release of their new album ‘Americana,’ due June 5. Neil released a video for the album track ‘Jesus Chariot’ a few days ago, which you can watch here.