Neil Young & Crazy Horse,
With Special Guests
Little Green Cars,
RDS Arena Dublin,
Saturday 15 June 2013.
Details announced of custom digital Neil Young radio station, created by Radio Nova, featuring non-stop music from Neil Young & Crazy Horse 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Aiken Promotions have announced that extra tickets are being released for Neil Young & Crazy Horse at the RDS this June. The tickets, priced from €60 are on sale now from usual outlets. It has been announced that Los Lobos will also perform at the RDS on 15 June, featuring a lineup which has remained uninterrupted since 1984, when saxophonist/keyboardist Steve Berlin joined original members Pérez, Hidalgo, Rosas and Lozano, each of who had been there since the beginning in 1973.
“This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together for 30 years to see how far it can take them,” wrote Rolling Stone, and indeed, Los Lobos is a band that continually redefines itself and expands its scope with each passing year. More than three decades have passed since they released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that title - Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots.
In an Irish 'first', Radio Nova has created a custom digital Neil Young radio station. The channel, which will be available from the Radio Nova iPhone app, www.nova.ie, and all Internet radios, will feature non-stop music from Neil Young & Crazy Horse, broadcast 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The Radio Nova iPhone app currently has over 170,000 users.
The hotly anticipated performance by Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Dublin’s RDS Arena on Saturday 15 June follows the positive reviews that greeted the recent expansive double-album ‘Psychedelic Pill’, and their recent tour of Australia and New Zealand.
‘Psychedelic Pill’ 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.
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