Neil Young has
played many countries over the course of his illustrious career, but one country that had
gone without a performance from the famed rocker was Iceland. Young finally changed that on
Monday night, when he made he Icelandic debut at Laugardalshöll in Reykjavik, with a new
version of his longtime Crazy Horse backing band.
Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot recently suffered a stroke, so Neil called upon his
regular solo band bassist Rick Rosas to fill in on the group's European tour. Young also
used the opportunity to add backing vocalists Dorene Carter and YaDonna West to the
ensemble. Neil Young & Crazy Horse delivered a 14-song performance in Iceland on Monday
that included a number of tunes that weren't in any of the setlists during the group's
2012 and 2013 tours. Of particular note, Neil debuted a new song called "Who’s Gonna Stand
Up And Save The Earth" towards the end of the main set. The Crazy Horse set also featured
the first "Separate Ways" since 2008, the return of "Goin' Home," which hadn't been
performed since 2003, and remarkably the Ragged Glory track "Days From Used To Be" -
last played way back in 1991.
In other Neil Young news, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer has announced a pair of "An
Evening With Neil Young" performances in Boston. Young will play the Wang Theatre on
October 5 & 6. Tickets go on sale this Monday, July 14 at 10 a.m. ET.
Here's a look at the setlist from Neil Young & Crazy Horse's Icelandic debut:
[Published on: 7/9/14]