One of the most exciting Neil Young tours in decades continued on Thursday night at Le Dôme de Marseille in Marseille, France. Neil Young and Promise of The Real played their longest show of the year (by song count) and dusted off four tunes for the first time in 2016 including a cover of a popular French classic from the ’40s.
As has been in the case at all shows this year, Neil Young started the show with a selection of solo performances. He began the evening on piano for “After The Gold Rush” before moving to acoustic guitar for “Heart Of Gold,” “Comes A Time” and “The Needle & The Damage Done.” The Canadian rocker played pump organ on “Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)” and then welcomed Promise Of The Real featuring Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson. Lukas took a turn on lead vocals, in French, for the Neil Young & POTR debut of “La Vie En Rose.” Édith Piaf co-wrote “La Vie En Rose” which was first released in 1947 and soon after became her signature song. Watch fan-shot footage of “La Vie En Rose” captured by nychnych:
Next, Neil led the group through “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” which he last performed with the group at the 2015 Bridge School Benefit. A smattering of songs from throughout Young’s career followed to form the 24-song main set including the 2016 debut of “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.” Neil Young & POTR had one more treat in store for the encore as they kicked off the closing segment with the year’s first “The Loner” ahead of the tour’s traditional “Fuckin’ Up” finale.
Neil Young + Promise of the Real at Le Dôme de Marseille
- After the Gold Rush
- Heart of Gold
- Comes a Time
- The Needle and the Damage Done
- Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
- Out on the Weekend
- From Hank to Hendrix
- La vie en rose
- Only Love Can Break Your Heart
- Words (Between the Lines of Age)
- Walk On
- Love to Burn
- Mansion on the Hill
- Revolution Blues
- I've Been Waiting for You
- Country Home
- Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
- Monsanto Years
- Seed Justice
- Wolf Moon
- Love and Only Love
- The Loner
- Fuckin' Up
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