He is a rock legend, a folk hero, and one of the most important singer-songwriters of his generation, or any generation for that matter. Neil Young keeps on "rockin' in a free world," and has been for the better part of five decades with no signs of slowing down. A Neil Young concert schedule has been announced with the rock icon scheduled to perform at nearly twenty five dates throughout the United States this spring 2011.
After forming Buffalo Springfield in 1966, Young and his bandmates hit the big time with their single, "For What Its Worth," in 1967. The band never recreated the commercial success of its only top ten single and quickly disbanded after the release of their second album. The versatile Young, was quick to regroup and in 1968 he inked a solo deal and collaborated with Crazy Horse on a couple of albums before joining the rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, & Nash as the fourth member. However, it was the classic 1972 album, Harvest, and its hit "Heart of Gold," that really catapulted Young to superstardom. The album remains his most critically and commercially successful solo album to date, having been certified platinum four times by the RIAA. Neil Young tour dates have continued to rally his fans throughout the decades. His honest and activist lyrics speak to people worldwide, and with hits like "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World," Young became a voice for the disenfranchised, a generation of activists who tired of the status quo.
Neil Young continued to record solo albums throughout the seventies and eighties, and reached multi-platinum success with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on several albums. Young managed to remain relevant in the age of MTV and grunge music when he released the unofficial sequel to his best selling album, Harvest Moon. Young continued to tour and make music throughout the nineties and is still around today. He accepted his first ever Grammy Award in 2011 for his boxed collection album of hits.
Now the politically outspoken rock rebel is coming to your local venue. Neil Young tour dates have been scheduled throughout North America this spring and summer 2011, and tickets are currently on sale. Don't miss out on the chance to catch this rock icon sing his folk-rock classics in your area. Use Eventful as your source for all the latest Neil Young tour dates and concert schedule updates.