When you’ve been performing as long as Neil Young, there are few firsts anymore. However, when Young teamed up with Promise of the Real back in 2014, it seemingly reinvigorated his sound in ways that no fan could have imagined. Now, two years later, Young brought the band out to Telluride Town Park, playing his first-ever performance in the music-loving city that is Telluride, CO.
Continuing with the theme of “firsts,” there were a total of four songs last night played for the first time ever. The songs are so new, they only have working titles: “Hang Gliders,” “Texas Rangers,” “Peace Trail,” and “Show Me.” With these four songs and the recently-released studio track “Indian Givers,” we may soon hear news of a new album from the great Neil Young.
The show also featured a number of Young’s biggest hits, opening with “After The Gold Rush” and “Heart Of Gold.” The set ended with “Rockin’ In The Free World,” before Young treated Telluride to versions of “Fuckin’ Up” and “Cinnamon Girl” to end the show.
Young will return tonight, October 1st, for the second show of his two-night run at the beautiful venue. From there, Young heads through Idaho and Utah, eventually landing at the inaugural Desert Trip festival in Indio, CA.
You can watch some video clips below, and see the full setlist courtesy of Sugar Mountain.
Setlist: Neil Young at Telluride Town Park, Telluride, CO – 9/30/16
1. After The Gold Rush
2. Heart Of Gold
3. Long May You Run
4. Comes A Time
5. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
6. Out On The Weekend
7. Human Highway
8. “Hang Gliders”
9. “Texas Rangers”
10. Hold Back The Tears
11. “Peace Trail”
12. “Show Me”
14. Love And Only Love
15. Seed Justice
16. Vampire Blues
17. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
18. Don’t Be Denied
19. Rockin’ In The Free World
20. F*!#in’ Up
21. Cinnamon Girl
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