Bluesfest boss Peter Noble has finally cross Neil Young off his bucket list for Bluesfest. Neil Young + Promise of the Real will headline Bluesfest 2017.
“Bluesfest is proud to announce our headliner for 2017,” Peter Noble said in a statement. “Neil Young + his incredible new band Promise of the Real, are coming to Bluesfest to perform their full 3 hour set on Friday, April 14 on our Crossroads stage. Neil’s recent sets have included such classics as ‘Heart of Gold’, ‘Out on the Weekend’, ‘Harvest Moon’, ‘Powderfinger’, ‘Cowgirl in the Sand’, ‘Everybody Knows This is Nowhere’, ‘Cortez the Killer’ and ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ – WOW. I can’t wait!”
Promise of the Real features Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah. Promise of the Real backed Neil on his recent studio album ‘The Monsanto Years’ and the live album ‘Earth’.
Neil Young + Promise of the Real will perform a 3 hour set at Bluesfest. As an example of what to expect this was what a show looked like earlier this week in Boise, Idaho.
Neil Young + Promise of the Real setlist 3 October 2016 Boise Idaho
After the Goldrush (from After The Goldrush, 1970)
Heart of Gold (from Harvest, 1972)
Comes A Time (from Comes A Time, 1978)
Long May You Run (from Long May You Run, 1976)
Mother Earth (from Ragged Glory, 1990)
From Hank To Hendrix (from Harvest Moon, 1982)
Human Highway (from Comes A Time, 1978)
Hang Gliders (new, unreleased)
Harvest Moon (from Harvest Moon, 1982)
Show Me (new, unreleased)
Words (Between The Lines of Age) (from Harvest, 1972)
Texas Rangers (new, unreleased)
Winterlong (from Decade, 1977)
Walk On (from On The Beach, 1974)
Powderfinger (from Rust Never Sleeps, 1979)
Seed Justice (from Earth, 2016)
Cowgirl In The Sand (from Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969)
Peace Trail (new, unreleased)
Vampire Blues (from On The Beach, 1974)
Hey Hey My My (Into The Black) (from Rust Never Sleeps, 1979)
Rockin’ In The Free World (from Freedom, 1989)
Indian Giver (new, streaming on YouTube)
Mansion On The Hill (from Ragged Glory, 1990)
Love and Only Love (from Ragged Glory, 1990)
(As an example of how the show pans out, Love and Only Love goes for 28 minutes live).
Promise of the Real minus Neil Young performed at Bluesfest this year but did not tour Australia. With the absence of the word ‘exclusive’ next to Neil’s name expect Australian tour dates soon as well.
Bluesfest is on Easter 2017.
Bluesfest 2017 so far…
Neil Young + Promise Of The Real
Zac Brown Band
Patti Smith And Her Band Perform Horses
Mary J. Blige
Buddy Guy Exclusive
The Doobie Brothers
Mavis Staples Exclusive
Trombone Shorty And Orleans Avenue
Rickie Lee Jones
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Corinne Bailey Rae
Nahko And Medicene For The People
Beth Hart Exclusive
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