Neil Young and Crazy Horse map fall arena tour

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse have announced plans for their first tour together in eight years. The classic rock favorites will hit the road this fall for an arena tour across North America, including Boston’s TD Garden on Monday, November 26. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $58 to $258, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Fans purchasing their tickets online will receive a copy of Young’s brand new album, Americana.

Released earlier this week, Americana is Young’s 34th studio album and first with Crazy Horse since 2003’s Greendale. The album was co-produced by Young and John Hanlon along with Mark Humphreys, and engineered by Hanlon with John Hausmann and Jeff Pinn. Americana is a collection of classic American folk songs reinterpreted by Young and Crazy Horse (bassist Billy Talbot, drummer Ralph Molina, and guitarist Poncho Sampredo).

“I just didn’t want any new songs,” explained Young in a a recent interview with MSN Music. “I was not anxious to go down that road — to have people analyzing them and comparing them to things I did 40 years ago. But I was very eager to play with Crazy Horse again.”

“Every one of these songs has verses that have been ignored,” said Young of the album’s twelve tracks in the interview. “And those are the key verses, those are the things that make these songs live… So I moved them away from that gentler interpretation. With new melodies and arrangements, we could use the folk process to invoke the original meanings for this generation.”

Meanwhile, Young’s forthcoming memoir, “Waging Heavy Peace”, will be released on October 2. The book chronicles his life in music, including his days with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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