Neil Young - The Hill Supports Announced
22 February 2013
NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE
SHANE HOWARD & HUSKY ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORTS
The Hill Winery, Geelong - Saturday March 16
The buzz surrounding Neil Young and Crazy Horse's Australian and New Zealand tour continues as The Frontier Touring Company and a day on the green are delighted to reveal the line-up of supports.
At The Hill Winery a day on the green is pleased to present a Geelong local and one of Australia's most treasured singer-songwriters, Shane Howard. Since leaving Geelong in the early 80's and journeying around Australia and beyond, from campfires to concert halls, Howard has made a remarkable cultural contribution to Australian music with both his band Goanna and as a solo artist.
Like so many other artists of his era, Howard says he was deeply influenced by Neil Young's music. When Goanna was in its fledgling years in Geelong, the band honed its skills at the Eureka and Argyle Hotels and up and down the Great Ocean Road surf coast, their repertoire featuring some of Neil's songs, including a wild, ranging version of Like A Hurricane.
Howard's return to Geelong also has a deeper connection. "I learnt so much from those wild, music-loving audiences. My environmental campaigning really began in the Otway Ranges. There are so many precious memories. My roots are deep here," he says. "This is also an opportunity to pay my respects to one of the great, enduring artists of our times and being able to share that moment in the 30th anniversary year of Solid Rock with the Geelong audience makes it all the more special and real."
Four-piece Melbourne band Husky will open all concerts on Neil Young's national tour. After winning the Triple J Unearthed competition, the band released their debut LP Forever So (Liberation Music) in 2011 with songs that managed to be both understated and emotionally stirring. Their European and American tour quickly carved a name for them on the international indie folk scene and garnered rave reviews along the way:
"Nick Drake-esque fairytale delivered with full indie orchestration" (Rolling Stone) and "Possessing maturity far beyond the size of their discography, it is the live delivery and camaraderie of Husky that sets them apart from other local bands of a similar ilk." Tone Deaf
The upcoming tour will be Neil Young and Crazy Horse's first since 2003 and excitement around Geelong for the chance to see this iconic performer is huge. As one of only two outdoor concerts on the national tour, it's no surprise that music fans are traveling from not only Melbourne, but all over the State to experience the band under the stars in the picturesque surrounds of The Hill.
Following the unacceptable bar service at the February 16 event, all stake holders have met and under a day on the green's direction, new measures will be introduced for this event that are in line with those that work effectively at concerts all around the country, and previously at Spray Farm.
3.30pm Gates Open
5.30pm Shane Howard
7.00pm Neil Young & Crazy Horse
a day on the green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. Deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended.
Premium General Admission (front of stage - byo picnic rug only): $299 plus b/fee
Platinum Reserved Seat (behind Premium GA): $259 plus b/fee
Gold Reserved Seat: $199 plus b/fee
Silver Reserved Seat: $149 plus b/fee
General Admission: $109 plus b/fee
For Concert and Dining Packages call Ticketmaster on 136 100
For coach and shuttle bus enquiries, contact Melbourne On The Move 1300 558 686 and locally McHarry's Coaches on 03 5223 2111.
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