Following in the footsteps of some other artists, namely Bob Dylan in the first place, Neil Young (a music legend in his own right) has decided to set up his own official bootleg series.
As British music monthly Uncut notes, Young has finally announced a release date for the first installment in the series. Young first disclosed his plans for the series in July 2020 – it was originally meant to launch in April 2021 – he has at last confirmed a release date for Carnegie Hall, December 1970.
As the monthly reports, this is a solo acoustic show, the Carnegie Hall release will be available from October 1. You can pre-order it on vinyl and on CD. Subscribers to Young’s Archives will be able to hear the album in full, 48 hours before it goes on sale.
Forthcoming highlights in the series include Under The Rainbow, November 5, 1973 – the Santa Monica Flyers show at London’s Rainbow Theatre during the Tonight’s The Night tour – and a Ducks show from August 1977.
At the same time, Young has also announced that he will pull out of the recently re-instated Farm Aid festival, set for a comeback in the Autumn of 2021. In his announcement, Young, who is also one of Farm Aid’s board members stated his concerns about the resurgent Covid-19 pandemic.