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Neil Young Launches Gulf Coast Tour

bobad 13 Aug 10 - 08:27 PM
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Subject: Neil Young Launches Gulf Coast Tour
From: bobad
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 08:27 PM

Neil Young Launches Tour of the Gulf Coast in September
by Neil Young on Friday, August 13, 2010 at 7:19pm

Aug 12, 2010 — Burbank, CA — Music legend Neil Young will perform several shows in the Gulf Coast in September to aid residents affected by the oil spill. Young has teamed up with his friend John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc., which will donate 100,000 pounds of chicken products to be distributed to the Bay Area Food Bank. Tyson will deliver four truckloads of chicken, the equivalent of almost 400,000 meals, to the Bay Area Food Bank, which serves Central Gulf Coast communities in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.

Young is also asking concert-goers to bring non-perishable food items, which will be given to the food bank. All proceeds from the sale of unique, limited-edition Neil Young t-shirts, available only at the concerts, will also be donated to the food bank.   

The hunger relief effort is the result of the long-standing friendship between Young and Tyson. "Millions of people who live along the Gulf Coast struggle with hunger and the economic impact of the oil spill has only made matters worse," Young says. "I appreciate the willingness of John Tyson and his company to get involved by helping the regional food bank help feed those in need. We both encourage concert-goers to spend money locally and support local business."

Neil Young's Gulf Coast tour dates are as follows:

Sep 20 - Marina Civic Center - Panama City, FL - On-sale 8/13 10 a.m. EST

Sep 25 - IP Showroom - Biloxi, MS - On-sale 8/11 @ 10 a.m. CST

Sep 26 - Saenger Theatre - Mobile, AL - On-sale 8/14 @ 10 a.m. CST

Sep 28 - Saenger Theatre - Pensacola, FL - On-sale 8/14 @ 10 a.m. CST

Additional dates not part of the "Gulf Coast Tour"   

Sep 22 - Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, FL - On-sale Now

Sep 23 - Seminole Hard Rock Casino - Hollywood, FL - On-sale Now

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Subject: RE: Neil Young Launches Gulf Coast Tour
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 08:41 PM

I've had great fun over the years joking about Neil Young and I will be doing so for more.........But there is no denying the man's heart and his involvement and commitment to some really worthy causes......and this is yet another one.


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Subject: RE: Neil Young Launches Gulf Coast Tour
From: bobad
Date: 13 Aug 10 - 09:05 PM

Neil has always marched to his own drummer and has generously given of himself to many worthy causes. His dedication to his children is exemplary.

Excerpt from an on-line bio:

"With wife Pegi, Young co-founded the Bridge School for Handicapped Children near San Francisco, and each year holds a star-studded benefit. Their son Ben has cerebral palsy and attended the school. Young has also founded a company that makes devices for the disabled, as well as high-tech toys — one of the company's projects is manufacturing an improved wheelchair that Young helped design. The irascible elder statesman of rock eschews the trappings of fame and lives a rather reclusive life on his Northern California ranch. He declines most interviews, and has said that he will no longer grant them to Rolling Stone, in particular, because of its perfumed ad inserts: "I don't like the way the magazine smells."

A role model for multi-millionaire rock stars.

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