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Tonight's the Night: Neil Young, Trey Anastasio Sandy Benefit Concert at Borgata

The proceeds from the Atlantic City show — tickets ($75 and $150) go on sale Nov. 30 at 10am — are going to aid victims of Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy.

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - DECEMBER 06: Neil Young & Crazy Horse With Trey Anastasio Benefit Concert For Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on December 6, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz)

Photo by Donald B/ Kravitz

UPDATE: Dec. 5, 2012, 10:20am:

Live Nation announced on Wednesday, Dec. 5, that Trey Anastasio, of Phish, will also perform at the Thursday, Dec. 6 Neil Young & Crazy Horse special benefit concert at the Borgata, billed as “A Special Evening With Neil Young & Crazy Horse.”
 
According to a press release, "Anastasio will perform a solo acoustic set at the concert. The New Jersey native, who is a founding member of Phish, has been touring in support of his ninth solo album, Traveler, which he recorded in Connecticut with co-producer Peter Katis."

READ: Interview with Neil Young on the Sandy Benefit Concert at Borgata

Everest is also on the bill. Read more below:

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY  —  Neil Young and his long-time band Crazy Horse will perform a special benefit concert on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, it was announced Thursday morning.

The proceeds from the show — tickets ($75 and $150) go on sale Nov. 30 at 10am — are going to aid victims of Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy.

Devastated by the damage and displacement caused by hurricane, Young urged: 

“Come on down here and join in the relief effort.”  

On Sunday, Dec. 2, Young said that although his current tour was supposed to end in Connecticut on Tuesday, that he felt the need to do something to "make a difference" to the people along the East Coast affected by Sandy.

"I couldn't see coming back here and just playing and have it be business as usual," he said.

Young also said that although he was invited to perform at the 12-12-12 benefit concert in New York City, he had other obligations.

"It wasn't going to make much difference whether I was there or not, so I decided to go someplace where I could make a difference," he said.

Proceeds will go directly to the American red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort.

For more info go to: redcross.org/hurricane-sandy

Tickets can be purchased at theborgata.com or by-phone at 866-900-4TIX (4849).

All seating is general admission. The great band Everest opens the show. Neil Young and Crazy Horse are expected to play for about two hours, a set that could include Young's classic "Like a Hurricane."

"Anything's possible," Young said Sunday. "We have the equipment."

Crazy Horse, which is Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, and Poncho Sampredo, has been touring North America in support of its latest album Psychedelic Pill.

Check out this video of the new song "Ramada Inn":

 

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1. Anonymous said... on Nov 29, 2012 at 12:16PM

“HOLY AWESOME!!!!!”

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2. redhead11252 said... on Dec 6, 2012 at 12:34AM

“thumbs up for Neil!!!!”

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3. Crazy Horse said... on Dec 6, 2012 at 01:10PM

“"Tonight's the Night!!!!!"”

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4. Anonymous said... on Dec 6, 2012 at 07:08PM

“Neil is the Man!!”

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5. Anonymous said... on Dec 7, 2012 at 12:30PM

“Was Billy Talbot playing, Did anyone see him??”

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6. Anonymous said... on Dec 7, 2012 at 12:32PM

“Was Billy Talbot playing, Did anyone see him??”

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