It finally succeeded! After many months of hard work, the deal is finally in place with one of the rock’s biggest names – legend NEIL YOUNG. This is the rock icon’s only concert in Scandinavia on this tour, and for his first concert at Tinderbox NEIL YOUNG always brings along his well-behaved and potent backing band Promise of the Real.
From the time in Buffalo Springfield over the plates with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the many sunspots that have come since the late 60s, Canadian NEIL YOUNG has stood as one of the rock’s main voices. He is a member of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame both as a soloist and as a member of Buffalo Springfield, he has been involved in the founding of the Farm Aid and Bridge School Concerts, and has been nicknamed the Godfather of Grunge.
An early highlight of NEIL YOUNG’s career was the beautiful album “Harvest”, which was not just the number one in the United States, but also the best-selling album in the United States that year. The album is today one of the 70’s best releases, and 20 years later, the album received a sister in the form of “Harvest Moon”, which has nearly as high a star among reviewers and fans.
The counter to the two acoustic Harvest records is a series of records recorded with the band Crazy Horse, whose incredible live energy was captured live on “Rust Never Sleeps”. Here you find the classic “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)”, but the collaboration also shines on songs like “Cortez the Killer”, “Mansion on the Hill” and “Cinnamon Girl” and has also impressed for a lot of Danish concerts through time.
Born in 1945, NEIL YOUNG never weighs on the influential musician whose life can best be summed up in a line from one of his greatest hits – “Keep on Rockin” in the Free World “. He is the one, and an uncompromising tornado on a scene that is not afraid to move into long guitar solos, where the feedback cries so loud that it can awaken the dead.
One is tempted to say no one over and no one besides the giant NEIL YOUNG, who in 2019 at age 73 will play his first concert in Odense ever. It can only be epic.
The most important Danish band from the same period is THE SAVAGE ROSE with wonderful Annisette Koppel in front. The band debuted in 1968 with an album, which today stands as one of the most groundbreaking Danish releases ever. The band was able to celebrate their 50th anniversary two years ago, but neither does the age of the press, and led by the award-winning pianist Nikolaj Hess, the new edition of THE SAVAGE ROSE is ready to deliver one of their usual sublime concerts when this summer visit Tinderbox for the first time.
The program for Tinderbox 2019 now looks like this: A$AP Rocky, Benal, Billie Eilish, The Chainsmokers, Dermot Kennedy, Diplo, Dropkick Murphys, Duran Duran, Dzeko, EDX, Faustix, Gnags, Greta Van Fleet, LOC, Lana Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, Lost Frequencies, Loud Luxury, The Lumineers, Lydmor, Macklemore, Martin Jensen, The Minds of 99, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Nervo, Peter Sommer & Tigers, Phlake, Rick Astley, The Savage Rose, Sheryl Crow, Sigrid, Skunk Anansie, Suspekt, Swedish House Mafia and Wolfmother.
Tinderbox 2019 will be held in the Millennium Forest in Odense on the 27th – 29th June.