Neil Young performs in Iceland for first time ever


Neil Young made his first ever performance in Iceland on Monday night, treating the Reykjavik audience to an array of his classic hits.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse also debuted their latest hit, Who’s Gonna Stand up and Save the Earth, at the Icelandic capital’s Laugardalshöll arena in front of thousands of delighted fans.

It was a special night for those lucky enough to get tickets, as the musician also included his hit, Separate Ways, which he last performed live in 2008. The track was recorded for his Homegrown album in 1975; however, the album was never released as Tonight’s the Night was brought out instead.

Among the other classics Young included on his set list were Days from used to be, which was last performed live in 1991, and Goin’ Home from his 2002 album, Are you Passionate?.

The Reykjavik gig was also the first time Crazy Horse had performed this year, as well as the first since Billy Talbot, a founding member, suffered a stroke in June and had to drop out of the band. The band’s current base player is Rick Rosas, who has been an acquaintance of Young’s for many years.