Published Dec 01, 2017It's a big day for Neil Young and his fans. The legendary rocker releases his latest album The Visitor, launches his new online archive and will perform a special webcast concert today (December 1) — and it looks as if the secret location of the intimate show has been discovered.
Although no official announcement has been made, road closures in the Ontario town of Omemee seem to indicate that Young will be returning to his hometown to perform his "From Somewhere in Canada" show.
UPDATE (12/1, 12 p.m. EST): CTV has now confirmed that Young is indeed playing in Omemee. It was also confirmed that all proceeds from tonight's concert event are going to the Scott Young Public School in Omemee, the school that carries his father's name.
The City of Kawartha Lakes announced that Highway 7 (known as King Street in town) will be closed between Colborne Street and Lane Street from 6 p.m. until midnight this evening. The portion of King Street between Sturgeon Street and Church Street E have been closed since Tuesday (November 28). See full traffic and parking restrictions here.
Syncing up with the aforementioned road closures, the concert is set to be livestreamed from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST via CTV.ca and Facebook. It is believed that Young will be performing from Coronation Hall in Omemee.
Concert attendance is limited to just 140 seats, and most tickets were given away through radio contests. Getting in on the action, however, some local businesses are turning the livestream into an event in itself. The Peterborough Film Festival will host a screening of the event at a local legion hall.
Tomorrow night! pic.twitter.com/1GA14mNMRZ— Ptbo Folk Festival (@PtboFolkFest) December 1, 2017
If the concert does indeed take place in Omemee this evening, it will be a homecoming for the rocker. Young was born in Toronto, but lived in Omemee from the time he was four until he was 11. It is believed to be the "town in North Ontario" referenced in the Crosby Stills Nash and Young song "Helpless."
Young's albums Live at Massey Hall, Harvest, After the Gold Rush and Greatest Hits are available on vinyl through Umusic.