Neil Young Books Canadian Benefit Shows to Support Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
Published Dec 09, 2013Canadian music icon Neil Young is never one to shy away from an issue, and he has got involved with causes as diverse as air quality, oil pipelines and digital music fidelity. Now he's showing his support for another campaign: the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation legal defense fund, as he will play a few Canadians shows to benefit those involved in early 2014.
There are four "Honor the Treaties" concerts, all in January. They will take place in Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary. Diana Krall is also on the bill, and you can see the schedule below.
A press release explains, "A legal defense fund was set up to support the ACFN's legal challenges against oil companies and government that are obstructing their traditional lands and rights."
The money will go towards upholding 1899's Treaty 8 and helping the Athabasca Chipewya First Nation keep their traditional lands where they have lived for thousands of years.
Read about Honor the Treaties here and learn about the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation here.
Tickets for all four shows go on sale tomorrow (December 10).
Along with the upcoming Canadian concerts, Young will play four nights at New York's Carnegie Hall from January 6 to 10. Also, following a string of cancelled dates due to Crazy Horse guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro's broken hand, Neil Young & Crazy Horse are set to play London's Hyde Park on July 12.
01/06-10 New York, NY - Carnegie Hall
01/12 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
01/16 Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
01/17 Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre
01/19 Calgary, AB - Jack Singer Concert Hall
07/12 London, UK - Hyde Park