To have a chance to see a legendary band in a small venue is every concert goers dream. To be able to see two legendary acts on the same bill in a small venue is more of a fantasy. On September 2nd, Neil Young and Crazy Horse with Patti Smith and Her Band are coming to The Capitol Theatre, a venue that is legend in its own right.
Starting last year, these two acts went out to arenas all over the country receiving rave reviews. Patti Smith is always a good artist to see live, as she is still pushing the bounds of performance today, just as she has always done throughout her career. Her latest album, Banga, came out last summer to critical acclaim and she mixes some of these songs into her set with well-known songs like “Because the Night” and “Horses”. Her passion for music has not waned over the years one bit and she remains a force to be reckoned with on stage.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse had not played together in almost ten years prior to last year, but a pair of albums, Americana and Psychedelic Pill brought them back together. The tour last fall was getting a lot of love from fans all over the country. When Neil plays with Billy Talbot, Ralph Moline, and Frank “Poncho” Sampedro, the sound that comes out of the four musicians makes it seem as if there are actually ten people on stage. It is an onslaught of noise with beautiful grunge-laden jams, with some songs going for 20 minutes at a time. This could be your last opportunity to see Neil with the Horse as there are rumors this could be the bands last go-round. They have been splicing classics in with the new songs off of Psychedelic Pill to give the audience a history lesson of the band.
Tickets for this show go on sale Friday at noon here. Don’t miss this opportunity to see these two bands play together in such an intimate venue.