Neil Young kicked off his 2019 solo acoustic tour in Milwaukee on Wednesday (Jan. 23). As Jambase reported, the legendary singer-songwriter treated the Wisconsin audience to classics like “Harvest Moon,” “Cortez the Killer,” “Don’t Be Denied,” “Heart of Gold," “Cowgirl in the Sand,” “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere” and “Ohio.” Young closed out the 18-song set with a performance of “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue).” You can check out footage of that performance above.
As he has never been bashful about doing, Neil also debuted two new songs in Milwaukee. According to the Neil Young fansite Sugar Mountain, the new songs carry the titles “Olden Days” and “Green is Blue.” The latter is interesting as the title seems to indicate a continuation of Neil’s fascination with the subjective nature of color.
In the Young penned Buffalo Springfield song “I Am a Child,” he asks, “What is the color, when black is burned?” We’ll let you think about that one. On the song Young chose to close out his recent Milwaukee show, “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue),” Young sings, “Out of the blue/Into the black.” Given the subject matter this could have something to do with death, but knowing Neil, there may be myriad meanings, or perhaps it’s just an image Neil dug. If history is any indication, folks will probably be scratching their heads over the new song, “Green is Blue,” for a while.
In the meantime, Neil Young is teaming up with fellow wordsmith and mystic Bob Dylan for a massive concert in London’s legendary Hyde Park. Neil will be backed by Lukas Nelson's Promise of the Real. You can find tickets on AXS by following this link.