Neil Young and Crazy Horse concert at Borgata to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief
Neil Young and Crazy Horse are the latest musicians to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, and they will do it at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
Young, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and Crazy Horse will donate their time and crew for the 8 p.m. Dec. 6, concert — dubbed “A Special Evening with Neil Young & Crazy Horse” — in Borgata’s Event Center. Borgata, in turn, will donate all production costs. Monies will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort.
“We’re extremely excited to have a legendary artist like Neil Young not only perform at Borgata, but to offer such a gracious opportunity for this region,” said Borgata Senior Vice President of Operations Joe Lupo.
Devastated by the damage and displacement caused by hurricane, Young urged: “Come on down here and join in the relief effort.”
The Event Center, which will be configured for standing room only, will be able to accommodate more than 3,000 people. Tickets will be priced at $75, with $150 Golden Circle tickets offering access to an area directly in front of the stage. Everest will open the show.
The rockers follow other recent performers in Atlantic City who have donated money to relief efforts.
Carrie Underwood donated her entire payday for performing at Boardwalk Hall Nov. 9, and Wanda Sykes told crowds she was donating a substantial amount of her fee for performing two shows at Borgata Nov. 16 and 17.
Daryl Hall and John Oates will also donate their fee for playing at Borgata on Saturday. And Caesars Entertainment also rallied NHL hockey players Nov. 24 for the sold-out Operation Hat Trick benefit hockey game at Boardwalk Hall.
Young, who is currently on a North American tour with Crazy Horse, is one of the most legendary rock performers of all time. The Canadian-born singer/songwriter’s diverse career includes experimenting with sounds ranging from rock to country to garage rock and grunge.
Whether performing with Crosby, Stills and Nash or Pearl Jam, Young remains extraordinarily relevant at 67 years old. His most successful album was 1972’s “Harvest,” which produced the classics “Heart of Gold,” “Old Man” and “The Needle and the Damage Done,” but he also scored major hits with “Southern Man,” “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” and “Rockin’ in the Free World.”
With Crazy Horse,which features Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Poncho Sampredo, they scored hits with “Down by the River” and “Cinnamon Girl.” Their latest collaboration, “Psychedelic Pill,” is Young’s 35th album and has received positive reviews.
He last performed in Atlantic City in 2002 with Crazy Horse at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort. He also performed numerous times here as a solo artist, and in 2002 with Crosby, Stills & Nash, also at the Taj.
Young is best known for his unmistakable voice and amazing guitar skills and his powerful, often anti-establishment lyrics. They are scheduled to also perform tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at the Borgata box office or www.theborgata.com, or call 866-900-4849.