‘Tis the season for Neil Young tribute shows: Not only do we have the MusiCares “Person of the Year: Neil Young” award show, which will feature performances by Wilco, Red Hot Chili Peppers (sans John Frusciante), CSN, and Jackson Browne, coming up on Grammy week, but now Vancouver’s Winter Olympic Games have organized their own
rival tribute concert for the Ontario-born living legend.
We’ve known for awhile now that Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam, Sun Kil Moon, Vashti Bunyan, Joan as Policewoman, Ron Sexsmith, BSS’ Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, Julie Doiron, and a slew of other notable artists were set to take the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage next month, but a certain legendary Velvet Underground member has now been added to the roster as well.
Lou Reed, whose wife, Laurie Anderson, will also be in town showing her “series of short mystery plays” called Delusion, has been added to Hal Willner’s tribute show lineup, according to the official Vancouver Olympics site (via Exclaim).
Check out the full lineup and purchase tickets thataway.