After a number of complications, Neil Young has now confirmed he will perform a show with Bob Dylan at Hyde Park in London next summer.
The announcement was made via the Neil Young Archives website. “NYA is happy to announce that the Hyde park show will proceed without Barclays as a sponsor,” the post read.
“We are overjoyed, so happy to be playing the show! NYA tickets to all tiers will be available today. We will have the announcement and ticket sales up very soon.”
Young previously aired his major problems with how the show was coming together.
“I had no idea the announcement was coming that day,” he wrote on his website. “I was still finessing the art for the poster and trying to make sure that all of the details of the show were agreeable to me. Then, suddenly, someone jumped the gun. The tickets were put on sale and the announcement was made, all without my knowledge.
“At the moment, we are trying to rectify the situation and will soon update you on the status of the Hyde Park show,” Young continued. “We have been talking about requiring a different sponsor as one option. We are quite confident that nothing like this will ever happen again. We’re sorry for this situation – it is – and shall remain an anomaly.”
Young was particularly concerned with one of the show’s sponsors, “fossil fuel finding entity” Barclays. “That doesn’t work for me,” Young insisted. “I believe in science. I worry about the climate crisis and am deeply concerned about its massive global ramifications and my beautiful grandchildren’s future…There’s no doubt about it. It’s been a massive f**k up!”
Young and Dylan are expected to serve as co-headliners on July 12 as part of the “British Summer Time” concert series.