More and more artists are taking the coronavirus touring restrictions and turning them in whatever positive they can. Neil Young is the latest in a long line of musicians that will be streaming shows online, his shows will be titled the Fireside Sessions.
Keeping it very low-key affair, Young will be enlisting his wife Daryl Hannah as his camera operator and will be streaming the shows via his website.
Young tells fans: “Because we are all at home and not many are venturing out, we will try to do a stream from my fireplace with my lovely wife filming,” adding: “It will be a down-home production, a few songs, a little time together. … We will soon be announcing the first one.”
He will also be slowing down his social media presence by reminding fans that he’ll soon be “dropping Facebook,” and for them to look for announcements on other social media platforms.
Prior to his Fireside Sessions announcement, Young announced that he was planning a “barn tour” with Crazy Horse. This would have seen him visiting venues he and the band had performed in decades ago. These shows were discussed before the coronavirus issue and are now obviously off the table.
Young also told his fans: “These are uncertain times,” adding: “The idea of announcing the tour and putting tickets on sale is questionable and needs to be thought through. … We are all super-ready to go, and the last thing we want to do is put people at risk, especially our older audience.”
As well as his online shows he also recently committed to taking part in an online rally for Democrat Bernie Sanders.