Neil Young Slates Gulf Concert to Aid Hungry in Region
In September Neil Young, the rock legend, will be heading for the Gulf Coast to perform four benefit shows which aim at helping fight hunger. The region is still trying to recover from the recent tragic oil spill.
Tyson Foods, in conjunction with these concerts, will be donating 100,000 pounds worth of chicken products for the area’s needy. Young is asking that concert attendees bring food items that are non-perishable to the shows. Bay Area Food Bank will be distributing donated items to communities that have been hard hit in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama.
Neil Young limited edition shirts are being made available at Gulf Coast shows exclusively. All the proceeds will go towards relief efforts.
The benefit shows, according to a recent press release, were forged from the long friendship between John Tyson, Tyson Foods Chairman, and Neil Young.
During a recent press release Young said, millions of people living at the Gulf Coat have been struggling with hunger. The oil spill’s economic impact had made things worse. I appreciate John Tyson, along with his company, being willing to get involved and help the region’s food bank in helping to feed the needy. Both of us encourage concert attendees to support local business and spend money locally.
“The Gulf Coast Tour” is visiting theaters in Pensacola, FL; Mobile, AL; Biloxi, MS and Panama City, FL. In addition two non-benefit shows have been announced by Young for Florida. On September 22 he will be performing in Clearwater and will be in Hollywood, FL on September 23.
2010 Neil Young Concert Tour
20 – Panama City, FL – Marina Civic Center (Gulf Coast Tour)
25 – Biloxi, MS – IP Showroom (Gulf Coast Tour)
26 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre (Gulf Coast Tour)
28 – Pensacola, FL – Saenger Theatre (Gulf Coast Tour)
22 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
23 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Casino