After a long stay in Colorado with his wife Daryl Hannah, Neil Young returns to his hometown of Omemee, Ontario, to perform “Comes A Time” at the empty Coronation Hall.
This marks Young’s second performance at Coronation Hall, following his 2017 live album “Hometown.” This sequel is directed by Daryl Hannah and is available on the Neil Young Archives, which will be free to access during the holidays.
“Coronation Hall in Omemee, Ontario, is a wonderful old theater,” writes Young. “It holds memories of my family, all together in that little town. My dad played Coronation Hall once in a local show as my mother, my brother, and I sat in the audience. ”
“In 2017, when NYA was just beginning, I played ‘Hometown’ on the same stage with dhlovelife, my sweetheart, now my wife, directing. I was uncharacteristically nervous that night in 2017 playing Coronation Hall by myself for the first time and streaming to the world. ‘Hometown’ is now an NYA tradition, showing every year, right here through the holidays. It begins on December 22 at 7 PM PST.”
“I know this time of year is going to be hard for a lot of us as we long to be with our loved ones,” he adds. “Our hearts go out to all of you. We send much love and a Coronation Hall quarantine ‘Comes a Time.'”
“Be Well. Peace. Neil and Daryl.”
Young has a very intimate connection to the place, and playing in it, empty, gives a much more personal atmosphere to the record.
Check out the clip of “Comes A Time” at the Coronation Hall on Neil Young Archives: