Neil Young recently announced his response to coronavirus touring restrictions, and instead, he’ll stream a series of shows titled the Fireside Sessions.
The live stream shows will be low-key featuring his wife, Daryl Hannah as his camera operator and minimal distractions from Young’s live stream performances. They’ll stream on his website.
“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,” Young wrote. “It will be a down-home production, a few songs, a little time together. … We will soon be announcing the first one.”
He also announced that he’ll be “dropping Facebook” soon, and fans would have to look for his announcements on other platforms.
One of Young’s previous announcements he was planning a “barn tour” with Crazy Horse in which they’d visit venues the band performed at some decades ago and will avoid modern establishments. The dates were never announced but instead were discussed before the coronavirus was declared as a pandemic outbreak.
“These are uncertain times,” he wrote. “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.”