Posts Tagged ‘Montreal’

LIVE: Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Patti Smith Group @ Bell Centre, 11/23/12

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Neil Young @ The Bell Centre, Montreal, 11/23/12 (photo by Martin Benjamin)

Neil Young

Review and photographs by Martin Benjamin

With doors opening at 6:30pm, and a scheduled 7:30pm show time, it was a nice surprise to see musicians take the stage early โ€“ at about 7:20pm – at Montreal’s Bell Centre. Neil Young had added a third (previously unannounced) act โ€“ or an act to open for Patti Smith. And Toronto’s the Sadies were fine in their role, but everybody was really there anticipating Patti and Neil.

Patti Smith was at a definite disadvantage for her set. Neil had four huge – and I mean really huge – faux shipping cases positioned across the stage. The Patti Smith Group had to set up and perform in front of those, so their space on stage was limited. Two retro-looking large screen TV monitors were hung up high on each side of the stage, but they were dark for Pattiโ€™s set. Patti played much from her great new album Banga, with other nuggets mixed in. Unfortunately, she did not command the large room like Neil & Crazy Horse eventually would.



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