I’ll be in Regina when he is in Toronto, and he’ll be in Regina when I’m in Toronto. Darn!!!

Neil Young Announces “Honor The Treaties” Dates

Neil Young will play four “Honor The Treaties” shows in Canada to support the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. With special guest Diana Krall performing on all dates, tickets for January gigs in Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary go on sale this week.

Ticket sales will benefit the ACFN’s legal challenges against the government and oil companies. Referring to themselves as “K’ai Taile Dene” which translates as “people of the land of the willow,” the ACFN says its ancestors have been fishing, hunting and trapping in the Athabasca region for thousands of years and that the area is protected by Treaty 8 which was the last and largest of 19th century land agreements between First Nation and the Canadian government.

The run is scheduled to begin two days after Young concludes his four-night stay at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Here’s the plan:

Jan. 12 –Toronto, Ontario, Massey Hall
Jan. 16 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Centennial Concert Hall
Jan. 17 – Regina, Saskatchewan, Conexus Arts Centre
Jan. 19 – Calgary, Alberta, Jack Singer Concert Hall

Tickets go on sale Dec. 10. Visit and Neil for more information.