Well done, Neil!!

Neil Young tells off audience for clapping at New York gig

Neil Young reportedly told off an audience in New York after they began clapping along during his performance at Carnegie Hall on Monday night (January 6).

The singer-songwriter was performing live in New York as part of four dates he will play at the venue this week. However, the show did not run smoothly with the New York Times reporting that Young chastised his audience on a number of occasions, both for clapping and also talking between songs.

“Wrong!” Young is reported to have shouted at the audience as they began clapping to the beat of ‘Ohio’, but not quite on the beat, of the song. “It’s something that you probably don’t know,” he continued, “but there’s a hell of a distance between you and me.”

Later on in the show, Young turned his ire toward audience members sitting on a balcony who were talking as he tuned a harmonica. “No, you paid real good money to get in here, so you should be able to listen to each other,” he is reported to have said.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse will return to the UK to headline a huge outdoor show at London’s Hyde Park later this year. They will be joined at Barclaycard British Summer Time on July 12 by special guests The National, Tom Odell, Caitlin Rose, Phosphorescent and Flyte.