The veteran asks the NME cover stars to open for him in Brixton...

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are to play live in LONDON for the second time in under a fortnight – but only at the request of NEIL YOUNG.

The NME cover stars only very recently played two live dates at the London Kentish Town Forum (May 10-11).

However, a spokesperson for the group told NME.COM that the US trio jumped at the chance to support Young – himself playing his smallest UK date in years at the London Brixton Academy (May 21).

The band have issued a statement to NME.COM, which reads: “We hadn’t planned to play London again until July, but when the offer from Neil Young came through, we couldn’t turn it down. It is an honour for us to play with Neil Young“.

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