Neil Young pays tribute to Reverend Ike in New York

And the first of his six-night residency starts 90 minutes late

Neil Young kicked off the first of his six-night residency in New York last night (December 12), after a long delay due to a FDNY inspection.

Fans waited in line around the block at the United Palace Theatre as New York’s Fire Department carried out an inspection of fire standards, finally approving the venue after 9pm.

Young’s wife Pegi’s scheduled opening set was cancelled, forcing the legend to take to the stage directly.

Opening with a solo acoustic set including the hits ‘From Hank to Hendrix’, ‘Heart Of Gold’, and ‘Harvest’, he was then joined by a band for the show’s second half, during which he dedicated ‘The Believer’ to Rev. Ike (Frederick Eikerenkoetter), as the venue is the home to his ministry.

Throughout the intimate show Young made his way through a set spanning his lengthy career including ‘Winterlong’ and ‘Spirit Road’, returning for a three song encore of ‘Cinnamon Girls’, ‘Don’t Cry No Tears’ and an epic performance of ‘Like A Hurricane’.

The set list went:

‘From Hank to Hendrix’

‘Ambulance Blues’

‘Sad Movies’

‘A Man Needs a Maid’

‘No One Seems To Know’

‘Harvest’

‘Journey Through the Past’

‘Mellow My Mind’

‘Love Art Blues’

‘Old Man’

‘Heart of Gold’

‘The Loner’

‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’

‘Dirty Old Man’

‘Spirit Road’

‘Bad Fog of Loneliness’

‘Winterlong’

‘Oh, Lonesome Me’

‘The Believer’

‘No Hidden Path’

Encore:

‘Cinnamon Girls’

‘Don’t Cry No Tears’

‘Like a Hurricane’

–By our New York staff.

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