Neil Young shares details of new live album ‘Tonight’s the Night Live’

The long awaited recording from 1973 will be released as a Record Store Day exclusive in April

Neil Young has shared details of his new live album ‘Tonight’s the Night Live’.

The long anticipated live album features performances that were recorded between 20-22 September 1973 at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles.

A limited 2xLP pressing will be released as part of Record Store Day on April 21st and will feature a print of Young and his band on stage at the Roxy. Preorders begin on 5 March.


A standard vinyl, CD and digital version will be available from April 24.

Young performed with band Santa Monica Flyers as the venue’s opening act in September 1973. The performance featured nine songs that would become part of Young’s celebrated album ‘Tonight’s the Night.’

Young has previously described the performance by saying: “We really knew the Tonight’s The Night songs after playing them for a month [in the studio]. So we just played them again, the album, top to bottom, without the added songs, two sets a night, for a few days. We had a great time.”

Recently, Young blamed record labels for the collapse of his portable digital media player and music download service, Pono.

After raising $6.2million through a Kickstarter campaign. Pono was launched in 2014 and released a music-download service, a digital-to-analog conversion technology and a line of portable players.


Pono didn’t quite take off as he had hoped and its storefront shutdown in July 2016.

Speaking out about the failed venture, Young told the Tribune: “The record labels killed it…. They killed it by insisting on charging two to three times as much for the high-res files as for MP3s. Why would anybody pay three times as much?”