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​Neil Young + Promise of the Real confirmed for Tinderbox in Denmark

Pressemeddelelse   •   Mar 13, 2019 10:00 CET

​Neil Young + Promise of the Real

The Canadian legend will play his only Scandinavian show this summer in Odense and will be joined on the poster by seminal Danish act The Savage Rose

It finally happened! After many months of hard work, the deal is finally in place with one of rock's biggest names – the legendary Neil Young. This is the rock icon's only show in Scandinavia on this tour, and for his first concert at Tinderbox Neil Young will be backed by his friends in Promise of the Real.

From his time in Buffalo Springfield over the records with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the many high points that have been released since the late 60s, Neil Young has stood out as one of the most important voices in rock. He is a member of the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame both as a solo artist and as a member of Buffalo Springfield, he has been involved in the founding of both Farm Aid and Bridge School concerts, and he has been nicknamed The Godfather of Grunge.

An early highlight of Neil Young's career was the beautiful album "Harvest", which not only went to number one in the United States, but also became the best-selling album that year. The album is today considered to be one of the best releases of the 70’s, and 20 years later the album received a companion piece in the form of "Harvest Moon", which impressively is almost as highly regarded among reviewers and fans.

The counterpoint to the two acoustic Harvest-records is a series of records recorded with the band Crazy Horse, whose incredible live energy was captured on "Rust Never Sleeps". Here you find the classic "Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)", but the collaboration also shines on songs like "Cortez the Killer", "Mansion on the Hill", and "Cinnamon Girl" and has impressed crowds of thousands for decades.

Born in 1945, but as vibrant as ever, the influential musician’s life can best be summed up in a line from one of his greatest hits - "Keep on Rockin" in the Free World". He is a one of a kind songwriter, performer, and humanitarian, and also an uncompromising tornado on stage, who isn’t afraid to venture into long guitar solos, where the feedback cries out so loudly that it can awaken the dead.

There is no one like him and this summer Neil Young will for the first time ever visit Odense and headline the festival Tinderbox for his only Scandinavian stop on this tour.

The most important Danish band from the same period is The Savage Rose with the wonderful Annisette Koppel in front. The band debuted in 1968 with an album, which today stands as one of the most groundbreaking Danish releases ever. The band could celebrate its 50th anniversary two years ago, but they haven’t slowed down a beat. The new edition of The Savage Rose is ready to deliver one of their usually sublime concerts, when they visit Tinderbox for the first time this summer.

The program for Tinderbox 2019 now looks like this: A$AP Rocky, Benal, Billie Eilish,
The Chainsmokers, Crown the Beast, Dermot Kennedy, Diplo, Dropkick Murphys,
Duran Duran, Dzeko, EDX, Faustix, Gnags, Greta Van Fleet, Karenina, L.O.C., Lana Del Rey,
Lil Uzi Vert, Lost Frequencies, Loud Luxury, The Lumineers , Lydmor, Macklemore,
Martin Jensen, The Minds of 99, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Nervo,
Peter Sommer & Tiggerne, Phlake, Rick Astley, The Savage Rose, Sheryl Crow, Sigrid,
Skunk Anansie, Suspekt, Swedish House Mafia, Trouble is, and Wolfmother.

Tinderbox 2019 can be experienced in Odense on the 27th - 29th of June 2019, and tickets can be purchased via