Neil Young Cancels 2017 Australian Headline Tour

Fans hoping to see the great Neil Young perform at stages across the nation next year are in for a broken heart, now that the legendary muso has backed out of his previously announced plans for an Aussie headline tour.

Concert giants Frontier Touring had previously plugged a forthcoming tour from Young and his backing band Promise Of The Real, proclaiming that “Neil Young, one of rock’s most revered songwriters and performers, will be returning to Australia and New Zealand in 2017 for his first shows down under in four years”, adding that Young would be performing “headline dates in both countries, including indoor arenas and special outdoor shows”.

However, Frontier have now backflipped on that big announcement, telling fans:

“We regret to advise that Neil Young will unfortunately no longer be undertaking a 2017 AU/NZ headline tour as previously teased on socials.”

But ~don’t let it bring you down~, because Young is still expected to be heading down under in 2017 for Byron Bay Bluesfest. Bluesfest organisers have declined to comment to Music Feeds regarding Young’s place on the festival’s 2017 lineup.

For now, those of you who are up for a trip out to NSW North Coast can still get your hands on tickets. Catch the full Bluesfest 2017 lineup and ticketing deets, below.

UPDATE 02/12/16: Neil Young has also cancelled his appearance at Bluesfest 2017.

2017 Bluesfest Lineup

Sir Rosevelt


Miles Electric Band
Patti Smith And Her Band Acoustic Set
Billy Bragg And Joe Henry
Slightly Stoopid
Rhiannon Giddens
Tony Joe White
Max Jury
The Record Company
The Mountain Goats
The California Honeydrops
Trevor Hall


Barry Gibb


Neil Young & Promise Of The Real


The Doobie Brothers


Mary J. Blige
Corinne Bailey Rae
Michael Kiwanuka
Nahko And Medicine For The People
The Suffers


Zac Brown Band
Patti Smith And Her Band Perform Horses
The Lumineers
Buddy Guy (Exclusive)
Bonnie Raitt
Mavis Staples (Exclusive)
Billy Bragg
Jethro Tull
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Gregory Porter
Snarky Puppy
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Beth Hart (Exclusive)
Laura Mvula
Roy Ayers
Booker T Presents The Stax Records Revue
Andrew Bird
Rickie Lee Jones
Joan Osborne
Turin Brakes
The Strumbellas
Jake Shimabukuro
Nikki Hill
Irish Mythen

+ More to be announced

Bluesfest 2017
Tickets on sale now

Thursday, 13th – Monday, 17th April
Byron Bay, NSW
Tickets: Bluesfest

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