HUFFPOST – Neil Young surprised a protest crowd in Canada over the weekend with his first in-person performance since 2019.
Young and his wife, Daryl Hannah, appeared unannounced at an event protesting the logging of old-growth trees in British Columbia.
“It’s a precious, sacred thing, these old trees because they show us the power of nature when we are being threatened,” said Young, a longtime activist for environmental causes. “They show us the past, and they show us our future.”
Young performed two songs: “Heart of Gold” and “Comes A Time.”
Young did a handful of online shows during the pandemic. But when many of his contemporaries began returning to the road in 2021, Young held back ― and at one point slammed in-person concerts as “super-spreader events”
“The big promoters, if they had the awareness, could stop these shows,” he wrote at the time … read more.
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