PHOTOS: Legendary Rocker Neil Young Stirs Ontario Pride at WFCU Centre

Wednesday October 3rd, 2012

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“My first ever show as a solo artist was right here in Windsor Ontario, on Erie Street,” exclaimed legendary singer and songwriter Neil Young, as he began a two-hour set at Windsor’s WFCU Centre, Wednesday night.

Young, joined by Crazy Horse, performed classic songs and new tunes from his June release “Americana” to a very appreciative crowd, but perhaps the biggest roar of excitement from the audience came as Young played yet-unreleased “Born in Ontario” — a rousing tale that speaks to Ontarians in much the same way as a multitude of songs about US states do to millions of Americans.

Wednesday’s show was mostly sold-out, bringing perhaps the second largest concert audience to the venue since its opening in 2008 (second to Elton John last fall).

The Toronto-born artist heads up the 401 for more Ontario action in Kingston on Friday and a stop at the Budweiser Gardens (formerly John Labatt Centre) in London on Saturday.

Neil Young @ WFCU Centre
Young stands for O’Canada prior to his opening song, “Love and Only Love”

Neil Young @ WFCU Centre

Neil Young @ WFCU Centre

Neil Young @ WFCU Centre

Neil Young @ WFCU Centre

Neil Young @ WFCU Centre

Neil Young @ WFCU Centre

Neil Young @ WFCU Centre

Neil Young @ WFCU Centre

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