Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival tour rolled into Saratoga Springs, NY, on Sunday for a multi-band performance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, marking the finale for Outlaw’s East Coast run, plus the only date of the summer-long tour that featured Neil Young + Promise of the Real. Young took the opportunity to debut a new original tune, along with guesting during Nelson’s headlining set.
For his own performance, Young and his backing band POTR unleashed some classics like “Heart of Gold,” “Powderfinger,” “Ohio” and closer “Rockin’ in the Free World,” plus the debut of a new song, which is currently being titled “Eternity” (via online Neil Young database Sugar Mountain). During Nelson’s set, Young returned to the stage to help the country legend with “On the Road Again.” Young, along with fellow Outlaw artist Nathaniel Rateliff, also joined in on Nelson’s closing medley of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” and “I’ll Fly Away.”
See Young’s setlist and some fan-shot video from last night below. Young, Nelson and Rateliff also played Farm Aid 2018 in Hartford, CT, on Saturday. Watch full video of those performances here. The only remaining date on Outlaw Music Festival’s tour schedule is an October 21 slot at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Outlaw Music Festival, Saratoga Springs, NY
Tell Me Why, Field of Opportunity, Country Home, Show Me, Heart of Gold, Lotta Love, Human Highway, Eternity*, Powderfinger, Love to Burn, Are You Ready for the Country?, Ohio, Rockin’ in the Free World