Ex-Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page, Sarah Slean and Broken Social Scene’s Jason Collett are among the stars set to recreate Neil Young’s legendary 1971 concert in Toronto.
Canadian Songbook: A Tribute to Neil Young’s Live At Massey Hall will take place at – where else? – Massey Hall on June 10. The event is part of Toronto’s third annual Luminato arts and culture festival, which runs from June 5 to 14.
The lineup for the concert, which will feature 18 songs, also includes Holly Cole, The Cowboy Junkies, The Bill Frisell Trio, Danny Michel and Carole Pope, among others. Among the classics being covered are “Helpless,” “Old Man” and “Ohio.”
Organizers say they have invited Young and are hopeful he will come.
Tickets for the one-night-only event go on sale April 16 through Ticketmaster.
Young’s 1971 concert marked the singer-songwriter’s homecoming after leaving Toronto five years earlier for Los Angeles, where he founded Buffalo Springfield and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash.
A CD and DVD of the show were issued in 2007, topping the Canadian charts.