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Rock legend Neil Young to play Liverpool ECHO Arena

LEGENDARY rocker Neil Young is set to perform in Liverpool for the first time in decades.

Young will come to the ECHO Arena for the first time along with long-time collaborators Crazy Horse on August 18.

The Canadian singer songwriter played the city’s Empire theatre in 1973 as part of his Tonight’s the Night tour with The Santa Monica Flyers.

He will appear in Liverpool as part of his Summer 2013 tour, the first time he has toured in the UK since 2009 when he headlined at Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight Festival and Hard Rock Calling.

It will be the first time the 67-year-old has performed in Britain with Crazy Horse since 2001.

Young, dubbed the Godfather of Grunge by some, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – once as a solo artist and once as a member of another of his bands, Buffalo Springfield.

The guitarist, who lives on a ranch in Le Honda, California, was also part of folk rock group Crosby, Stills & Nash, who became Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young when he joined in 1969.

The trio, without Young, performed at the ECHO Arena in 2010.

Last year Young and Crazy Horse released double album Psychedelic Pill.

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