Neil Young at a concert for $20 in Iowa is too good to be true, the musician's staff advises
The legendary 68-year-old musician recently published a memoir, launched a digital music player, released his 35th studio album, and opens his first ever art exhibition in Santa Monica. (Nov. 5) AP
A nonprofit arts organization in Marion is touting world-famous musician Neil Young as the headliner for its upcoming event at a cost of $20 per ticket.
The problem is that Neil Young's own staff from Warner Bros. Records did not confirm the Aug. 18 event and advised that only concerts listed on Young's website are official. The Marion event does not appear listed on neilyoungarchives.com.
Young's staff noted he is also on tour in Europe at the moment.
The event Young is allegedly to appear at is "Woodstock Revisited," a Midwest-based Woodstock 50th Anniversary event being held by the Artisan's Sanctuary, a nonprofit arts cooperative in Marion.
The event advertises that it is showcasing five tribute bands from the 1960s and a 30-minute acoustic set featuring Young at Klopfenstein Amphitheater in Lowe Park in Marion, according to a Facebook page for the Artisan's Sanctuary.
Jim Jacobmeyer, president of the organization, told the Des Moines Register the group believes Young will be playing at the show following his tour in Europe and that he was in back-and-forth conversations on Twitter with the musician's agent.
According to The Gazette, Jacobmeyer said he booked Young through Motown Records using the contact information motownrecords.com and NeilYoungTours.email@example.com. But an investigation by The Gazette showed that contact attempts went unanswered and the website does not exist.
An attempt to interview someone over the phone from the Artisan's Sanctuary went unanswered Wednesday. Around 700 tickets were sold, according to messages with the group's Facebook page and around 2,500 people were expected to attend, according to the arts organization.