The Stones, Dylan, Neil Young & Sir Paul To Play 'Mega-Concert' In Indio This Fall
Thanks to another Goldenvoice scheme, you might get the chance to see your favorite Rock Stars perform together before they become holograms. The L.A. Times reports that Goldenvoice, the organizer behind Coachella, has booked the Empire Polo Field grounds in Indio from October 7-9 for a "mega-concert" that will feature the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, the Who, and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.
According to the Times, the formalized plans are "nearing completion." The tentative schedule has Dylan and the Stones playing back-to-back on Oct. 7; Neil Young and his band Promise of the Real followed by McCartney on Oct. 8; and the Who and Waters on the 9th. Only thing missing from this equation is a DJ set from Yoko Ono but that's just wishful thinking.
"It's so special in so many ways," Young's manager, Elliot Roberts, told the Times, "because you won't get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It's a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time."
Macca's familiar with the grounds; he played Coachella in 2009:
He's also played with Neil a few times. Here they are playing "A Day In The Life" together in 2009:
Too bad it's not looking like Neil and Dylan will share a night on the bill. Would've been nice to revisit this gem:
The Stones and Dylan performed several concerts together in South America in 1998. Here's "Like A Rolling Stone" from their Rio de Janeiro show.
What do you think—will this be fun or depressing? The Last Waltz redux, or chardonnay-soaked AARP convention? Either way, there'll be a lot more sitting and sensible footwear, which I'm very down with.