Neil Young tribute set for Winter Olympics

Wed Dec 2, 2009 4:12pm EST
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By David J. Prince

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Members of Broken Social Scene, Iron & Wine, Sun Kil Moon, Ron Sexsmith and Joan As Police Woman are among the artists confirmed to appear at a concert celebrating the music of Neil Young as part of the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics.

The event will take place February 18 at the city's Queen Elizabeth Theater and will be produced by Hal Willner, a veteran organizer of multi-artist of tribute shows. The concert will dig "deep into Young's massive catalog to illuminate hits and obscurities alike with magical pairings of song and singer," according to planners.

A host of other notable concerts are on tap in conjunction with the Olympics, including Phoenix on January 22, Steve Earle on January 23, Stars on February 19 and Martha Wainwright on March 18.

In addition, Feist will make a rare recent concert appearance on February 17 at the Orpheum. As a preteen, the artist performed as a dancer in the opening ceremonies for the 1988 Calgary Winter Games.

For a complete list of Winter Olympics cultural events, visit