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    Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:49:46

    Neil Young Gulf Coast Tour Starts Next Month - Young and Tyson foods will donate 100,000 pounds of chicken products to local food banks

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    Neil Young is doing his part for the battered Gulf Coast. The singer/guitarist will perform several shows in the Gulf Coast in September to aid residents affected by the oil spill. Young has teamed up with his friend John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc., which will donate 100,000 pounds of chicken products to be distributed to the Bay Area Food Bank. Tyson will deliver four truckloads of chicken, the equivalent of almost 400,000 meals, to the Bay Area Food Bank, which serves Central Gulf Coast communities in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. Let's hope the Gulf Coasters like chicken. I kid, I kid. It's a hugely awesome thing that Mr. Young is doing by performing and donating, instead of paying lip service to the issue.

    You, dear reader, can help in this endeavor, too! Young is also asking concert-goers to bring non-perishable food items, which will be given to the food bank. All proceeds from the sale of unique, limited-edition Neil Young t-shirts, available only at the concerts, will also be donated to the food bank.

    The hunger relief effort is the result of the long-standing friendship between Young and Tyson. "Millions of people who live along the Gulf Coast struggle with hunger and the economic impact of the oil spill has only made matters worse," Young says. "I appreciate the willingness of John Tyson and his company to get involved by helping the regional food bank help feed those in need. We both encourage concert-goers to spend money locally and support local business."

    Neil Young's Gulf Coast tour dates are as follows:

    Sep 20 Marina Civic Center Panama City, FL
    Sep 25 IP Showroom Biloxi, MS
    Sep 26 Saenger Theatre Mobile, AL
    Sep 28 Saenger Theatre Pensacola, FL

    Additional dates not part of the "Gulf Coast Tour"

    Sep 22 Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, FL
    Sep 23 Seminole Hard Rock Casino, Hollywood, FL

    Are you going to attend the Young Gulf Coast shows with a canned good in hand?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.13.10




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