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Neil Young to play solo shows at Dolby Theatre on March 29-30

Neil Young to play solo shows at Dolby Theatre on March 29-30
Neil Young performs last month in Toronto. The veteran rocker announced Thursday that he'll play two shows at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in March. (Mark Blinch / Associated Press)

Goodbye, Oscar; hello, Neil.

That's what stagehands at the Dolby Theatre might say next month when Neil Young moves into the Hollywood venue (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre) not long after the Academy Awards are handed out there on March 2.

The rock veteran announced Thursday that he'll play two shows at the Dolby on March 29 and 30, both solo gigs expected to be like those he played last month at Carnegie Hall in New York, according to Young's representative.

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Writing about the first of four Carnegie Hall concerts, the New York Times' Nate Chinen said, "... the impression created onstage was tent show troubadour: Mr. Young, in a brimmed hat and a baggy coat, moved deliberately among a trove of instruments, including two battered pianos, a hulking organ, a banjo and more than half a dozen acoustic guitars."

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Andy Greene at Rolling Stone described the same show as focusing "largely on [Young's] golden period of 1966 to 1978," with renditions of "Harvest," "A Man Needs a Maid" and "Heart of Gold," among other well-known songs.

Young's representative said the two Dolby shows, tickets for which go on sale Monday, will feature different set lists.

Listen to a solo performance of "Cinnamon Girl" from Young's 2013 "Live at the Cellar Door" album below.

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