Following a successful three-month tour of Europe, Neil Young is preparing for his eight-week North American tour with Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco and Everest. The Live Nation-produced performances kick off October 14 in St. Paul, MN, and culminate on December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.

Eight of the 19 shows scheduled for Young will take place in the Canadian provinces. The tour rounds out with stops in major cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, CA; Omaha, NE; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; and Philadelphia, PA. The backing band from Young’s European gigs will reprise its role for the singer/songwriter’s North American adventure.

The up-and-coming LA-based band Everest, which just signed onto Young’s Vapor Records, will open on all dates of the tour. Two more established acts will split supporting duties for the tour. Indie heroes Death Cab For Cutie are signed on for dates from October 14 through November 5, following the conclusion of their North American tour. Alternative-country rockers Wilco will then perform the remaining tour dates, except Young’s performance in the Windy City on December 9.

All shows for this tour feature general admission floor with reserved seating in the stands. General admission seats will be priced at $75, with reserved tickets ranging from $45 to $250.

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Neil Young is currently touring behind his most recent album, 2007’s “Chrome Dreams II.” However, the prolific musician is scheduled to release a box set of archived recordings, including rare, unreleased and live tracks. The release of “The Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972,” which was delayed several times since 1999 due to ongoing format disputes and changes, is currently slated to hit shelves on November 3, 2008.

Neil Young itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 14 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
October 16 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
October 18 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
October 19 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
October 21 Everett, WA Comcast Arena at Everett
October 22 Vancouver, BC GM Place
October 29 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
October 30 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
November 1 Reno, NV Events Center
November 4 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
November 5 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
November 29 Halifax, NS Metro Centre
December 1 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
December 2 Ottawa, ON Scotia Bank Place
December 4 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
December 7 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
December 9 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena *
December 12 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum
December 15 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

* without Wilco