Iconic singer-songwriter Neil Young has performed with A-list backing bands and musicians over the course of his 50-year career. But this year, the “Heart of Gold” folk rocker will go solo for a series of performances across the nation.

Young has confirmed just four dates for this spring’s Twisted Road Tour, with more expected to follow. As it stands now, the itinerary opens with a May 26 engagement at Louisville Palace Theatre in Louisville, KY, followed by additional gigs on May 29 at Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA, and May 30 at the Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg, SC.

The final confirmed date on Young’s official Web site is June 1 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. However, Rolling Stone has reported that Young will extend his stay in country music’s hub city with a second night at Ryman Auditorium on June 2.

Initial onsales are slated to start this Saturday, March 27. According to event listings on Ticketmaster.com, tickets for the May 26 show in Louisville will range from a low of $85 to a high of $245.

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Prices in other markets will be similar. Spartanburg Spark places face values for the May 30 gig in the $80 to $121 range, while music blog Nashville Scene sets tickets to the June 1 show within the $92 to $127 range.

Throughout the upcoming tour, Young will play sets of his classic songs, as well as newer tracks from his repertoire. The Twisted Road also features Bert Jansch as a special guest. The Scottish folk musician, who Young has credited as an influence, will open each performance with his own solo set.

Last Updated on June 9, 2010