Bay Area radio station KFOG had earlier reported that a second concert tonight (January 11) would be decided on “when Neil wakes up and calls BGP (promoters Bill Graham Productions) and tells them if he feels like doing another show.”

When you’re Neil Young, you can do that. And KFOG doesn’t mind a bit that last-minute concert announcements will keep listeners tuned in for confirmation, either.

Young must be a late sleeper, as the announcement of a second gig wasn’t made until mid-afternoon – just as it was yesterday when the first show was confirmed.

Word of Young’s January 10 gig began trickling out early the morning of the show, when KFOG posted a Ticketmaster link on its Web site that showed tickets available for the show, plus another January 11.

In the meantime, Warner Bros. told Pollstar there would be three shows in all, including a Friday, January 12 gig.

However, a rep for the Warfield then told Pollstar the shows were not yet confirmed. Shortly afterward, the on-sale announcements were removed from Ticketmaster’s site.

Finally, at around 3 p.m., it was announced the show would indeed go on with $20 tickets for the January 10 show available through Ticketmaster (though not via online sale). The same holds for the second show, and there will be no walk-up sales at the Warfield.

With reports of Young feeling a bit under the weather on Wednesday, KFOG has reported that it will be up to him to decide whether or not there would be any additional shows. In other words, stay tuned.

There’s plenty of reason the surprise gig caused such a frenzy among Young’s fans – he and Crazy Horse had not shared a stage since the final show of the 1997 H.O.R.D.E. tour. And there’s speculation the Warfield shows could be a tune-up for Young’s scheduled Rock in Rio performance January 20.

It’s believed Crazy Horse will join him on an additional South American festival date two days before the Rio gig and on an anticipated European tour later in the year.

Young was out on the road for much of 2000 in support of his latest album, Silver and Gold, backed up by his friends and relatives band that includes his wife Pegi and sister Astrid. And then there was that little reunion tour with Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.