Neil Young Goes Home

Neil Young is paying a visit to his hometown of Omemee, Ont., for an intimate concert tonight.

Neil Young
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– Neil Young
“Desert Trip,” Empire Polo Club, Indio, Calif.

The invite-only show takes place inside Coronation Hall, which seats only 225.

Fans can still catch the performance when it’s streamed live by CTV at 8 p.m. ET on several platforms, including and Facebook outside of Canada.

The concert coincides with the release of Young’s new album, The Visitor, and the unveiling of an immense online musical archive containing his life’s work.

Proceeds from the show will benefit the local Scott Young Public School, which is named after Neil’s father, according to CBC News.

Rumors that Young would perform in Omemee, which has a population of 1,271, according to the 2016 Census, have been spreading for months. In early November, anticipation peaked when Neil announced he would be “going to my town.”

The concert marks Young’s second concert since he wrapped up his 2016 tour. Highlights from that routing include sold out shows at the Fox Theater in Pomona, Calif., and Outlaw Field @ The Idaho Botanical Garden. Both concerts grossed more than $322,000 each.