SOURCE: Reprise Records

Reprise Records

May 10, 2011 18:12 ET

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme to Shoot Final Shows of Neil Young's Acclaimed Le Noise Concert Tour Tonight at Massey Hall in Toronto

Footage Will Be Included in Upcoming Concert Film Directed by Demme to Be Released Later This Year; Le Noise Film Follows on the Heels of Young and Demme's Previous Concert Films Heart of Gold and Trunk Show

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme will film the final two shows of Neil Young's critically acclaimed Le Noise concert tour, which takes place tonight at Young's former stomping ground, Toronto's Massey Hall. The footage from tonight and tomorrow night's show at the same venue will become part of a film chronicling Young's 2011 tour in support of his Grammy-and Juno Award winning album Le Noise. The film, expected for release later this year, is the third and final film in a series of Neil Young concert movies shot and directed by Demme. The previous two films are Heart of Gold, released in 2006, and received critical praise followed by the equally applauded Trunk Show, which screened internationally in 2009. Demme's film credits include the Oscar-winning dramas Philadelphia, Silence of the Lambs, and Rachel Getting Married.

Neil Young: Heart of Gold was filmed over two nights in August 2005 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and documents songs from his album Prairie Wind. Neil Young Trunk Show featured scenes from two shows that Young performed at the historic Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA, on his 2007 Chrome Dreams II theater tour.

The Le Noise tour, which kicked off April 14th, has been receiving rave reviews from critics across the country. The Broward Palm Beach New Times reported that Young "rocked out on electric guitar with a ferocity that rivaled his full band shows," while Guitar Aficionado wrote that "witnessing these iconic electric guitar riffs detached from their standard rhythm accompaniments revealed the unique and brilliant approach at the heart of Young's playing; it was despite the layers of distortion, the sound of an artist laid bare." Said The Philadelphia City Paper: "Young doesn't need a band to fill a room, especially when he cranks his electric loud enough to coax overtones out of the echoing canyons of sound. Those with open ears heard Young finding new ways into well-worn classics and forging onward with characteristic eccentricity."

Earlier this year, Young won a Grammy for "Best Rock Song" for "Angry World" -- a track off Le Noise, which was also nominated for "Best Rock Album." Le Noise also won a trio of Canadian Juno Awards including "Adult Alternative Album Of The Year," "Artist Of The Year" and "Producer Of The Year" for Neil's good friend Daniel Lanois for his production on Le Noise.

The eight-song album is a collaboration between the acclaimed rock icon and musician, songwriter, and multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Lanois, known for his work with U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers and many others. Le Noise was released by Reprise Records on September 28th, 2010.

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