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This event has been rescheduled...

The event organisers have been in touch to let us know that Celebrating Neil Young's Live Rust 40th Anniversary Concert on Saturday 9th May 2020 has been rescheduled and will now be taking place on Friday 4 December 2020 at the Palais Theatre.

We are excited that we have a new date for Celebrating Neil Young's Live Rust 40th Anniversary Concert  - just what we need after months of no live shows!

A recap: The concert involves a supergroup of acclaimed AUS/NZ artists and musicians performing Neil Young's Live Rust Album and anthology of his Classics. 

Phil Jamieson from Grinspoon has also confirmed for the new Melbourne date.
Artists performing are:
•          Phil Jamieson – Grinspoon
•          Bob Evans - AKA Kevin Mitchell – Jebediah
•          Sarah McLeod - The Superjesus
•          Jon Toogood – Shihad
•          + NZ's finest Artists and Musicians

We're looking forward to an amazing night of great music!

Your tickets will be valid for this new date.

The live events industry has been hit hard, so please support the livelihoods of the production crew, artists, musicians, catering teams, venue and support staff and hold on to your ticket rather than going for that refund.  

If you can’t make it to the new date, submit a refund request before 5:00pm Monday 1st June 2020.

Please note, only the Ticketmaster account holder who purchased the ticket(s) can seek a refund via the methods outlined above.



Performed by a Supergroup of Australia & NZ’s finest artists and musicians.

Neil Young will not be performing in this celebration of his Live Rust album.


7.00pm Doors
8.00pm Show start
Rest of times to be announced

*All times approximate and subject to change by the artist.

Palais Theatre’s Bars are open from doors until the end of interval with a selection of food and beverages including sandwiches, soft drinks, snacks and ice-creams and our new central bar which is fully fitted out with beers on tap, wine, spirits and soft drinks.




SET ONE: Anthology of Classics: Buffalo Springfield – Crazy Horse
SET TWO: Live Rust 1979 Album – performed track by track, back to back.


BOB EVANS – aka Kevin Mitchell  - JEBEDIAH



+  NZ’S FINEST ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS - Samuel Flynn Scott, SJD, Delaney Davidson, Reb Fountain, Chris O’Connor, Brett Adams Dianne Swann, Matthias Jordan & Jol Mulholland (MD)

From Comes a Time, After the Gold Rush and The Needle and the Damage Done to the thunderous exhilaration of Like A Hurricane, Cinnamon Girl and Cortez the Killer, this is the best of Neil Young at the peak of his powers being performed by a powerhouse of accomplished artists and musicians.

In 2019 a Supergroup of NZ artists and musicians performed in sold out concerts around the country in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Neil Young’s 1979 Live Rust album that captured the best of his Rust Never Sleeps tour.  

In May 2020 they are making their way across the ditch to team with some respected Australian artists to perform the album in it’s entirety along with an Anthology of Neil Young Classics spanning Buffalo Springfield to Crazy Horse.  With one of the greatest repertoires known to rock, the Live Rust concerts are not to be missed by Neil Young fans!

To witness last night’s concert was to see a group of musicians at the very height of their combined musical excellence, putting on an unforgettable show that paid fitting tribute to an artist who helped invent and shape modern rock, folk, and country – it was a concert that many in attendance will never forget, and one that will reignite their passion for an unforgettable musical icon.”

To hit that high point with 12 songs yet to be played is a feat within itself, but to elicit that same level of awe and appreciation from an entire theatre of die-hard fans for the remainder of the set was simply breathtaking – it was a collective performance that demanded adjectives yet-to-be invented within the English language. “13th Floor review – Auckland concert 2019

“In a way, it shows how the music of the great rockers could live on when (God forbid) the originals are no longer with us: A great Neil Young concert, without Neil Young. Rock n'roll can never die, mate.” NZ HeraldNZ ARTISTS

Samuel Flynn Scott and Chris O'Connor are from NZ band, The Phoenix Foundation. Feted by rock royalty, from Neil Finn and Jarvis Cocker to Iggy Pop, the band also contributed the soundtracks to Taika Waititi’s motion pictures  - ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’, ‘Eagle vs Shark’ and ‘Boy’. SJD, Neil Finn’s keyboardist and co-producer from his band ‘The Pajama Club” is a musical genius – a prolific composer and songwriter who has won many music awards over the years. Recent award-winning artist Reb Fountain has performed and recorded with Neil Finn, Marlon Williams and Don McGlashan and constantly stuns audiences with her gorgeous stripped back ethereal ballads through to her hard rock, Nick Cave vibe performances.   Highly sought after and critically acclaimed record producer and Marlon Williams co-collaborator, Delaney Davidson is a prodigious charismatic multi-instrumentalist lending his many talents to vocals, harmonica, slide guitar and raging electric guitar. The BADs’ Dianne Swann and guitar genius Brett Adams have performed with Tim Finn, Cold Chisel’s Don Walker, Rodriguez and supported Radiohead on their European ‘The Bends” tour.  

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Palais Theatre
Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182
Next to Luna Park

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