Neil Young (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri)
The last time Neil Young took the stage at MTS Centre back in 2008, the crowd gave him a standing ovation before he even raised his arm to hit the first chord on his guitar.
Once a hometown boy, always one for Winnipeggers.
Neil Young returns to the MTS Centre on November 16 along with his band Crazy Horse. Tickets go on sale June 15.
On the heels of that announcement, Young releases the much-anticipated Americana today. The album is available for purchase on June 5 in stores and on iTunes.
Americana harkens back to the legendary singer-songwriter's folk roots and remembers a North America long gone. It's his first collaboration with Crazy Horse in nine years.
Young may be returning to classics like Clementine, but the collaboration with Crazy Horse guarantees a psychedelic rock twist that gives the tunes a brand new make over.
In addition to his music, Young continues to be involved in Farm Aid, a charity he founded with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp. They have raised close to $40-million dollars to help American family farms.
He's also involved in the development of Lincvolt, an electric car. And he's active in the Bridge School, a San-Francisco area school which he helped found in 1986 for kids with severe physical and speech disabilities.
His memoir Waging Heavy Peace will be published later this year.