WATCH: Neil Young Plays “On the Beach” for the First Time in a Long Time

Young rolled out the classic cut at a show in Antwerpen, Belgium.

Neil Young has been digging in the archives. The classic rocker unearthed a whole host of deep cuts from his vast catalog on his current European tour with band Promise of the Real. During a show at the Sportpaleis in Antwerpen, Belgium, this week, Young reached all the way back to 1974 for a rare performance of “On the Beach.”

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Rolling Stone points out just how rare of an occurrence this really was: before the Belgium show, Young had only performed the tune two other times since 1975, last playing it back in 2003 at a solo show. Watch a fan-captured video of the moment below.


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