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Veteran rocker Neil Young will play a series of concerts on the Gulf Coast to help those affected by the Gulf oil spill.

Starting on September 20, Young will hit the stage in association with John Tyson’s Tyson Foods to assist communities devastated by the disaster.

“Millions of people who live along the Gulf Coast struggle with hunger and the economic impact of the oil spill has only made matters worse,” said Young. “I appreciate the willingness of John Tyson and his company to get involved by helping the regional food bank help feed those in need. John is truly a ‘southern man’ with a ‘heart of gold’. We both encourage concert-goers to spend money locally and support local business.”

Young is encouraging fans to bring non-perishable food items to the concerts, and Tyson Foods plans to donate 100,000 pounds of chicken products. All proceeds from the sale of unique, limited edition Neil Young t-shirts, available only at the concerts, will also be donated to the food bank.

“Neil and I have known each other for many years and both wanted to do something to help those whose livelihoods have been damaged by the oil spill,” said Tyson. “We decided it made sense to combine Neil’s widely-known musical talents with our company’s ongoing commitment to hunger relief.”

The tour dates are as follows:

  • Sept. 20 Marina Civic Center Panama City, Fla. On-sale 8/13, 10 a.m. ET
  • Sept. 25 IP Showroom Biloxi, MS On-sale 8/11, 10 a.m. CST
  • Sept. 26 Saenger Theatre Mobile, AL, On-sale 8/14 @ 10 a.m. CST
  • Sept. 28 Saenger Theatre Pensacola, FL On-sale 8/14 @ 10 a.m. CST

Find out more here.

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