Posted on: October 30th, 2008 Union Man
Neil Young has decided to cancel his show tonight at the LA Forum after he was advised that the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) union, Local 33, were planning on picketing his show. The union is in a contract dispute with the Faithful Central Bible Church, who own the venue. I can only imagine what kind of freaks make up that congregation. Neil released a statement saying, “I am extremely disappointed to have to choose between satisfying my fans or backing my brothers and sisters of the IATSE. I will miss playing in Los Angeles and apologize to my fans for the inconvenience this has caused.” Obviously ticketholders are disappointed but you gotta respect for Neil for not crossing the picket line. He’s still proud to be a union man.