Music legend Neil Young is planning to perform a series of small concerts in New Orleans, Louisiana in a bid to cheer up the ravaged city.

The HEART OF GOLD hitmaker is keen to offer support and lift spirits in the still-devastated area, which was rocked by Hurricane Katrina last year (AUG05).

He says, "I want to go down to New Orleans.

"I want to take the band down there and just start playing in a club (until the city's recovered)."