Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce “unplanned big break” for tour

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have suspended their Love Earth tour, which was scheduled to resume July 8 in Toronto, and are keeping them on the road until the end of September.

“When a few of us got sick after Pine Knob in Detroit, we all had to stop,” they wrote in a statement released in the Neil Young archives. “We are not yet fully recovered, so unfortunately our tour will have a big unforeseen interruption. We’ll try to play some of the dates we’re missing over time when we’re ready to rock again! We know many of you are planning your trip and we apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Health is #1. We want to stay and do more shows and more albums for you… and for us.

According to Ticketmaster, all July shows in Canada and the Western United States have been canceled. Other shows scheduled for September at the Ohana Festival in Dana Point, Calif., and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles were also canceled.

The Love Earth Tour kicked off April 24 at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater in San Diego, California. Crazy Horse guitarist Nils Lofgren was unable to participate due to commitments to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Micah Nelson took his place. “I would cancel just about anything I had to play with Neil and Crazy Horse,” Nelson said. rolling stone in March. “It’s like you asked me at 15, ‘Which band, in your wildest vision, would you like to play and be a part of?’ It probably would have been Crazy Horse. It’s just very, very surreal to be here.

The shows were focused on vintage Neil Young and Crazy Horse songs, including “Cortez the Killer,” “Powderfinger,” Down By the River” and “Like a Hurricane.” The most recent song played most nights was 1996’s “Scattered (Let’s Think About Livin’),” which Young dedicated to David Briggs, the band’s longtime producer who died in 1995.


“The songs we’re playing here tonight were all produced by this guy named David Briggs,” Young told the crowd in Mansfield, Massachusetts. “A long time ago, he left this planet and went outward. He’s still there. When he disappeared, we played our first album. We went there without him and we felt it.

Hours before going on stage at Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island on May 23, they announced that the show was postponed “due to illness.” Two shows later in the week in Austin and Dallas have also been postponed. They did not indicate which group members had fallen ill or when the makeup dates could possibly take place.

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