News

Crazy Horse guitarist Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro: "My gut tells me this is the last tour"

Crazy Horse guitarist Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro: "My gut tells me this is the last tour"

Crazy Horse guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro has revealed that he thinks the current Neil Young & Crazy Horse tour could be their last.

In an extensive interview on Rolling Stone, Poncho explained "I just think once it stops it's going to be kind of hard to get it rolling again. My gut tells me this is really the last tour. I hate saying their ages, but I'm 64 and I'm the baby of the band. I love playing and we're playing as good as we ever did, but at any time something could go down with any one of us."

Neil Young & Crazy Horse begin the European leg of their current world tour in Berlin on June 2. Their run of UK dates starts on June 10.

Speaking of the physical impact of the current tour, Poncho said, "It takes a lot of energy to play that much. It just seems at some point something is going to break. I already had an operation on my thumb. Neil's wrist bugs him, and he has to tape it when he plays. You can't fool time. You can't count on this happening again in five years."

In related news, Graham Nash yesterday confirmed that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young will release their long-awaited live 1974 album in August.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse play:

Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (June 10)
Birmingham LG Arena (11)
Glasgow SECC (13)
London O2 Arena (17)
Liverpool Echo Arena (August 18)
London O2 Arena (19)

Uncut is now available as a digital edition! Download here on your iPad/iPhone and here on your Kindle Fire or Nook.

Special offer!
For one week only, subscribe to Uncut from only £15.35 and save up to 50%! Don’t miss out on this great offer as it won’t be around for long. Please note, the 50% discount is available to UK Direct Debit subscribers only.


Newsletter


Editor's Letter

The Father, The Sun And The Holy Ghost… An interview with Hiss Golden Messenger


One bright Sunday morning, MC Taylor is driving through his patch of North Carolina, past New Hope Creek and the Eno River, over the Chatham County Line and the James Taylor Bridge in Chapel Hill, near the Haw River and the valley that he has meditated upon in song these past few years. Through...