Neil Young & Crazy Horse tour cancellation: latest update

Neil Young & Crazy Horse tour cancellation: latest update

Following last night's breaking news that Neil Young & Crazy Horse have cancelled the remaining dates on their European tour, a source has now confirmed the reasons behind the cancellation.

According to a report on Rolling Stone, a source close to the Young camp has explained that Crazy Horse guitarist Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro has broken his hand.

"It's a mild fracture," the source told Rolling Stone. "He's expected to make a complete recovery in time for the North American tour."

The accident appears to have taken place following the band's performance in Oslo on Wednesday night.

"We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our fans or the festivals where we were scheduled to appear," Young said in a statement. "As you must be, we too are disappointed at this unfortunate turn of events."

The affected dates are:
Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden (August 8)
Bergenhus Festning, Bergen, Norway (10)
Copenhagen Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark (12)
Dresden, Germany (14)
Pukkelpop Festival, Kiewit, Belgium (16)
Echo Arena, Liverpool, England (18)
The O2 Arena, London, England (19)

Picture credit: Brian Rasic/Rex Features

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