Neil Young has cancelled the last shows on his European tour "due to an accident involving Crazy Horse" – reportedly guitarist Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro breaking his hand.
Neil Young has cancelled the last shows on his European tour “due to an accident involving Crazy Horse” – reportedly guitarist Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro breaking his hand.
A message posted on www.neilyoung.com today read, “Due to an accident involving Crazy Horse, the remaining dates on the Neil Young and Crazy Horse tour of Europe and the British isles have been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our fans or the festivals where we were scheduled to appear. As you must be, we too are disappointed at this unfortunate turn of events.”
The message was credited to Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
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)
According to Young’s website, the North American dates beginning at the end of August remain unaffected.
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