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Neil Young and Crazy Horse Cancel Tour Dates Due to Injury

Russell Hall
Neil Young

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have cancelled the last seven dates of their European tour due to an injury suffered by guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro. According to Rolling Stone, a source close to Young’s camp said Sampedro suffered “a mild fracture” to his hand, and is “expected to make a complete recovery in time for the North American tour." The band is scheduled to begin their North American tour on August 31 at the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic in Dundas, Ontario. The brief trek wraps up September 7th at the Interlocken Festival in Arrington, Virginia.

A statement on Young’s website reads: "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."

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