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Poncho: ‘My Gut Tells Me This Is the Last Tour’

Crazy Horse Guitarist Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro: ‘My Gut Tells Me This Is the Last Tour’
An in-depth discussion about Sampedro’s 40-year history playing alongside Neil Young

Frank “Poncho” Sampedro and Neil Young perform in New York City.
By Andy Greene
April 17, 2013 2:15 PM ET

Crazy Horse guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro has been playing with Neil Young for 40 years, but he’s worried their current world tour might be the last one. “I just think once it stops it’s going to be kind of hard to get it rolling again,” he says on the phone from his home in Hawaii. “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.”

Young and Crazy Horse have been touring heavily since last August, playing gigs that sometimes stretch beyond two-and-a-half hours. “Our shows are physical,” says Poncho. “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.”

Read more: rollingstone.com/music/news/crazy-horse-guitarist-frank-poncho-sampedro-my-gut-tells-me-this-is-the-last-tour-20130417

new Euro tour date: Pukkelpop Festival

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Alchemy

Eminem, Neil Young and The xx to headline Pukkelpop 2013

Belgian festival announces first raft of names for August bash

The Belgian festival takes place in Kiewit between August 15-17. Joining Eminem on the line-up for Thursday, August 15 will be Nine Inch Nails, Slayer, Deftones, Fall Out Boy, TNGHT, Mac Miller, Baauer, Solange, Fucked Up and Danny Brown.

Meanwhile, Neil Young and Crazy Horse lead the main stage on Friday August 16 along with The Prodigy, Polica, Fun., Daughter, Mount Kimbie, TEED, Chvrches, Frank Turner and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

The xx will close the festival on Saturday, August 17 performing on a bill that also includes Franz Ferdinand, The Knife, Alabama Shakes, Foals, Bat For Lashes, Julio Bashmore, Lamb of God and The Family Rain.

Tickets for Pukkelpop 2013 will be available from Wednesday March 27 with a presale starting on Monday 25 and ending a day later. Weekend tickets cost £140 with day tickets, priced £71, also available.

| NME | Pukkelpop website |

 

Neil Young Set List: 2013-03-21, Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand

Meanwhile in Australia

Last show of the down under tour:

Neil Young
2013-03-21
Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
w/ Crazy Horse

01. Love And Only Love
02. Powderfinger
03. Born In Ontario
04. Walk Like A Giant
05. Hole In The Sky
06. Heart Of Gold
07. Twisted Road
08. Singer Without A Song
09. Ramada Inn
10. F*!#in' Up
11. Cinnamon Girl
12. Surfer Joe And Moe The Sleaze
13. Mr. Soul
14. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
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15. Dangerbird
16. Sedan Delivery
17. Roll Another Number

Tour: 2013 Alchemy Tour with Crazy Horse - Australia & New Zealand
Band: Crazy Horse, Line Up 3

Neil Young - vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica
Frank Sampedro - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
Billy Talbot - bass, vocals
Ralph Molina - drums, vocals

Thx to Soldier Steve and Ralf!

“Surfer Joe” first time in 23 years

Neil Young dug deep into his Crazy Horse set last night in Auckland, performing ‘Surfer Joe and Moe The Sleaze’.

This was the last night of the Australian tour – March 21 at the Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.

Paul Cashmere of Noise 11, Breaking News and Interviews reports in a short piece.

Next stop Berlin on June 2.

http://www.noise11.com/news/neil-young-plays-surfer-joe-for-first-time-in-23-years-20130322

Another meatier review from the New Zealand Herald

“Dressed in flannel shirt, Aboriginal flag t-shirt , workboots and comfortable jeans, a jowly Young reworked some of his vast past without sentimentality. He was in fine voice and – despite a strapped right wrist – ferocious guitar.”

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10872874

Review of March 19 Wellington Show

Australian tour end  Mar 21 – Vector Arena, Auckland.

Blog on the Tracks: “Neil is a Touchstone.” 

Simon Sweetman review of the Mar 19, 2013 – TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, Australia.

The writer/music reviewer says he cried watching Neil and Crazy Horse on the Australian Alchemy Tour:

Sweetman Writes:

“I’m super-grateful to have made it to the show. Twenty-three years ago I fell for the sound of Neil Young & Crazy Horse. I fell hard. There’s no picking yourself up and just dusting off, forgetting about it, after that happens. Hearing Neil Young with Crazy Horse was like hearing Hendrix, this Flannelette Coltrane with his exploratory guitar solos, antecedent for the grunge that was about to hook me in, a hark back to the heavy metal and punk sounds that were swirling in my head also at that time.

Neil Young is a touchstone, he gets called up all the time, the broken-arsed country/folk tunes and the Crazy Horse material; he’s the guy reviewers go to when they need a name that carries kudos, a handy comparison.”

Read more:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/blogs/blog-on-the-tracks/8447012/Watching-Neil-Young-and-Crazy-Horse

and a separate review of the show: http://www.offthetracks.co.nz/gig-review-neil-young-crazy-horse-march-19-wgtn/

Random Quote

Thank you Pete my friend, for all you have done for us. We sing in your voice about the things that matter, the story of the people and their struggle, with a laugh and a cry.
by -- Neil Young on the Passing of Pete Seeger, 28 Jan 2014

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