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No going on without Poncho.

Now that cancellations of the Neil Young with Crazy Horse Tour has hit the USA, fans are abuzz with ticket refund angst as to whether they will get back the money they invested in concerts that were scheduled.

Frank “Poncho” Sampedro’s hurt hand earlier scrubbed dates in Sweden and Belgium, though at that time band members hoped a series of planned North American concerts would still be held. Doctors have since apparently recommended additional healing time.

Canceled tour dates include:  The August 31, 2013 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Ontario; Sept. 2  with Patti Smith at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (promised to be the smallest place that Neil & the Horse would have played in recent memory); Sept. 4 Ottawa Folk Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and Sept. 7 Interlocken Muisc Festival at Oakridge Farm in Arlington, Virginia.

According to Something Else! Reviews bassist Crazy Horse Billy Talbot has reached out to disappointed fans.

“I want to be sure each of you know that all four of us in the Horse are extremely disappointed in this turn of events,” Talbot says. “We’ve never had to cancel a show before.”

Talbot says Crazy Horse has developed an all-for-one attitude that makes it impossible to go on without someone like Sampedro.

“After being together for 40 years, we know there’s no way we can play without Poncho, or any one of us,” Talbot adds. “The four of us have to be there for it to be NYCH. If there’s any way that we could have played these shows, we would be there. This is an extremely hard twist of fate for us to accept. One of the reasons that we love what we’re doing and it rocks so much, is the fact that we respect that it comes from the four of us. A unified passion.”

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Norway rallies with Neil Cover Band

Although tonight’s scheduled Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Bergenhus Festning, Bergen, Norway has been canceled, Thrasher’s Wheat says the show will go on with music from Neil Young Cover Band “Bull Young.”

imagesCAMCS1OFThe event will be held at beginning at 10 p.m. Satturday, Aug. 10 at Restaurant Madam Felle.

Read more at Thrasher’s Wheat.


Accident info on Rolling Stone

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Rolling Stone says:

“Neil Young and Crazy Horse have canceled the final seven dates of their European tour  because guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro broke his hand. “It’s a mild  fracture,” a source close to the Young camp tells Rolling Stone. “He’s  expected to make a complete recovery in time for the North American  tour.”  “

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All the best and a speedy recovery to Poncho! It’s been a great tour in Europe, thank you.


News alert: Accident ends European Alchemy Tour

Breaking News

European Alchemy 2013  TOUR DATES CANCELLED

Report of an accident

Breaking news report from

August 8, 2013
For immediate release:
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.
— Neil Young and Crazy Horse


Hope everything is OK guys, wishing the best for all of you.

Neil Young setlist: 2013-07-23 Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland


w/ Crazy Horse

Tape Exists:
2013 Alchemy Tour with Crazy Horse – Europe
Crazy Horse, Line Up 3
Neil Young – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica
Frank Sampedro – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, vocals
Billy Talbot – bass, vocals
Ralph Molina – drums, vocals

thanx to Tom from Sugar Mountains!

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And reached for the love I found,
Knowin\' it was gone.

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