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Neil Young & Crazy Horse Announce First Shows Since 2014

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse perform during the Barclaycard British Summer Time Concert in Hyde Park, London on July 12, 2014.

Neil Young is about ready to bring Crazy Horse out of the barn. The veteran rocker posted a note on his Neil Young Archives page confirming that the fitfully active group would return to the stage May 1 and 2 at Warnors Theatre in Fresno, California.   

“First time in a long time, live on stage. No rehearsal,” Neil tersely stated in the post, describing what will take place onstage. And considering the Horse’s reputation as a notoriously mercurial onstage creature, this news should have fans worked up in an anticipatory frenzy.    

The news follows Neil claiming in a Rolling Stone interview that Neil Young and Crazy Horse has “an incredible album in the can that’s a recent album. Alchemy.” Whether new material from this album will actually be debuted is anyone’s guess, but one auxiliary Horseman has been confirmed for the Fresno shows: longtime guest guitarist Nils Lofgren.

“Nothing like playing with old friends,” Lofgren mused on Twitter. “A friend just reminded me, at this age you can’t coast.”   

You can buy tickets for the Fresno gigs here.


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