Neil Young and Crazy Horse Announce First Shows in 4 Years [UPDATED]
Neil Young has announced two new shows with his legendary backing band Crazy Horse. The group will come back together for two shows in Fresno, California on May 1 and 2. “First time in a long time, live on stage. No rehearsal,” Young wrote in a blog post on the Neil Young Archives site. There’s been no confirmation of the other performers at the show, but guitarist and current E Street band member Nils Lofgren, who began his career in earnest collaborating with Young on classic albums like After the Gold Rush and Tonight’s The Night, is a confirmed participant. “Beyond honored. Nothing like playing with old friends,” Lofgren tweeted. “A friend just reminded me, at this age you can’t coast.” Young’s last album featuring Crazy Horse was 2012’s Psychedelic Pill, and he last played with the band in 2014. Information about ticketing has not yet been released.
Update (4/26): The full lineup of Crazy Horse for the Fresno shows has been revealed. Along with Lofgren, bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina will be joining Young. Jonathan Richman, in an amazing turn of events, will also open for both shows. In a statement on his blog, Young wrote: “Come and see us if you can as we approach our 50th year as a band. I think it will be the beginning of another beautiful chapter in our long, enriching and life changing Crazy Horse story.”