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Neil Young Will Not Tour With Crazy Horse This Year Because He Is Working On 15 Film Projects

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Neil Young answers questions during 2017 Farm Aid on September 16, 2017 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Neil Young has postponed prospective plans to tour with a reformed Crazy Horse this year in order to work on finishing a series of film projects—15 of them, to be exact. One of these films is a documentary capturing the recording process behind Colorado, the new album the band is set to release later this year, and Crazy Horse’s first since 2012’s Psychedelic Pill. (Young claimed in May that the album would be called Pink Moon.) In an aptly titled blog post on his Neil Young Archives website, “Archives Film Projects Take Precedent,” Young wrote: “We will be in the editing suites for the duration of 2019…Thanks for coming to our shows! We plan to be back in 2020!”

What are the other 14 projects, you might ask? The list is a true smattering of documentary material that dates back through the majority of Young’s career. The earliest entries seem to be a documentary chronicling the making of 1971’s Harvest called Stray Gators Harvest Sessions and a film of a live solo acoustic show from the same year. There are also five concert films with Crazy Horse, with the oldest capturing a Toyko date from 1976 and the newest a Psychedelic Pill tour date in 2012. The strangest entry is an animated film featuring music from Young’s 1982 experimental electronica album Trans, which was created by Promise of the Real member (and son of Willie Nelson) Micah Nelson.

The movies will be made available to watch on Young’s Archives website. Check out the full list of promised films below, courtesy of Rolling Stone, and bid a fond farewell to your hopes of seeing Nils Lofgren and Neil play alongside each other this fall.

A Rusted out Garage. [Crazy Horse’s 1987 tour]
Greendale Live [Crazy Horse’s 2002/03 tour]
Alchemy [Crazy Horse’s 2012/13/14 tour]
Catalyst [This is a club in Santa Cruz, California Young has played many times between 1975 and 1997. It’s unclear which shows are a part of this film.]
Tokyo Budokan 76 [A 1976 show in Japan with Crazy Horse]
London Odeon Hammersmith 76 [A 1976 show in London with Crazy Horse]
Solo Trans [Young’s one-man show supporting Trans in 1983]
Stray Gators Harvest Sessions [The 1971 recording sessions for Harvest]
Greendale Live at Vicar Street [A March 2003 stop of the solo Greendale tour]
The Boarding House [A 1977 solo acoustic stand at the Boarding House club in San Francisco]
Silver and Gold [A 1999 solo acoustic tour]
Stratford Shakespearean Theater 1971 [A January 1971 solo acoustic show in Connecticut]
Solo BBC 1971 [A BBC solo acoustic show taped February 23rd, 1971]
Trans 2020 [An animated film by Micah Nelson using the music of Young’s 1982 LP Trans]