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Neil Young & Crazy Horse cancel UK gigs (2013)

Neil Young

Story by Jack Foley

NEIL Young & Crazy Horse have cancelled their upcoming UK dates, including their night in London.

The decision has been taken as guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro has broken his hand.

The band were set to play Liverpool Echo Arena on August 18 and London O2 Arena on August 19 but both shows have been pulled along with headline slots at the Pukkelpop festival in Belgium (August 15-17) and shows in Norway, Denmark and Germany.

A statement released by the band reads: “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.”

The band last visited the UK in June and the new dates were added due to demand.

The shows were Young’s first UK gigs with the Crazy Horse line-up of Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro, Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina since 2001.