Sunday, July 13, 2014

Neil Young & Crazy Horse cancel Tel Aviv concert

Neil Young & Crazy Horse have cancelled a July 17th concert at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv, Israel over security concerns.

"It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we must cancel our one and only Israeli concert due to tensions which have rendered the event unsafe at this time,” said a spokesman for Young in a released statement. “We'll miss the opportunity to play for our fans and look forward to playing in Israel and Palestine in peace."

"I will be making donations to both the Louise Tillie Alpert Youth Music Centre of Israel, and Heartbeat", said Mr. Young, "two organizations that teach music to Palestinian and Israeli youth simultaneously by enabling them to play music together."

The Tel Aviv stop was scheduled as part of Young & Crazy Horse’s current European tour.

Prior to the tour’s launch on July 7, Young’s camp revealed that Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot had suffered a mild stroke and would not be joining the band on the trek.

Though Talbot's doctors expect him to make a full recovery, they have advised him to sit this tour out and recover his strength.

Crazy Horse are joined on the road by Rick Rosas, who has played with Young extensively throughout the years, including in Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

See also:

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