Sunday, February 23, 2020

Neil Young previews 2020 tour plans with Crazy Horse




Neil Young is previewing plans for a 2020 tour with Crazy Horse.

“We have been looking at booking the Crazy Horse Barn tour,” writes the rocker on his Neil Young Archives site. “Many of the old places were used to play are gone now, replaced by new coliseums we have to book a year in advance and we don’t want to anyway. That’s not the way we like to play.

"It sounds way too much like a real job if you have to book it and wait a year, so we have decided to play the old arenas – not the new sports facilities put up by corporations for their sports teams. Largely soulless, these new buildings cost a fortune to play in.

"We wanted to play in a couple of months because we feel like it. To us it’s not a regular job. We don’t like the new rules.”


Young then proceeded to share a list of demolished arenas across North America alongside a number of existing buildings

“If you are looking for us on our Crazy Horse Barn Tour,” adds Young, “we will hopefully be in one of the existing arenas. Hope to see you there. News coming pretty soon!”

Young’s newly-revised plans for a North American tour with Crazy Horse follow a series of updates from the rocker in recent months, who has been focusing his energies on a number of archival projects.

Young and Crazy Horse released their first album in seven years, “Colorado”, last October.

The band’s current lineup of bassist Billy Talbot, drummer Ralph Molina, and multi-instrumentalist Nils Lofgren – in place of retired guitarist Frank Sampedrorecorded the set in April at the Studio In The Clouds facility just outside the Colorado ski resort of Telluride.

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