Neil Young Adds 2 Shows With Crazy Horse & Confirms Band Lineup

By Andy Kahn Apr 27, 2018 2:26 pm PDT

As reported, Neil Young & Crazy Horse recently announced their first pair of shows together since 2014. A second pair of concerts have been added to the legendary band’s schedule, and frontman Neil Young has confirmed the lineup of musicians joining him for the shows.

In addition to the previously announced May 1 and 2 shows in Fresno, California [Update: a third Fresno show on May 3 has also been added], Neil Young & Crazy Horse will also perform at The Fox Theater in Bakersfield, California on May 5 and 6. Follow this link and this link [pre-sale code: nyarchives] for tickets to the two newly added Bakersfield shows which will be supported by opening act Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums.

Young will be backed by a Crazy Horse lineup of bassist Billy Talbot, drummer Ralph Molina and guitarist Nils Lofgren. A recent tweet by Lofgren revealed his participation. The lineup was confirmed by Young in a message posted to his Neil Young Archives website.

Here’s the full note:

In Fresno California, Crazy Horse will return to the stage. Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Nils Lofgren and I will be playing for you in the Warnors Theater May 1 and 2. Also we are stoked to have Jonathan Richman, featuring Tommy Larkins on the drums, playing before us.

We are all excited to play together again. Nils being back in the group really lets us do a lot. We are all very ready to get on the boards.

Life is an unfolding saga. A few months ago we started talking about playing some remote clubs and getting our feet wet again. Poncho is unable to join us right now, but we all hope he will be back. Now Nils is with us again! Nils was an original member of Crazy Horse along with Jack Nietsche [sic] and Danny Whitten, playing on Crazy Horse’s first album.

NYA’s latest archival release, ROXY: Tonight’s The Night Live, features Nils and the late Ben Keith, another true original, playing with Billy, Ralphie and I as we opened the ROXY in LA, a short 45 years ago in 1973.

We are stoked to be playing all of our songs again! I have no new ones, but maybe tomorrow they will come. They always do and I am so thankful for that. 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.

Stay tuned to NYA, Home of the Horse, for more news and updates.


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