As reported, Neil Young returned to the stage this past Saturday for the first time since December. Fans won’t have to wait long for his next performances, as Neil will reunite Crazy Horse for a pair of shows at Warnors Theatre in Fresno, California on May 1 and 2.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse last played live on July 7, 2014 at Laugardalshöllin in Reykjavík, Iceland. Few details of what is in store have been shared. An announcement on Neil Young’s Archive website reads, “Fresno. May 1 and 2. First time in a long time, Live on stage. No rehearsal.” A lineup of Young, bassist Billy Talbot, drummer Ralph Molina, multi-instrumentalist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro and vocalists Dorene Carter and YaDonna West toured extensively in 2012 and 2013. Neil Young & Crazy Horse hit the road in 2014 with the late Rick Rosas standing in for Talbot while he recovered from a stroke.
Young took most of 2017 off from live performances. His only shows of last year were a solo concert in his hometown of Omemee, Ontario on December 1 and a set with Promise Of The Real at Farm Aid in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania on September 16. Neil has just a handful of festival appearances gigs on the books in 2018 featuring Promise Of the Real. In addition, he’ll perform at a private home in The Hamptons on July 14 to raise funds for The Bridge School.
A pre-sale for the Crazy Horse shows is currently underway via Neil Young’s Archive and is expected to run through 10 p.m. PT today (Monday, April 23) or while supplies last. Tickets are available on a will call basis only. Details of a public on-sale have yet to be revealed as of press time.