Acclaimed musician Nils Lofgren tweeted that he will perform with Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Warnors Theatre in Fresno, California on May 1 and 2. The concerts, announced yesterday, will mark Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s return to the stage for the first time in nearly four years.
Lofgren tweeted the following in response to a fan wishing he would rejoin the group, “The great news is I am jumping back in with #CrazyHorse @Neilyoung I will be there. Beyond honored. Nothing like playing with old friends. A friend just reminded me, at this age you can’t coast.” Nils confirmed the news in a second tweet that was more direct, “Yes I will be in Fresno with Neil and Crazy Horse.”
Nils Lofgren contributed to Crazy Horse’s self-titled debut album in 1971, which didn’t feature Neil Young. One year prior, a teenaged Lofgren played piano and guitar on Neil’s After The Gold Rush LP. The multi-instrumentalist took part in a handful of projects with Young over the years including as a founding member of the short-lived The Santa Monica Flyers band in 1973. Nils’ most recent collaboration with Neil took place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on October 24, 2015 when Young and Lofgren performed “Believe.”
Young has yet to confirm the lineup for the return of Neil Young & Crazy Horse. The group’s last performance took place on July 7, 2014 at Laugardalshöllin in Reykjavík, Iceland. Neil mentioned the band will not rehearse ahead of the concerts.
Tickets for both shows are on sale now via Neil Young’s Archive website.
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