Neil Young & Crazy Horse – The Secret Behind Their Decade-Long Absence and Sudden Reunion

For the first time in ten years, Neil Young & Crazy Horse will embark on a nationwide road trip this spring, fulfilling pre-pandemic plans that had been made for the band to tour. 

The 16-date tour concludes in Chicago on May 23 after spending two nights in San Diego on April 24 and 25. 

The new Neil Young & Crazy Horse album “Fu##in’ Up,” which will be released on April 20 in limited quantities on vinyl for Record Store Day and on April 26 across all formats, will follow the tour. 

The album is rumored to include previously recorded band songs that were remastered in 2023.

The tour lasts only one month, so it will not be able to visit all the cities that fans would like. Major touring tentpoles like Los Angeles, for example, will be missed. 

Queens, Toronto, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, Nashville, Atlanta, Huntsville, Bristow, Camden, and Bridgeport are among the other cities that are part of the routing.

Since 1968, Neil Young has performed with Ralph Molina on drums and Billy Talbot on bass as part of the Crazy Horse rhythm section.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Over the last four years, they have recorded three albums (Colorado in 2019, Barn in 2021, and World Record in 2022), but they have only performed at a very small number of live shows. 

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When the group performed at a few special shows at the Roxy in Los Angeles in 2023 to commemorate the club’s 50th anniversary, guitarist Micah Nelson joined the group. 

Young took the longest hiatus of his six-decade career, from 2010 to 2022.  It expanded later due to COVID concerns.

In the summer of 2023, he made a comeback with a solo Coastal Tour that highlighted underappreciated tracks from his extensive discography.

Although the precise Crazy Horse lineup for the Love Earth tour has not yet been made public, Nils Lofgren will be spending a significant amount of time on tour with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. 

In his place, most likely, will be Micah Nelson. Born on November 12, 1945, Neil Percival Young is a singer and songwriter of Canadian-American descent. 

Young started his musical career in Winnipeg in the 1960s, then relocated to Los Angeles and joined Buffalo Springfield, a folk-rock band.  

He has released critically acclaimed albums like Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969), After the Gold Rush (1970), Harvest (1972), On the Beach (1974), and Rust Never Sleeps (1979) since the start of his solo career, frequently with support from the band Crazy Horse. 

A part-time member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, he collaborated on the critically acclaimed album Déjà Vu in 1970.

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