Published Jun 30, 2014Neil Young and Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot has suffered a mild stroke, forcing the member to sit out of the group's upcoming European tour.
A statement from the band delivers the positive news that "Talbot's doctors expect him to make a full recovery." However, the stroke will leave him sidelined this summer, with doctors having advised Talbot "to sit this tour out and recover his strength." Taking his place on the European dates will be Neil Young collaborator Rick Rosas, who has sat in with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as Buffalo Springfield.
Talbot helped found Crazy Horse back in 1968 and has played every concert the band have booked up until now. In addition to Rosas covering the ailing four-stringer's bass lines, Crazy Horse will have backup singers Dorene Carter and YaDonna West handle Talbot's vocal harmonies.
The upcoming European dates by Neil Young and Crazy Horse kick off next week in Reykjavik and run until early August. Some of the shows are rescheduled performances that Crazy Horse had to cancel last summer when guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro broke his hand in an accident. You'll find the show listings down below.
07/07 Reykjavik, Iceland - Laugardsholl
07/10 Cork, Ireland - Marquee
07/12 London, England - British Summer Time
07/13 Liverpool, England - Liverpool Echo Arena
07/15 Istanbul, Turkey - Kucokcitifix Park
07/17 Tel Aviv, Israel - Hayarkon Park
07/20 Ulm, Germany - Munsterplatz
07/21 Barolo, Italy - Open Air Barolo
07/23 Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
07/25 Munchengladbach, Germany - Hockey Park
07/26 Dresden, Germany - Elbufer
07/28 Mainz, Germany - Norde Mole Open Air
07/30 Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum
08/01 Bergen, Norway - Bergen Festival
08/03 Stockholm, Sweden - Music and Arts Festival
08/05 Lokeren, Belgium - Lockeren Festival
08/07 Monte Carlo, Monaco - Sporting Club
08/08 Alsace, France - Festival de la Foire aux Vins