Neil Young and Crazy Horse Cancel European Tour After Poncho Breaks Hand

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Cancel European Tour After Poncho Breaks Hand
An accident that left Crazy Horse guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro with a broken hand earlier this week has forced Neil Young and the band to cancel the remainder of their current European tour.

A source close to the band told Rolling Stone that the six-stringer suffered a "mild fracture," though "he's expected to make a complete recovery in time for the North American tour."

A press release from the group, posted on Young's website, reads:

Due to an accident involving Crazy Horse, the remaining dates on the Neil Young and Crazy Horse tour of Europe and the British isles have been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our fans or the Festivals where we were scheduled to appear. As you must be, we too are disappointed at this unfortunate turn of events.

While the announcement means that Neil Young and Crazy Horse have scrubbed seven shows overseas, they are still scheduled to start their next North American leg at the Greenbelt Harvest Picnic in Dundas, ON, on August 31.

Tour dates:

08/08 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08/10 Bergen, Norway - Bergenhus Festning
08/12 Copenhagen, Denmark - The Forum
08/14 Dresden, Germany - Filmn├Ąchte am Elbufer
08/15 Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
08/18 Liverpool, UK - Echo Arena
08/19 London, UK - O2 Arena
08/31 Dundas, ON - Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
09/02 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
09/03 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
09/04 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Folk Festival
09/07 Arlington, VA - Interlocken Festival