Neil Young concerts cancelled

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Rock legend Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse delivered a critically acclaimed concert in Oslo Wednesday evening, but something went wrong afterwards. His management announced that all remaining concerts on Neil Young’s European tour were cancelled because of an unspecified accident.

Frank Nes of Bergen Live, which was arranging another Neil Young concert in Bergen on Saturday, told state broadcaster NRK he’d received an announcement from Neil Young’s management that the rest of the European tour was cancelled “because of an accident involving Crazy Horse.” The band apologized to its fans and the festivals where they were due to play. They wrote that they understood fans would be disappointed, adding that they were, too.

Rolling Stone magazine reported that guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro had broken his hand in the accident. He was expected to be able to play during Neil Young’s short North American tour later this season, but all seven remaining concert dates in Europe had to be cancelled.

“This is incredibly sad,” Nes told Oslo newspaper VG. “Bergen was ready for Neil Young, and after reading all the great reviews of the concert in Oslo last night, we were even more ready. But that’s how this game works. We can’t exactly call in a replacement.”

He said ticket holders would be able to get refunds within 60 days of the concert date. Queries were being handled by either Billettservice at telephone number 815 33 133, or Bergen Live, at 55 21 50 60.

newsinenglish.no staff