Neil Young Announces Additional Crazy Horse Shows, Confirms Lineup

April 28, 2018

Erik Kabik

Following a number of hints at a lengthier Crazy Horse reunion, Neil Young has confirmed five shows in California spanning through the first week of May.

In a statement posted to his archival fan website, Young confirmed the band’s lineup – Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums and Nils Lofgren on guitar – and describes the reunion as the “beginning of another beautiful chapter in our long, enriching and life changing Crazy Horse story.”

The songwriter also notes that the band’s setlists will dip into the Crazy Horse back catalogue (“I have no new [songs], but maybe tomorrow they will come”).

Crazy Horse will perform at Fresno, Calif.‘s Warnors Center from May 1-3, followed by a May 5-6 stint at The Fox Theatre in Bakersfield, Calif.

Presale tickets for the Bakersfield shows are now available for the 5th and 6th with the code “nyarchives”.

Tickets for the Fresno shows are available here.

Read Young’s full statement below:

In Fresno California, Crazy Horse will return to the stage. Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Nils Lofgren and I will be playing for you in the Warnors Theater May 1 and 2 [Editor’s note: Young has since added a third show]. Also we are stoked to have Jonathan Richman, featuring Tommy Larkins on the drums, playing before us.

We are all excited to play together again. Nils being back in the group really lets us do a lot. We are all very ready to get on the boards.

Life is an unfolding saga. A few months ago we started talking about playing some remote clubs and getting our feet wet again. Poncho is unable to join us right now, but we all hope he will be back. Now Nils is with us again! Nils was an original member of Crazy Horse along with Jack Nietsche [sic] and Danny Whitten, playing on Crazy Horse’s first album.

NYA’s latest archival release, ROXY: Tonight’s The Night Live, features Nils and the late Ben Keith, another true original, playing with Billy, Ralphie and I as we opened the ROXY in LA, a short 45 years ago in 1973.

We are stoked to be playing all of our songs again! I have no new ones, but maybe tomorrow they will come. They always do and I am so thankful for that. Come and see us if you can as we approach our 50th year as a band. I think it will be the beginning of another beautiful chapter in our long, enriching and life changing Crazy Horse story.

Stay tuned to NYA, Home of the Horse, for more news and updates.