Neil Young & Crazy Horse to play Liverpool Echo Arena in July

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After cancelling last year’s Liverpool International Music Festival date, Young is to play with Crazy Horse this summer.


Neil Young & Crazy Horse are to play Liverpool Echo Arena after cancelling their show from last summer.
Young and Crazy Horse will play the Arena on Sunday July 13.
Young and Crazy Horse cancelled their UK tour including the opening night of the Liverpool International Music Festival at the Echo Arena last August.
Young took the decision after Crazy Horse guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro broke his hand.
There were suggestions that Young may not return to the UK after Sampedro was quoted saying, ‘My gut tells me this is really the last tour, however, the band are also to join Shakey this summer.
The Liverpool date was the Canadian singer songwriter’s first since playing the city’s Empire theatre in 1973 as part of his Tonight’s the Night tour with The Santa Monica Flyers.
Getintothis last reviewed Young, as part of his stunning Chrome Dreams II tour, back in April 2008 at the Manchester Apollo, where he showcased his remarkable back catalogue across a stunning two and a half hour set.
Young’s date also formed part of the new Liverpool International Music Festival, which replaced the much-maligned Mathew Street Festival.
Young’s Liverpool date was part of his scheduled Summer 2013 tour, the first time he had toured in the UK since 2009 when he headlined at Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight Festival and Hard Rock Calling.
It was to be the first time the 67-year-old has performed in Britain with Crazy Horse since 2001. The trio, without Young, performed at the ECHO Arena in 2010.
In 2012 Young and Crazy Horse released double album Psychedelic Pill.
The record includes the longest track of Young’s career, the 27-minute opus Driftin’ Back, which was recorded in Hawaii.
They recently toured North America and are set to tour Australia and New Zealand in March.
The band first performed with Young in 1968, releasing legendary albums including 1969’s Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and 1979’s Rust Never Sleeps.
Tickets go on sale on Friday February 28, at 9am.
Further reading on Getintothis
Neil Young and Crazy Horse play Liverpool Echo Arena date as part of Liverpool International Music Festival.
Top 10: Neil Young.
Getintothis reviews Neil Young at the Manchester Apollo Theatre.

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