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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tour: "We Are Going To Book This" | NYA | #DontSpookTheHorse #MoreBarn

"Chompin At The Bit"
Crazy Horse Barn Tour | NYA

They say, "Don't spook The Horse".

Earlier this week, Neil Young announced that a Crazy Horse Tour "may have to wait" due the global Coronavirus. This was after Neil Young reversed himself the previous week and announced that he would tour with Crazy Horse this year -- after all -- even though he had clearly stated that he had no concert tour plans for 2020.

But things change... yet again ... or change your mind, much, eh?

Today, Neil Young says that "We Are Going To Book This" on "Chompin At The Bit - Crazy Horse Barn Tour" | NYA.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - 2019

Previously, Neil Young said that scheduling a concert tour had been difficult because modern multi-functional arenas must be booked a year in advance. So the 2020 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tour will play in old venues, just like "Bob & Willie".


Here's the way we reacted to the news here on Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tour: "May Have To Wait" | NYA , declaring that "The Horse needs to be fearless. Not reckless. No Fear.":

"The Horse needs to be fearless. Not reckless. No Fear."
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tour: "May Have To Wait" | NYA

We went on to quote the immortal lyrics of "Don't Spook The Horse":

"There's a field of green and an old red barn
Deep in the valley of hearts

If you want to go riding in the tall green grass
Try to not spook the horse"

So. Thanks for listening to the fans, Neil and The Horse. The People need The Horse blazing away in all of their most ragged glories.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse:
"3rd Best Garage Band in the World"
~~Bill Graham - The Cow Palace, Daly City, California, Nov. 21, 1986


Saddle up. Ride on. Fearlessly, gallop from the pastures into those old dusty barns. There will be a very warm rusty welcome awaiting.

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At 2/29/2020 04:11:00 PM, Blogger JackIOW said...

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At 2/29/2020 04:12:00 PM, Blogger JackIOW said...

Do we have any idea if the Horse will rock Europe? So many iconic venues

At 3/01/2020 05:20:00 AM, Blogger Audrey said...

Fantastic news. Any chance of popping over the pond. We miss you. Audrey

At 3/01/2020 07:55:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

There's an old barn in Prescott AZ that would love to see see Neil and his barn owls AKA Crazy Horse fly into this old barn for the night!

At 3/01/2020 09:51:00 AM, Blogger Hbheel said...

Time to come South especially North's been a long time!!!

At 3/01/2020 10:09:00 AM, Blogger Webmaster Mike said...

Come back to the Rochester, NY Blue Cross War Memorial Neil. It's been a long long time. Peace

At 3/01/2020 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

I second a Rochester, NY show!!!

At 3/01/2020 01:24:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Interesting that Neil chose that particular photo, as it includes Poncho. A guy can dream, right???


At 3/01/2020 01:25:00 PM, Blogger Ericsanders1 said...

Hey Mr Young... Vermont has lots and lots of barns. Fewer everyday. Really enjoyed you show in Burlington with Luke and the real.thanks for the 100k 😎

At 3/01/2020 02:02:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

Dan, that's the first thing I thought of, very interesting that a picture with Poncho was posted. I'd be happy as a clam in the sand with Nils, but of course would be THRILLED if Poncho is on board.

At 3/01/2020 03:13:00 PM, Blogger acidfrank said...

I would rather see Nils so hoping for him.

At 3/01/2020 04:25:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Don’t get me wrong here, Nils is amazing, but Poncho has a much longer history and he’s been out of the loop for a long time. I’m just a dreamin’ man. That’s all.


At 3/01/2020 07:21:00 PM, Blogger John Saltsman said...

Back to the good old Adams Center in Missoula please, Mr. Young.

At 3/02/2020 12:06:00 AM, Blogger Steve Rust Downunder said...

I think it would be very reckless to go ahead with this tour... what if virus is spread? What insurance company would take on this risk? I'd luv to go but there is a limit on personal safety

At 3/02/2020 11:40:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Tower Theater, Philadelphia

At 3/02/2020 12:10:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

May all our dreams come true.That's what dreaming's all about.Hope Crazy Horse will come to the Netherlands.They've been here before.Cees Mostert.

At 3/02/2020 01:48:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Yea..and especially to Virginia..hows about Williamsburg, Neil? Like in 79

At 3/02/2020 02:45:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hoping Crazy Horse comes to Missouri. Plenty of barn venues here.

At 3/02/2020 03:41:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

enough with the media scare tactics about this virus...good grief...

The Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA is waiting for the Horse...382!!!

At 3/03/2020 04:50:00 AM, Blogger Flyingscotzman said...

I can relate strongly to the idea that "the show must go on!", but I do think some caution is in order when it comes to Coronavirus. Deaths so far have been very low (not a particularly reassuring observation, I realise, if you are one of the unlucky ones), but we are still at an early stage.

Containing a virus is very difficult at the best of times, but if and when it starts to spread freely between people en masse, multiplying rapidly, it has the very real potential to be far more extreme in the damage done.

Less dangerous than smoking? Smoking isn't highly contagious, except amongst teenagers. Less dangerous than the flu? Only because it hasn't infected many people. Yet.

My point is not to inspire raging PANIC among us all, but perhaps a dash of caution is well advised. So make sure you wash your hands regularly.

And in the meantime, keeping animals crammed together in cages by the hundred-thousand is playing with fire with this sort of thing, as well as being particularly unpleasant for the animals. Leaving them off your plate is probably the single most effective thing you can do to help the environment and animal welfare, as well as a step towards ensuring that these sort of viruses remain an exception.

Anyway! Self-righteous lecture over. Neil seems to have been changing his mind about a Crazy Horse tour roughly every 5 minutes since May 2018, hence my reserved level of enthusiasm so far. But you know my thoughts: there are few things as enjoyable as a Crazy Horse tour (although POTR deserve great credit for a fantastic Euro tour in 2019, retaining their unique dynamic whilst letting a lot of the spook back in).

And the urgent truth is that their probably aren't all that many years left when a Crazy Horse tour is a particularly viable option. In 2020, I think they have to take things a little more easy than they have in the past: a 50-date Weld-esque experience was exhausting for them even 30 years ago. The most exciting prospect for Crazy Horse is watching them burning; not watching them burn out.

But I think a tour, a fairly relaxed one in terms of schedule and show-length, would do them all a world of good. And I hope Poncho is doing well and will be back onboard, I really do. I think he adds so much to Neil's music. But either way, second guitar remains in very safe hands: I thought Nils Lofgren's contributions to Colorado were just fantastic.

And if Coronavirus does necessitate show cancellations, as I think it might? I think Crazy Horse should do some shows anyway. But do them at home, behind closed doors without a paying audience. Not a singer without a song, but a live concert without a live audience. The solution: broadcast them on NYA, either live or as edited highlights.

If the Horse can't come to us, we shall go to them! It would be an opportunity to try something a bit different.


At 3/03/2020 10:18:00 AM, Blogger GDTRFB71 said...

War Memorial is on the list

At 3/04/2020 10:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil: Consider funky Dorton Arena in Raleigh, N.C. Hell, Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees in that venue back in the day. ...


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