(L-R) Frank “Poncho” Sampredo, Neil Young & Billy Talbot (credit: Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

(L-R) Frank “Poncho” Sampredo, Neil Young & Billy Talbot (credit: Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

(CBS SF) – In a recent statement, Neil Young & Crazy Horse has regretfully announced that in addition to canceling the remaining dates on their European tour, they must also cancel several of their upcoming North American tour dates due to a broken hand sustained by guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampredo.

His doctor has indicated that Sampredo’s hand requires additional time to heal properly.

Warner Bros. Records sent out a press release that reads “We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our fans or the Festivals where we were scheduled to appear,” the band has said in a statement. “As you must be, we too are disappointed at this unfortunate turn of events.”

The tour dates that have been canceled are as follows:
8/31 – Dundas, ON – Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
9/02 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
9/04 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Folk Festival
9/07 – Arrington, VA – Interlocken Music Festival

In a statement to Rolling Stone, Sampedro spoke earlier this year “My gut tells me this is really the last tour,” he said. “I hate saying their ages, but I’m 64 and I’m the baby of the band. I love playing and we’re playing as good as we ever did, but at any time, something could go down with any one of us.”

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