Neil Young Tour To Take ‘Big Unplanned Break’ Citing Illness

Static Social Facebook 1200x630 NeilYoung CrazyHorse 2024 National

Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s “Love Earth Tour” will take a “big unplanned break,” affecting tour dates and festival appearances into late September.

“The Love Earth Tour has been a great experience for us so far. GREAT AUDIENCES AND MUSIC. WE HAVE HAD A BLAST,” an announcement on Neil Young Archives, the artist’s official web portal, reads. “When a couple of us got sick after Detroit’s Pine Knob, we had to stop. We are still not fully recovered, so sadly our great tour will have a big unplanned break. We will try to play some of the dates we miss as time passes when we are ready to rock again!”

After the Pine Knob gig on May 22, the band announced hours before its May 23 show at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island that the show was postponed due to illness.

Shows were then postponed in Austin and Dallas, followed by mostly silence from the band’s website and socials, leading fans to be concerned about the rest of the tour.

Other upcoming shows included dates at Budweiser Stage in Toronto, the Gorge in Washington, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and headline festival appearances including Rock The Park in London, Ontario, at which Bryan Adams has stepped in as a replacement, and Bourbon and Beyond in Louisville, Kentucky, which says it will soon announce a replacement.

Ohana Festival in Southern California shared a similar message, saying a lineup update is coming soon and that Neil Young with Crazy Horse will no longer be performing at this year’s event.

Neil and Crazy Horse recently released the raw, live-sounding Fu##in Up album, generating excitement for the tour with a signature energy and jamming quality fans love and expect from “The Godfather of Grunge.”

Boxoffice reports from earlier dates on the tour include 5,014 tickets sold to the new Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville, Alabama, 10,681 sold to Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater in Phoenix, and two nights at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre in San Diego, California, which sold a combined 9,046. He also played a high-profile set at New Orleans Jazz Fest in May.