Neil Young Reunites With Crazy Horse: Watch

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Young acknowledging the crowd during “Cinnamon Girl” on May 1, 2018

Neil Young reunited with members of his longtime band, Crazy Horse, on Tuesday night (May 1) in Fresno, Calif., for the first time in nearly four years. Young last performed with Crazy Horse in Reykjavík, Iceland, in July 2014. (Prior to that, they had toured together in 2012-13.) The concert, at the Warnors Theater, was only announced on April 23. In the following days, a total of five performances took place with three more (May 2-3) in Fresno and two (May 5-6) in Bakersfield.

For these shows, Young was joined by Nils Lofgren (guitar), Billy Talbot (bass) and Ralph Molina (drums).

May 1’s 15-song set opened with “Big Time” (which, according to Setlist.fm, he hadn’t performed since 2001) and  included such well known numbers as “Cortez the Killer,” “Like a Hurricane,” “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” and “Cinnamon Girl.”

There was a delay just before the evening’s fifth song, “World on a String.” “Technical problems,” joked Young. “Thanks for coming out; we appreciate it.”

The videos that we originally shared were removed from YouTube. We subbed-in several from the 17-song, May 6 mini-tour finale in Bakersfield… but, they, too, came down. Two songs at that May 6 concert – “Hey, Hey, My, My” and “Down By the River” made their debut on this tour.

Watch “Winterlong” from their May 5 concert in Bakersfield

Watch “Cortez the Killer” from the May 5 show

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, May 1, 2018, Warnors Theater, Fresno, CA Setlist

Big Time
Country Home
Don’t Cry No Tears
Winterlong
World on a String
Scattered (Let’s Think About Livin’)
Fuckin’ Up
Too Far Gone
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Cinnamon Girl
Cortez the Killer
Walk On
Like a Hurricane
Mansion on the Hill

Encore
Roll Another Number (For the Road)

Since 2015, Young has used the group Promise of the Real as his backing band. That group includes Willie Nelson’s son Lukas Nelson on vocals/guitar.

Other Neil Young Dates

Jun 23 – Pasadena, CA – Arroyo Seco Weekend (With Promise of the Real)
Jul 06 – Quebec, Canada – Quebec Summer Festival (Band not confirmed)
Sep 23 – Saratoga, NY – SPAC (Outlaw Music Festival) (With Promise of the Real)

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