Sad news to hear that Crazy Horse bassist, Billy Talbot, has suffered a mild stroke. This means for the first time ever Billy will miss a Crazy Horse tour with Neil Young. The good news is that "Talbot's doctors expect him to make a full recovery," the group said in a statement but, "They have advised Talbot to sit this tour out and recover his strength."
Billy's place will be ably filled by Neil Young's long time bassist Rick Rosas and Mahogany Blue's Dorene Carter and YaDonna West will also join the tour, filling in for Billy's backing vocals.
Neil and Crazy Horse had to cut short their Euro tour last summer because of an ongoing injury to guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro's hand.
Like all our heroes (and ourselves), none of us are getting any younger .. so if you want to see the great Neil Young and friends in concert, here are the European tour dates;
July 07, Laugardalshöllin, Reykjavík, Iceland
July 10, Live At The Marquee, Cork, Ireland
July 12, Hyde Park, London
July 13, Echo Arena, Liverpool
July 15, KüçükÇiftlik Park, Istanbul, Turkey
July 17, Yarkon Park, Tel-Aviv, Israel
July 20, Münsterplatz, Ulm, Germany
July 21, Collisioni Festival, Barolo, Italy
July 23, Wiener Stadthalle, Wien, Austria
July 25, Warsteiner Hockeypark, Mönchengladbach, Germany
July 26, Filmnächte am Elbufer, Dresden, Germany
July 28, Zollhafen - Nordmole, Mainz, Germany
July 30, København Forum, København, Denmark
August 1, Bergenhus Festning - Koengen, Bergen, Norway
August 3, Stockholm Music & Arts Festival - Stockholm, Sweden
August 5, Lokerse Feesten, Lokeren, Belgium
August 7, Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival, Monaco, France
August 8, Foire aux Vins de Colmar, Colmar, France