Neil Young's Current Tour to Be His Last?

Crazy Horse guitarist seems to think so.

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According to long time collaborator Frank "Poncho" Sampedro, Neil Young's current tour could be his last. Speaking to Rolling Stone the guitarist, who was been a member of Crazy Horse since 1975 has said (via NME): "My gut tells me this is really the last tour."

"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."

"It takes a lot of energy to play that much." He also said that Young's "wrist bugs him, and he has to tape it when he plays... I already had an operation on my thumb... It just seems at some point something is going to break."

Neil Young is currently on tour with Crazy Horse in support of his current album, "Psychedelic Pill." The band has backed young off and on since 1968. The band has appeared on several of Young's most celebrated records including "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere," "After the Gold Rush" and "Rust Never Sleeps," and has also recorded a number of albums independently of the singer.

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    Sad, but if it's time to call it a day it's time to call it a day. Obviously had an amazing run, and who are we to still make a 67 year old tour the world. While saying that though, I do find it sad that I'm probably going to have to live with never seeing him live. I have a feeling though he might still release new music, because well it's Neil Young and he just never stops making his art.
    Poncho said nothing about this being Neil Young's last tour. He thought it might be the last with Crazy Horse. It's been 10 years since last Crazy Horse tour. If Neil doesn't feel like playing with them for another 10 year they probably be to old to take it on the road. Neil has toured both europe and america several times the last years without them. Last in 2009/2010. In other words, keep your hopes up and you might get lucky and finally catch a show However, I don't think the writer of this article has read the one in the rolling stone good enough.
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    Great performer, but this is understandable. Let's all listen to On the Beach.
    Can't blame him, he's been on the road since his teenage years. Also, his legacy will live forever.
    I saw him in Brisbane, god damn he was good! played with the energy of a 20 year old. So stocked to have seen him before he stops playing.
    I dont blame him for not wanting to tour again cause he is so old, but this is sad!!! Who will I go see now?
    Glad I had the chance to see them live this's sad but these guys aren't going to be around forever.
    Saw him on his last European tour. Fantastic. First half of the show was Neil Young solo and acoustic; the second half with his band, which included Ben Keith and Ralph Molina. He rocked so hard my wife thought he was going to fall over. He is also an iconic lead guitarist...If you have the opportunity go and see him. Looking forward to the shows with Crazy Horse at the O2 in London.
    He's great. I don't think he could ever stop. Maybe the last NY&CH tour, but certainly not the last NY tour.