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Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce North American tour dates

The iconic rocker and band will play shows in the US and Canada later this year

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have announced plans for a string of shows in the US and Canada later this year, including an appearance at the Austin City Limits festival in October.

They will play two stand-alone shows at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on August 5-6, before a host of US dates in October and Canadian shows in November. Patti Smith is rumoured to be supporting at a number of shows. As of yet, no plans for a UK or European tour have been announced.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse released their brand new album, 'Americana', yesterday (June 4). The record is Young's first with Crazy Horse since 2003 and the first album with the full Crazy Horse line-up of Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank Sampedro since 1996's 'Broken Arrow'.

The record was produced by Neil Young and John Hanlon and is entirely comprised of new versions of classic folk songs, with 'Clementine', 'Gallows Pole' and 'She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain' featuring as well as a take on the British national anthem, 'God Save The Queen'.

When explaining why he'd chosen to record the US folk songs featured on the record, Young said: "They represent an America that may no longer exist. The emotions and scenarios behind these songs still resonate with what's going on in the country today with equal, if not greater impact nearly 200 years later."

Neil Young & Crazy Horse will play:

Morrison, CO - Red Rocks (August 5)
Morrison, CO - Red Rocks (6)
San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands (10-12)
Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center (October 8)
Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Center (9)
Chicago, IL - United Center (11)
Austin, TX - Austin City Limits (12-14)
Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl (17)
Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (25)
Seattle, WA - Key Arena (November 10)
Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena (11)
Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome (13)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Credit Union Centre (14)
Winnipeg, Manitoba - MTS Centre (16)
Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre (19)
Boston, MA - TD Garden (26)
New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (27)
Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center (30)
Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena (December 4)

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