“We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our fans or the Festivals where we were scheduled to appear,” the band says in a statement. “As you must be, we too are disappointed at this unfortunate turn of events.”
The cancellations are as a result of an injury to guitarist Frank ‘Poncho’ Sampedro’s hand. “”[His] doctor has indicated that Sampedro’s hand requires additional time to heal properly,” the statement continues.
The affected North American dates are:
Aug 31: Greenbelt harvest Picnic, Dundas, Ontario
Sept 2: Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, N.Y.
Sept 4: Ottawa Folk Festival, Ottawa, Ontario
Sept 7: Interlocken Music Festival, Arrington, Va.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse are next scheduled to perform at Farm Aid in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on September 21.