Neil Young cancels Toronto and Ottawa shows


Published June 26, 2024 at 11:03 pm

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OTTAWA — One of the most celebrated acts in Canadian music history will not be appearing in Toronto or at Bluesfest in the nation’s capital.

The Ottawa Bluesfest has announced Neil Young and Crazy Horse have cancelled several upcoming appearances, including their Bluesfest show on July 11. He was also scheduled to play at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto on July 8.

Ottawa Bluesfest says everyone who bought a ticket for the July 11 show or purchased a Pick 3 pass will receive more details when they are available.

Those who purchased tickets for the Toronto show have been told to stay tuned for further information.

Young said several band members became ill after a show in Michigan.

In a Facebook post, Ottawa Bluesfest says The Offspring will now be the headline act.

Among the American punk rock band’s most popular songs are Pretty Fly For A White Guy, Come Out and Play, and The Kids Aren’t Alright.

Supporting The Offspring will be the Cancer Bats and Silverstein.

The Canadian Press

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