Neil Young and Crazy Horse cancel Winnipeg show, other Canadian dates, due to illness

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have cancelled upcoming shows of their Love Earth Tour.

The Canadian rock legend and his longtime backing band announced Wednesday the U.S.-Canada tour will go on a “big unplanned break” as some members of the band recover from an unspecified illness.

“When a couple of us got sick after Detroit’s Pine Knob, we had to stop,” a message posted on Young’s website said. 

Young and Crazy Horse were slated to play in Ottawa, London, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Burnaby this July.

In Winnipeg, ticketholders were notified Wednesday they would be refunded their tickets for his scheduled July 17 concert at the city’s Blue Cross Park.

The Love Earth tour was announced this February, two years after the songwriter said he would no longer tour unless he was able to do so in an environmentally sustainable way.

Young and the band apologized to fans for the cancellation, but added that “Health is #1.”

“We will try to play some of the days we miss as time passes when we are ready to rock again,” the message said.

“We want to stay and do more shows and more albums for you.”