Looks like Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Poncho Sampredo’s hand injury is more serious than previously indicated and the band has just unfortunately reported that the Horse has to cancel a couple of festival appearances – most notably they will no longer be appearing at the highly-anticipated first Interlocken Festival in a few weeks. Check out the band’s official release below.

August 19, 2013 – (Burbank, CA) – Neil Young & Crazy Horse regretfully announce that in addition to canceling the remaining dates on their European tour, they must also cancel their upcoming U.S. tour dates due to a hand injury sustained by guitarist Poncho Sampredo, whose doctor has indicated that Sampredo’s hand requires additional time to heal properly.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes to our fans or the Festivals where we were scheduled to appear,” the band has said in a statement. “As you must be, we too are disappointed at this unfortunate turn of events.”

The tour dates that have been canceled are as follows:

8/31 Dundas, ON Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
9/02 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre
9/04 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Folk Festival
9/07 Arrington, VA Interlocken Music Festival