Buffalo Springfield Reunion Tour This Fall?!
Much as predicted, it looks like there just might be a Buffalo Springfield Reunion Tour after all. Except maybe... (Ed. - insert emoticon here so that irony impaired readers won't miss the wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)
Rolling Stone has an "exclusive" report that David Crosby is "confirming" Buffalo Springfield Reunion Tour this Fall.
RS reporter Patrick Doyle writes:
“I think he is excited,” Crosby says of CSN bandmate Stephen Stills. “And I’ve got to tell you, I didn’t get to see them live, but I watched clips and Richie [Furay]- I got to tell you man, he is so happy onstage and is such a joyful energy.”
Crosby continues, “He really sparked that thing, and I think it was a very pleasant experience for Neil and Stephen both. I know they’re going to go out for at least some dates in the fall. Personally, I’d like to go watch. They’re one of my favorite bands.”
Joe Vitale, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Neil Young and Rick Rosas
Photo by Eleanor Stills (via Rick Rosas | Facebook)
Can't say we see anything there that sounds like a "confirmation"? Yet, immediately Doyle writes:
Furay’s manager David Spero tells Rolling Stone, “There certainly are discussions to that effect.”
So Crosby "confirms" a tour and Furay’s manager says "discussions"?! Hmmm. Not sure how "discussions" equates to "confirmation".
We think the news may be premature, especially as the interview continues with Crosby doing some more wishful thinking.
Crosby: “I wish I could throw it in with the Byrds,” he says, referring to his old band. “That would be my dream, because everybody and their uncle would come to see the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield. But that’s not going to happen.”
This Byrds and Buffalo Springfield tour speculation has been going on since virtually the moment the band walked offstage at the Bridge concert last year.
Last month, we conducted a poll on 2011 Tour with either Buffalo Springfield or Crazy Horse?
The poll results were overwhelming in favor of a Crazy Horse tour.
Now, what this means -- in the perverse Neil universe -- is that we'll have a Buffalo Springfield tour because -- as we all know -- Neil Young never, ever listens to his fan base.
Therefore, because fans appeared to want a Crazy Horse tour, Neil threw a curve ball and will tour with Buffalo Springfield -- which was what Neil fans wanted all along. Right. And if you followed that convoluted circular logic, well then we'll start a campaign to have "Time Fades Away" NOT be released. Maybe that'll work... (Ed. - insert emoticon thingie here so that irony impaired readers won't miss the wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)
Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot & Frank Sampedro
MusiCares Honors Neil Young - Los Angeles, CA - 1/29/10
Photo by Joni Milken-Noah
After the triumphant reunion of The Buffalo Springfield at the 2010 Bridge School Benefit Concerts, rumors have also been swirling about a possible Buffalo Springfield Reunion Tour. Ritchie Furay has discussed it. The Los Angeles Times has stoked the flames and Rolling Stone magazine even went through the motions of laying out opening band possibilities.
So how about you? What's your preference on Neil Young's 2011 tour plans?
(Ed. - insert emoticon thingie here so that irony impaired readers won't miss the wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)