Stephen Stills, Judy Collins Set 2018 Tour

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Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

When Stephen Stills and Judy Collins toured together in 2017, we wrote: “The only lingering question is what took them so long, and will they perhaps consider doing it again.” The pair even recorded a 2017 album, Everybody Knows, their first together.

They enjoyed themselves so much, they’re doing it again in 2018, with 22 dates already scheduled for May and June. (Last year’s tour numbered well over 40 dates.) The veteran performers have even set up their own website.

In 2011, Collins published her memoir, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music. The title was, of course, a pun on the song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” which appeared on Crosby, Stills and Nash’s 1969 self-titled debut. The classic rock song’s title famously refers to Stills‘ then-girlfriend, the aforementioned Miss Collins. When the song was officially released, Stills was just 24 years old; the blue-eyed Collins was 30.

Collins, who turns 79 on May 1, first gained attention in 1967 with her Top 10 single “Both Sides, Now,” written by Joni Mitchell. She’s earned two other Top 20 singles: a 1970 version of “Amazing Grace” and a 1977 re-release of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns.” She recently published another book, Cravings, which is described as a “no-holds barred account of her harrowing struggle of compulsive overeating and the journey that led her to a solution.” Stills turned 73 on January 3.

From our review last August: “[Collins] not only remains radiant but still possesses a singing voice that is golden; she reaches her soprano range effortlessly and conveys pure emotion in every utterance.

“Keeping his guitar solos concise and taut, Stills’ singing, for the most part, was less gravelly and more controlled here than it was during CSN’s final years.”

Listen to their cover of the Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care”

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins 2018 Dates (Tickets are also available here and here)

Apr 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Dolby Theatre (Light Up the Blues concert to benefit Autism Speaks)
May 01 – Vancouver, CA – Vogue Theatre
May 04 – Snoqualmie, WA – Snoqualmie Casino
May 06 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
May 12 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
May 19 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Resort & Casino
May 29 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
May 30 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
Jun 01 – Santa Rosa, CA – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Jun 02 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
Jun 04 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
Jun 08 – Rockford, IL – Coronado PAC
Jun 09 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Jun 13 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall
Jun 14 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Jun 17 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
Jun 18 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Jun 21 – Lynn, MA – Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Jun 23 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Showroom
Jun 24 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC
Jun 26 – Geneva, NY – Smith Opera House
Jun 29 – Staten Island, NY – St. George Theatre
Jun 30 – Washington, DC – John F. Kennedy Center for the Perf. Arts

Related: Collins, Neil Young, the Heartbreakers and many more are joining Stills for his annual Autism Speaks benefit

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