‘Suite’ News: Stephen Stills, Judy Collins LP, Tour Due

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The inspiration for the Stills-penned song will team with him for a series of summer concerts

In 2011, Judy 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 song’s title famously refers to Stephen 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.

Nearly 48 years after the song led off CSN’s legendary classic rock album, the two will partner on a tour. What started as a half dozen performances is now at 23 dates. [Note: the dates are not aggregated on one ticket broker, so best to contact the venue directly. You can also purchase seats via our secondary market partner TicketNetwork.]

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Best Classic Bands has followed this story since early March. An announcement today (April 19), though, revealed that Stills and Collins are recording an album, their first together, for summer release. The tour will feature songs from the new LP “along with treasured selections from their impeccable catalogs” plus “intimate stories from their amazing journeys that took flight five decades ago in Laurel Canyon.”

Collins, who turns 78 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.”

Watch Collins and Stills perform “Someday Soon” with Stills and Nash on the latter’s TV program…

Collins has an extensive U.S. tour of her own this spring. Stills is also on tour this spring with The Rides, the band he’s performed in for several years with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg.

Watch Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young perform the “Suite” at Woodstock…

Stephen Stills – Judy Collins Tour Dates:

July 26 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival
July 28 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Cain Park
July 30 – Overland, KS – JCCC Carlsen Center
Aug 01 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens
Aug 03 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Strings Music Pavilion
Aug 05 – Salina, KS – Stiefel Theatre
Aug 07 – Meridian, MS – MSU – Riley Center
Aug 09 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall
Aug 11 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
Aug 12 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
Aug 14 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
Aug 16 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
Aug 17 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
Aug 18 – Greensburg, PA – The Palace Theatre
Aug 20 – Lowell, MA – Boarding House Park
Aug 21 – Great Barrington, MA – Mahaiwe PAC
Aug 23 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo PAC
Aug 25 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
Aug 26 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre
Aug 28 – Binghamton, NY – Anderson Center for the Perf. Arts
Sept 1 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
Sept 6 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By the Sea
Sept 8 – Medford, OR – Britt Festivals Gardens and Amphitheater

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  1. Ernie
    #1 Ernie 9 March, 2017, 13:03

    Looks like Graham embraced the 80’s hair and clothing styles a tad more than Stephen!

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