Stephen Stills, Judy Collins Add Dates, LP 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 44 dates, as of June 28. (New dates are marked with an “*”.)

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Best Classic Bands has followed this story since early March. An announcement on April 19, though, revealed that Stills and Collins are recording an album, their first together, for September 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 turned 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 had an extensive U.S. tour of her own this past  spring. Stills was also on tour 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 02 – Arvada, CO – Arvada Center*
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
Sep 01 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theatre
Sep 03 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino*
Sep 06 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By the Sea
Sep 08 – Medford, OR – Britt Festivals Gardens and Amphitheater
Sep 09 – Stateline, NV – MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa*

Sep 30 – Torrington, CT – Warner Theatre*
Oct 01 – Newport News, VA – Ferguson PAC*
Oct 02 – Huntington, WV – Keith Albee PAC*
Oct 04 – Morgantown, WV – West Virginia Univ.*
Oct 05 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavillion*
Oct 07 – Cranston, RI – Rhode Island PAC*
Oct 08 – Albany, NY – Hart Theatre*
Oct 11 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre*
Oct 12 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall*
Oct 13 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen PAC*
Oct 17 – Godfrey, IL – Olin Theater*
Oct 21 – Las Vegas, NV – Reynolds Hall, Smith PAC*
Oct 22 – Tucson, AZ – Fox Theater*
Oct 25 – San Juan Capistrano,CA – The Coach House*
Oct 26 – San Juan Capistrano,CA – The Coach House*
Oct 28 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre*
Nov 02 – Visalia, CA – Visalia Fox Theatre*
Nov 04 – Brooks, CA – Cacher Creek Casino*

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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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  2. Stunned
    #2 Stunned 3 August, 2017, 00:18

    I just saw them, I was told not to say anything bad about people. So let me say, spend your concert dollars at another fine concert but not this one.

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  3. Forever fan!
    #3 Forever fan! 10 September, 2017, 03:49

    Just saw them at Montbleu…
    Amazingly beautiful Judy… beautiful voice still.
    Stephen has been my boy since 1967 when I first saw the Buffalo Springfield here in Tahoe. His guitar playing was superb!
    This was on my bucket list! I wasn’t dissapointed! Several standing ovations! Well deserved! Good job!

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