David Crosby, Graham Nash Postpone (Separate) 2020 Tours

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David Crosby and Graham Nash have both postponed their 2020 tours. Crosby’s announcement on May 5 cited the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. “The safety and wellbeing of the fans is our paramount concern and with his in mind, we had to take this decision,” he wrote. The tour was scheduled to begin May 14 with dates through June 21. The musician is in the process of rescheduling the dates and expects to announce the new ones “very soon.”

In an interview published March 14, Crosby said “if I lose the tours, I will probably lose my home.” Speaking with GQ, the musician had been asked, innocently enough, “How are you doing?” His response was to the point. “Not too good. I’m sitting here waiting for them to cancel all my tours this summer and put me in deep financial trouble.” Crosby was referring, of course, to the cancellation of public events, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

“They don’t pay us for records anymore,” he continued. “So touring is all we got. That’s really the only thing that we can do to make any money. And to lose it is just awful. I may—honest to God—I may lose my home. I don’t know what to do about it, except just try to roll with the punches and keep going. Truthfully, if I lose the tours, I probably will lose my home.”

Crosby, who turned 78 last Aug. 14, tells GQ “once I start in May, I’m working almost constantly until about six days before Christmas.

“I don’t have any savings,” he said.

He will tour with his Sky Trails Band: his son (and Sky Trails album producer) James Raymond on keys, Mai Leisz on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals.

Crosby’s 2019 documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, received a Grammy nomination in the Best Music Film category. He has released four new studio albums since 2014 and is readying his next release.

Watch David Crosby and the Sky Trails Band perform “Almost Cut My Hair” in 2019

Related: Our review of a recent David Crosby concert

Meanwhile, his longtime bandmate Graham Nash has postponed the remaining dates of his U.S. tour to the fall. In an earlier Facebook post, Nash wrote: “We have been in close contact with our concert promoters and they, in turn, have been in contact with their local authorities. We have collectively determined that it is in the best interest of our audience and ourselves to postpone the next few weeks of my tour dates until the present health crisis has abated.”

The tour began March 4. Nash, who turned 78 on Feb. 2, was accompanied by longtime collaborator Shane Fontayne on guitars and vocals, and former CSN keyboard player and vocalist Todd Caldwell. His European tour, which begins July 8, is still scheduled.

Related: Graham Nash interviewed by radio great Dennis Elsas

Watch Graham Nash cover Stephen Stills’ “Love the One You’re With” in 2019

Neil Young had been planning a tour with Crazy Horse but he’s hit the pause button. In a March 7 post on his Neil Young Archives website, the veteran singer-songwriter-musician noted, “We are looking at this uncertain world with our fully booked Crazy Horse Barn Tour, ready to announce the first stage.

“The last thing we want is to put people at risk, especially our older audience. Nobody wants to get sick in this pandemic.”

David Crosby Postponed 2020 Tour Dates (Once rescheduled, tickets will be available here and here)

May 14 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
May 16 – El Cajon, CA – Magnolia Performing Arts Center
May 17 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre
May 19 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
May 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Commonwealth Room
May 22 – Jackson, WY – Center for the Arts
May 24 – Boulder, CO – Chatauqua Auditorium
May 26 – Dallas, TX – Granada
May 27 – Austin, TX – Paramount
May 29 – Memphis, TN – Graceland Guest House
May 30 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou
Jun 01 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Cafe
Jun 02 – Harrisburg, PA – Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts – Sunoco Performance Theater
Jun 08 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
Jun 10 – Northampton, MA – The Academy of Music
Jun 11 – Albany, NY – The Egg Performing Arts Center
Jun 13 – Bar Harbor, ME – Criterion Theater
Jun 14 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot Theater
Jun 16 – Geneva, NY – Smith Opera House
Jun 18 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (Toronto Jazz Fest)
Jun 20 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’ Music Festival
Jun 21 – Westhampton Beach, NY – Westhampton Beach PAC

Graham Nash 2020 Tour Dates (Get tickets here and here)

Jul 08 – Langesund, Norway – Wrightegaarden
Jul 09 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
Jul 11 – Vastervik, Sweden – Visfestivalen Vastervik
Jul 12 – Aarhus, Denmark – Aarhus Jazz Festival
Jul 13 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
Jul 17 – Stuttgart, Germany – Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Jul 23 – San Sebastian, Spain – Jazz Festival
Jul 24 – Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain – El Festival de Porta Ferrada
Jul 26 – Madrid, Spain – Noches del Botanico

Nov 06 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA (was Mar 13)
Nov 07 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA (was Mar 14)
Nov 08 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA (was Mar 17)
Nov 10 – Bilheimer Capitol Theatre – Clearwater, FL (was Mar 19)
Nov 12 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (was Mar 18)
Nov 13 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (was Mar 22)
Nov 14 – Coral Springs Center for the Arts – Coral Springs, FL (was Mar 21)
Nov 16 – CMA Theater – Nashville, TN (was Mar 28)
Nov 17 – Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL (was Mar 25)
Nov 18 – Diana Wortham Theatre – Asheville, NC (was Mar 29)
Nov 20 – Memorial Hall – Cincinnati, OH (was Mar 31)
Nov 21 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO (was Apr 1)
Nov 22 – Blizzard Theatre – Elgin, IL (was Apr 2)

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  1. Bluzrider
    #1 Bluzrider 25 November, 2019, 09:21

    Ego’s, These guys don’t realize that they are running out of time to patch things up and act like mature adults and get over any riffs they have with each other.

    Get over it, and play with each other and the other guys who made you what you are today.

    None of us getting any young, and when one of you guys go, the other one will be sorry for not settling this unneeded feud.

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  2. He Should Be Ashamed
    #2 He Should Be Ashamed 15 March, 2020, 00:25

    This article just blew my mind. This guy has been making music & money since 1965. As a member of The Byrd’s, one of the most successful bands in the mid 60’s, with Crosby, Still, Nash & Young & solo writing & touring on his own up until now. So in 55 years of success, this jerkoff doesn’t have a dollar to his name. I should be so lucky to get all the breaks he’s gotten & if so, I’d be a multi-millionaire by now….just like, Stills, Nash, Young, McGuinn & many others he’s played with. I would tend to guess that he’s spent millions on drugs but next month he’ll lose his house. 25 years ago, this moron was in jail, in Texas, for gun possession. He had no teeth & spent time in prison. Along comes another break….Graham Nash bails him out of jail, gets him new teeth & gives him a new take on life. So David, at close to 80 years of age, this is how it ends. You have no right to preach to your audience thru the words of your music. With all the chances you’ve had, you’re truly a natural born loser. But guess what, you’ll get another break when Graham comes around, the loyal friend that he is, and bails you out of the mess you’ve driven yourself in. With the first 10 grand you make, be smart and buy your own burial ground so you don’t go to a Potters Field. Listen to your own lyrics in “Why”….

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  3. tripichick
    #3 tripichick 15 March, 2020, 00:48

    of course keeping david crosby’s precious meat carcass comfortably housed is more important than preventing the spread of infection to more innocent people.

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  4. Dkin
    #4 Dkin 15 March, 2020, 10:53

    Crosby is a ego maniac, bad mouthed every band mate and cries he has no friends and now no money. really with royalties and sales of Past albums. He made a documentary and cried thru it. Sorry Crosby don’t buy your sad story anymore.

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  5. Zippy
    #5 Zippy 15 March, 2020, 15:19

    Crosby has a net worth of 50 MILLION (look it up) and has a mansion. Give me a break! What a sniveling parasitical egomaniac! If he’s so broke as he claimx he can hit up Phil Collins (who paid for his transplant needed due to his drugs and alcohol abuse) again. Pretty sure your old band mates/ex friends will shaking their heads.

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    • Moondog
      Moondog 26 May, 2020, 06:50

      Sorry Zippy I read where the poor old fella is only worth $5 million. Yes he should be able to afford a comfortable refrigerator box to live in with that measly amount. Lol

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  6. Gdog
    #6 Gdog 15 March, 2020, 21:17

    Crosby has a 40 million net worth!

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  7. JAE
    #7 JAE 16 March, 2020, 12:29

    Without Stills,Nash & Young I have absolutely no desire to pay to see him. Same if Robbie Krieger were to tour or mick jagger. The sum of the parts always more entertaining than the invidiual pieces. IMHO.

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  8. Mitchcumstein69
    #8 Mitchcumstein69 16 March, 2020, 13:35

    Yeah, this guy is a real pos. He’s made millions and pissed it away.

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  9. Ken
    #9 Ken 9 May, 2020, 17:24

    Lighten up ppl. He was probably speaking loosely, and Lord knows Covid 19 has badly impacted the entire entertainment industry.

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