Crosby, Stills, & Nash, along with Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, will perform a special benefit on October 3rd at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. The concert is designed to help defeat Proposition 32 on the State of California's November election ballot. Both CSN and Morello hope to "increase awareness of the deceptive measure designed to mislead voters and increase corporations' power by gutting important campaign transparency laws."
The press release stated that the event would feature guest speakers, including acclaimed actor/producer/director Edward James Olmos, with an acoustic performance by Morello and CSN closing the show. During set changes, guest speakers will advocate for Proposition 32's defeat.
David Crosby told us that for him, being a songwriter and having a social conscience are one and the same: "Well, y'know, you start out simply seeing something that's dishonest, or wrong, or harmful and saying: 'That's dishonest, or wrong, or harmful.' You start out seeing America shooting its own children and watch Neil Young write 'Ohio' and think, 'Yeah, I wanna be a part of that.' Then you have children of your own and the universe shifts. Humbling and a responsibility that you cannot -- if you are a human being -- you cannot ignore, you cannot sit out."
UPDATED: Crosby, Stills, & Nash tour dates (subject to change):
September 25 - Modesto, CA - Gallo Center For The Arts
September 26 - Carmel, CA For The Benefit Of The Women at Sunset Cultural Center
September 28 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
September 29, 30 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
October 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
October 9 - Syracuse, New York - Carrier Dome (David Crosby only)
October 16, 17, 19, 20, 22 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre