Crosby, Stills, & Nash have announced a 13-date March swing through North America. The group kicks off the mainly East Coast and Mid-West shows on March 4th at Richmond, Virginia's Carpenter Center, and -- as of now -- winds things down on March 24th at Durham, North Carolina's Durham Performing Arts Center.
Vintage Vinyl News reported that CSN's backing band will once again consist of former Bruce Springsteen axe-man -- guitarist Shane Fontayne, drummer Steve DiStanislao, bassist Kevin McCormick, organist Todd Caldwell, and David Crosby's son, James Raymond on keyboards. CSN will donate $1 for every ticket sold to charity.
One of the mainstays of all of CSN's tours is the inclusion of both new and previously unheard material. We asked Graham Nash why year-after-year, the group's audience has not only put up with -- but actually welcomed -- hearing songs they don't know: "Because they know that that song is going to be about something that they should be interested in. I'm not interested in wasting your time -- at all. I want every song to be great. Do we make it 100 percent? Of course not. Do we try? Absolutely." ;
David Crosby says the sense of brotherhood he shares with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash is evidenced by how they sing together: "There's a kinship there, and you can hear it in how we work with each other, what we do with our voices. It's sort of like aerobatic stunt flyers flying formation, and doing stunts together -- kinda tricky stuff. It's just a bond, a natural bond."
JUST ANNOUNCED: Crosby, Stills, & Nash tour dates (subject to change):
March 4 - Richmond, VA - Carpenter Center
March 5 - Newport News, VA - Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts
March 7 - Charleston, WV - Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
March 8 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre
March 11 - Des Moines, IA - Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
March 12 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
March 14 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
March 15 - Battle Creek, MI - Firekeepers Casino Event Center
March 18 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
March 19 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Embassy Theater
March 21 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
March 22 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
March 24 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center