For those who worship all things 60′s and 70′s era, the list of bands and songs to lose ourselves in seems endless. That being said, no true classic rock fan can call themselves that without taking the time to fondly remember Crosby, Stills, and Nash (aka Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young).
CSN took shape in 1968 and, comprising of Stephen Stills, David Crosby, and Graham Nash, all of which have had massive solo successes over the years and had been involved in other successful bands, prior to forming CSN. Neil Young joined in a short time later, changing the name to Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, or simply, CSNY. Young has since departed and only makes scarce appearances with the band.
Recently, the band sat down with Charlie Rose and Erica Hill to discuss their long-spanning careers, their thoughts on the condition of today’s music industry, and to promote their new music. The segments are broken into four videos, which can all be viewed here.
CSN and CSNY, collectively, have released 8 studio albums and are set to release a live DVD, the first live video in more than two decades, on July 17th. Pre-orders are being taken here.
The following statement from the band’s official website says,
“Crosby, Stills, & Nash join forces for their first live performance video in over 2 decades! Filmed during their 2012 tour, CSN 2012 includes many of the trio’s classic hits, some new and unreleased songs, and a rare performance of “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” The disc also includes ‘A Conversation with David, Stephen and Graham,’ plus interviews with their band and crew. A must-have for any CSN fan.”
Video trailer to follow:
Aside from the new DVD, CSN announced an extensive U.S. tour. An excerpt from the band’s website gives the best description:
The CSN U.S. Summer Tour comes on the heels of their Australia/New Zealand and South American tours. Highlights this summer include The Wang Theater in Boston, MA (6/18), Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ (6/26-27), Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park in Alpharetta, GA (7/14), Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN (7/27), Verizon Theatre in Dallas, TX (8/14), Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (8/21), the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA (9/7), and Humphrey’s in San Diego, CA (9/29).
CSN will be donating $1 from each ticket sold on the U.S. Summer Tour to charity. In addition, special benefit seats will be available for purchase through The Guacamole Fund (www.guacfund.org). VIP packages are also available at http://www.crosbystillsnash.com.
The players accompanying Crosby, Stills & Nash on their 2012 tour are: Todd Caldwell(organ), Shane Fontayne (guitar), Steve DiStanislao (drums), Kevin McCormick (bass), and James Raymond (keyboards).
Here are the remaining tour dates. Click the picture on the right to visit the CSN official website.
CROSBY, STILLS & NASH 2012 U.S. DATES
7 – Portsmouth, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion
8 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
11 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
13 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort & Spa
14 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
27 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
28 – Paducah, KY – Carson Center
30 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
31 – Toledo, OH – Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
2 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theater
3 – Chicago, IL – Ravinia Festival
5 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
6 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
8 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater
9 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
11 – Wichita, KS – Hartman Arena
12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
14 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre
15 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
17 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
18 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live
20 – Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino
21 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
23 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
24 – Boise, ID – Idaho Botanic Gardens
4 – Phoenix, AZ – Symphony Hall
7 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
8 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic Auditorium
14 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
22 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
28 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
29 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s
Graham Nash recently collaborated with James Raymond to release a song in support of U.S. army whistle-blower Bradley Manning. View the video and get the MP3 here.
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