David Crosby was gearing up for a return to touring prior to his unexpected death last Wednesday at the age of 81.
Guitarist Steve Postell, who was going to be in his band, tells Variety, “David didn’t think he was gonna last for years, which he joked about all the time. But there was no sense that we weren’t gonna be able to do this show and these tours.
“We were talking tour buses, and what kind of venues, and the whole team was all back together again — the road manager and tour manager and sound guys — on top of this band we’d put together. There was not even a remote sense that we weren’t about ready to hit the world. And it’s a shame people didn’t get to hear it…
“He was showing us new songs, [saying] ‘What do you think of these lyrics?’ He hadn’t lost the fire. I’d like people to know that he was on it. He was writing, playing, singing his ass off and preparing a fantastic show. That’s what he was doing. He was not lying in a bed for two years, out of it. That’s not what happened at all.”
Crosby, who hadn’t toured since 2019 and had been saying he didn’t think he had the strength or stamina to do it anymore, revealed in December that he was playing with some friends and, “Dare I say it? I think I’m starting yet another band and going back out to play live.”
He had one show on the books, David Crosby and Friends with Bruce Cockburn at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California on February 22nd to celebrate the venue’s 150th anniversary.
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