Friday, April 1, 2011

Buffalo Springfield again

It ended for Buffalo Springfield on May 5, 1968 at the Long Beach Arena, barely two years after it had begun. With a lineup that included Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina, there was definitely something happening there. But what it was, as the lyrics explained, wasn't exactly clear. Not at the time it wasn't.

"For What It's Worth" -- the band's signature hit -- topped out at No. 7 . "Expecting to Fly" from the self-titled debut album barely cracked the Hot 100 (No. 98). And the cultish "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing" never never sniffed the charts. This was not a singles band. Nevertheless Buffalo Springfield generated three fine albums before its members splintered off to do much grander things.

And now, 43 years later, the band is back for six California shows and an appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee. The lineup will include Young, Stills and Furay, along with bass player Rick Rosas and drummer Joe Vitale.

The schedule:

June 1, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
June 2, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
June 4, Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, CA
June 5, Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, CA
June 7, Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
June 8, Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA
June 11, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

Word is there will be a national tour cranking up in September. Here's hopin' ...


  1. That sure would be something to see. One of the greatest bands ever.

  2. Live video of Mr.Soul From the Buffalo Springfield reunion - Bridge School 2010 Saturday

  3. Must be Karma. Nancy bought me a CSN concert DVD and I popped it in today. Stills does "For What It's Worth." As my son would say, it's ESP...N.

  4. It would be fitting if Neil bailed on the band midway through the "tour."