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Buffalo Springfield reunion will reach Los Angeles, Oakland in June* (Updated)

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Buffalo Springfield is expanding its latter-day reunion from last fall into a limited tour this year that will include several shows in California, including stops June 4 and 5 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

The celebrated group featuring Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay will start its tour June 1 and 2 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, and will make a previously announced appearance June 11 at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tenn.

It’s very likely that more stops will be added, according to sources close to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band.

Update at 4:07 p.m.: True enough, the band's camp has just announced that the tour also will include performances June 7 and 8 at the County Bowl in Santa Barbara.

Buffalo Springfield formed in 1966 in Los Angeles and released only three studio albums before disbanding in 1968. Original members Young, Stills and Furay reconvened last fall for two performances at Young’s annual Bridge School benefit concerts in the Bay Area. Bassist Rick Rosas and drummer Joe Vitale, who will support the surviving members on the reunion tour, filled in at those shows for original Springfield members Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin, who died in 2004 and 2009, respectively.

Tickets go on sale Friday for the Los Angeles shows  and Sunday for the Oakland dates at Ticketmaster.

Related:

Buffalo Springfield just one of two tantalizing reunions slated for Bonnaroo 2011

More Buffalo Springfield reunion gigs on the way?

Buffalo Springfield to reunite for Bridge School benefit

-- Randy Lewis

Photo of reunited Buffalo Springfield (from left): Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Rick Rosas and Neil Young. Not pictured; drummer Joe Vitale. Credit: Ticketmaster.com.

 

 
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Oh.
I was wondering what that sound was.

I have to go to this in Los Angeles.
I think there is a remote chance that Crosby & Nash could show up.
What a piece of history that would be!!

That would take me back to the heyday of CSNY . I saw them several times .
Not quite $276 a ticket! But this will be a once in a lifetime event.

Jimmy Messina joined the group in its latter days. Will he be part of the reunion?

I saw them way back when and as I remember they were great. (Although my memory of those days is kinda foggy) Oh well, would love to see them again and hope they decide to come to the mid-west.

I know he wasn't an original member, but I still think it is unjust not to include Jimmy Messina in the reunion. He was Bruce Palmer's replacement and produced and engineered two of their three albums before going on to found Poco with Richie Furay.

I sis the first interview with them May 2, 1966, saw them in rehearsal April 9, 1966, wrote many PR releases and the liner notes of their first album. I was with them when Neil Young left, and at the performance at the Third Eye in Redondo Beach when he came back, at the Monterrey Pop Festival when David Crosby played withthe band, presaging Crosby Stills and Nash. I was at Richie's wedding, at their first TV show in La Mesa (San Diego) California, and at their taping of the Smothers Brothers Show. I was there at their last performance together in Long Beach May 5, 1968.

Will I be there for this? Mixed emotions. Part of me says yes, but there is a sadness at the loss of both Bruce and then Dewwy which says it never can, never will be the same again.

Will I be there? I just don't know.

I just saw Steven at a kids fundraiser yesterday. He is on it. So, going.

Saw Stephen yesterday doing SJBE at a fundraiser for a highschool for kids into the muse. He was amazing.


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