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.
-- 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.