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Farmaid with Lukas and Pegi

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Jason Mraz, Neil Young, Dave Matthews for Farm Aid
Thursday, July 7 2011, 17:28 BST

Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews and Neil Young will be among the headliners of this year’s Farm Aid benefit concert.

This year’s Farm Aid gig will come from Kansas City, Kansas in August and will feature an array of artists that span musical genres.

Young and Matthews will be joined for the show by fellow Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp, as well as Jakob Dylan and country stars Billy Joe Shaver and Jamey Johnson.

Nelson’s son Lukas and his band Promise of the Real will take the stage for the charity gig, as will Young’s wife Peggy and her backing group the Survivors.

Farm Aid was founded in 1985 by Nelson, Young and Mellencamp as a response to Bob Dylan’s on-stage calls for aid to US agriculture works during the famine-relief benefit Live Aid. Dylan, Johnny Cash, Paul Simon and Elton John have all performed at the event in previous years.

The 26th annual Farm Aid concert will kick off on August 13 from the LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City. Tickets are on sale now.

Buffalo Springfield Tour Scheduled for 2012, says Spokesperson

Rick Rosas posted this link on FB:

Buffalo Springfield Tour Scheduled for 2012, Says Spokesperson

Last month, many drove hundreds of miles and waited hours just to see Buffalo Springfield, fresh off a 40-plus-year hiatus, play Bonnaroo. The wait was worth it as Buffalo Springfield — surviving founding members Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young plus bassist Rick Rosas and drummer Joe Vitale — played classic tracks ‘For What It’s Worth’ and ‘Mr. Soul’ like they hadn’t skipped a band practice since 1968, the same year their last studio album, ‘Last Time Around,’ was released. But fans waiting to see Buffalo Springfield on the 30-date fall tour hinted by Furay and Stills earlier this year in a Rolling Stone interview, are going to have to wait a little longer.

On Thursday (June 30), Furay posted a message on his Facebook page informing the tour would not kick off until the beginning of next year. “I’m not going to spend a lot time here with details as you speculate among yourselves,” Furay wrote. “There’s nothing to speculate about, the tour has simply been moved.”

Today (July 1), a spokesperson for the band confirmed to Spinner that the tour was, in fact, still a go: “The Buffalo Springfield tour has been scheduled for 2012. Richie, Stephen and Neil remain incredibly excited about the tour. As soon as routing and dates are confirmed, Buffalo Springfield will announce all details to the public.”

The classic rockers reunited last October at Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit Concert. Since that evening, they have played only half a dozen shows together, including their epic Bonnaroo headlining spot that left thousands of people thirsty for more. Don’t believe us? Just check out footage of the band jamming out to ‘Mr. Soul’ from the fest below.

:: from Spinner.

Buffalo Springfield tour postponed

Earlier this evening, Richie Furay reported on Facebook:

” For those of you getting excited about the Buffalo Springfield fall tour – word has just come to me that it has been moved to the first of next year. I’m not going to spend a lot time here with details as you speculate among yourselves – there’s nothing to speculate about, the tour has simply been moved. ”

So, the 30-dates tour is postponed, and of course we do not speculate…

Buffalo Springfield Plan Extensive Tour After Bonnaroo, Vinyl Reissues and More

A recently reunited Buffalo Springfield put together a short California tour this month, performing in just a few choice theaters, as a practice run for their large-scale comeback appearance at Bonnaroo. But original member Richie Furay revealed on Friday that the group has plans for a more extensive tour this fall, beginning in September. Furthermore, he says, all of the shows are being recorded, leaving the possibility of a live album on the table. As for recording new music in the studio, Furay allows that it’s anyone’s guess — but even that is a possibility.

That said, Buffalo Springfield’s current set — the one they’ll perform at Bonnaroo next weekend — sticks strictly to the band’s popular back catalog, save for a cover of group member Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ as their encore. It’s a back catalog taken from just three albums which, by the way, Furay says will be rereleased on vinyl soon.

“We’re not trying to recreate or make anything different than we are,” Furay told Spinner in a press conference for Bonnaroo on Friday. “We are Buffalo Springfield. We’re not ‘Neil Young and Buffalo Springfield’; we’re not ‘Stephen Stills and Buffalo Springfield’ … This is who we were and we’re just privileged to be here today and to be able to make the same music today as what’s in people’s hearts and minds.”

Speaking of the band’s legacy — they were perhaps second only to the Byrds in terms of their early influence on folk-rock — Furay is aware that Bonnaroo plays largely to a generation born after Buffalo Springfield’s 1966-1968 reign. While he speculates that the younger audience is probably already familiar with members Young and Stills, through their respective careers, some of “these young people are going to go ‘Buffalo what? Buffalo who?'” Furay admits. “They’re going to be surprised. We’re going to reconnect them with … where this all started.”

For Bonnaroo, one might say that where it all started was Woodstock — a  festival that Young and Stills performed at in the group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young but that Furay himself missed while touring elsewhere with his post-Springfield band, Poco. But for a new generation of music fans, Bonnaroo is where its at right now, in this moment — a fact which Furay recognizes by saying that “Bonnaroo is the most significant festival in the country.”

That’s partly due, of course, to its ability to resurrect a band such as Buffalo Springfield. And now, partially prompted by their upcoming performance at Bonnaroo, it’s time for Buffalo Springfield… “Again.”

published on Spinner.com.

Buffalo Springfield fall tour 2011 – 30 dates

30 dates, says Richie Furay.

“Buffalo Springfield to Launch 30-Date Tour This Fall
‘I think this is the fun we thought we were going to have back in the Sixties,’ says Richie Furay”

Rolling Stone reports that.

Richie is the most verbose one of the current tour.

How many days did you guys rehearse?

A solid week. ”

Now that’s a solid statement.

 

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