David Crosby Gives Disappointing Update About Touring
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 26: David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performs as part of the 27th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 26, 2013 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
David Crosby has restated that he’s “too old” to be on the road for touring anymore.
At age 80, the former Crosby, Stills and Nash icon had recently admitted he doesn’t have the “strength and stamina” to tour. The legend’s last performance was in 2019, when he joined Shawn Colvin on stage for a rendition of the folk group’s 1970 hit “Ohio” in Santa Barbara, California.
In May, Crosby told Colorado’s Golden High School journalism class:
“I’m too old to do it (tour) anymore.
“I don’t have the stamina; I don’t have the strength. I’m not, because I’m 80. It’s because I’m old.
“Being on a bus tour is a daunting task. It’s very hard. It takes it out of you.”
Crosby’s admission came following his medical case with COVID-19. He then recovered, but revealed his battle with the virus had been extremely unpleasant, adding:
“It has been awful. COVID is a very weird disease.
“It makes you feel absolutely freaking awful. It has been thoroughly unpleasant … it’s no fun at all. You want to avoid it, if you possibly can.”
While recently, when a fan asked on Twitter if he has any tours planned, Crosby replied:
“I think I’m too old to tour anymore… sadly.”
Although, we won’t be seeing Crosby on tours, he is determined to keep making music. He once stated:
“Now I’m 80 years old so I’m gonna die fairly soon. That’s how that works. And so I’m trying really hard to crank out as much music as I possibly can, as long as it’s really good … I have another one already in the can waiting.”