David Crosby Might Lose His House Because Of The Coronavirus
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He’s Anxious About His Future
In a new interview with GQ magazine, David Crosby talked about how the coronavirus has affected him as a musician. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more rock acts have canceled or postponed their touring plans. Other than the health scare, he’s also fearful of his livelihood.
When asked how he’s doing, he answered: “Not too good. I’m sitting here waiting for them to cancel all my tours this summer and put me in deep financial trouble.”
It’s an incredibly stressful time for him since cancellation of his shows would mean losing a lot of money. And with that, he might also lose his home. He admitted, “You know they don’t pay us for records anymore, right? So touring is all we got. That’s really the only thing that we can do to make any money. And to lose it is just awful. I may—honest to God—I may lose my home. I don’t know what to do about it, except just try to roll with the punches and keep going. Truthfully, if I lose the tours, I probably will lose my home.”
Most of the dates until April have already been canceled but they haven’t discussed the May shows yet. But should it push through, he’d tour until December so if he loses those scheduled dates too, he’s “going to be in deep shit.”
He partly blames streaming services which “doesn’t pay us any money” and a lot “like you did your gig for a month and they gave you a nickel.” While he thinks buying merch can help, it still won’t be able to make up for the loss of half of his income.