David Crosby reveals Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay will hit the road for first time since 1968 split

Buffalo Springfield

Comeback: Buffalo Springfield

Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay are to tour as Buffalo Springfield for the first time since they split up in 1968.

The news comes from David Crosby, who says he’d love to tie the reunion in with a gathering of his own old band the Byrds – but he knows it can’t happen.

Crosby tells Rolling Stone: “Stephen’s excited. They’re so happy on stage and it’s such a joyful energy.

“Richie really sparked the benefit show they did last year. I think it was a pleasant experience for Neil and Stephen both. So they’re going to go out for at least some dates in the fall. I’d like to go and watch – they’re one of my favourite bands.

“I wish I could throw it in with the Byrds. That would be my dream. Everybody and their uncle would come to see the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield. But it’s not going to happen – Roger McGuinn is pretty adamant about that. He’s very happy being a folk singer.

“You can’t have everything… people in Hell want ice water.”

Crosby doesn’t believe the reunited outfit will record any new music because although all the surviving members are prolific writers, they won’t have the correct material.

Buffalo Springfield’s one-off appearance last year was to benefit the Bridge School in Mountain View, California. The 12-song set featured Joe Vitale and Rick Rosas in place of original drummer Dewey Martin and bassist Bruce Palmer respectively, both of whom have passed away.

Young won his second Grammy award at the weekend, which was his first for his music. He was victorious in the Best Rock Song category for Angry World from last year’s album Le Noise. At the 2010 ceremony his box set won a gong for packaging.

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