David Crosby has experienced a variety of health issues in recent years, but when it comes to the current coronavirus scare, he says his main concern is about how it will affect him financially.
When asked how he was doing in a new interview with GQ, the 78-year-old folk-rock legend admitted, “Not too good. I’m sitting here waiting for them to cancel all my tours this summer and put me in deep financial trouble.”
Crosby noted that in the digital era, he and many other artists don’t get paid much for their recordings anymore, “[s]o touring is…really the only thing that we can do to make any money.”
He added, “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.”
Crosby’s 2020 trek currently is scheduled from a May 14 concert in Santa Barbara, California, through a June 21 show in Westhampton Beach, New York, but he tells GQ that he was planning to tour nearly until Christmas.
He laments, “[I]f I lose it all, I’m going to be in deep s***.”
Meanwhile, Crosby’s former band mate Graham Nash has postponed the remainder of his recently launched U.S. spring solo tour, 14 gigs spanning from a March 13 show in Glenside, Pennsylvania, through an April 2 concert in Elgin, Illinois.
Nash says in a statement that he and his concert’s promoters “collectively determined that it is in the best interest of our audience and ourselves to postpone the next few weeks of my tour dates until the present health crisis has abated.”
Two of the dates already have been rescheduled in November.
Here are all of Nash’s postponed concerts:
3/13 — Glenside, PA, (rescheduled for 11/6)
3/14 — Rocky Mount, VA, Harvester Performance Center (rescheduled for 11/7)
3/17 — Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
3/18 — Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
3/19 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall Capitol Theatre
3/21 — Coral Springs, FL, Coral Springs Center for the Arts
3/22 — Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
3/25 — Huntsville, AL, Mars Music Hall
3/27 — Biloxi, MS, Studio A at IP Resort Casino & Spa
3/28 — Nashville, TN, CMA Theater
3/29 — Asheville, NC, Diana Wortham Theatre
3/31 — Cincinnati, OH, Memorial Hall
4/1 — St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
4/2 — Elgin, IL, Blizzard Theatre
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