A little over three weeks ago, this little band from the ’60s named Buffalo Springfield played a one-off gig. Only theyre not so little, it was their first show in 42 years, and it was at Neil Youngs musically stacked Bridge School Benefit concert. Just hearing about it surely had the word epic ringing in your brains. Well hold on tight, because it might just be getting even more monumental.
Rumblings have begun to surface of a possible 2011 reunion tour with surviving members Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richard Furay. The first hint came shortly after the benefit show, when Furay said the following to Rolling Stone:
Im never going to say never again. After we digest what happened and let a couple of weeks go by well touch bases again and see how everyone feels and what they want to do. Weve certainly proved we can do this if we want to.Advertisement
Now, Furays manager, David Spero, has confirmed the prospect of a tour to the magazine with one simple sentence. When asked about the possibility, he replied, There are ongoing discussions. Thats just about where it is as of now.
With Young having been heavily rumored for last years Bonnaroo and many fans still crossing their fingers for an appearance at the 10th anniversary edition next year, it doesnt take a giant leap of faith to pile this on top of the heap of potentiality. Keep in mind there has been no word from any member or management of a festival stop on this hypothetical tour, but its still probably a better bet than a Led Zeppelin reunion.
Festival or no, it looks like 2011 may continue the reunion mania that so far has seen the return or potential return of groups like The Glove, The Cars, Garbage, Wu-Tang Clan, Pulp, and even The Monkees. Trend, much? Be sure to keep your browsers on CoS for more information as it becomes available. For now, check below to see Buffalo Springfield performing their classic For What Its Worth for the first time since 1968.