Historic Tours: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young kick off the CSNY2K Tour
18 years ago today, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young took the stage of The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan, to kick off their first full tour in more than 25 years.
Since last touring together in 1974, the various members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young had gotten together to perform on a number of occasions. More often than not, it was just CSN, but once in a blue moon, generally for purposes of playing a benefit, you’d see all four of them together. Getting them together on the road for a proper tour, however, wasn’t in the cards, not even when they reunited for the 1988 album AMERICAN DREAM.
That changed in 1999. After Crosby, Stills and Nash found themselves without a record contract and decided to finance their own album, Young entered the studio for a few songs, and he wound up being so impressed that the sessions resulted in a full-fledged CSNY album: LOOKING FORWARD. In turn, the guys decided that it would make financial sense to hit the road together for the first time in 26 years.
Here’s the set list for that first night of the tour, and we’ve also created a playlist featuring all of these songs, so you can feel like you were actually there.
Southern Man (Neil Young song)
Stand and Be Counted
Pre-Road Downs (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
49 Bye-Byes (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
Marrakesh Express (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
Faith in Me
Almost Cut My Hair
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover)
Helplessly Hoping (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young song)
Dream for Him
After the Gold Rush (Neil Young song)
Guinevere (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
Out of Control
Teach Your Children
Love the One You're With (Stephen Stills song)
Long Time Gone (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
Down by the River (Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover)
Dark Star (Crosby, Stills & Nash cover)
Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young song)
Woodstock (Joni Mitchell cover)
Long May You Run (The Stills–Young Band cover)
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