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CSN 1977 and 1978 Reunion Tours

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CSN 1977 and 1978 tours
Tour by Crosby, Stills & Nash
Start date11 May 1977
End date19 August 1978
Legs3
No. of shows74
Crosby, Stills & Nash concert chronology
  • CSNY 1974
  • CSN 1977 and 1978 tours
  • CSN 1982 Tour

Listen to this concert CSN 1977 and 1978 Reunion Tours or buy cd/DVDs of this concert on amazon These tours were the first tours as the trio of Crosby, Stills & Nash, without Neil Young. They were in support of the 1977 album CSN.

History[edit]

Stills reunited with Crosby & Nash, in late 1976, and after many attempts at reunions during the 70's they managed to record and release an album. The very highly anticipated 1977 album CSN, only their second as a trio after the 1969 debut Crosby, Stills & Nash. They then reunited for successful arena tours in the United States and Canada during 1977 and 1978, their first tour as a trio.[1][2][3][4] During Critical Mass/Wind on The Water a movie backdrop was played showing whales and porpoises being hunted at sea.[5]

Reviews[edit]

Reviews of the shows were positive with Dick Musser reviewing the 1977 Madison Square Garden gig in Billboard magazine "saying only three voices and guitars were needed to send chills up 18,000 spines”.[6] In Cash Box magazine, Chuck Comstock called the 1977 Los Angeles Forum show “a joyous celebration of music and shared emotion with Stephen Stills the stellar standout”.[7]

Tour dates[edit]

Box office information is provided below where available.

Tours[5]
1977 Tour Leg 1
Date City Country Venue Attendance Gross Ref(s)
11 May 1977 South Bend United States Athletic & Convocation Center
2 June 1977 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
3 June 1977
4 June 1977
7 June 1977 Landover Capital Centre 30,012 $240,747 [8]
8 June 1977
10 June 1977 Buffalo War Memorial Stadium 9,424 $75,199 [8]
11 June 1977 Pittsburgh Civic Arena 17,067 $145,070 [8]
13 June 1977 Providence Providence Civic Centre
14 June 1977 Boston Boston Garden
15 June 1977 Hartford Hartford Civic Center 10,300 $94,819 [9]
17 June 1977 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
18 June 1977 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
21 June 1977 New York City Madison Square Garden 18,000 [10]
23 June 1977 Philadelphia Spectrum 27,365 $216,033 [10]
24 June 1977
25 June 1977 Saratoga Saratoga Performing Arts Center
28 June 1977 Los Angeles The Forum 29,516 $262,728 [11]
29 June 1977
30 June 1977 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 10,895 $96,441 [11]
26 August 1977 Houston Six Flags AstroWorld
1977 Tour Leg 2
Date City Country Venue Attendance Gross Ref(s)
18 October 1977 Portland United States Portland Memorial Coliseum 10,513 $87,869 [12]
19 October 1977 Vancouver Canada PNE Coliseum 7,539 $63,606 [12]
20 October 1977 Seattle United States Seattle Center Coliseum
22 October 1977 Oakland Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
23 October 1977
25 October 1977 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
27 October 1977 Denver McNichols Sports Arena 14,264 $125,435 [13]
28 October 1977 Lincoln Pershing Municipal Auditorium 12,445 $104,144 [13]
29 October 1977 Ames Hilton Coliseum
31 October 1977 St. Paul St. Paul Civic Center
1 November 1977 Chicago Chicago Stadium
4 November 1977 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum 14,570 $133,742 [14]
5 November 1977 South Bend Athletic & Convocation Center 12,663 $100,589 [14]
6 November 1977 Lexington Rupp Arena 9,735 $75,611 [14]
9 November 1977 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
10 November 1977 Murfreesboro Murphy Center 8,709 $73,378 [15]
12 November 1977 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
14 November 1977 Atlanta The Omni
15 November 1977 Birmingham Jefferson County Civic Center 7,623 $63,683 [16]
16 November 1977 Mobile Municipal Auditorium
18 November 1977 Jacksonville Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum
19 November 1977 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center
20 November 1977 Miami Sportatorium
22 November 1977 Houston The Summit
23 November 1977 Fort Worth Tarrant County Convention Center
24 November 1977 Oklahoma City The Myriad
1978 Tour
Date City Country Venue Attendance Gross Ref(s)
7 July 1978 Indianapolis United States Market Square Arena 15,979 $122,921 [17]
8 July 1978 Louisville Freedom Hall 15,273 $117,345 [17]
11 July 1978 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theater
12 July 1978
13 July 1978
14 July 1978
15 July 1978 Detroit Masonic Temple
16 July 1978 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium 13,500 $99,631 [18]
17 July 1978 Saratoga Saratoga Performing Arts Centre
18 July 1978 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
20 July 1978 Providence United States Providence Civic Center 13,025 $103,867 [19]
22 July 1978 New York City Madison Square Garden
23 July 1978 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
24 July 1978 Saratoga Springs Saratoga Performing Arts Center
26 July 1978 Pittsburgh Civic Arena Pittsburgh 15,500 $132,000 [20]
28 July 1978 Landover Capital Center
30 July 1978 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
31 July 1978
1 August 1978 Springfield Springfield Civic Center
2 August 1978 Boston Boston Garden 14,300 $133,349 [21]
4 August 1978 Philadelphia Robin Hood Dell West
5 August 1978
6 August 1978 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
8 August 1978 Huntington Huntington Civic Center
9 August 1978 Cleveland Richfield Coliseum
10 August 1978 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum 12,653 $118,299 [22]
Other performances after 1978
Date City Country Venue Attendance Gross Ref(s)
23 September 1979 New York City United States Battery Park "No Nukes"
Madison Square Garden "MUSE Concert"
25 May 1980 Los Angeles United States Hollywood Bowl

Personnel[edit]

As per the liner notes of Allies and No Nukes:

  • David Crosby — vocals, guitars
  • Stephen Stills — vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Graham Nash — vocals, guitars, organ
  • Craig Doerge — Keyboards 1977 tour and 1979 Muse Concert
  • George "Chocolate" Perry — Bass
  • Joe Vitale — Drums
  • Joe Lala — Percussion
  • Kim Bullard — Keyboards 1978 tour
  • Tim Drummond — Bass 1979 Muse Concert only
  • Russ Kunkel — Drums 1979 Muse Concert only

Setlist[edit]

A typical set list for the 1977 tour included the following, although there were substitutions, variations and order switches throughout the tour.

  1. "Pre-Road Dawns" (Nash)
  2. "Love The One You're With" (Stills)
  3. "The Lee Shore" (Crosby)
  4. "Just A Song Before I Go" (Nash)
  5. "Wild Tales" (Nash)
  6. "Shadow Captain" (Crosby)
  7. "Turn Back The Pages" (Stills, Donnie Dacus)
  8. "Suite: Judy Blues Eyes " (Stills)
  9. "Guinevere" (Crosby)
  10. "Helplessly Hoping" (Stills)
  11. "Long Time Gone" (Crosby)
  12. "Our House" (Nash)
  13. "Cathedral" (Nash)
  14. "Crossroad Blues/ You Can't Catch Me"
  15. "Blackbird " (Lennon/McCartney)
  16. "To The Last Whale..." (Crosby, Nash)
  17. "Deja Vu" (Crosby)
  18. "Fair Game" (Stills)
  19. Military Madness" (Nash)
  20. "Carry On" (Stills)
  21. "Wooden Ships" (Crosby , Stills , Kantner )
  22. "Teach Your Children" (Nash)

References[edit]

  1. Herbst, Peter (1977-06-17). "CSN". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  2. Nash, Graham (2016). Wild Tales. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. Crowe, Cameron (1977-06-02). "The Actual, Honest-to-God Reunion of Crosby, Stills and Nash". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  4. Roberts, David (October 28, 2016). Stephen Stills: Change Partners. This Day in Music Books. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. 5.0 5.1 Zimmer, Dave (2008). Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Biography. Da Capo Press. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  6. "Billboard Magzine "Talent In Action" July 9 1977" (PDF).
  7. "Cash Box Magazine Talent In Action 16 July 1977" (PDF).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Box Office Score 25 June 1977" (PDF).
  9. "Box Office Score 2 July 1977" (PDF).
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Box Office Score 9 July 1977" (PDF).
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Box Office Score 16 July 1977" (PDF).
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Box Office Score 5 November 1977" (PDF).
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Box Office Score 12 November 1977" (PDF).
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 "Box Office Score 19 November 1977" (PDF).
  15. "Box Office Score 26 November 1977" (PDF).
  16. "Box Office Score 3 December 1977" (PDF).
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Box Office Score Data 22 July 1978" (PDF).
  18. "Box Office Score Data 29 July 1977" (PDF).
  19. "Box Office Score Data 5 August 1978" (PDF).
  20. "Box Office Score Data 12 August 1978" (PDF).
  21. "Box Office Score Data 19 August 1978" (PDF).
  22. "Box Office Score Data 26 August 1978" (PDF).


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