David Crosby Undergoes Heart Surgery, Postpones Solo Concerts

"It seems I am once again a very lucky man," Crosby said in a statement

February 18, 2014 10:25 AM ET
David Crosby
David Crosby performs in New York City.
Bobby Bank/WireImage

David Crosby has postponed the final dates of his solo tour in order to undergo heart surgery. The 72-year-old singer's shows in San Francisco and West Hollywood have been moved to April and he'll make up his Chicago gigs in July, but the singer plans to return onstage when Crosby, Stills and Nash kick off a month-long American tour in Richmond, Virginia on March 4th. "I am very glad that I listened to my doctors and my family," Crosby said in a statement. "It seems I am once again a very lucky man. I'm sorry to have to move the dates, but I promise the music will be good when we do play them."

David Crosby Returns From 20-Year Hiatus With 'Croz' - Album Premiere

According to a statement on Crosby's website, he underwent a cardiac catheterization and angiogram after receiving routine tests last Friday. "The left anterior coronary artery was found to be 90% blocked, and two stents were placed to provide blood flow to his heart muscle," reads the statement. "David is expected to have a full recovery. He did not have a heart attack, though it is certain that had he chosen to ignore his doctor’s urgent recommendation, it would have led to one."

Crosby received a liver transplant in 1994. He also has diabetes, hepatitis C and has survived severe addictions to drugs and alcohol. "If there’s a way to go wrong possible, I did," he told Rolling Stone in August. "I could have ea-si-ly died at so many points in my past. It happened to my friends – Jimi, Janis, Cass. Sometimes I wonder, 'Why me?' I made all the same mistakes everyone else made, and yet all these people that I loved and had immense talent are gone. I tried writing down a list of all them recently, but it was so discouraging that I had to stop."

The singer has spent the past month playing clubs in support of Croz, his first solo album in 20 years. The show features a complete performance of the album in addition to CSN/CSNY classics like "Long time Gone" and "Deja Vu" and Crosby solo gems like "Cowboy Movie."

Here are the rescheduled dates. Crosby announced that all five Troubador shows will be in April, but has yet to announce specific dates.

- 3/16 The Barns at Wolftrap Vienna, VA (previously 2/4)

- 3/25 The Barns at Wolftrap Vienna, VA (previously 2/3)

- TBA The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA (previously 2/23)

- TBA The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA (previously 2/24)

- TBA The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA (previously 2/25)

- TBA The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA (previously 2/26)

- TBA The Troubadour Los Angeles, CA (previously 2/27)

- 4/20 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA (previously 2/20)

- 4/21 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA (previously 2/21)

- 7/20 City Winery Chicago, IL (previously 2/8)

- 7/21 City Winery Chicago, IL (previously 2/9)


To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories


The Commodores | 1984

The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

More Song Stories entries »