15 Legendary Tours That Never Were

The most enticing road shows and residencies that nearly happened, from Guns N' Roses and N.W.A to Lady Gaga and Kanye West

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Buffalo Springfield: U.S. Reunion Tour (2012)
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Buffalo Springfield: U.S. Reunion Tour (2012)

Forty-two years after the mighty Buffalo Springfield dissolved in a haze of ego and business problems, surviving members Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay finally reunited for a triumphant performance at the 2010 Bridge School benefit concerts. They reunited again in 2011 to play six West Coast dates and and perform at Bonnaroo, and Furay announced that they would be undertaking a 30-date North American tour in 2012.

Alas, the ever-fickle Neil Young decided forego further Springfield tours in favor of writing his book Waging Heavy Peace – so instead of getting to see one of the greatest American bands of the 1960s performing such classic songs as "Mr. Soul," "For What It's Worth" and "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing," Springfield fans had to make do with Neil's lengthy printed harangues about the horrors of digital sound quality. "I gotta say we probably lost a little bit of our momentum," said Furay in 2012, after tour plans went down the toilet. "That isn't to say it couldn't be picked up again, but I certainly don't see anything happening this year." Five years on, the likelihood of another Springfield reunion seems slim at best.

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