Buffalo Springfield Tour Pushed Further Back

The latest word on the Buffalo Springfield U.S. tour is that it will no longer be happening in early 2012.

In June the folk rock band played a series of six California shows followed by a set at Bonnaroo Music Festival.

That month Richie Furay said more reunion shows were in the works. A post on his personal blog said a full tour featuring “somewhere near 30 shows” would start in September.

By the end of June Furay had updated his Facebook page to say that the tour had been moved to the beginning of next year. He didn’t elaborate on the reasoning behind the delay, saying, “there’s nothing to speculate about, the tour has simply been moved.”

Now Furay’s manager says that the tour plans have been put on hold yet again.

Rolling Stone reports that the band hopes to return to the stage “sometime later in 2012.”

“This delay happened for a multitude of reasons,” Richie Furay’s manager David Spero told the magazine. “The plan is still to tour next year. There’s not a timeline at this point. Buffalo Springfield is at the top of Neil’s list [of] priorities. It’s just a matter of finding a time that works for everybody.”

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Fox Theater, Oakland, Calif.

Furay, Neil Young and Stephen Stills performed in public for the first time in 42 years when they played Young’s Bridge School Benefit in October 2010. Along with the surviving members of Buffalo Springfield, the show featured drummer Joe Vitale and Young’s longtime bassist Rick Rosas.

Furay has a U.S. tour booked for November. Stills has U.S. gigs scheduled throughout October, followed by a handful of November performances.

As far as Young’s calendar goes, the only dates on his plate appear to be this year’s edition of the Bridge School Benefit Oct. 22-23 in Mountain View, Calif., at the Shoreline Amphitheatre.

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