Fans of Rock legend David Crosby might not be able to see him jamming out on stage anytime soon … or ever again.
The former Byrds legend – who will turn 81 on August 14 – confirmed as much on Twitter overnight, responding to a fan who’d suggested he announce a new run of tour dates in the near future. “I think I’m too old to tour anymore… sadly,” he wrote.
Crosby’s revelation came during a conversation with the journalism class at Golden High School, led by former Rocky Mountain News music critic Mark Brown. Despite the fact he was talking to a group of teenagers, Crosby was his typically blunt self.
When asked whether he would tour again, the musician was clear. “No,” Crosby replied (as transcribed by Variety). “I’m not, because I’m 80. It’s because I’m old. Being on a bus tour is a daunting task. It’s very hard. It takes it out of you.”
I think I’m too old to tour any more ….sadly https://t.co/1y6dFscymL
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) August 2, 2022
Crosby then retweeted a fan who responded to his announcement. The fan wrote, “At nearly 81, not only am I amazed you have toured as long as you did David, but amazed with quality you deliver time, and time again, and still do! Much respect, and understanding my friend!”
At nearly 81, not only am I amazed you have toured as long as you did David, but amazed with quality you deliver time, and time again, and still do!
Much respect, and understanding my friend!
— M.K.McDaniels (@MKMcDaniels1) August 2, 2022
In a report by New York Post, the outlet noted that in February, Crosby took the stage for the first time since 2019 when he surprised fans during Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s set at a show in Santa Barbara, California.
Crosby performed his former group’s 1970 hit “Ohio.” Afterward, he took to social media to tell fans how great it was to play again, the post added.
“Was soooooooooo goooood to play with people who love it,” Crosby tweeted.
Was soooooooooo goooood to play with people who love it …haven’t played live for a long time ….Jason and that band swing so hard….then he is just sitting there alone singing Cover Me Up and we’re crying https://t.co/ZvtdKk5Abx
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) February 27, 2022
“[H]aven’t played live for a long time … Jason and that band swing so hard … then he is just sitting there alone singing ‘Cover Me Up’ and we’re crying,” he added.
Meanwhile, the music of Crosby, Stills, and Nash is back on Spotify after the musicians initially removed all of their music earlier this year in solidarity with Neil Young.