According to friends and collaborators, the rocker had been practicing with a view to hitting the road this summer.
“David didn’t think he’d last years, which he joked about all the time. But there was no sense that we weren’t going to be able to do this show and these tours,” revealed guitarist Steve Postell, who was ready to be part of the trip, to Variety.
“We were talking about tour buses and what kind of venues, and the whole team was back together — the supervisor and the tour manager and the sound guys — on top of this band we’d put together,” Postell continued. “There wasn’t even a remote sense that we weren’t ready to hit the world. And it’s a shame people didn’t get to hear that.”
The fact that Crosby was preparing to hit the road is notable, given that the rocker had previously insisted that his touring days were over. “I’m too old to do it anymore,” the folk singer declared under one 2022 interview. “I’m too old to do it anymore. I can’t take it. I don’t have the strength.”
Conversely, Postell insisted that Crosby was “practically giddy” to return to the stage. “He showed us new songs, like, ‘What do you think of these lyrics?’ show. That’s what he did. He didn’t lay in a bed for two years, out of it. That’s not what happened at all.”
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