Buffalo Springfield Tour Back On

Singer Richie Furay says they will tour at the first of the year.

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Despite much speculation that Buffalo Springfield had abandoned plans to extend their reunion tour, Richie Furay revealed that the reunited group has booked 30 dates for the beginning of next year. As you remember, they were scheduled to extend their initial six-city tour in the fall, but postponed the dates last month, with very little in the way of explanation. In a video interview with the Denver Post (which you can view below) and a message on his Facebook page, Furay confirmed that the tour was back on, scheduled to begin in early 2012.

“We’re gonna actually go ahead and plan a tour for right after the first of the year,” says the musician. “We’ll be starting in the South, and I’ve been told we’ll do about 30 days when we do those concerts.”

Furay told The Morton Report after the kick-off of their tour on June 1, 2011 in Oakland, California that he was tickled to play with his former bandmates. “It was just like being back at the Whisky,” the infamous Los Angeles club where the then newly formed band played for seven weeks from May 2 to June 18, 1966. “It was like no time had passed at all. There was no awkwardness or anything like that. We just got down to work.”

"After 43 years of laying dormant, here we are playing the songs again!” enthused Furay in the 2:07 clip.

The interview also shows Furay playing with his own group, the Richie Furay Band, which includes his daughter, Jesse Furay Lynch. “I have a pretty big stage on which to stand,” he said. “Not only with my band, the Richie Furay Band, but also with Buffalo Springfield."

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