David Crosby: “Without concerts you don’t live, Coronavirus will reduce us to the brink”


David Crosby is forcibly imprisoned in his home outside Santa Barbara, California. In addition to the coronavirus it keeps it away from the scenes the block of concerts. Meanwhile, the decision was made by Livenation, which canceled all the shows of the other artists of the gigantic roaster. So Crosby fears that his tour may also be canceled, whose departure is scheduled for May 14 from Santa Barbara, to end after 25 concerts in New York on June 21.

Interviewed by the GQ website on how he is spending these hours, the great American musician launches into a bitter outburst: “I am here on my sofa waiting for them to cancel all my summer tours, not just the one that starts in May, which I am it will create huge financial problems. ”

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The problem, which Crosby has been pointing out for years, is that the record industry, profoundly transformed by the streaming of online music, does not pay enough for the artists, who in recent years have focused everything on live concerts: “Streaming does not pay us, concerts are the only way we have to earn, “says Crosby,” I could risk losing my house, also because I have no savings to count on. Still nobody talks about May but we are almost there, and if you skip the May concert it will be like an avalanche. I plan to play until December: if I lose everything I will find myself in the dust “.

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