David Crosby was preparing for return to touring prior to his passing last Wednesday at the age of 81.
Guitarist Steve Postell, who was going to be in Crosby’s band, told Variety, "David didn’t think he was gonna last for years, which he joked about all the time. But there was no sense that we weren’t gonna be able to do this show and these tours.”
He added, “We were talking tour buses, and what kind of venues, and the whole team was all back together again — the road manager and tour manager and sound guys — on top of this band we’d put together. There was not even a remote sense that we weren’t about ready to hit the world. And it’s a shame people didn’t get to hear it...”
Postell also said, “He was showing us new songs, [saying] ‘What do you think of these lyrics?’ He hadn’t lost the fire. I’d like people to know that he was on it. He was writing, playing, singing his ass off and preparing a fantastic show. That’s what he was doing. He was not lying in a bed for two years, out of it. That’s not what happened at all.”
Crosby hadn't toured since 2019 and had said he didn't think he had the strength or stamina to do it anymore.
Crosby recently commented on touring. He said, "I love singing man, I really do, so, yeah, it is still a joy for me. The road beats the crap out of me. I have to admit. I'm older, you know, and don't have the stamina that I used to have. So it's hard. But the time that I am spending singing is an absolute joy. Absolute joy."
Crosby tweeted on the day he died, saying "Eleanor Rigby" was the best Beatles song for a rainy day. He also responded to a post about who will and won't go to heaven by saying, "I heard the place is overrated... cloudy."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]