Buffalo Springfield Play ‘Greatest’ Gig at Bonnaroo Festival
Buffalo Springfield played the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn., on Saturday night, and Neil Young called it "the greatest thing we've ever done" at the end of the set. However, according to at least one recap, the set was plagued by sound issues.
The reunited act played songs from all three of their albums, including tunes such as 'On the Way Home,' 'Flying on the Ground Is Wrong' and 'For What It's Worth.' A review by Spinner states that the Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay genuinely looked like they were "having a blast up onstage."
That said, there were complaints that the sound level was too low throughout the set, with several concertgoers shouting things like 'turn up the volume' and 'louder' throughout the gig.
As they had done during their recent California gigs, the band also stepped outside its catalog to treat the Bonnaroo crowd to Young's solo anthem 'Rockin' in the Free World.' "We're lucky to be here with you," Young told the audience at the end of set. "This is the greatest thing we've ever done."
Those fans who weren't at Bonnaroo or at the California shows can catch Buffalo Springfield when they embark on a 30-date fall tour. Dates and venues haven't been revealed as of yet, but will likely be announced soon.
There's also the possibility that the band could record new music. "We haven't discussed, you know, 'Hey, we're going to sit down and we're going to write 10 new songs,'" Furay told the Associated Press before the Bonnaroo show. "Neil's so prolific anyway. Stephen told me the other day he had a song. I've been writing music. So I just think it's obvious that something may transpire like that, it may come to pass."
Watch a Backstage Bonnaroo Interview With Buffalo Springfield's Richie Furay