Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby will bring his Sky Trails Tour to Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse on Dec. 7, with tickets set to go on sale noon Friday, Aug. 11.
Tickets will cost $52.50-$97.50, with VIP packages going for $259.50-$609.50, at ParkerPlayhouse.com and Ticketmaster.com and by calling 954-462-0222. Tickets also may be purchased at the Parker Playhouse box office, 707 NE Eighth St, noon- 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts box office, 201 SW Fifth Ave., open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-5 p.m. on weekends.
This David Crosby & Friends concert, hosted by the Broward Center and AEG Presents, will find the rock icon intertwining music from recent solo albums “Croz” and “Lighthouse” and the imminent release, “Sky Trails,” along with some of his generation-defining hits. He will be joined by James Raymond on keyboards, Mai Agan on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals.
Willis was an onstage contributor in Crosby’s most recent South Florida show, an exquisite performance on Day 1 of Snarky Puppy’s GroundUP Music Festival at the North Beach Bandshell in February.
Highlights of that evening ranged from the delicate “By the Light of Common Day” from the “Lighthouse” album and his 1971 ballad “Laughing” to a sublime take on his Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young masterpiece “Déjà Vu” to close his set.
In an interview in advance of his GroundUP performance, tipped his hand slightly on “Sky Trails,” which he recorded with his son, James Raymond. The two also worked together on “Croz,” before Crosby hooked up with Michael League of the Grammy-winning jazz band Snarky Puppy to produce “Lighthouse.”
Describing “Sky Trails” as a return to the rock-oriented sound heard on the “Croz” album, Crosby was overjoyed that his creativity has, if anything, gotten stronger as he nears 80.
“I can’t believe that I’ve done three really good records in two years — he said modestly — but I have,” Crosby said, laughing. “[‘Sky Trails’ is] a really good record, and I’m really happy about it.”
For more information on the tour and “Sky Trails,” due for release on Sept. 29, visit DavidCrosby.com.