Chancellor’s promise to build 300,000 new homes a year is on shaky foundations

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first_imgFigures just published by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal that the number of new homes built in England between July and September dropped by 4%, and by 1% year-on-year.The number of new homes started totalled 40,070 during the quarter, and 166,100 year-on-year, although the figures for completions were marginally better, up 2% to 39,250 on a quarterly basis and by 5% on an annual one.But the figures, which include both local authority and private new builds, reveal that the most marked downturn took place in the private market where quarterly starts were down by 6% compared to the previous quarter, and completions down by 2%.The figures also reveal how much the UK is becoming a nation of house dwellers, despite many governments’ attempts to build more ‘high density’ housing.New homesJust after the Millennium flats made up 25% of all new builds and, despite rising to 50% during the mid-noughties, has slumped back to 25% again.Earlier this month Housing minister Alok Sharma (pictured, left) revealed a £25 million fund to help “ambitious local authorities and third sector organisations in areas of high housing plan for new homes and infrastructure”.“Locally-led developments have enormous potential to deliver the scale and quality of housing growth that we need,” he said.“By supporting our local authorities, we will be able to unlock more homes where people want to live.”Read more: 80% of buyer unimpressed by new homes.newbuild starts newbuild completions new homes house building Alok Sharma December 19, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Chancellor’s promise to build 300,000 new homes a year is on shaky foundations previous nextLand & New HomesChancellor’s promise to build 300,000 new homes a year is on shaky foundationsThe number of private-sector built new homes dropped by 6% over the past quarter, the Government’s own figures reveal.Nigel Lewis19th December 20170751 Viewslast_img read more

Weakening ‘no fault’ evictions would lead to exodus of landlords, says Shamplina

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first_imgHome » News » Weakening ‘no fault’ evictions would lead to exodus of landlords, says Shamplina previous nextRegulation & LawWeakening ‘no fault’ evictions would lead to exodus of landlords, says ShamplinaLeading evictions specialist says proposals to withdraw or water down Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions would persuade many landlords to throw in the towel.Nigel Lewis5th February 20191 Comment1,327 Views Banning Section 21 evictions would lead to a rapid exodus of landlords from the private rental sector, specialist Landlord Action has claimed, because so many landlords rely on them to evict tenants in arrears.The company says that over half of the landlords it recently canvassed said they had used a Section 21 eviction notice to eject a tenant in rent arrears because they had no faith in Section 8 notices and the court system that underpins them.“Section 21 gives landlords and mortgage providers the reassurance and flexibility to recover their asset if they need to,” says Landlord Action founder Paul Shamplina (pictured, above).The research by Landlord Action also reveals that just 6.5% of Section 21 evictions were due to landlords wishing to sell up or move back into a property, one of the key arguments put forward by campaign groups such as Generation Rent for banning this kind of eviction.Time consuming“Not only is using Section 8 already more time-consuming, tenants can delay the process further for landlords by counter-claiming,” says Landlord Action founder Paul Shamplina.“In addition, discretionary grounds of Section 8, such as anti-social behaviour, can be extremely difficult for landlords to prove, meaning it has a lower success rate.”He says to abolish Section 21, or even dilute its current use, will require ‘significant reform’ to the Section 8 process to reassure landlords that if they had to use this route for rent arrears, moving back into the property or selling up, there would not be significant delays in the court process.The government recently closed its consultation on reforming redress within the private rented sector including the evictions process.  February 5, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 5th February 2019 at 10:49 amYou mean an additional exodus!. Landlords are already leaving in droves, more tax rises, more bureaucracy, less hassle investments thanks. It’s not as if the courts are even quick is it. I’ll certainly sell all of mine.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

St John’s beats Merton in Norrington

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first_imgSt John’s has trounced Merton in the updated version of the 2009 Norrington Table.The Norrington Table has been revised in October to include the handful of degree results that were under appeal. These amendments have changed the ranking, placing St John’s with a score of 76.51% on top of the table and Merton just behind at 76.43%.Jason Keen, the JCR President of St John’s college commented, “We were incredibly proud of the results John’s achieved this year, so the news that we’ve now gone back to the top of the table for the first time since 2005 really is just the icing on the cake.” He added, “Credit should go to the students and tutors whose hard work made this possible.”last_img

Colleges debate financial support for the UCU strike

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first_imgPolicy motions at New College require a two-thirds majority to pass, and the final results were: In Favour= 52.22%; In Opposition= 28.89%; Abstention= 18.89%. Questions were raised in the meeting about the legitimacy of giving to the UCU strike fund due to the policies of colleges on giving money to outside institutions (such as those with charitable status). The University and Colleges Union are organising and participating in the strikes. The UCU is a trade union which represents those employed in higher education. More information about the UCU strikes can be found here: https://cherwell.org/2020/02/17/ucu-strikes-what-you-need-to-know/ University College and New College, have debated motions in support of the UCU strikes. New College’s JCR narrowly rejected a motion supporting the strikes with amendments pledging to give money to the strike fund, if it was deemed to be a legal donation (dependent on consultation with the Bursar). Univ’s JCR passed the motion to support the strikes. The strikes commenced on Thursday 20th February, and are spread out in three clusters: Cluster 1: Thursday of 5th week – Wednesday of 6th week (4 working days) Cluster 2: Monday of 7th week – Thursday of 7th week (4 working days) Cluster 3: Monday of 8th week – Friday of 8th week (5 working days) center_img This means the union represents casual researchers and teaching staff, “permanent” lecturers, and academic-related professional services staff. Any employee of the university who falls under one of these categories and is a member of the UCU is eligible to participate in the upcoming strikes. The UCU states on their website concerning the strike fund that: “If members vote to take action: those of you earning £30,000 or more will be able to claim up to £50 from the third day onwards; those of you earning below £30,000 will be able to claim up to £75 per day from the second day onwards.” It is unclear how wide-ranging strikes will be this year, and exactly how many lecturers intend to strike. Although all UCU members have the right to strike, whether to strike or not is left to the discretion of the individual. Cherwell understands that approximately 50% of the Oxford UCU branch turned out to vote in the strike ballot. Of those, around 75% voted in favour of action, meaning that around 38% of Oxford UCU members have returned a vote to strike.last_img read more

Ocean City Police Activity Report: Dec. 2-8

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first_imgCalls for Service: 404 Daily Average: 57December 2, 2018: Sunday Calls for service: 49  Stops: 12 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 24 Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted in 4 Fire and 4 EMS callsDisorderly conduct, 2200 block Bay Avenue, at 10:16amDisorderly conduct, 900 block West Avenue, at 10:56amHarassment, 900 block Wesley Avenue, at 3:45pmHarassment, Marine Place, at 5:04pmCDS, 800 block Wesley Avenue, at 10:34pmTheft from motor vehicle, 900 block Central Ave. at 9:52amDecember 3, 2018: Monday  Calls for service: 67Stops:18 Accidents: 2 Property Checks: 23 Alarms:0            The Police Department assisted in 15 Fire and 11 EMS callsMedical emergency, 2000 block Glenwood Dr. at 12:56amCity ordinance, 900 block West Avenue, at 9:11amSuspicious person, 800 block West Avenue, at 10:16amMotor vehicle accident, 100 block Simpson Ave. at 1:39pmMissing person, 5400 block West Avenue, at 2:26pmSuspicious person, 900 block West Avenue, at 3:00pmJuvenile problem, 500 block Atlantic Avenue, at 3:57pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th & Bay Avenue, at 5:02pmWarrant arrest, 1300 block West Avenue, at 7:36pmJuvenile problem, 1300 block Pleasure Avenue, at 8:16pmDecember 4, 2018: TuesdayCalls for service: 60   Stops: 21 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 19 Alarms: 4       The Police Department assisted in 8 Fire and 5 EMS callsMedical emergency, 2400 block Bay Avenue, at 6:00amProperty damage, 3000 block Bay Avenue, at 8:48amMotor vehicle accident, 8th Street & West Ave. at 10:16amJuvenile problem, 500 block Atlantic Avenue, at 10:30amSuspicious person, 500 block Bay Avenue, at 7:47amJuvenile problem, 900 block Simpson Avenue, at 8:10pmDecember 5, 2018: WednesdayCalls for service: 52 Stops: 5 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 29 Alarms: 1 The Police Department assisted in 6 Fire and 5 EMS callsCity ordinance, 100 block 17th Street, at 8:02amProperty check, North Street and Haven Avenue, at 9:51amCitizen assist, 12th & boardwalk, at 8:39amAbandoned vehicle, 500 Bay Avenue, at 11:19amDisabled motor vehicle, 9th Street Bridge, at 2:16pmFound property, 1700 block Simpson Avenue, at 11:54pmDecember 6, 2018: Thursday Calls for service: 82  Stops: 27 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 34 Alarms: 1 The Police Department assisted in 12 Fire and 11 EMS callsMedical emergency, 1100 Central Avenue, at 4:31amAbandoned vehicle, West 17th Street, at 9:07amFraud, Arkansas Avenue, at 10:06amSuspicious person, 3200 block Simpson Avenue, at 1:44pmTheft, 1700 block Central Avenue, at 3:00pmFraud, North Point Road, at 4:19pmDecember 7, 2018: Friday Calls for service: 52 Stops: 10 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 22 Alarms: 2         The Police Department assisted in 9 Fire 6 EMS callsCity ordinance noise, 300 block Wesley Avenue, at 1:12amJuvenile problem, 500 block Atlantic Avenue, at 10:42amHarassment, Roosevelt Boulevard, at 10:57amMotor vehicle accident, Wovern Place, at 2:43pmFall on City property, 900 block Central Avenue, at 6:39pmDWI, 6th Street, at 10:53pmDecember 8, 2018: Saturday Calls for service: 42 Stops: 5 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 23 Alarms: 1      The Police Department assisted in 7 Fire and 7 EMS callsMedical emergency, 400 block Bay Avenue, at 9:07amHarassment, 200 block 15th Street, at 12:22pmJuvenile problem, 2400 block Haven Avenue, at 10:25pmProperty check, Route 52, at 3:49amFound property, 1000 block Asbury Avenue, at 3:45 pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:The Ocean City Police Department reminds residents and visitors of the following safety tips during the holiday shopping season: Place all gifts and packages in the trunk and out of sight, park in well-lighted areas, use credit or debit cards for purchases to avoid carrying large amounts of cash, carry purses and bags close to your body, postpone mail and newspaper delivery while traveling, report suspicious persons or activity and stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. The police department is located at last_img read more

Sweet news for sweets?

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first_imgPatisserie, Danish, Viennoiserie… they’re all interchangeable titles for the same thing, aren’t they? Well, sometimes, but you’d be best advised not to mix them up if you’re doing a category analysis. According to one market analyst’s definition, sales of one of those categories soared nearly 17% last year, while another dropped nearly a third and the remaining one fared pretty solidly.So which one is which and what do any of them mean? Before defining the categories, let’s ramp up the dramatic tension by revealing the winners and losers. Drum roll please…Viennoiserie was the biggest grower through the in-store bakery (ISB) category last year, up nearly 17% year-on-year, boosting the category’s value from £41m to £48m over the year (all data supplied exclusively by Bakehouse/IRI Total Retailers, 52 w/e 27 December 2008).Danish was the solid seller, outperforming the category by a couple of percentage points; it was up 9.7% to £42m, compared with a total ISB sales (not including doughnut sales) average of 7.9% growth. Meanwhile, patisserie sales fell in the in-store bakery category, with sales down nearly a third on last year.Now for the definitions…Danish: Viennoiserie: Patisserie:Plaits (eg maple pecan) Croissant products TartsCrowns Brioche TartletsCoronets Pain au chocolat Fresh cakesCroquantes Pain aux raisins Cake slicesMinis Minis Fondant fanciesSelection packs Torsades (puff Cornflake clustersSwirls pastry twists)Taking each in turn, the Viennoiserie category shot up although it slowed to 4.4% growth in the last four weeks of 2008. Growth in Danish, on the other hand, increased towards the year end. “The Danish category has been fairly traditional in many ways, so we’ve had to come up with exciting products – ways of doing Danish differently,” says Kate Raison, marketing director for Bakehouse, which commissioned the research. “Viennoiserie and Danish are showing growth above the category as a whole, with Viennoiserie in particular showing among the highest rates of growth (in the ISB).”An increase in promotions has played its part, as evidenced by a drop in Danish sales over the Christmas period, when retailers’ focus turned to mince pies. Alternative data on ISB pastries from Nielsen shows that, in the 12 weeks to 3 January, Viennoiserie declined by 6.8% year-on-year – a trend bucked by Morrisons, which saw a huge rise of 156.5% over that period. So what’s accounting for those extra sales?”We offer a rolling programme of good value promotions,” explains Morrisons’ bakery trading manager Andy Clegg. “Nothing ridiculous, but certainly three-for-twos and price cuts. Plus, we’ve got croissants in the pick-and-mix fixture, which is a high traffic area for us. There’s massive growth for us in this area.”While the core products have been the mainstays, Morrisons has populated the fixture with limited-editions, including rhubarb and custard and strawberries and cream-flavoured products, to add a degree of seasonality. Pastries are also handled by a separate cake department, rather than the ISB, so that they can focus on sweet products and the bakery can stick to the bread, says Clegg, while turning over product quickly for freshness. “We’re always looking for innovation, but we’re mindful that we have a core range that sells very well and is priced as an attractive proposition for the customer.”Meanwhile, Bakehouse’s Raison predicts more “twists on existing favourites”, as coffee shops demand ever more differentiated products from the ISB – ones that look as hand-finished as possible but without the complexity. Even the US is moving towards smaller portions, with US bakery exhibitions last year hinting at a “super(down)sizing” of products. “We will continue to see more growth in American-style products and more fresh fruit,” says Raison. “But there may be a trend towards smaller products, as this addresses some health issues.”While heavy promotion of popular favourites has been behind sweet pastry growth in the ISB, Steven Mackintosh, managing director of bake-off supplier Mantinga thinks there is scope to broaden the category’s appeal with new products. “Maple Pecan Danish is one of the most popular pastries consumed in the UK,” he says. “Our challenge, working with the food outlets, is to encourage the consumer to broaden their tastes and to try other pastries.”This view is shared by Délifrance commercial controller Alan Moutter, who has experienced double-digit growth in the category in the last 12 months on Viennoiserie. “While our basic offerings – croissants and pains au chocolat – have experienced consistent sales, we have noticed an increase in demand for our added-value products, including lines with more fruit fillings and a greater butter content in our pastry,” he says. “Mintel’s 2009 Consumer Trends predict 2009 is the year of going back to basics and using escapism to lift the nation’s mood, so while the credit crunch may have impacted on standard purchases, consumers still want and feel they deserve a treat.”So any growth in the category could partly be attributable to more ’treat yourself’ occasions, a switch towards Continental and US-style products, but most of all, promotions and the expansion of retailer convenience store formats featuring bake-off.—-=== Consumer watch: are sweet pastries recession-proof? ===They are, if you go by qualitative research conducted by consumer market research firm, Cambridge Direction (November 2008), which looked at whether the recession would affect consumer spending on sweet pastries. It showed that only a few respondents from four geographically spread focus groups felt they might buy slightly less often in future.Even so, those same people said they were not looking for a cheaper price point, and that sweet pastries were “affordable treats” – a core reason for buying them. Based on four two-hour qualitative group discussions conducted with 32 consumers who bought and ate from a selected list of sweet bakery products (purchased from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose or Marks & Spencer and high street coffee shops), the research showed that while people might tighten the purse strings on spending for family consumption, there was a marked determination not to trade down for self-consumption.Consumers also picked up on the fact that ISB pastries were fresher than those sold in high street coffee shops, because there was no evidence of baking on-site in the cafés. However, while the wider product range of ISBs was recognised, coffee shop varieties were considered to be “more exotic”, such as big American-style products, and commanded a higher price. Even so, premium bakery retail concepts like Paul were perceived to be the freshest outlets.—-=== New products ===== Lemon & cream cheese pastry ==Delice de France is launching a lemon and cream cheese French pastry in February. A rich butter pastry is shaped into a pocket, which holds a lemon curd and cream cheese flavoured filling, and can be decorated or dusted with icing sugar. The product has been added to Delice’s French Pastries range and follows on from its cherry cream pastry.[http://www.delicedefrance.co.uk]== Chocolate swirly Danish ==Bakehouse has tweaked the traditional Danish swirl to bring a new shape to the category – a hand-twisted swirl of flaky Danish pastry, with dark chocolate pieces and a natural vanilla-flavoured filling. The chocolate is 49.9% cocoa solids and the pastry is supplied ready glazed, eliminating the need for hand-glazing.[http://www.bakehouse.co.uk]== Multigrain croissant ==Mantinga has introduced the mini multigrain croissant made from germ-bud flour, containing 11 germinated grains, including spelt, lupin, and red clover, as well as whole linseed, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. The use of germ-bud flour means the product stays fresh longer and improves flavour, says the firm.[http://www.mantinga.co.uk]last_img read more

Speech: A peaceful, secure, prosperous Libya through credible elections

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first_imgThank you very much, Madam President. Thank you to Ambassador Skoog for his briefing. And let me also very much welcome the briefing of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Ghassan Salamé, and also for your report. We fully your work and your efforts, SRSG Salamé, to deliver the UN roadmap.The UK welcomes progress towards national reconciliation through the National Conference process. It is important to do all that we can to support all Libyans to have a stake in the political process. As we have said for some months now, the status quo is not sustainable, so we welcome the efforts to prepare for elections. It is extremely positive that 2.4 million Libyans have now registered to vote reflecting the popular demand for an end to the transition period and eagerness to engage in a democratic political process. Libyans want to break the political impasse and move their country forward. But the Libyan people are suffering because of divisions and disagreements between their leaders. As the UN has set out, there are three elements which need to form part of the political sequence: the constitution, parliamentary elections and presidential elections. It is important to manage that sequencing so that credible elections are delivered and stability is promoted.So before elections can take place, Libya’s leaders must agree to an inclusive political package on the technical, security and political measures needed to ensure that elections will be inclusive, peaceful and that the results will be accepted. As an international community and a Security Council, we need to deliver a single unified message and all national efforts must be in support of, and co-ordinated with, the United Nations.Turning to the economy, we welcome the 2018 budget agreed on 9 May which will allow the government to support vital public services. Libya’s leaders need to work together now to address the suffering of the Libyan people while preparations for elections continue. They urgently need to agree economic reforms, to unify Libya’s economic institutions and to resolve the dispute over the Central Bank Governorship.Finally, turning to security. The lower casualty rates since the start of 2018 are most welcome, but tragedy continues to strike, including the attack on the High National Election Commission on the 2 May claimed by Da’esh. It is a stark reminder that these groups are still working to undermine the democratic process. We in the international community must make a concerted effort to help bolster electoral security arrangements so that the Libyan people can exercise their democratic right without the threat of violence. We recognise that the fighting, particularly in Sebha and Derna, demonstrates deep divisions in Libya. This fighting is increasing the suffering of the Libyan people and being exploited by extremists. And Madam President, whilst talking of exploitation, we still recall the shocking reports of what appeared to be slave auctions run by migrant traffickers. We must take action to signal that traffickers cannot act with impunity; the UK fully supports efforts to do this, including through our sanctions regime.Madam President, 2018 is a crucial year for Libya. It presents a great opportunity to finally deliver what the people of Libya have demanded for so long: a peaceful, secure, prosperous country and an opportunity to have a say in how this is achieved through credible elections. The international community must work together with the United Nations to support Libya’s leaders to deliver. To fail now is to invite more suffering, more wasted opportunities and more threats to all of our peace and security.last_img read more

Keller Williams Hosts “Shut The Folk Up and Listen Tour” In Atlanta [Photos]

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first_imgLoad remaining images Keller Williams and Leo Kottke hosted their Shut the Folk Up and Listen Tour at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, on Friday night, April 7, 2017. The intimate, seated setting allowed for some truly memorable experiences between musicians and fans alike. Kottke and his fingerpicking blues, jazz, and folk music opened up the night, followed by an entertaining performance from Keller.Check out the full gallery below, courtesy of Emily Butler.last_img

The Main Squeeze, Mungion, and More Ruled The World at Canyon Jam Last Night [Videos]

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first_imgCanyon Jam continues tonight with sets from Spafford, Aqueous, Organ Freeman, Cycles, Jus’ Sayin’. The show is just about sold out, so get on those last few tickets here!Here are tonight’s set times:4pm – Doors6pm – 640pm Jus Sayin7pm – 8pm – Cycles830 – 930pm – Organ Freeman10 pm – 11:30pm – Aqueous12am – 2am – Spafford The first-ever Canyon Jam at the iconic Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, CO kicked off last night in fine fashion with The Main Squeeze, Mungion, and Moves at Midnight. Local, Denver-based act Moves at Midnight got the inaugural event started with a jam-heavy, soul-driven set that impressed everybody in attendance. Chicago’s Mungion played an inspired set, despite a major setback that came last week when all of their gear was stolen while in Detroit. The group has some serious chops, with lead guitarist/vocalist Justin Reckamp absolutely slaying the axe that he borrowed from the Squeeze’s Max Newman. Patient, groove-filled jams are proving why eyes need to be locked in on these guys in the near future.Mungion Has Van, Trailer, Gear, Lights, And All Stolen Ahead Of First-Ever Headlining TourThe Main Squeeze has become one of the more polished acts in the jam scene over the last few years. With easily some of the best vocals and frontman swag, Corey Frye is essentially the Freddie Mercury of the jam/funk scene. Ben “Smiley” Silverstein remains funky on the keys, while the rhythm section of Reuben Gingrich (drums) and Rob Walker (bass) hold it down. Newman delivered a TKO on guitar, showcasing an inner metal guitar god that brought out some fervent energy from the crowd. A highlight of the set came when the group did a killer mashup of Tears for Fears‘ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” and Nas feat. Lauryn Hill‘s “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That).” Check out these videos from last night’s performers below:last_img read more

David Crosby & Sky Trails Band Announce Spring Tour

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first_imgDavid Crosby has announced an expansive batch of late-spring tour dates, which will see the singer/songwriter hit the road with his Sky Trails Band throughout May and June.Crosby will be joined by his son James Raymond, who also produced 2017’s Sky Trails album and plays keyboards, along with guitarist Jeff Pevar, bassist Mai Leisz, drummer Steve DiStanislao, and vocalist/keyboardist Michelle Willis. Willis also plays with Crosby in his Lighthouse Band, along with Becca Stevens and Snarky Puppy’s Michael League.David Crosby and Sky Trails Band will open up the tour with a performance at Minneapolis, MN’s Pantages Theatre on May 10th, followed by stops at Milwaukee, WI’s Pabst Theater (5/11); St. Charles, IL’s Arcada Theatre (5/13); St. Louis, MO’s Sheldon Concert Hall (5/15); Nashville, TN’s City Winery (5/16); Brevard, NC’s Brevard Music Center (5/18); Melbourne, FL’s King Center for the Performing Arts (5/20); Fort Lauderdale, FL’s Parker Playhouse (5/21); Clearwater, FL’s Capitol Theatre (5/23); Key West, FL’s Key West Theater (5/24); Atlanta, GA’s Variety Playhouse (5/26); Virginia Beach, VA’s Sandler Center for the Performing Arts (5/29); and Charleston, WV’s Clay Center for Arts & Sciences on May 30th.David Crosby and his band will continue on through the Northeast for the remainder of their tour, with performances at Pennsauken, NJ’s Cooper River Park Twilight Series (6/1); Munhall, PA’s Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead (6/2); Alexandria, VA’s The Birchmere (6/4); Annapolis, MD’s Rams Head On Stage (6/5); Ridgefield, CT’s Ridgefield Playhouse (6/7); Woodstock, NY’s Levon Helm Studios (6/8); Red Bank, NJ’s Count Basie Theatre (6/10); New London, CT’s Garde Arts Center (6/12); Lebanon, NH’s Lebanon Opera House (6/13); Beverly, MA’s Cabot Theater (6/15); and a tour closing show at Bar Harbor, ME’s Criterion Theater on June 16th.Head to David Crosby’s website for ticketing and more information.David Crosby 2019 Tour Dates:May 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Pantages TheatreMay 11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst TheaterMay 13 – St. Charles, IL – The Arcada TheatreMay 15 – St. Louis, MO – Sheldon Concert HallMay 16 – Nashville, TN – City Winery – NashvilleMay 18 – Brevard, NC – Brevard Music CenterMay 20 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing ArtsMay 21 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Parker PlayhouseMay 23 – Clearwater, FL – Capitol TheatreMay 24 – Key West, FL – Key West TheaterMay 26 – Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseMay 29 – Virginia Beach, VA – Sandler Center for the Performing ArtsMay 30 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center for Arts & SciencesJun 1 – Pennsauken, NJ – Cooper River Park – Twilight SeriesJun 2 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of HomesteadJun 4 – Alexandria, VA – The BirchmereJun 5 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On StageJun 7 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield PlayhouseJun 8 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm StudiosJun 10 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie TheatreJun 12 – New London, CT – Garde Arts CenterJun 13 – Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera HouseJun 15 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot TheaterJun 16 – Bar Harbor, ME – Criterion TheaterView All Tour Dateslast_img read more