Graham Nash to perform first two solo albums at SOPAC


The cover of Graham Nash’s “Songs for Beginners” album.

Graham Nash has announced plans to perform his first two solo albums in their entirety on a brief, four-city fall tour with his band. And the first two shows will be at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, Sept. 25, and Town Hall in New York, Sept. 27.

Tickets for Town Hall go on sale March 15 at noon through (3/19 Update: SOPAC tickets will go on sale March 29 at noon, with presales beginning March 19 at noon; visit

There will also be shows in Boston and Albany. Nash told Rolling Stone that more shows may be added. “We’re kind of testing the waters here,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of enthusiastic responses from the web about it, so we’ll see.”

The two albums are Songs for Beginners (1971) and Wild Tales (1974). Both albums made Billboard magazine’s Top 40, though Songs for Beginners — featuring singles “Chicago,” “Military Madness” and “I Used to Be a King” — rose to No. 15, while Wild Tales made it only to No. 34.

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (inducted for his work with The Hollies, as well as Crosby, Stills & Nash) told Rolling Stone that he believes Wild Tales didn’t do better because its record company, Atlantic, “never put any energy into promoting it.”

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