The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University has announced that tickets are now on sale for the David Crosby & Friends, Sky Trails Tour 2018, hosted inside the Pollak Theatre on June 7, 2018 as a just-announced addition to the 2017-2018 Performing Arts Series.

Presented at 8 p.m., the Thursday event marks the first time back on campus since the summer of 2014, for the singer and songwriter who appeared on Monmouth’s OceanFirst Bank Center stage as part of the legendary trio Crosby, Stills and Nash. For his second time performing at Pollak Theatre (last in 2004), the two-time inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will perform with full band in the recently renovated space that’s hosted numerous performances by his onetime Byrds bandmate Roger McGuinn — as well as an Intimate Evening with Graham Nash in September 2017, and a February encore of the popular tribute show “CSNsongs.”

While he may not have been a “Long Time Gone” from the touring road, the 76-year old Crosby will be embarking upon his most extensive solo excursion in years, with a 20-city itinerary in support of the fall 2017 release “Sky Trails,” his third album of new material in four years and an acclaimed exploration of a jazz-inflected new sound. With the notoriously volatile CSN collaboration currently inactive, the veteran who told Rolling Stone that “the last couple of years have been the densest, longest writing surge I think I’ve ever had” continues to forge new partnerships — recording with his son James Raymond and Brooklyn collective Snarky Puppy; playing dates with the Avett Brothers and Alison Krauss; even guesting with comic actor Harry Shearer in his guise as Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls — and will warm up for the spring tour with some planned sessions for still another all-new album.

With so much new material under his belt, it should come as no surprise that recent sets by David Crosby have been anything but frozen-in-time oldies revues. Devoted fans have been treated to concert experiences that draw from his rich musical history with The Byrds and the various iterations of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; using the inspired new songs to paint a portrait of a constantly evolving artist who keeps his focus on the future — even as he approaches his seventh decade as a working musician in excellent voice. 

Joining Crosby on the Pollak stage will be a five-piece band featuring James Raymond on keys, with the young Estonian bassist Mai Agan, veteran touring guitarist Jeff Pevar, drummer Steve DiStanislao, and keyboardist-vocalist Michelle Willis. 

Tickets for the June 7, 2018 appearance by David Crosby go on sale to the general public Friday, March 2 at 10 AM and are priced at $51 and $66, with a Gold Circle seating option of $81. VIP ticket packages are also available, with details and all reservations through the Monmouth University Box Office at 732-263-6889, or online at