Crosby, Stills & Nash kick off their five-night run at New York City's Beacon Theatre tonight (October 16th). The "Big Apple" stand closes out the group's 2012 tour dates, which were quickly booked after Neil Young backed out of the Buffalo Springfield reunion tour, freeing up Stephen Stills to team-up again with Graham Nash and David Crosby.

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder was friends with Stephen Stills as a teen and went on to play guitar for Crosby and Nash's band just prior to joining the Eagles. He told us that bot on a musical and personal level, he still CSN: "I think the world of those guys and they've always been great friends and really admired their work professionally and personally for most of my life. Our paths have crossed have crossed numerous times professionally or as friends, as well."

Part of the draw in any CSN show is the band's sprinkling of new music in every show. We asked Graham Nash why their fans have always welcomed hearing music they're unfamiliar with on a nightly basis: "Because they know that that song is going to be about something that they should be interested in. I'm not interested in wasting your time at all. I want every song to be great. Do we make it 100 percent -- of course not. Do we try? Absolutely."

CSN will play New York City's Beacon Theatre on October 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th and 22nd.