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Counting Crows heading to 'Wonderland'
How do you get to Wonderland? Just ask The Counting Crows. The group is bringing an end to a six-year gap between new, original albums with the expected fall release of "Somewhere Under Wonderland."
Now… we know what you're thinking. Yes, the Crows had an album out in 2012 called "Underwater Sunshine," but it was an album of covers alternately titled "Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation." The band recorded songs by Travis, Dawes, Madonna, Joe Jackson, the Faces, Sordid Humor and others for an eventual release on April 10, 2012. A tour in support of the project followed, including summer 2013 dates with The Wallflowers.
Work began on "Somewhere Under Wionderland" soon after, and now that a release date is near the band is crowing (for lack of a better word) about the new album. Frontman Adam Duritz recently told amNewYork, "The songs (on the album) are written from a completely different perspective. They're a lot more story than confessional. They're very emotional but less personal and confessional. I don't know how to describe it, but it feels a lot different for me."
There are nine tracks on the record, according to Duritz, including an opener that clocks in at 8 1/2 minutes. Lead single "Palisades Park" was released on July 8, 2014 – the band's first single release under Capitol Records. It was promoted by a short film directed by Bill Fishman and filmed in New York City.
Counting Crows is current trekking across North America with Toad The West Sprocket as part of The '1989' World Tour. Those dates wrap in mid-August before the Crows head overseas as part of the EU Tour 2014. They'll play eight shows in the UK before moving on to France, Holland, Germany, Belgium and Italy.
Fans still digging the Crows' live shows (Updated March 28, 2013)
The Counting Crows have hit a bit of a rough patch in the last few years, starting with a split with longtime major label Geffen Records in 2009. The band continued to tour and write new material, but frontman Adam Duritz struggled with mental problems and a prescription drug addiction. He found therapy in solo material, which was released online while various band members also worked on individual projects.
In 2011, Counting Crows turned the corner. First came the long-awaited release of "August and Everything After: Live at Town Hall." The band then returned to the studio to record cover songs and new material, with the intention to release another full-length album. It came in 2012 with the release of "Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation)," which bowed in partnership with Creative Allies on a contest for fans to design both the album cover and layout.
To this day, the Crows are renowned for their energetic live performances. Most concerts not only include extended versions of their songs, but extra verses, impromptu additions and other artists' songs featured in the middle of their own material. They are also one of the only artists to actively encourage the recording and distribution of their lives shows, and host a trading network on their website to enable fans to trade concert recordings.
Counting Crows recently came under fire after canceling several New Zealand tour dates after Duritz came down with an illness. It included one gig where the opening act had already performed, and occurred just hours after Duritz had posted a photograph of himself on Facebook and wrote, "Soundchecking ... hey! My voice works! Sweet."
About Counting Crows
The Counting Crows were formed in 1991 and received fame and recognition with the release of their 1993 album "August and Everything After," which featured the hit song "Mr. Jones." To date the band has sold over 20 million albums. They are most known for their other hits "Hanginaround" and "Big Yellow Taxi," which features Vanessa Carlton. Find Counting Crows tickets at SeatGeek whenever they are on tour.
Counting Crows Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation)||2012|
|August and Everything After: Live at Town Hall||2011|
|Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings||2008|
|iTunes Live From SoHo||2008|
|August and Everything After: Deluxe Edition||2007|
|New Amsterdam: Live at Heineken Music Hall February 4-6, 2003||2006|
|Accidentally in Love||2004|
|Films About Ghosts: The Best of...||2003|
|If I Could Give All My Love (disc 2)||2003|
|Big Yellow Taxi||2003|
|American Girls (disc 2)||2002|
|Big Yellow Taxi||2002|
|Maximum Counting Crows||2001|
|By the Time We Got to Woodstock||2000|
|Face the Promised Land||2000|
|This Desert Life||1999|
|Across a Wire: Live in New York City||1998|
|Daylight Fading (disc 1)||1997|
|A Long December (disc 2)||1996|
|Recovering the Satellites||1996|
|Somewhere in the Middle of America||1995|
|1994-04-28: Children in Bloom: Palladium Theatre, Rome, Italy||1994|
|Adam the Untouchable||1994|
Top 10 Counting Crows Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|3||Accidentally In Love||112,040||35,747|
|5||A Long December||60,471||27,075|
|8||Big Yellow Taxi||52,931||20,576|
|10||Perfect Blue Buildings||29,938||13,975|
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Counting Crows Tour Dates 2015
date city state venue 04/14/2015 Auckland Civic Theatre 04/12/2015 Brisbane Qld The Tivoli 04/10/2015 Sydney New South Wales State Theatre 04/09/2015 Sydney New South Wales State Theatre 04/07/2015 Perth Pkn Perth Concert Hall 04/05/2015 Adelaide SA Festival Theatre 04/04/2015 St Kilda ?? Palais Theatre 03/26/2015 Guadalajara Jal Estadio 3 De Marzo
Counting Crows Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 12/19/2014 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 12/16/2014 Davenport IA Adler Theatre 12/13/2014 Madison WI Orpheum Theatre 12/12/2014 Indianapolis IN Murat Theatre 12/10/2014 Louisville KY Louisville Palace 12/09/2014 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 12/07/2014 Fort Wayne IN Embassy Theatre 12/06/2014 Warren OH Packard Music Hall 12/04/2014 Peoria IL Peoria Civic Center 12/03/2014 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 11/23/2014 Milan CA Alcatraz 11/22/2014 Padova Padua Gran Teatro Geox 11/19/2014 Berlin BE Huxleys Neue Welt 11/16/2014 Cologne NW E-werk Koln 11/14/2014 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 11/13/2014 Paris Ile Le Bataclan 11/11/2014 London London Roundhouse 11/10/2014 London London Roundhouse 11/08/2014 Leicester Leicestershire De Montfort Hall 11/07/2014 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 11/05/2014 Leeds Yorkshire O2 Academy Leeds 11/04/2014 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W O2 Academy Newcastle 11/01/2014 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 08/31/2014 New York NY Irving Plaza 08/17/2014 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 08/15/2014 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 08/13/2014 Portland OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 08/12/2014 Redmond WA Marymoor Park 08/10/2014 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Beach 08/09/2014 Del Mar CA Del Mar Fairgrounds 08/07/2014 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 08/06/2014 Tucson AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater 08/04/2014 Socorro TX Socorro Entertainment Center 08/02/2014 Durant OK Choctaw Event Center 08/01/2014 Catoosa OK The Joint - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa 08/01/2014 Dallas TX House of Blues Dallas 07/30/2014 Austin TX ACL Live At The Moody Theater 07/29/2014 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 07/26/2014 Council Bluffs IA Stir Cove At Harrahs 07/25/2014 Saint Paul MN Myth 07/23/2014 Milwaukee WI Riverside Theatre 07/21/2014 Grand Rapids MI Frederik Meijer Gardens 07/20/2014 Cincinnati OH The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino 07/18/2014 Detroit MI MotorCity Casino Hotel 07/17/2014 Rama ON Casino Rama 07/15/2014 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 07/14/2014 Highland Park IL Ravinia Pavilion 07/05/2014 Vienna VA Wolf Trap 07/02/2014 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 06/30/2014 New York NY Rumsey Playfield - Summerstage - Central Park 06/28/2014 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Music Box 06/27/2014 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 06/25/2014 Raleigh NC Red Hat Amphitheater 06/24/2014 Charlotte NC Uptown Amphitheatre at NC Music Factory 06/22/2014 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 06/20/2014 Robinsonville MS Horseshoe Casino 06/19/2014 Lake Charles LA L'auberge Du Lac Casino And Resort 06/17/2014 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 06/15/2014 Greenville SC Peace Center 06/14/2014 Saint Augustine FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre 06/12/2014 Hollywood FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 03/01/2014 Aspen CO Belly Up Aspen
Counting Crows Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 10/12/2013 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/21/2013 Costa Mesa CA Pacific Amphitheatre 07/20/2013 Las Vegas NV Mandalay Bay Beach 07/18/2013 San Francisco CA America's Cup Pavilion 07/17/2013 Livermore CA Wente Vineyards 07/15/2013 Woodinville WA Chateau Ste Michelle Winery 07/14/2013 Goldendale WA Maryhill Winery 07/10/2013 Winnipeg MB Centennial Concert Hall 07/09/2013 Saint Paul MN Myth 07/07/2013 Chicago IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 07/04/2013 Rochester Hills MI Meadow Brook Music Festival 07/02/2013 Verona NY Turning Stone Casino 06/30/2013 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Music Box 06/28/2013 Buffalo NY Erie Canal Harbor 06/28/2013 Lockport NY Buffalo Place Rocks Canalside 06/27/2013 New York NY Hammerstein Ballroom 06/25/2013 Vienna VA Wolf Trap 06/24/2013 Red Bank NJ Count Basie Theatre 06/21/2013 Mashantucket CT The Mgm Grand At Foxwoods 06/19/2013 Hampton NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 06/18/2013 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 06/15/2013 Big Flats NY Budweiser Summer Stage at Tags 06/14/2013 Farmingville NY Pennysaver Amphitheater 04/26/2013 Glasgow Glg O2 Academy Glasgow 04/25/2013 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 04/23/2013 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 04/22/2013 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 04/20/2013 Bristol Bst Colston Hall 04/19/2013 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 04/17/2013 Antwerpen Vlg Lotto Arena 04/16/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 04/10/2013 Sydney Nsw Sydney Opera House 03/31/2013 Melbourne Vic Hamer Hall 03/30/2013 Melbourne Vic Hamer Hall 03/27/2013 Brisbane Qld QPAC Concert Hall 03/23/2013 Wellington Michael Fowler Centre
Counting Crows Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/25/2012 Anaheim CA City National Grove of Anaheim 11/24/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 11/20/2012 San Francisco CA Nob Hill Masonic Center 11/17/2012 Temecula CA Pechanga Entertainment Center 11/16/2012 Tucson AZ Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater 11/14/2012 Albuquerque NM Kiva Auditorium 11/12/2012 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 11/11/2012 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 11/10/2012 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 11/09/2012 Thackerville OK WinStar World Casino 11/07/2012 New Orleans LA Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts 11/04/2012 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live 11/01/2012 Boca Raton FL Mizner Park Amphitheater 10/28/2012 Charlottesville VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion 10/26/2012 Huntington NY The Paramount 10/25/2012 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 10/23/2012 Port Chester NY The Capitol Theatre 08/16/2012 Boise ID Idaho Botanical Garden 08/07/2012 Bend OR Les Schwab Amphitheater 08/04/2012 Salt Lake City UT The Rail Event Center 08/02/2012 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/31/2012 Kansas City MO Starlight Theatre 07/28/2012 Lincoln NE Pinewood Bowl Theater 07/25/2012 Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Pavilion 07/23/2012 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 07/22/2012 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 07/22/2012 Camden NJ Wiggins Park 07/20/2012 Cohasset MA South Shore Music Circus 07/20/2012 Camden NJ Wiggins Park 07/19/2012 Hyannis MA Cape Cod Melody Tent 07/17/2012 Brooklyn NY Williamsburg Park 07/01/2012 Indianapolis IN The Lawn at White River 06/29/2012 Southaven MS BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove 06/28/2012 Tuscaloosa AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater 06/26/2012 Simpsonville SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park 06/25/2012 Louisville KY Iroquois Amphitheater 06/23/2012 Columbus OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion 06/22/2012 Rochester Hills MI Meadow Brook Music Festival 06/20/2012 Vienna VA Wolf Trap 06/18/2012 Cleveland Heights OH Cain Park 06/16/2012 Sylvania OH Centennial Terrace 06/15/2012 Toronto ON Echo Beach 06/13/2012 Utica NY Saranac Brewery 06/12/2012 Danbury CT Ives Concert Park 06/09/2012 Asbury Park NJ The Stone Pony 05/05/2012 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 05/04/2012 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 05/02/2012 West Palm Beach FL Sunfest 05/02/2012 West Palm Beach FL Sunfest 05/02/2012 West Palm Beach FL Sunfest 05/02/2012 West Palm Beach FL Sunfest 05/02/2012 West Palm Beach FL Washington Mutual Stage - Sunfest 05/01/2012 Jacksonville FL Florida Theatre 04/28/2012 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 04/27/2012 Mashantucket CT The Mgm Grand At Foxwoods 04/25/2012 Boston MA House of Blues Boston 04/24/2012 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 04/22/2012 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 04/21/2012 Minneapolis MN State Theatre 04/19/2012 Denver CO Paramount Theatre 04/17/2012 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia 04/16/2012 Oakland CA Fox Theater 04/14/2012 Portland OR Roseland Theater 04/13/2012 Seattle WA Showbox SoDo 03/10/2012 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall 03/09/2012 San Francisco CA Slims
Counting Crows Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 09/24/2011 Goldendale WA Maryhill Winery 09/22/2011 Puyallup WA Puyallup Fairgrounds 07/24/2011 Paso Robles CA California Mid-State Fair 04/21/2011 Chicago IL House of Blues
Counting Crows Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 08/24/2010 Highland Park IL Ravinia Pavilion 08/23/2010 Council Bluffs IA Mid America Center 08/21/2010 Highland Park IL Ravinia Pavilion 08/18/2010 Montclair NJ Wellmont Theatre 08/17/2010 Montclair NJ Wellmont Theatre 08/14/2010 Hyannis MA Cape Cod Melody Tent 08/13/2010 Mashantucket CT The Mgm Grand At Foxwoods 08/11/2010 Hampton NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 08/09/2010 Vienna VA Wolf Trap 08/07/2010 Portsmouth VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion 08/06/2010 Bethlehem PA Sands Riverplace 08/04/2010 Westbury NY Westbury Music Fair 08/02/2010 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 07/31/2010 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 07/30/2010 Cohasset MA South Shore Music Circus 07/21/2010 Holyoke MA Mountain Park 07/20/2010 West Long Branch NJ MAC at Monmouth 07/18/2010 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 07/15/2010 Cary NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre 07/14/2010 Charlotte NC Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory 07/12/2010 Baltimore MD Pier Six Concert Pavilion 07/11/2010 Glen Allen VA Innsbrook Pavilion 07/09/2010 Rama ON Casino Rama 07/08/2010 Windsor ON The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
Counting Crows Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 09/06/2009 Canandaigua NY Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center 09/05/2009 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 09/03/2009 New York NY Rumsey Playfield - Summerstage - Central Park 08/31/2009 Boston MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 08/29/2009 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 08/28/2009 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 08/26/2009 Red Bank NJ Count Basie Theatre 08/25/2009 New York NY Hammerstein Ballroom 08/21/2009 Charlotte NC Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory 08/20/2009 North Myrtle Beach SC House of Blues Myrtle Beach 08/18/2009 Miami FL Klipsch Amphitheatre At Bayfront Park 08/17/2009 Clearwater FL Ruth Eckerd Hall 08/15/2009 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live 08/14/2009 Saint Augustine FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre 08/12/2009 Atlanta GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre 08/11/2009 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 08/08/2009 Robinsonville MS Harrahs Casino Tunica Event Center 08/07/2009 Orange Beach AL The Wharf 08/06/2009 Biloxi MS Beau Rivage Resort and Casino 08/04/2009 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 08/03/2009 Austin TX Austin Music Hall 08/01/2009 Houston TX Sam Houston Race Park 07/29/2009 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/26/2009 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 07/24/2009 Las Vegas NV Red Rock Casino 07/21/2009 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 07/19/2009 Friant CA Table Mountain Casino 07/17/2009 Goldendale WA Maryhill Winery 07/16/2009 Redmond WA Marymoor Park