Counting Crows Take Flight

The Counting Crows will launch a global tour this summer.  Promising new music mixed with selections from their hit-laden catalog, the band will be joined by Toad The Wet Sprocket.

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Showbox SoDo, Seattle, Wash.

Chances are you will hear a few of the new tunes played live before you can buy the studio recordings.  The Counting Crows’ new album isn’t due until the fall, but the band will road test select tracks on the upcoming journey.  The new album will be the band’s first release of new material in seven years.

“We spent the fall writing songs in New York, and we spent the winter recording them out in Berkeley,” Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz said.  “We finished a new album of all new songs and we’re looking forward to getting out on the road and playing them.  Come out and see us – we’re excited about this.”

And the band will give you plenty of opportunities to see them.  The bulk of the tour begins a few weeks after a lone Baltimore gig set for May.  Although the last stop is listed as happening Aug. 17, expect the tour to run through 2015 with more dates to be announced soon.  Here’s the itinerary:

May 16 – Baltimore, Md., Pimlico Race Track
June 11 – Tampa, Fla., David A. Straz Jr. Center For The Performing Arts
June 12 – Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Live
June 14 – Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 15 – Greenville, S.C., Peace Center Concert Hall
June 17 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
June 19 – Lake Charles, La., L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
June 20 – Robinsonville, Miss., Bluesville At Horseshoe Tunica
June 22 – Atlanta, Ga., Chastain Park Amphitheatre
June 24 – Charlotte, N.C., Uptown Amphitheatre At The NC Music Factory
June 25 – Raleigh, N.C., Red Hat Amphitheatre
June 27 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
June 28 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.
June 30 – New York, N.Y., Rumsey Playfield / Central Park (Central Park Summerstage)
July 2 – Boston, Mass., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 5 – Vienna, Va., Filene Center At Wolf Trap
July 12 – Somerset, Ky., Somerset Community College (Master Musicians Festival)
July 14 – Highland Park, Ill., Ravinia Festival At Ravinia Park
July 15 – Columbus, Ohio, The LC Pavilion
July 17 – Rama, Ontario, Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
July 18 – Detroit, Mich., MotorCity Casino Hotel
July 20 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Horseshoe Cincinnati
July 21 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
July 23 – Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
July 25 – Saint Paul, Minn., Myth
July 26 – Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harrah’s Casino – Stir Concert Cove
July 29 – Houston, Texas, Bayou Music Center
July 30 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Aug. 1 – Catoosa, Okla., The Joint @ Hard Rock Casino / Tulsa
Aug. 2 – Durant, Okla., Choctaw Casino Resort
Aug. 6 – Tucson, Ariz., Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre
Aug. 7 – Phoenix, Ariz., Comerica Theatre
Aug. 10 – Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay Beach
Aug. 12 – Redmond, Wash., King County’s Marymoor Park
Aug. 13 – Portland, Ore., Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Aug. 15 – Berkeley, Calif., Greek Theatre
Aug. 17 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre

Toad The Wet Sprocket does not appear May 16, July 12 and Aug. 1.

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