Counting Crows Rocks ‘For The Love Of Sonoma’

Counting Crows
David Conger
– Counting Crows
at Showbox SoDo in Seattle April 13, 2012

Fires tore through Northern California last month, burning 170,000 acres destroying homes and businesses and killing a reported 40. In response, The Family Coppola, BottleRock Presents and Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center are joining forces to put on a benefit show featuring Counting Crows.

The “For The Love of Sonoma” show will be Nov. 18 at the Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, Calif. It will feature special guest Brett Dennen.

Tickets are on sale now and will all benefit North Bay Fire Relief Fund and NomaGives.

“Nearly all of us who work with BottleRock Napa Valley and BottleRock Presents events live in the North Bay and have been affected by these devastating fires in one way or another,” Dave Graham, the CEO of BottleRock Napa Valley and BottleRock Presents said in a press release. “We felt it was important to also bring music directly to the North Bay to raise both money and the spirits of our friends and neighbors in wine country. We are extremely grateful to all of the musicians, crews, volunteers, our BottleRock staff and all our partners and sponsors who have stepped up to make these benefit concerts possible.”

The wildfires destroyed 5 percent of Santa Rosa, Calif.’s housing and killed more than 40 people, according the Los Angeles Times. In total more than 14,000 homes were at least partial losses and the total damage was at least $3 billion in insured losses, according to the paper.

The benefit show is the only concert Counting Crows currently has on the books. The group recently completed a co-headline tour with matchbox twenty, which reported more than $15 million total gross on the tour and an average of approximately 10,000 tickets per reported show.

The Northern California fires were devastating, but some of the locals recently invited Pollstar staff up to show that the region’s music economy is still in full swing.

For all the latest info on “For The Love of Sonoma,” check out its event page