Counting Crows have announced that they will kick off a major worldwide tour this summer with new music, starting in North America. The tour will feature songs from the band’s forthcoming album, their first new material in seven years, scheduled to be released in Fall 2014, along with the band’s extensive catalogue of hit songs. Known as one of the most dynamic live bands performing today, the tour will begin June 11 in Tampa, FL and travel through cities like New York, Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, their hometown of Berkeley, and Las Vegas before wrapping in Los Angeles at the historic Greek Theatre on August 17.
“We spent the fall writing songs in New York, and we spent the winter recording them out in Berkeley. We finished a new album of all new songs, and we’re looking forward to getting out on the road and playing them,” said lead vocalist Adam Duritz. “Come out and see us – we’re excited about this.”
Joining as the tour’s supporting act is Toad The Wet Sprocket, who are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their first LP Bread & Circus along with the release of their most recent LP New Constellation.
“We’re honored to be on the road with Counting Crows on the summer of our 25th anniversary. We recently released New Constellation, our first album in 16 years. Adam Duritz is partially responsible - five years after we broke up, he asked us to reform and play a few shows opening for Counting Crows,” said lead vocalist and guitarist Glen Phillips. “That tour was the first crack in the ice, and now we are back together, touring again with the band that first encouraged us to give it another go.”
The entire tour will run through 2015, with more dates to be announced soon.