As reported last week, Counting Crows will be touring this summer with Live and Collective Soul. As if this bill wasn't amazing enough, it was announced this week that Third Eye Blind will join the bands for a select number of shows.
"We got really lucky and talked both Live and Collective Soul into coming along for the summer. We've even got Third Eye Blind hopping on for a few shows," Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz said.
All the bands have a great history together, the first show that Third Eye Blind ever played was opening for Counting Crows at the historic Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco back in May of 1994. Collective Soul toured with the Counting Crows in 1996, while the Crows were out supporting their third album "This Desert Life."
The tour will have a special summertime theme, as the tour will stop mostly at minor league baseball stadiums, which will bring the tour through many college towns.
"I grew up in a college town and I've always loved those kinds of places," Duritz says. "That's why Counting Crows has always done so many tours outside the big cities. I'm definitely a city boy myself. Hell, I live in New York City. But this is a big country and, as much as I love a city, too many bands forget that there's a hell of a lot of America out there that's not New York or Chicago or L.A."
Counting Crows has been at work with producer Gil Norton on its first album since 2002's "Hard Candy" but no release date has yet been announced for the project.
Below are the tour dates for the Live / Counting Crows / Collective Soul tour, Third Eye Blind has not yet confirmed which dates of the tour they will appear at. Tickets will go on sale in June, and according to www.countingcrows.com all children under 12 will be admitted for free.
July 22: Wilmington, Del. (Daniel S. Frawley Stadium)
July 24: Eastlake, Ohio (Classic Park)
July 25: Washington, Pa. (Consol Energy Park)
July 27: Dayton, Ohio (Fifth Third Field)
July 28: Comstock Park, Mich. (Fifth Third Ballpark)
July 31: Erie, Pa. (Jerry Uht Park)
Aug. 1: Buffalo, N.Y. (Dunne Tire Park)
Aug. 3: Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Slugger Field)
Aug. 4: Indianapolis (Victory Field)
Aug. 7: Sauget, Ill. (GCS Ballpark)
Aug. 8: Tulsa, Okla. (Drillers Stadium)
Aug. 10: Sedalia, Mo. (TBA)
Aug. 11: Des Moines, Iowa (Principal Park)
Aug. 14: Aberdeen, Md. (Ripken Stadium)
Aug. 15: Frederick, Md. (Harry Grove Stadium)
Aug. 17: Manchester, N.H. (MerchantsAuto.com Stadium)
Aug. 18: New Britain, Conn. (New Britain Stadium)
Aug. 21: Altoona, Pa. (Blair County Ballpark)
Aug. 22: Lakewood, N.J. (First Energy Park)
Aug. 24: Pawtucket, R.I. (McCoy Stadium)
Aug. 25: Wappingers Falls, N.Y. (Dutchess Stadium)
Aug. 27: Syracuse, N.Y. (TBA)
Aug. 28: Allentown, Pa. (TBA)
Aug. 30: Ft. Wayne, Ind. (Memorial Stadium)
Sept. 1: St. Paul, Minn. (Midway Stadium)
Sept. 2: Fargo, N.D. (Newman Outdoor Field)