The Californian seven-piece rock band Counting Crows will be dropping in on the Birmingham O2 Academy on Saturday 1st November to play a very special one off UK show during their extensive tour of the US. The group are currently touring a host of American states, having sold out their shows at Central Park in New York and The Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood amongst many others. Counting Crows visit to the UK for this gig is one that is highly anticipated and one that is exciting many of their fans this side of the Atlantic.
Counting Crows formed in 1991 and after their debut album ‘August and Everything After’ was released in ’93 the band started drawing huge attention, mainly from the albums lead single ‘Mr. Jones’, which was hugely acclaimed by critics and fans, winning the band the ‘Best New Artist’ award at the MTV Video Music Awards and gaining them a number 1 position in the Canadian singles chart, as well as dominating other charts around the world.
Counting Crows next three artist albums were also well received, featuring covers of bands such as Travis and Madonna, as well as their tracks ‘Colourblind’ and ‘Hanginaround’ being used as part of the soundtrack for the feature film ‘Cruel Intentions’. The band continued to tour the US and the rest of the world, appearing with other reputable groups such as The Graham Colton Band and Maroon 5.
Counting Crows takes influence from the likes of Van Morrison, R.E.M and Bob Dylan, regularly producing happy, heartfelt tracks with catchy melodies that never fail to get your toes tapping. Since their first releases, the group have sold over a huge 20 million album copied worldwide, and were recently fronted as their track ‘Accidentally In Love’ was featured in the DreamWorks Animation ‘Shrek 2’.
Counting Crows Tickets are available to purchase from Ticket Arena this Friday at 9am.
Sat 1st Nov - O2 Academy, Birmingham - BUY TICKETS
Sun 2nd Nov - O2 Academy, Glasgow - BUY TICKETS
Tues 4th Nov - O2 Academy, Newcastle - BUY TICKETS
Fri 7th Nov - O2 Apollo, Manchester - BUY TICKETS
Sat 8th Nov - De Montford Hall, Leicester - BUY TICKETS
Mon 10th Nov - Roundhouse, London - BUY TICKETS
Tues 11th Nov - Roundhouse, London - BUY TICKETS
Minimum Age Restriction: 8 years old
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times
Under 25s will require ID in order to purchase alcohol
O2 Academy Birmingham recommend that under 14s do not attend an event in the Stalls standing area.
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