The O2 Academy Leeds will be playing host to Counting Crows on Wednesday 5th November as part of the Californian seven-piece’s extensive tour of the UK and the US. With many sold out shows in high profile American venues such as Hollywood’s Hard Rock Hotel and Central Park in New York this is a highly anticipated appearance and one that is proving to excite many fans of the group this side of the Atlantic.
‘August and Everything After’ was the bands debut album, released in 1993, 2 years after Counting Crows initially formed. The album drew them a large amount of attention, particularly from ‘Mr. Jones’, the album’s lead single that was acclaimed by both critics and fans. The release of their first album consequently led to the band winning an MTV Video Music Award for ‘Best New Artist’ as well as gaining high chart positions around the world, most notable a number 1 position in Canada.
The next three albums that Counting Crows went on to release were also well received by the public and featured covers of other reputable artists like Madonna and Travis, not to mention their own original material such as ‘Colourblind’ and ‘Hanginaround’, both of which were featured in the soundtrack for the feature film ‘Cruel Intentions’. Continuing with tours around the globe Counting Crows also appeared on stage with bands like Maroon 5 and The Graham Colton Band.
Taking influence from the likes of R.E.M, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, Counting Crows don a happy yet heartfelt style on music with ever-evident toe tapping melodies. Since their earlier days the group have managed to sell over 20 million album copies around the world and quite recently their track ‘Accidentally In Love’ was fronted by DreamWorks as it was used in the soundtrack to the award winning animation ‘Shrek 2’.
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
Under 25s require ID to purchase alcohol.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times and must buy a balcony ticket.
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