Counting Crows - London - 11th Nov
Counting Crows - London - Tues 11th Nov - Information
Following a six year gap between albums, California pop-rockers Counting Crows are back. The band, who formed in Berkley, will play London’s Roundhouse on 11th November as part of their all new ‘Somewhere Under Wonderland’ tour. Counting Crows’ new album, the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings’, is due in the autumn. The band will air brand new tracks from it at what is a much-anticipated London return at The Roundhouse.
The Roundhouse show is the last of a run of UK dates that kick off Counting Crows’ European tour. Singer Adam Duritz is looking forward to it. Interviewed recently he said: “Probably the coolest thing about a career like ours is the chance to really see the world. I’ll never forget when we landed in London to start our first European tour, or what it was like to go for a walk in the middle of the night after a show and end up at The Eiffel Tower. European tours are magic. I cannot wait.”
Since forming in 1991, Counting Crows have toured constantly, both in their native America and far beyond. They rose to fame in the wake of their 1994 debut album ‘August and Everything After’, which featured a hit single in ‘Mr. Jones’. Their song ‘Accidentally In Love’ famously popped up on the soundtrack to Shrek 2 in 2004. That resulted in an Oscar nomination to go with 20 million album sales.
‘August and Everything After’ sold 7 million copies, but the pressure of success and touring resulted in a nervous breakdown for Duritz as well as the departure of original drummer Steve Bowman. Counting Crows’ rise to success in 1994 also resulted in a support slot with The Rolling Stones, an opportunity that allowed them hone their live playing with one of the most successful bands of all time. 10 years on, with their stagecraft better than ever, they’re preparing for an electric Roundhouse show.
Counting Crows played only two shows in 1995 though, which allowed Duritz the time to write songs for a new album, the heavier ‘Recovering the Satellites’. ‘This Desert Life’, which features one of the band’s biggest songs in ‘Colourblind’, followed in 1999. 2002’s ‘Hard Candy’, complete with a collaboration with ‘A Thousand Miles’ singer Vanessa Carlton, came next. After a second live album and the Oscar nomination, Counting Crows released ‘Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings’. Extensive touring and solo work has filled the time since then. Now though, Counting Crows are back on the road with new songs. Their fans will be just as excited as Duritz is.
COUNTING CROWS UK TOUR TICKETS
Sat 1st Nov - O2 Academy, Birmingham - BUY TICKETS
Sun 2nd Nov - O2 Academy, Glasgow - BUY TICKETS
Tues 4th Nov - O2 Academy, Newcastle - BUY TICKETS
Sat 8th Nov - De Montford Hall, Leicester - BUY TICKETS
Fri 7th Nov - O2 Apollo, Manchester - BUY TICKETS
Mon 10th Nov - Roundhouse, London - BUY TICKETS
Tues 11th Nov - Roundhouse, London - BUY TICKETS
Terms & Conditions
Latecomers will be admitted throughout and under 16s are to be accompanied, under 14s accompanied and in seated areas only.
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