Counting Crows on Tour

Anthony Canova The American rock band Counting Crows is looking forward to showing off their new music during a worldwide tour this summer. Adam Duritz, the vocalist for Counting Crows, said that the band is eager to share their new music with fans, having spent most of the fall writing songs in New York and the winter recording music in Berkley, California. It has been seven years since the band has released any new music.

Toad the Wet Sprocket will be joining Counting Crows on the road as a supporting act. Toad the Wet Sprocket released their first album, “Bread and Circus,” 25 years ago and is looking to celebrate the anniversary as well as the release of their latest album, “New Constellation,” while on the tour. “New Constellation is the first album the group has released in 16 years, and they say they are especially honored to be touring with Counting Crows because Duritz is partially responsible for the new album’s creation.

Glen Phillips, lead vocalist and guitarist for Toad the Wet Sprocket, recounted the story by saying that is was Duritz who asked the band to play a few openings at Counting Crow shows after Toad the Wet Sprocket had broken up. The initial tour with Counting Crows, Phillips said, is what got the band back together and encouraged them to start producing music and touring again.

Since entering the music scene in 1993, Counting Crows have sold upwards of 20 million albums worldwide. The tour is scheduled to begin in Tampa, Florida on June 11 and will travel through North America, even stopping at the Borgata Resort’s Events Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 28.

For more information about the upcoming tour, please visit http://www.nj.com/indulge/index.ssf/2014/03/counting_crows_kicking_off_world-wide_tour.html.