Last night, Counting Crows lit up Atlantic City with a stellar show at the Borgata Events Center. The band is currently trekking across North America with Toad The Wet Sprocket as part of The ‘1989’ World Tour. Counting Crows took the stage and wasted no time in unleashing the nostalgia. They opened with one of their signature classics, “Round Here,” and the crowd was instantly captivated. It felt like an encore; that peak moment of euphoria. Then reality set back in, and fans realized an entire evening of this was ahead of them. Through a filter of soft and hazy blue lighting, Counting Crows played a 15-song set that included big hits, fan favorites, and rare gems. They also premiered three brand new tracks for fans off their upcoming new album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, which is due out on September 2 via their new label Capitol Records.
Alternative rock mainstays Counting Crows came onto the scene with their 1993 debut, August and Everything After. The disc included two of their signatude smash hits “Round Here” and “Mr. Jones”. Thanks to those singles, the album made its way to #4 on the Billboard Top 200. The band’s 1999 release This Desert Life also proved to be a massive hit for the band, and included tracks like “Hanginaround”, “Colorblind”, and many more. A covers album came in 2012, and was the last time the Crows set foot in a recording studio until now. Counting Crows’ current summer North American tour leg wraps up on August 17 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Counting Crows will have new music to tour on, as the band will be releasing a brand new studio album – Somewhere Under Wonderland – on September 2. “We spent the fall writing songs in New York, and we spent the winter recording them out in Berkeley. We finished a new album of all new songs, and we’re looking forward to getting out on the road and playing them,” said Counting Crows vocalist Adam Duritz. “Come out and see us – we’re excited about this.” This new record will be first Counting Crows studio effort since 2008’s Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. – by Matt Bishop