Counting Crows make summer plans

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With a new album in the works, Counting Crows have announced plans to embark on a summer tour. The veteran rockers from California will make their way to Massachusetts for a performance at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Wednesday, July 2. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $35 to $65, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation. Toad The Wet Sprocket and Daniel & the Lion will also perform.

“We spent the fall writing songs in New York, and we spent the winter recording them out in Berkeley,” explained lead vocalist Adam Duritz in a press release. “We finished a new album of all new songs, and we’re looking forward to getting out on the road and playing them. Come out and see us – we’re excited about this.”

No official name or release date for the forthcoming album, the band’s first of all new material in over six years, has been announced. The band expects to release it sometime in the fall. Their last offering of all new material was 2008’s Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings. In 2012, Counting Crows released a covers album entitled Underwater Sunshine. The 15-track album features renditions of songs both familiar and obscure, written by such artists as Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, The Faces, Big Star, Kasey Anderson and Teenage Fanclub.

Toad The Wet Sprocket are on the road to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album Bread & Circus along, as well as to promote their brand new album New Constellation. The band’s sixth studio effort and first in 16 years was released last October after a successful crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter. The band credits Duritz for sparking their first reunion in 2002, which years later led to full-time touring and recording the new album.

“Five years after we broke up, he asked us to reform and play a few shows opening for Counting Crows,” said lead vocalist and guitarist Glen Phillips in a press release. “That tour was the first crack in the ice, and now we are back together, touring again with the band that first encouraged us to give it another go.”

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