Counting Crows to play the House of Blues

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Counting Crows have revealed plans to hit the road this spring in support of their forthcoming album, Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation). The band will perform at the House of Blues in Boston on Wednesday, April 25. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $55 and $75.

Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation), the band’s first new album in over four years, will hit stores on April 10. The 15-track album is comprised solely of cover songs and 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. It marks the band’s first independent release through their own label, Collective Sounds.  Fans can get a taste of the album by downloading the band’s cover of Tender Mercies’ “Mercy”, below.

“My guts are all over these songs,” said frontman Adam Duritz in a recent interview with Billboard.

The upcoming tour fans will get the rare treat of seeing the Counting Crows play in smaller theaters. “We wanted to play more intimate venues to capture the feeling we had making this record,” said Duritz in a press release. “It’s all of us squeezed into a room playing great songs together.”

Following the show in Boston, the Counting Crows will perform at the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut on April 27.

To coincide with release of Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation), the band are accepting Counting Crows covers for a free digital EP release. In partnership with Indaba Music and Guitar Center, the band will select three winning tracks to be promoted on their website and given a signed guitar plus $600 to use at Guitar Center. For more information, go here.

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