COUNTING CROWS TO RELEASE LIVE ALBUM FROM 2012 US TOUR

COUNTING CROWS TO RELEASE LIVE ALBUM FROM 2012 US TOUR

countingcrowsUK fans have had to wait four years to see Counting Crows on stage again, but they’ll hardly be complaining in 2013: to coincide with the much awaited tour, the San Francisco rockers are about to release their newest collection of live songs Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow on 8th April through Cooking Vinyl which will compliment other official live recordings the band has released.

Counting Crows followers are in for a real treat with this collection of audio footage which was recorded on several dates of their North American tour in 2012. The band’s performances have been renown since the early 90s for their energy and uniqueness: no two shows are the same, with Adam Duritz constantly rewriting songs and mixing them up live for an evening always full of surprises. 

“After having one of the best and most adventurous touring years of our career, it’s really satisfying to collect some of the best moments and document them for everyone to hear. I’m glad we didn’t just let the moment pass us by.” Says frontman Adam Duritz.

Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow was recorded and mixed by Shawn Dealey, who worked with the band on their latest studio release Underwater Sunshine. Complete track list as follows:

01 – Girl From the North Country
02 – Round Here 
03 – Untitled (Love Song) 
04 – Four Days 
05 – Hospital 
06 – Carriage 
07 – Start Again 
08 – I Wish I Was A Girl 
09 – Sundays 
10 – Mercury 
11 – Friend of the Devil 
12 – Rain King 
13 – Le Ballet d’Or 
14 – Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes To Hollywood) 
15 – You Ain’t Goin Nowhere 

Counting Crows have sold over 20 million albums, including 5 Top 20 studio albums in the UK (3 of them charting in the Top 10) and all 5 hitting Top 5 on the Billboard 200. The band’s 1993’s debut August and Everything After went platinum seven times, and their first official live release Across A Wire: live in New York City was also platinum in the US and reached n.27 in the UK. 

Their latest studio album, 2012′ Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation), is a collection of more and less known songs ranging from the 1960s to our days; Underwater Sunshine was Counting Crows’ first independent release. 

Counting Crows’ line-up for both the live album and April tour features Adam Duritz (vocals), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), Dan Vickrey (guitar), Jim Bogios (drums), David Immergluck (guitar) and Millard Powers (bass). 

UK dates are:

APRIL 2013    
Date City Venue
Fri 19 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 20 BRISTOL Colston Hall
Mon 22nd LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Wed 23rd LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Thu 25th MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 26th GLASGOW O2 Academy

Tickets are £33.50 adv Reg / £36.50 Bristol / £37.50 London (all subject to booking fee). Online tickets available from www.ticketmaster.co.ukor www.livenation.co.uk .

Lucy Rose is supporting.

 

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COUNTING CROWS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘UNDERWATER SUNSHINE’ (COOKCD561) WILL BE RELEASED APRIL 9th

COUNTING CROWS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘UNDERWATER SUNSHINE’ (COOKCD561) WILL BE RELEASED APRIL 9th

San Francisco rockers Counting Crows have announced their first UK tour in over 4 years. The multi-platinum 7 piece will bring their live show to Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester and Glasgow in April, after touring in Australia and a string of European dates.

“All I could say when I saw the plans for a UK/EU tour was ‘It’s about time” – says Adam Duritz – “It’s hard to explain to fans why bands occasionally let so much time pass between visits. The truth is sometimes life just gets in the way and, before you know it, it’s been a few years. Personally, I’m just glad we’re going back. I have a lot of great memories of past tours. Remembering where we’ve been always gets me excited about where we’re going.”

The tour follows the release in 2012 of Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation), a collection of more and less known songs ranging from the 1960s to our days. Produced by Counting Crows and Shawn Dealey, Underwater Sunshine features tracks written by artists such as Big Star, Gram Parsons, Tender Mercies, Kasey Anderson and The Faces. A new live album will be released to coincide with the dates.

Counting Crows formed in 1991 in the San Francisco Bay area and they have sold over 20 million albums to date. They had 5 Top 20 studio albums in the UK (3 of them charting in the Top 10) and all 5 hitting Top 5 on the Billboard 200. The current line up features Adam Duritz (vocals), David Bryson (guitar), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), Dan Vickrey (guitar), Jim Bogios (drums), David Immergluck (guitar) and Millard Powers (bass).

Widely remembered for their 1993 seven times platinum debut release August And Everything After – including hit single “Mr Jones” – Counting Crows more recently had a US No.1 with “Accidentally In Love”, featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, which was nominated in 2005 for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award. Their most recent studio album, Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings was released to critical and popular acclaim in March 2008 and charted at No. 12 in the UK. 

Dates as follows:

APRIL 2013    
Date City Venue
Fri 19 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 20 BRISTOL Colston Hall
Mon 22nd LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Wed 23rd LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Thu 25th MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 26th GLASGOW O2 Academy

Tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Friday 25th January and are priced at £33.50 adv Reg / £36.50 Bristol / £37.50 London (all subject to booking fee). Online tickets available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk .

Counting Crows will be offering two VIP packages for each show, Early Access and Meet and Greet. They will both include digital download of latest CD, early access to the venue, exclusive merchandise item, and VIP laminate. With Meet and Greet package allowing fans to attend the last 20 minutes of sound check and meet the band. Go to www.livenation.co.uk www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.countingcrows.com for more info.

COUNTING CROWS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘UNDERWATER SUNSHINE’ (COOKCD561) FOR APRIL 9th

COUNTING CROWS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘UNDERWATER SUNSHINE’ (COOKCD561) FOR APRIL 9th

Multi-platinum American rock band, Counting Crows have announced they will be releasing their first new album in over 4 years on 9th April 2012. Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) is a collection of songs, both familiar and obscure, interpreted by one of the most soulful and recognizable bands of the past two decades.

Underwater Sunshine is a testament of a band geek-obsessed with music. “There’s a million great songs written every day that you discover, and wish your friends could appreciate as much as you do,” says singer/songwriter Adam Duritz. “These songs come from bands young and old, stretching from the early 60s to last year. They’re all great and will hopefully be heard by a few more people now.”

Produced by Counting Crows and Shawn Dealey, Underwater Sunshine features tracks written by artists such as Big Star, Gram Parsons, Tender Mercies, Kasey Anderson and The Faces. Each rendition offers an entire spectrum of human emotion, delivered with the conviction and intense honesty the band is known for.

As their first independent release, it was the right time for the Crows to make this album. “If you wonder why we didn’t just write our own record, it’s simply because we wanted to do THIS one,” says Duritz, We now have the creative freedom to release albums like this and offer our fans more music than ever.”

In the spirit of becoming an independent band, the Crows will stream the new album, on demand in its entirety prior to release on radio station websites and other digital partners. They are also giving away a free download of their new song, “Mercy” on www.countingcrows.com

The Crows also gave their fans the opportunity to design their new album package. Just as the band is interpreting songs from others, fans became a part of this unique album by visually interpreting the Crows. The winning designer is working with the band’s creative director to develop the rest of the album layout. The contest was ran by Creative Allies, and is proving to be their most successful contest to date. To find out more, go to: http://creativeallies.com/contests/314-Design-an-Album-Cover-for-Counting-Crows

Counting Crows will also partner with Indaba Music and Guitar Center to launch a contest in search of the best Counting Crows covers. After listening to all submissions, the band will select 3 winning tracks to be awarded various prizes. For further info go to:http://www.indabamusic.com/opportunities/counting-crows-cover-song-contest

Underwater Sunshine track listing: 

1. Untitled (Love Song) by Romany Rye
2. Start Again by Teenage Fanclub
3. Hospital by Coby Brown
4. Mercy by Tender Mercies
5. Meet On The Ledge by Fairport Convention
6. Like Teenage Gravity by Kasey Anderson & The Honkies
7. Amie by Pure Prairie League
8. Coming Around by Travis
9. Ooh La La by The Faces
10. All My Failures by Dawes
11. Return of the Grevious Angel by Gram Parsons
12. Four White Stallions by Tender Mercies
13. Jumping Jesus by Sordid Humor
14. You Ain’t Going Nowhere by Bob Dylan
15. The Ballad of El Goodo by Big Star

Counting Crows hail from the San Francisco Bay area and consist of Adam Duritz (vocals), David Bryson (guitar), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), Dan Vickrey (guitar), Jim Bogios (drums), David Immergluck (guitar) and touring bassist Millard Powers. With over 20 million albums sold worldwide, including 5 Top 20 studio albums in the UK (3 of them charting in the Top 10) and all 5 hitting Top 5 on the Billboard 200, as well as eight Top 5 Singles in the US, Counting Crows success dates back to their 1993 debut release August And Everything After and the hit single “Mr Jones” (UK 28 & US top 5). The band’s most recent accomplishments include a US #1 hit with the song “Accidentally In Love,” which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, as well as nominations in 2005 for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for the track. In 2004 the band released their first ever “Best Of” set Films About Ghosts which featured songs from every phase of the Counting Crow’s recording career and in 2006 a live record was released, *New Amsterdam: Live at Heineken Music Hall 2003, while the band ventured out on a summer tour. Their most recent album, Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings (UK album chart 12) was released to critical and popular acclaim in March 2008