Counting Crows, Live Join Forces For Tour

Alternative rock faves Live and Counting Crows have announced plans to hook up for an extensive co-headlining tour, slated to begin on July 28 in Kansas City, Missouri and continue through the end of October.

The frontmen for Counting Crows and Live, Adam Duritz and Ed Kowalczyk, have been friends for the last few years, and the two Los Angeles residents began planning the joint tour earlier this year.

“Live is a great band, and Ed is a good friend,” Duritz said in a statement announcing the pairing. “I think the fact that we come from different musical perspectives will make for a really dynamic evening of music. Both bands are about the music, and we want to open it up for all of our fans.”

“When I heard the song, ‘Angels Of The Silences’ from the Counting Crows, I was totally moved,” Kowalczyk wrote. “About a month after I met Adam Duritz, and we became instant friends. We talked about the fact that we share a lot of fans and that it would be
cool to tour together someday.”

Tickets for most of the shows on the first leg of the Live/Counting Crows tour, including dates from the July 28 opener until the September 3 show in Columbia, Maryland, will go on sale the weekend of April 27.

The second half of the joint outing is still being mapped out. It is tentatively scheduled to kick off on September 12 and will primarily concentrate on cities and venues in the South and West.

The itinerary for the first leg of the Live/Counting Crows tour:

  • 7/28 – Kansas City, MO @ Sandstone Amphitheater
  • 7/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Riverport Amphitheater
  • 7/31 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deer Creek Music Center
  • 8/2 – Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theater
  • 8/3 – Detroit, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theater
  • 8/5 – Chicago, IL @ World Theatre
  • 8/6 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
  • 8/8 – Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheater
  • 8/9 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
  • 8/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ E. Center
  • 8/12 – Scranton, PA @ Montage Mountain
  • 8/14 – Saratoga, NY @ SPAC
  • 8/16 – Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center
  • 8/18 – New York, NY @ Jones Beach
  • 8/22 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 8/23 – Hartford, CT @ Meadows Theatre
  • 8/26 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
  • 8/28 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
  • 8/29 – Montreal, QC @ Molson Center
  • 8/31 – Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
  • 9/2 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Star Lake Pavilion
  • 9/3 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post