Counting Crow Crash Lands

Counting Crow Crash Lands

Dec. 4, 1996 — It might not be art, but Adam Duritz is sure suffering for it.

After postponing shows in New Brunswick, Connecticut and New York City to treat a case of sinusitis, Counting Crow’s frontman ran into even more health problems in his return to the stage on Monday night.

As the band played “Angels of the Silences,” the second song of their set at New York’s Beacon Theater, Duritz jumped from the drum rigging, landed awkwardly, and twisted his knee. Duritz was initially diagnosed with a sprained knee, but is still seeing an orthopedic specialist for a more thorough examination.

Apparently a proponent of the theory that the show must go on, Duritz performed two more songs with the band before hobbling off the stage to have his knee wrapped. After a one-song rest, Duritz returned to the stage to finish the Crows’ set, complete
with a four-song encore.

Duritz’s injury will not effect this leg of the band’s tour schedule, which wraps up in Los Angeles on December 21. Counting Crows will then launch the second leg of their U.S. tour on January 20.