Counting Crows Busy With Tour, Album

Roots-rockers work on follow-up to This Desert Life during breaks in fall tour.

It’ll be a long August, September and October for Counting Crows this year — the roots-rockers embark on a 34-date tour even as they continue work on their fourth studio album.

The group will hit clubs, college auditoriums and theaters on the tour, its publicity firm said Wednesday. The outing kicks off August 18 in Englewood, Colorado, and won’t end until a November 7 show “somewhere in Middle America” — Lawrence, Kansas, to be precise.

Counting Crows expect to release the follow-up to 1999′s This Desert Life next spring, according to their publicist. The band plans to write and record songs for the new album during breaks on the tour.

While the group had been working with producer Steve Lillywhite (Dave Matthews Band, U2), its publicist was unable to say whether Lillywhite is still involved with the project.

Counting Crows tour dates, according to their publicity firm:

  • 8/18 – Englewood, CO @ AT&T Broadband World Headquarters
  • 8/21 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete St. Amphitheater
  • 8/22 – Austin, TX @ The Backyard
  • 8/24 – San Marcos, TX @ Southwest Texas University Auditorium
  • 8/25 – Huntsville, TX @ Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum
  • 8/27 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
  • 8/28 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
  • 8/30 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
  • 8/31 – N. Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
  • 9/2 – Virginia Beach, VA @ American Music Festival
  • 9/3 – Davidson, NC @ Belk Arena
  • 9/7 – San Diego, CA @ Street Scene 2000
  • 9/9 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
  • 9/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Pier 30/32
  • 10/6 – Hanover, NH @ Dartmouth College, Leade Arena
  • 10/7 – New Haven, CT @ Yale University, Old Campus
  • 10/10 – Hempstead, NY @ Hofstra University
  • 10/11 – Lewiston, ME @ Bates College
  • 10/13 – Chestertown, MD @ Washington College/LFC Building
  • 10/14 – Allentown, PA @ Muhlenberg College
  • 10/16 – Northampton, MA @ John M. Greene Hall
  • 10/17 – Meadville, PA @ Allegheny College – Wisc Center
  • 10/19 – Wayne, NJ @ William Paterson University Recreational Center
  • 10/20 – Geneseo, NY @ SUNY Geneseo-Kuhl Gym
  • 10/22 – Chestnut Hill, MA @ Conte Forum
  • 10/23 – Mashantucket, CT @ Fox Theatre
  • 10/26 – Utica, NY @ Stanley Performing Arts Center
  • 10/27 – Washington, DC @ George Washington University – Smith Center
  • 10/29 – Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center
  • 10/30 – Bloomington, IN @ IU Auditorium
  • 11/1 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Hill Auditorium
  • 11/4 – East Lansing, MI @ Michigan State University Auditorium
  • 11/6 – Lincoln, NE @ Lied Center
  • 11/7 – Lawrence, KS @ Lied Center