Counting Crows Summer Tour

Counting Crows set for major summer tour. Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

The Counting Crows are putting together their own mini-summer

festival along with their pals in The Wallflowers. Scheduled to hit more than

35 cities across the U.S. from July to September, the tour, which finds both

groups graduating to outdoor sheds with capacities ranging from 15-25,000, will

also feature a rotating line-up of up-and-coming opening bands, including

Bettie Serveert, Engine 88, the Gigolo Aunts and That Dog, each of whom will

open the shows for three weeks at a time.

The pairing of the two modern

classic rock bands is more than just marketing savvy, however. Crows singer

Adam Duritz laid down some backing vocals on the Wallflowers' breakthrough hit,

"6th Avenue Heartache," and both bands recently passed the double-platinum mark

for their latest efforts.

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