Counting Crows Add Shows To Renewed Tour

Schedule puts band mostly in western U.S. for first part of year.

The Counting Crows have tacked on several dates to their U.S. tour after singer Adam Duritz's illness in December forced them to reschedule shows.

The blues-based rock band, which sold out every date on its outing last year and has done so often in the past five years, launched the trek in October in Atlanta. They'll restart the tour Jan. 18 in Minneapolis.

Counting Crows' latest album, This Desert Life (Nov. 2), has already gone platinum. The LP features the single "Hanginaround" (RealAudio excerpt) as well as "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby" (RealAudio excerpt), which the band has been offering for free download at UBL.com and Amazon.com.

A new live CD, By the Time We Got to Woodstock, will be available Thursday on the band's official website (www.countingcrows.com). The album, which will be limited to 1,000 copies, was recorded in July at performances leading up to the Woodstock concert in Rome, N.Y. It features tracks such as "Mr. Jones," "Daylight Fading," "Round Here" and "A Long December."

Counting Crows tour dates:

Jan. 18; Minneapolis, Minn.; Orpheum Theatre

Jan. 20; Chicago, Ill.; Aragon Ballroom

Jan. 21; St. Louis, Mo.; American Theatre

Jan. 23; Houston, Texas; Aerial Theatre

Jan. 25; Dallas, Texas; Bronco Bowl

Jan. 26; Austin, Texas; Coliseum

Jan. 29; San Francisco, Calif.; Warfield Theatre

Jan. 31; Portland, Ore.; Schnitzer Hall

Feb. 2–3; Seattle, Wash.; Moore Theatre