Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Counting Crows to Play Tuscaloosa Amphitheater June 28

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Counting Crows to Play Tuscaloosa Amphitheater June 28

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TUSCALOOSA | Counting Crows will play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater at 7 p.m. June 28, Red Mountain Entertainment announced Monday morning. The opening acts for the show will be named later.

The Berkeley-born band burst onto the scene in 1993, with infectious, lyrically dense jangle-pop reminiscent of Van Morrison and REM, on its debut album "August and Everything After." That disc's singles "Mr. Jones" and "Round Here" became Top 10 hits, and have been alternative-rock staples since, as did later songs such as "Angels of the Silences," "Hanginaround," "Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)," "Colorblind," "Daylight Fading," "Rain King" and the elegiac "A Long December."

Newer songs such as the band's 2003 cover of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" and the "Shrek 2" cut "Accidentally in Love," from 2004, also became charting radio hits.

Known for long and passionate live shows that included songs by other artists -- such as Bruce Springsteen, U2, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, George Harrison and Warren Zevon -- Counting Crows last month released "Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation)," featuring a collection of covers. …

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