We never lost our love for “Mr. Jones,” but we are certainly excited about new music from Counting Crows and their upcoming Butter Miracle Tour.
Adam Duritz and crew recently released their first new music in seven years, the EP “Butter Miracle, Suite One.” They will hit the road next month to promote the release, and see our faces again after the long absence we all endured.
Counting Crows have been a household name since their 1993 debut, “August and Everything After.” With “Mr. Jones,” “Round Here,” and “Rain King,” they shot up the charts and found a home on MTV. Appearances on SNL and Grammy nominations followed, and after two years of touring, they released their sophomore album, “Recovering the Satellites.” Once again, they found success from singles “Angels of the Silences,” “Daylight Fading,” and especially “A Long December.”
They hit a trifecta with their third album, “This Desert Life.” Radio loved “Hanginaround” and “All My Friends,” and to this day, I will declare “Colorblind” as one of my favorite songs – perhaps due to its perfect appearance in “Cruel Intentions.” Over the years, they have continued to release new music and even scored an Oscar nomination for “Accidentally in Love” from “Shrek 2.” While their 2019 symphony edition of “August and Everything After” was wonderful, we are ready to see them in their usual live band format.
After spending time on the English countryside in 2019 – sans famous dreads and facial hair – Duritz became inspired to write music for the first time in years. He sent the songs to his bandmates and the album was almost complete when the pandemic hit. The band worked through the challenges and released the EP in May 2021. Duritz told Spin, “It’s hard to hold an idea that you’re really passionate about only in your imagination for that long. But when we finally heard it, it was the coolest moment in my career, in a lot of ways. Like, just because there were things in this project that we never got to hear until it was completely done.
The Butter Miracle Tour is covering the entire US, including a stop at the BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach. Special VIP packages are available for their headlining shows and include soundcheck performances, premium seats, autographed lyric sheet, special merch, and even an acoustic guitar.
Grab tickets now and check out the EP “Butter Miracle, Suite One.”
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THE BUTTER MIRACLE TOUR 2021 U.S. TOUR DATES
August 7 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Atlantic City
August 8 Boston, MA Leader Bank Pavilion
August 10 Youngstown, OH Youngstown Foundation
August 12 Franklin, TN FirstBank Amphitheater
August 14 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
August 15 Detroit, MI Meadow Brook Amp
August 17 Indianapolis, IN TCU Amphitheater
August 19 Chicago, IL Ravinia
August 21 Saint Louis, MO Saint Louis Music Park
August 24 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
August 26 Salt Lake City, UT Red Butte Garden
August 28 Spokane, WA Pavilion at Riverfront
August 29 Seattle, WA Marymoor Amphitheater
August 31 Portland, OR Edgefield
September 3 Berkley, CA The Greek Theatre
September 4 Paso Robles, CA Vina Robles Amphitheatre
September 6 Murphys, CA Ironstone Amphitheatre
September 8 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Open Air Theatre
September 11 Redondo Beach, CA BeachLife Festival
September 12 Phoenix, AZ Arizona Federal Theatre
September 15 Austin, TX Moody Amphitheater
September 17 Dallas, TX The Pavilion
September 18 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
September 20 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
September 23 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
September 24 Atlanta, GA Cadence Bank Amp
September 26 Simpsonville, SC CCNB Amphitheatre
September 28 Greensboro, NC White Oak Amphitheatre