It has been about twenty-five years since American band Counting Crows was at the apex of their popularity and success. Two and a half decades have gone by and it is like time has stood still for Adam Duritz and his bandmates. Somewhere Under Wonderland is the band’s seventh album and is still filled with music that is dreamy. It is a nice return from a band that played a part in most rock fans catalogue of the nineties.
After forming in 1991 the California band jumped into the forefront of the music world with the release of their album August and Everything After in 1993. The single “Mr. Jones” was a huge hit for them. Part of the band’s modus operandi was to tour continuously and that is exactly what they did for the next couple of years. They toured with the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Cranberries, Midnight Oil, and Bob Dylan. The band paid a price for their success as the drummer left the band and lead singer Adam Duritz suffered a nervous breakdown.
After a small break the band released their follow-up album in 1996 entitled Recovering the Satellites. It was a heavier sound for the band and lots of the subject matter had to do with the band’s adjustment to celebrity. The album contained the hit single, “A Long December”.
Several more album releases occurred in the 90s and several more hit singles including a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”. During the 2000’s the band slowed down and then left their record label. After releasing a couple of albums independently they sig
-Date: May 15, 2015
-Ticket Purchase: www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Price: $59.50 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.
-Opening Act: Twin Forks