After 6 long years, the Counting Crows have finally released a new album - 2008's Saturday Nights, Sunday Mornings. Not surprisingly, this long awaited album is shooting up the charts, and now everyone wants to see the Counting Crows live. Tickets are going fast so don’t wait, get your Counting Crows tickets now!
Although formed in 1991, the Counting Crows did not become widely known until 1994 after the release of their first album, August and Everything After. The upbeat track 'Mr. Jones' held the album in the Top 200 for 93 weeks. After their hit debut album, the Counting Crows released Recovering the Satellites in 1996. By 1999, they had released their third studio album, This Desert Life. Their fourth album, Hard Candy, was released in 2002. The Counting Crows have also released numerous singles over the years, as well as a live two disc set Across the Wire: Live in New York City in 1998.
Singer Adam Duritz and guitarist David Bryson originally formed the group and eventually turned to musicians Matt Malley (bass), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), and Steve Bowman (drums) to complete the group. Steve Bowman left in 1994 and was replaced by Ben Mize.
The Counting Crows rise to stardom began with the release of their debut album in 1993, August and Everything After. With hit songs like 'Mr. Jones', 'Omaha', and 'Round Here', the band was able to show off their incredible talent. The mix of piano, guitar, and moving lyrics throughout the album brought emotions to everyone who listened to it.
The sophomore album, Recovering the Satellites, was propelled to the front of the musical world by the song 'A Long December.' In 1999, This Desert Life was released. The song 'Colorblind' was featured in the movie Cruel Intentions, with Sarah Michelle Gellar (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame), and Ryan Phillipe. 'Hanginaround', another track from this album, was a departure from the normal Counting Crows formula of sadness, and was instead a playful mix of upbeat tracks and happy lyrics.
In 2002, the group released Hard Candy. 'American Girls', the second track on the album, has a faster pace than previous releases and a beat which makes listeners tap their legs along with the beat. Duritz' voice shows a new quality as well, one showing that he continues to grow with each album release.
Most fans hope that the next album will be released soon, because after hearing a collaboration with Vanessa Carlton in a remake of Joni Mitchell's 'Big Yellow Taxi', which was released in 2002 as a single and rose very quickly to the top of the top-40 charts, they know there is much more to come.