Multi-platinum ’90s rockers Counting Crows and Live play at Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 10
From a press release:
After more than two decades and 20 million albums sold globally, Counting Crows will celebrate 25 years of making music by hitting the road for a worldwide 25 Years and Counting Tour, starting with a 40+ city trek across North America this summer with multi-platinum alternative rock band Live.
Presented by Live Nation, the tour will begin June 27 and hit major cities like San Diego, Las Vegas, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa, New York, Boston, and Chicago before concluding Sept. 22 in Nashville. It will stop at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on Friday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets, which are $30.10, $40.10, $54.60, $84.60, and $94.60 (processing fees apply), go on sale this Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at hersheyentertainment.com and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.
“The nice thing about having 25 years of music to celebrate and seven studio albums we absolutely love to choose from is that we can play a different show every night,” said Crows vocalist Adam Duritz. “The nice thing about touring with Live is that we get to spend yet another summer with old friends who play great music. We can’t wait!”
Live vocalist and guitarist Ed Kowalczyk, who reunited with the band last year for a tour that included a headlining show at Musikfest in Bethlehem, echoed those sentiments: “Live is beyond excited to get out on the road this summer and play for our fans. We are freshly reunited and performing with a confidence and ferocity that we can’t wait for people to experience. The fact that we will be sharing the stage once again with the incomparable Counting Crows is icing on the cake!”
In addition to celebrating 25 years of music in 2018, Duritz has also launched a new podcast, “Underwater Sunshine” – a series of conversations between noted non-journalist Duritz and his pal, author, and music journalist James Campion about life, music, and whatever comes into their large and incredibly handsome brains. The weekly podcast, published every Monday, currently holds a five-star rating on iTunes.
Counting Crows – Adam Duritz (vocals), Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immergluck (guitar), Millard Powers (bass), and Dan Vickrey (guitar) – have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multi-platinum breakout album “August and Everything After” in 1993. Known for creating unique and innovative concert experiences year after year, Counting Crows is recognized as one of the world’s most preeminent touring live rock bands.
The band released their seventh studio album, “Somewhere Under Wonderland,” in September of 2014, which earned critical acclaim as one of the “band’s best,” scored a Top 10 debut, and was recognized as one of the group’s “stronger works” (USA Today), claiming a spot on Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Songs of the 2014 list with the track “Dislocation.”
Live, the multi-platinum group from York, Pennsylvania – Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion) – have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two No. 1 albums, “Throwing Copper” and “Secret Samadhi”). Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics on rock radio.
“Throwing Copper” produced the band’s biggest single, “Lightning Crashes,” which was No. 1 on Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks. “Throwing” Copper reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums sold, with Rolling Stone honoring the album with placement on their list “1994: The 40 Best Records from Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year.” “Secret Samadhi” (1997) immediately shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum.
The release of the platinum-selling “The Distance to Here” (1999) turned Live into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. Live has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut.
The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on April 6. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of the Giant Center box office, where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour and, at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.
See NEPA Scene’s photos of Live performing at Musikfest at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem last year here.