Counting Crows at Red Rocks

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Darren McCarthy

photo credit: Ted Davis

Adam Duritz of Counting Crows interacted with the crowd early as he introduced the first three bands in the Outlaw Roadshow. Many fans arrived at Red Rocks on August 2nd with rain jackets but the dark clouds left as the first band, Field Report, opened up the night. Next, Tender Mercies played an amazing set on their first night of the tour and Kasey Anderson and the Honkies followed them by wrapping up the opening acts.

Counting Crows opened up by playing “Round Here” from their first album August and Everything After. They played “Untitled (Love Song)” from a collection of covers they released in early 2012 called Underwater Sunshine. Next they played “I Wish I was a Girl” and “Colorblind” from This Desert Life before another cover called “Meet on the Ledge”. Midway through their set they played one of their most loved songs, “Mr. Jones”, before covering one of Anderson’s songs called “Like Teenage Gravity”. Duritz followed beautifully by going solo on the piano and singing the cover “Look at Miss Ohio” and then bringing the band back into his song, “A Long December”. They finished their set as they started with another August and Everything After favorite “Rain King”.

The thunderous applause brought Counting Crows back to the stage quickly and they started the encore with another cover song called “The Ballad of El Goodo” from their latest album. Duritz invited all three of the opening bands on stage and together they sang “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” before finishing the night with “Hanging Around”.

It’s been nearly twenty years since Counting Crows released their first album and they still continue to produce amazing music today, Duritz’s vocals are just as strong and full of emotion as ever and his songs are still popular among the young and old.


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