“It’s an honor to have an act of Counting Crows’ stature open the Wellmont Theatre,” said Wellmont booker Anthony Makes, who previously programmed at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and the Chicago Theatre, in a statement. “Bringing a career artist like Counting Crows to such an intimate venue in the New Jersey and New York region makes this a great opening three-night run for us, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them.”
Beginning on September 27, American Express card members will be able to purchase tickets through October 3. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on October 4. In addition, a fan club presale will take place on CountingCrows.com beginning September 27. A special three-day ticket will be available for purchase during the presales and general public on sale.
In March 2008, Counting Crows released their long awaited new thematic, double album, “Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings,” which debuted at number two on the Billboard Top 200. The band has been a huge presence in the music world, from their initial hit single “Mr. Jones” to 2005’s “Accidentally In Love,” which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack and saw the band garner Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.
Artists also booked at the Wellmont Theatre in the following weeks include Matisyahu, Tony Bennett, The Decemberists, Get The Led Out, Al Green, Hanson, B. B. King, Bill Maher, Martin Sexton, John Prine, Steely Dan, Rufus Wainwright, Brian Wilson and Wolf Parade.