Alternative rock crew Counting Crows will throw a wrench into conventional concert formatting on their upcoming summer outing. The band will hit the road,...

Alternative rock crew Counting Crows will throw a wrench into conventional concert formatting on their upcoming summer outing. The band will hit the road, along with Augustana and Michael Franti & Spearhead, for what it calls the Saturday Night Rebel Rockers Traveling Circus & Medicine Show.

The Crows’ summer itinerary begins June 26 with a performance at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI, and is scheduled through September 6 at CMAC in Canandaigua, NY. Michael Franti & Spearhead officially join the “Traveling Circus” on July 19 at Table Mountain Casino in Friant, CA, and Augustana will appear intermittently starting June 29 at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in Columbus, OH.

Though Counting Crows are technically headliners for the summer-long event, all three bands and unannounced “special guests” will recieve about the same amount of stage time. Crows frontman Adam Duritz explained on the band’s official Web site, “We’re going to start every show with everyone onstage playing together. I’m not sure what’s going to happen next….”

After toying with a few complex formatting ideas for the tour, Duritz simply concluded, “It’s going to be a show. One show. Not three bands playing separate sets, although everyone will play sets on their own. This is going to be one big circus of a show with an intermission in the middle and lots of collaboration on either side of that.”


Counting Crows are touring behind their fifth studio album, “Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings,” released in March 2008. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, making it the band’s highest peak since 1996’s “Recovering the Satellites” topped the charts.

Counting Crows itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

June 26Milwaukee, WISummerfest @ Marcus Amphitheater
June 27Chicago, ILTaste of Chicago @ Petrillo Band Shell
June 29Columbus, OHLifestyle Communities Pavilion
July 1Muskegon, MIMuskegon Summer Celebration @ Heritage Landing
July 3St. Louis, MOLive on the Levee @ St. Louis Riverfront
July 4Sioux City, IASaturday In The Park Festival @ Grandview Bandshell
July 6Cincinnati, OHPNC Pavilion at Riverbend
July 8Rochester, MIMeadow Brook Music Festival
July 9Sarnia, ONSarnia Bayfest @ Centennial Park
July 11Minneapolis, MNBasilica Block Party @ Basilica St. Mary
July 16Redmond, WAMarymoor Amphitheatre
July 17Goldendale, WAMaryhill Winery Amphitheater
July 19Friant, CATable Mountain Casino
July 21Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
July 26Berkeley, CAGreek Theatre
July 29Morrison, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre
August 1Houston, TXThe Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park
August 3Austin, TXAustin Music Hall
August 4Grand Prairie, TXNokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
August 6Biloxi, MSBeau Rivage Resort & Casino
August 7Orange Beach, ALAmphitheater at the Wharf
August 8Robinsonville, MSHarrah’s Event Center at Harrah’s Casino Tunica
August 11Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
August 12Atlanta, GAChastain Park Amphitheatre
August 14St. Augustine, FLSt. Augustine Amphitheatre
August 15Orlando, FLHard Rock Live
August 17Clearwater, FLRuth Eckerd Hall
August 18Miami, FLBayfront Park Amphitheater
August 20North Myrtle Beach, SCHouse of Blues
August 21Charlotte, NCUptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory
August 26Red Bank, NJCount Basie Theater
August 28Atlantic City, NJBorgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
August 29Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun
August 31Boston, MABank of America Pavilion
September 3New York, NYRumsey Playfield @ Central Park Summerstage
September 5Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
September 6Canandaigua, NYCMAC

Last Updated on May 14, 2009 by By Allison Reitz