New York City, NY
April 24, 2012
With a collection of covers — Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation) — just released (March, 27), the Counting CrowsÂ have hit the road, prepping for their annual summer traipse around the country.
On this night, the band was in New York, crashing in at the renowned Roseland Ballroom. Over the course of the evening (following a set from openers, Mean Creek), the Berkley, CA natives took the capacity crowd through a vast collection of tunes that only time can bring; and being that the Counting Crows have been at it since 1993, the catalog runs deep.
From “Mr. Jones” and “Round Here” to “Washington Square” and a several tracks from the new record, fans got a taste of it all from the sons of the day when vehicles like MTV’s Alternatve Nation could actually yield mainstream success for quality music that just so happened to be produced by a dude who had yet to make a wave in the production world, T-Bone Burnett.
Round Here, Untitled (Love Song) (The Romany Rye cover), High Life, St. Robinson in His Cadillac Dream, Hospital (Coby Brown cover), Children in Bloom, Goodnight Elisabeth / Goin’ Down To New York Town, I Wish I Was a Girl, Return of the Grievous Angel(Gram Parsons cover), Colorblind, A Long December, Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby, Start Again (Teenage Fanclub cover), Meet on the Ledge (Fairport Convention cover), Rain King
Encore: Washington Square, Mr. Jones, Holiday in Spain
Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Vernon Webb…