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Title: Tour 2017
Post by: cmigs on March 24, 2017, 05:24:30 PM
Looks like the announcement is coming Monday morning at 7am Eastern time, based on their twitter.


https://twitter.com/CountingCrows/status/845286004605009920
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: dutchieblue on March 24, 2017, 10:14:45 PM
Exciting.I hope we will see some european dates too.
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: Johnniebhoy on March 25, 2017, 02:50:49 PM
Should hopefully see the set list getting changed up considerably from the last few tours as well, I believe something quite exciting is on the cards!
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: thehappymundays on March 25, 2017, 04:24:09 PM
Should hopefully see the set list getting changed up considerably from the last few tours as well, I believe something quite exciting is on the cards!

Indeed its a been a while, I would like them to play RTS end to end
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: Johnniebhoy on March 25, 2017, 05:16:55 PM
Should hopefully see the set list getting changed up considerably from the last few tours as well, I believe something quite exciting is on the cards!

Indeed its a been a while, I would like them to play RTS end to end

I think everyone would like that, you never know...
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: Berry on March 25, 2017, 06:05:03 PM
I hope they will play at De Oosterpoort in Groningen again. Seeing them there was pretty rare.
I doubt it will happen again.
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: yidosengland on March 26, 2017, 11:33:46 AM
Should hopefully see the set list getting changed up considerably from the last few tours as well, I believe something quite exciting is on the cards!

exciting for us ? or for the Americans ?
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: Johnniebhoy on March 26, 2017, 11:48:44 AM
Should hopefully see the set list getting changed up considerably from the last few tours as well, I believe something quite exciting is on the cards!

exciting for us ? or for the Americans ?

 I think it'll be the US and Canada at this stage Andy, but, I'd expect them to come over to Europe as well.
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: Berry on March 26, 2017, 07:19:26 PM
I think it's just an US tour.  :(  Rumours say its with Matchbox
20.  ::)
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: aphonecall on March 27, 2017, 05:34:35 AM
Hopefully it's a tour where they play new shit from an upcoming album.  Or old shit that we haven't heard in years… rare shit. 
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: yidosengland on March 27, 2017, 10:22:59 AM
so we have gone from hoping for RTS played in full to a support act (sorry special guests !!!) for MB20

sure MB20 are a nice bunch of people to tour with and talented musicians but i have seen them a couple of times this side of the pond supporting other bands and found them a bit dull live , perhaps their sound is more appealing to American audiences
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: flips on March 27, 2017, 12:10:25 PM
My guess is that they'll just trot out the same old boring setlists they have had these past few years. Hope they'll prove me wrong.
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: yidosengland on March 27, 2017, 12:42:22 PM
My guess is that they'll just trot out the same old boring setlists they have had these past few years. Hope they'll prove me wrong.

sad bit is I am not even sure the band realise we think the setlist has become predictable
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: flips on March 27, 2017, 02:16:58 PM
That is probably true, and I don't know if our dream set lists would go down very well with the more random fans that go to concerts either, so from their point of view it's probably better to stick with what they are doing now. Would be great if things became a bit less predictable though. At least get some new Round Here alts.
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: Berry on March 27, 2017, 03:52:29 PM
Hopefully it's a tour where they play new shit from an upcoming album.  Or old shit that we haven't heard in years… rare shit.


You basically want to hear shit, I get it.

Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: dutchieblue on March 27, 2017, 08:27:39 PM
If you really love both bands it's great but in general i think it means higher ticketprices,shorter setlist,more people wanting VIP/first rows,and part of the audience that is only interested in one band and doesn't have the patience to listen to the full set of the other band.

All i want is for them is to mix up the setlist more but i think it's not that they don't know it's become predictable but it's a concious choice.From everything i've seen and heard the last couple of years my guess would be Adam has more problems with his memory.He forgets more lyrics ,messes them up ,uses more tools like papers or his phone to remember. If you have to mix things up every night that's really hard.He seems to have no problems with the new songs but the old ones that they have done so many times in the past seem to be the problem.
As i get older my memory isn't what it used to be either but use of medication and use of alcohol can also influence that.
I really really hope i'm completely wrong.
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: cmigs on March 27, 2017, 09:16:44 PM
Based on the start times from the shows - looks like this will be the same setup as last year with the Crows in Thomas' slot. Which means they're getting about 75 minutes or so per night. Which would be a bummer, except as we've discussed above, the sets have become incredibly stale.

I think the band would have a point in saying the setlists are varied (they played over 50 songs last summer) - except that many of those songs only got played once or twice, and they're literally the same songs played (in mostly the same way) as the past several years. I know we're the weirdos who follow setlists and a lot of people are only seeing one show per summer, but they sell the shows! Why not give people a reason to buy more? I don't get it.

It might be what Dutchie suggests. It also might be that they're in a couple of year rut, which we've seen happen to them in the past. Hopefully they break out of it. Until then I'm fine being the guy that sees them once a summer (which is kinda sad for someone who saw them 14 times in 2007-2008).
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: thehappymundays on March 27, 2017, 10:50:32 PM
They are playing an hour down the road from me, I'll see the set lists and then decide and try and pickup a ticket, fingers crossed they get me off my sorry arse
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: thehappymundays on March 28, 2017, 12:34:26 AM

I only just realised this http://www.livecountingcrows.com/live-music/0,3364/Counting-Crows-mp3-flac-download-9-9-1996-John-Anson-Ford-Theater-Hollywood-CA.html (http://www.livecountingcrows.com/live-music/0,3364/Counting-Crows-mp3-flac-download-9-9-1996-John-Anson-Ford-Theater-Hollywood-CA.html) has all the RTS songs in one concert!


Rain King, Round Here, Sullivan Street, Murder of One they are ALL here ... This is a ticket I would pay big bucks for
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: dutchieblue on March 28, 2017, 01:10:08 PM
This is what Jim posted on FB

Jim Bogios Co-headline, but we play first. There will be an opener as well. Truth be told, I will be happy to get down the road a little earlier every night.
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: yidosengland on March 28, 2017, 03:01:27 PM
the more i read about this tour the more I wonder whats happening to the music industry , no chance of getting a decent ticket/seat unless you have endless funds the right credit card or the right mobile phone , VIP tickets priced at the level you would expect from major league bands , you pay the price to see two bands when many only want to see one .

and worse still silly immature arguments between two sets of fans about whos band is best whos singer is the best whos sold the most records whos better live , doesnt bode well for a good night of music

Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: cmigs on March 28, 2017, 06:08:17 PM
the more i read about this tour the more I wonder whats happening to the music industry , no chance of getting a decent ticket/seat unless you have endless funds the right credit card or the right mobile phone , VIP tickets priced at the level you would expect from major league bands , you pay the price to see two bands when many only want to see one .


The ticketing for major shows is really screwed up right now. There's really no need to go on early when unsold VIP tickets will be regular price a week before the show.
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: Kruykster on March 28, 2017, 10:00:30 PM
Bought my ticket from phone during meeting. Must of really lucked out as a I got a solo ticket 4th row, regular price for Syracuse. Now checking only platinum seats available at a premium for once I don't get screwed.
Title: Re: Tour 2017
Post by: Johnniebhoy on March 28, 2017, 10:43:38 PM
The Crows Nest tickets are a snip at $875 😳