Counting Crows Play Holland
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Fresh off of successful gigs at Pinkpop, Concert at Sea and Rockin' Park, Counting Crows are poised for their own indoor concert with The Hold Steady and Melee as support on December 16 at The Brabanthallen in Den Bosch. Ticket sales start Saturday August 16.

Counting Crows are a global phenomenon, having sold over 20 million albums worldwide and amassing countless Top 10 chart placings worldwide. Counting Crows have been a huge presence in the music world; from initial hit single Mr.Jones to 2005’s Accidentally In Love featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack. The soundtrack saw the band garner an Academy Award and Golden Globes nomination, while also performing at the Academy Awards.  Many fans in Holland are familiar with their hugely successful collaboration with one of Holland's biggest bands 'Bløf'. Their duet 'Holiday in Spain' reached the number one position on the hit charts in no time and stayed there for several weeks.

Their new album, “Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings”, released on March 24th saw the band split their musical personality with the rock Saturday Nights produced by Gil Norton (of Pixies and Foo Fighters fame) whilst the more acoustic Sunday Mornings portion sees Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine) at the desk.  A Dutch edition of “Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings” was released with a bonus track, “Wennen Aan September” which also featured another collaboration with Bløf.


Resisting the musical trends in New York City, vocalist/guitarist Craig Finn formed The Hold Steady after moving from Minneapolis in 2000. Wanting to capture the sound of bands such as the Replacements and the Grifters, he recruited guitarist Tad Kubler, drummer Judd Counsell and bassist Galen Polivka. Recording mostly live, the band released its debut album, Almost Killed Me, in March 2004 followed by Separation Sunday (2005) and Boys and Girls in America (2006). After writing the majority of their fourth record on the road, The Hold Steady returned to John Agnello's Water Music studio to record Stay Positive.  In July 2008 the album was released by both Vagrant and Rough Trade.
 
Influenced by the songwriting classicism of Elton John, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and neo-soul star John Legend, Melee present their own style of carefully crafted melodic pop on ‘Devils & Angels’, the quartet’s debut album, released on April 3rd.  The songs, which range from driving pop-rock anthems to uplifting power ballads, are characterized by solid hooks, lilting melodies, and front man Chris Cron’s soaring vocals and expressive piano-playing. 

Q-Music presents Counting Crows
+ special guests The Hold Steady and Melee
December 16
Brabanthallen - Den Bosch

Presale for Live Nation members starts August 14 till August 15.

Regular tickets sales start Saturday August 16 at 10 am through www.livenation.nl and the familiar ticket sale outlets.

 

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