The alternative rock band has a brand new album to promote. Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation) is due out April 10 on Collective Sounds, marking the band’s first independent release and sixth studio album over all. The album is the band’s first studio effort since 2008’s Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings.
The Crows’ first 2012 dates are scheduled a month before Underwater Sunshine’s release with a March 9 gig at Slim’s and a March 10 show at the Great American Music Hall.
“We wanted to play more intimate venues to capture the feeling we had making this record,” singer Adam Duritz said. “It’s all of us squeezed into a room playing great songs together.”
After performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas, at the Auditorium Shores Stage March 16, the Counting Crows climb back on the tour bus in April, starting with an April 13 gig at Seattle’s Showbox SoDo.
Additional stops include Los Angeles’ Club Nokia April 17; Denver’s Paramount Theatre April 19; Minneapolis’ State Theatre April 21; New York City’s Roseland Ballroom April 24; Boston’s House Of Blues April 25; Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa April 28; and Jacksonville at the Florida Theatre May 1.
The last date on the schedule is May 5 in Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium.
A pre-sale for select dates begins Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. local venue time. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Feb. 24. The San Francisco gigs are already sold out.
For more information, click here for the Counting Crows’ website.