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Multi-Platinum Artists Counting Crows And Maroon 5 Launch Double Headline Tour

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Multi-platinum artists Counting Crows and Maroon 5 have announced plans for a co-headlining summer tour set to launch July 25 at the Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, VA. Breakout artist Sara Bareilles will perform on select dates and American rock band Augustana will perform on others.

The road show will see A&M/Octone recording artists Maroon 5 playing new single “If I Never See Your Face Again” and recent Grammy-winning lead track “Makes Me Wonder,” along with a plethora of radio staples and fan favorites from platinum-plus-selling new album ‘It Won’t Be Soon Before Long’ and its blockbuster-selling predecessor, ‘Songs About Jane.’ On April 9th, Maroon 5 will perform on the “American Idol” charity show, “Idol Gives Back,” to be followed by an April 13th performance on Comedy Central’s live event benefiting autism, “Night Of Too Many Stars.”

Fresh off of the release of their new double album ‘Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings,’ Counting Crows will continue with hits like the top 5 track “Mr. Jones,” “Hard Candy,” “Rain King” and others as well as hot new tracks like “You Can’t Count on Me,” “Washington Square” and “Cowboys.” Their new album, produced by Gil Norton & Brian Deck takes the listener on a journey through the frenetic, crazy, whirlwind, partying, famous Saturday Nights, and the redemptive, regretful aftermath of the Sunday Mornings that follow. But Counting Crows is one of those bands you follow for the long haul. For those that first heard them opening for Bob Dylan long ago, or subbing for Van Morrison one memorable night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, much of the soundtrack of our times comes from the Crows — from their singer/songwriter Adam Duritz.

“Counting Crows and Maroon 5 on the same stage is an incredible double bill for music fans” said Live Nation’s Senior Vice President of Arena and Amphitheater Programming, Ryan McElrath. “Both bands have a huge body of hit songs that are sure to please fans from coast to coast.” The tour, which is expected to make more than 40 stops in all, is being produced by Live Nation and is a continuation of the long term touring deal the company struck with Maroon 5 in 2007 which runs through the summer of this year.
In the nine months since Sara Bareilles released her debut album, ‘Little Voice,’ she has emerged as one of the most exciting breakthrough artists of 2008. Her hit single "Love Song" currently sits at #2 on the Top 40 charts and "Little Voice" has been certified gold.

Augustana are currently planning to release a new album titled "Can't Love, Can't Hurt" on April 29, 2008. The first single from the album is titled "Sweet and Low."
The bands will be working with Reverb, an environmental non-profit, to make the tour green and educate and engage fans to promote environmental sustainability. The environmental efforts on the tour will include using biodiesel in all truck and buses, as well as neutralizing CO2 emissions from venue energy use, hotels, flights, touring vehicles, and fan travel.
In addition, backstage plastic, aluminum, paper and cardboard waste will be reduced and recycled. They’ll also be using biodegradable and reusable catering products along with local and organic food. A fan outreach Eco-Village will be set up at each show consisting of local environmental groups, green technologies, and a fan carbon offset program. Reverb will also be creating a dedicated Tour greening website including eco tips and a carpooling program.

Tour dates:

7/25 Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater Virginia Beach, VA (Sara Bareilles)

7/26 Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain Scranton, PA (Sara Bareilles)

7/28 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte Charlotte, NC (Sara Bareilles)

7/29 Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek Raleigh, NC (Sara Bareilles)

7/31 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY (Sara Bareilles)

8/2 Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts Boston, MA (Sara Bareilles)

8/5 Hersheypark Stadium & Star Pavilion Hershey, PA (Sara Bareilles)

8/7 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ (Sara Bareilles)

8/9 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ (Sara Bareilles)

8/12 Saratoga Performing Arts Center SaratogaSprings, NY (Sara Bareilles)

8/13 Bethel Woods Center for The Arts Bethel, NY (Sara Bareilles)

8/15 New England Dodge Music Center Hartford, CT (Sara Bareilles)

8/16 Nissan Pavilion Washington, DC (Sara Bareilles)

8/18 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Buffalo, NY (Sara Bareilles)

8/19 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON (Sara Bareilles)

8/21 – Post-Gazette Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA (Sara Bareilles)

8/22 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, IL (Sara Bareilles)

8/23 – Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee, WI (Sara Bareilles)

8/26 – Blossom Music Center Cleveland, OH (Sara Bareilles)

8/28 – Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN (Augustana)

8/29 – DTE Energy Music Theatre Detroit, MI (Augustana)

8/30 – Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH (Augustana)

9/5 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX (Augustana)

9/6 – Center Dallas, TX (Augustana)

9/9 – Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, NM (Augustana)

9/10 – Cricket Wireless Pavilion Phoenix, AZ (Augustana)

9/12 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine, CA (Augustana)

9/13 – Coors Amphitheatre San Diego, CA (Augustana)

9/17 – Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View Mountain View, CA (Augustana)

9/18 – Sleep Train Pavilion Concord, CA (Augustana)

9/20 – Amphitheater at Clark County Ridgefield, WA (Augustana)

9/21 – White River Amphitheatre Seattle, WA (Augustana)

9/24 – Coors Amphitheatre at Fiddler's Green Denver, CO (Augustana)

9/26 – Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO (Augustana)

9/27 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis St. Louis, MO (Augustana)

9/30 – Verizon Wireless Music Center Birmingham Birmingham, AL (Augustana)

10/1 – Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA (Augustana)

10/3 – Ford Amphitheatre Tampa, FL (Augustana)

10/4 – Cruzan Amphitheatre W. Palm Beach, FL (Augustana)

– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers