Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows Tour This Summer + Coney Island Photos

Buddies Rob Thomas and Adam Duritz get their bands together this summer for "A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017" and the pairing is a lot of fun.

Last summer, when Counting Crows played at the new Coney Island amphitheater venue, I thought lead singer Adam Duritz missed a great opportunity to perform “Einstein on the Beach” one of my favorite songs from the band. But it was a small mark against an otherwise incredibly fun evening. Counting Crows had Rob Thomas (who is also the lead singer of Matchbox 20 and perhaps most famous for singing Santana’s “Smooth”) open for them for shows all around the U.S. Thomas had remarked at how his band, Matchbox 20 had done covers of Crows’ songs previously. A few nights after the Coney Island show, Thomas and Duritz were at the small venue Bowery Electric doing songs as part of the Outlaw Roadshow. Some videos are posted below and you can see the closeness of the two singers.

This summer those buddies are getting together again for another exciting string of shows. The press release exploits their mutual love,

“No matter what I will ever do, nothing feels like home as much as playing these songs with these guys and it never will,“ says Matchbox Twenty lead singer-songwriter Rob Thomas. “And I can’t wait to spend another summer out there on the road with the Crows.” Thomas previously teamed with Counting Crows for a hugely successful 2016 summer co-headline tour.

“To be honest, we took a vote after last year and decided to spend every summer with Rob from now on,” says Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz. “Can. Not. Wait.”

Check out photos from the Coney Island show, tour dates and the aforementioned videos below. And Duritz, if you are seeing this, please perform “Einstein” at Jones Beach. Presale tickets and VIP packages for “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017” will be available to members of both bands’ fan clubs beginning Tuesday, March 28th and to the general public starting Friday, March 31st. For complete details, please visit and

Rob Thomas

Counting Crows

Tour Dates:


12 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena

14 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place*

16 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena*

18 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre

19 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre

21 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

22 Paso Robles, CA California Mid State Fair

24 Murphys, CA Ironstone Amphitheatre

26 Reno, NV Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort

28 Chula Vista, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

29 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center

31 Los Angeles, CA The Forum


2 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion

4 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre

6 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre

7 Rogers, AR Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion

9 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

12 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

13 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre

15 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

16 West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

19 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place

20 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion

22 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

23 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

25 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

26 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion

28 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

29 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

31 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater


2 Hartford, CT The Xfinity Theatre

3 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

6 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage*

8 Boston, MA Xfinity Center

9 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater

11 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater

12 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion

14 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino Resort

16 Welch, MN Treasure Island Resort & Casino

17 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

20 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center

21 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

23 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

24 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center

26 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

27 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theater

30 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion