Counting Crows' Adam Duritz
Counting Crows' Adam Duritz | Image: Mark Holloway/Redferns

Counting Crows Announce 2023 Australian Tour

After being announced for next year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest, Counting Crows have revealed they will play three Australian headline shows in March and April 2023. The run will kick off in Adelaide at Hindley Street Music Hall on Thursday, 30th March. Adam Duritz and co. will head to Melbourne, where they’ll play Palais Theatre on Tuesday, 4th April. On Sunday, 9th April they’ll play Sydney’s Enmore Theatre.

Counting Crows will perform at Bluesfest on Saturday, 8th April, alongside Jackson Browne, Buddy Guy, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Marcus King and loads more. Tickets for the band’s headline shows will go on sale this Thursday, 10th November at 11am local time, with a Live Nation pre-sale kicking off a day earlier. Tickets for Bluesfest are on sale now.

Counting Crows – ‘Mr. Jones’

Next year will mark three decades since Counting Crows’ seminal debut album, August and Everything After. Released in 1993 via Geffen, August and Everything After was acclaimed upon release, peaking at number four on the Billboard albums chart. The album spawned four singles, most notably ‘Mr. Jones’, along with ‘Round Here’, ‘Rain King’ and ‘A Murder of One’.

Counting Crows have gone on to release six more albums since August and Everything After arrived. The most recent, Somewhere Under Wonderland, was released in 2014. The band last visited Australia in 2015.

Counting Crows
    Counting Crows | Image: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty

Next year’s Bluesfest will run over the Easter Long Weekend – from Thursday, 6th to Monday, 10th April – at its usual home of Byron Events Farm in Tyagarah, New South Wales. International acts on the lineup include Beck, the Doobie Brothers, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples, Nathaniel Rateliff, the Soul Rebels with Talib Kweli and GZA, and Steve Earle. Homegrown artists on the bill include Gang of Youths, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and Tash Sultana.

Counting Crows 2023 Australian Tour

  • Thursday, 30th March – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
  • Saturday, 1st April – Bluesfest Perth, Nikola Estate, Perth (Tickets)
  • Tuesday, 4th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
  • Thursday, 6th April – Hamer Hall, Melbourne – NEW SHOW
  • Saturday, 8th April – Bluesfest, Byron Events Farm, Tyagarah (Tickets)
  • Sunday, 9th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney – SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday, 11th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney – NEW SHOW
  • On sale now

Further Reading

The Complete and Updated List of Bluesfest 2023 Sideshows

Beck Added to Bluesfest 2023 Lineup

The Counting Crows Singer Reckons Gang Of Youths Are “The Best Fucking Band In The World”

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