Counting Crows Live at Mohegan Sun

2009-06-16

Beloved rockers perform on Saturday, August 29th
Mohegan Sun Arena is sure to come alive when Counting Crows and special guests Michael Franti & Spearhead and Augustana rock the house live on Saturday, August 29th at 8:00pm.
Tickets are $60.00 and $45.00 and go on sale Friday, June 19th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge by Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, June 20th subject to availability. 
Counting Crows’ success dates back to their 1993 debut release August And Everything After and the hit single “Mr. Jones.” Subsequent albums include Recovering the Satellites (1996); Across A Wire: Live in New York City (1998); This Desert Life (1999) and Hard Candy (2002) which featured the band’s Top 10 cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi.” Additional successes include # 1 hit with the song “Accidentally In Love,” which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack, as well as nominations in 2005 for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for the track.
In 2003 the band released their first ever “Best Of” set Films About Ghosts which featured songs from every phase of Counting Crows’ recording career, followed by the live album New Amsterdam: Live at Heineken Music Hall 2003 which appeared in 2006. Counting Crows’ most recent studio album, Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings was released in March of 2008. To date, Counting Crows have sold over 20 million records worldwide.
Michael Franti & Spearhead are touring in support of their sixth studio album All Rebel Rockers. Produced largely in Jamaica by super-duo Sly and Robbie, All Rebel Rockers is a Reggae-steeped record filled with hope and dissent.
Augustana released their second album, Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt, in April 2008.  Their first single from the album, “Sweet and Low,” is currently riding the airwaves.
For more information on Counting Crows with special guests Michael Franti & Spearhead and Augustana and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com.  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.