Counting Crows and Goo Goo Dolls Team Up for Summer Extravaganza

Tour Will Visit More Than 45 Cities

By (BI) Susanna Daniel

Burbank CA -- Counting Crows and Goo Goo Dolls have announced a major North American summer tour to begin June 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada and run through September 9 in Dallas, Texas.

In total, the tour will visit over 45 cities across the US and Canada. It will be the first time the two artists have toured together in their long and illustrious careers.

Counting Crows hail from the San Francisco Bay area and consist of Adam Duritz (vocals), David Bryson (guitar), Charles Gillingham (keyboards), Dan Vickrey (guitar), Jim Bogios (drums), David Immergluck (guitar) and touring bassist Millard Powers.

Counting Crows success dates back to their 1993-debut release August and Everything After and the hit song "Mr. Jones."

The band's most recent success included a hit with the song "Accidentally In Love," which was featured on the Shrek 2 soundtrack (which has sold over 1,000,000 copies), as well as nominations last year for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for the track.

To date the band has sold over 20 million CDs worldwide. In 2004 the band released their first ever "Best Of" set Films about Ghosts which featured songs from every phase of the Counting Crow's recording career.

The Goo Goo Dolls, John Rzeznik (vocals, guitar), Robby Takac (bass) and Mike Malinin (drums), have evolved from a scrappy punk-influenced trio into the platinum-selling, chart-topping act behind such radio staples as "Name," "Iris," "Slide," and "Here Is Gone."

The band are currently in the midst of a whirlwind promotional tour in support of the release of their eighth album Let Love In, which features the anthemic hit "Better Days," a rousing cover of "Give A Little Bit," and the emotional new single "Stay With You." Let Love In will be released on Warner Bros. Records April 25.

The Goo Goo Dolls have a full slate of television appearances over the next several weeks, including Regis & Kelly (April 28), Late Night with Conan O'Brien (April 27), The Tony Danza show (May 2) and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (May 16). It will be a record breaking 14th appearance for the band on Leno that night.

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