Rob Thomas, Counting Crows are SD-bound


Matchbox Twenty singer and songwriter Rob Thomas and Counting Crows are teaming up for a joint summer tour.

It begins July 22 in West Palm Beach, Florida, concludes Sept. 30 in Nashville, and includes a Sept. 14 date at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at San Diego State University. All of the tour dates appear below, along with ticket information.

The 39-city concert trek marks the first time Thomas and Counting Crows have undertaken a tour together, although Countin Crows and Matchbox Twenty have shared stages.

In a Monday morning statement announcing the tour, Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz said: “Twenty years ago Rob and I were like kids running around Italy in the middle of the night getting drunk and playing gigs. I still love nothing more than touring with my friends. This is going to be a great summer.”

Added Thomas, who spoke at length in a 2013 Union-Tribune interview: “Music is about good friends getting together and celebrating life. Our fans are going to be doing that in the audience and we will be doing that on stage as well. Bring on the summer!”

Tickets will be available to the general public starting Friday at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Pre-sale and VIP tickets for the Thomas/Crows tour go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, local time, and run through 10 p.m. Thursday at . a pre-sale for Citi card members runs 10 a.m. Wednesday through 10 p.m. Thursday. Local Ticketmaster, radio and venue pre-sales will run Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sadly, there will be no pre-sale for fans who can recite the lyrics to “Mr. Jones” or “Unwell” in Latin.

As of this writing, neither the national Ticketmaster web site or the Ticketmaster web site for Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU include the Sept. 14 Thomas/Crows concert. Presumably, it will appear on both sites soon.

Rob Thomas/Counting Crows tour dates

Fri Jul 22: West Palm Beach, FL Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 23: Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Mon Jul 25: Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Wed Jul 27: Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion

Thu Jul 28: Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 30: Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

Sun Jul 31: Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

Tue Aug 2: Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Wed Aug 3: Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

Fri Aug 5: Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Sat Aug 6: Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

Tue Aug 9: Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

Wed Aug 10: Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion

Fri Aug 12: Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheatre

Sat Aug 13: Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Niagara Casino*

Mon Aug 15: Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Tue Aug 16: Brooklyn, NY The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

Thu Aug 18: Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center

Sat Aug 20: Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

Sun Aug 21: Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center*

Tue Aug 23: Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre*

Wed Aug 24: Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Fri Aug 26: Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Sat Sept 3: Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste. Michelle

Sun Sept 4: Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater

Thu Sept 8: Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre

Sat Sept 10: Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sun Sept 11: Reno, NV Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort

Tue Sept 13: Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion*

Wed Sept14: San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Fri Sept 16: Indio, CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Sat Sept 17: Las Vegas, NV Downtown Las Vegas Events Center*

Mon Sept 19: Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre*

Thu Sept 22: Albuquerque, NM Sands Casino Amphitheater

Sat Sept 24: Allen, TX Allen Event Center

Sun Sept 25: Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Tue Sept. 27: Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre

Wed Sept 28: St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

Fri Sept 30: Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater

*pre-sale/VIP sales begin Tue., April 19

    • pre-sale/VIP sales begin Tue., June 14

Source: DiscoverSD