Photo Credit: Clay Patrick McBride
LIVE, Counting Crows
Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH
6:30pm, Buy Tickets
Multi-platinum band +LIVE+–who have just released their first new single in 10 years, “Love Lounge”–are spending the summer of 2018 on the road alongside Counting Crows on the “25 Years And Counting” Tour. Presented by Live Nation, the 40+ city North American trek stops locally in CINCINNATI on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 at the RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER. Tickets are on sale now; for more information, visit: www.livenation.com
“The nice thing about having 25 years of music to celebrate and seven studio albums we absolutely love to choose from is that we can play a different show every night,” said Crows vocalist Adam Duritz. “The nice thing about touring with +LIVE+ is that we get to spend yet another summer with old friends who play great music. We can’t wait!”
+LIVE+ vocalist and guitarist Ed Kowalczyk echoed those sentiments: “+LIVE+ is beyond excited to get out on the road this summer and play for our fans. We are freshly reunited and performing with a confidence and ferocity that we can’t wait for people to experience. The fact that we will be sharing the stage once again with the incomparable Counting Crows is icing on the cake!”
2017 marked a triumphant and critically acclaimed return for the reunited original lineup of +LIVE+—Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)—with the band performing at major festivals, such as Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, a run of arena dates with Guns N’ Roses, and select solo headlining shows, across five different countries. A recap trailer of their achievements can be viewed here.
+LIVE+ released “Love Lounge,” their first new single in 10 years, on June 22. The song first debuted on RollingStone.com with writer Ryan Reed raving, calling it “thunderous” and noting that “Kowalczyk alternates between a muted, bluesy rumble and a full-throated roar on the track, singing over psychedelic guitar leads, swooshing hi-hats and layers of distortion.” Listen to “Love Lounge” on Spotify HERE and watch the official lyric video HERE. On July 11, the band released the official music video for “Love Lounge,” which distinctly bottles the band’s legendary live power and prowess into a frenetic and fiery visual companion; watch it HERE.
Taken from the band’s upcoming EP (release date TBA), “Love Lounge”—available via Kavalry Records—sonically hits hard right out of the gate and lyrically explores the dichotomy of love and fear. The track, produced byTaylor and mixed by Tim Palmer, also features the two touring members of +LIVE+: second guitarist (Zak Loy) and second drummer (Robin Diaz).