Counting Crows, Rob Thomas set for August concert at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

Rob Thomas, seen here inducting the band Chicago at last week's Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters.

Rob Thomas, seen here inducting the band Chicago at last week’s Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters.

Waterfront Concerts announced on Monday morning that two of the biggest rock acts of the 1990s and 2000s, Counting Crows and Rob Thomas, will perform on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor. Tickets for this summertime show go on sale on Tuesday, April 12 via Ticketmaster.

Counting Crows recently came off a run of European shows, which included an opening slot for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Italy. Praised as “one of the most popular and easily identifiable rock groups in America” by NPR, the band will be performing hits from their complete discography spanning the past two decades. Counting Crows’ latest release was 2014’s “Somewhere Under Wonderland.”

The upcoming tour celebrates Rob Thomas’ newest album “The Great Unknown,” which was released last year and debuted in the Billboard top ten. Rolling Stone hailed Thomas as “the same consummate pop-rock craftsman who has been making it all sound so smooth for years…Thomas piles on the hooks right from the opener.” The Great Unknown featured the hit single, “Hold On Forever” as well as the soon-to-be released “Pieces.” Thomas, the former frontman for multi-platinum rock act Matchbox Twenty, has now released three solo albums.

Emily Burnham

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Emily Burnham is a Maine native, UMaine graduate, proud Bangorian and a writer and editor for Bangor Metro Magazine, the Weekly and the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food to all the cool things going on in the Greater Bangor area. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra. She's interested in everything that happens in Maine. Albums for review are accepted digitally only; please no CDs.