Counting Crows Touch Down At NYC Apple Store
More than 400 fans showed up at the Apple store in New York's Soho neighborhood last night (March 27) for the chance watch Counting Crows play an intimate set.More than 400 fans showed up at the Apple store in New York's Soho neighborhood last night (March 27) for the chance watch Counting Crows play an intimate set.
It marked the first of four Apple store visits the rock troupe has planned for the next week, as they promote "Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings," released this week via Geffen. The band will also make appearances at the Grove Apple Store in Los Angeles on April 3, the Apple branch in San Francisco on April 6 and the Apple Store on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago on April 9.
The set was an even blend of old and new material, including the Crows' popular "Rain King/Thunder Road" mash-up and the new single "You Can't Count on Me." The group drew more from the Brian Deck-produced "Sunday Mornings" section of the album, utilizing mandolins, banjos and acoustic guitars.
Frontman Adam Duritz also allowed audience members to ask him questions between songs and performed "When I Dream of Michelangelo" accompanied only by Charlie Gillingham on piano. "This is the first album where I played absolutely nothing on it," he said as an intro.
As previously reported, Linkin Park also recently performed an Apple Store "secret show" in New York. Thurston Moore, Kaki King, the New Pornographers and Simian Mobile Disco have also set up shows there and, according to a spokesperson, more are in the works.