Billboard Bits: Counting Crows, Juliet, Costello

News on Counting Crows, Juliet, Costello

CrowsCounting Crows will join the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for an Oct. 25 show at Los Angeles' Walt Disney Concert Hall. It's the fifth concert in the Argent Mortgage Orchestrated series, which has previously featured LeAnn Rimes and Duran Duran. Tickets for the show go on sale Sept. 10.

Counting Crows have been off the road in recent months and have not released a new studio album since 2002's "Hard Candy." Next month, guitarist David Immergluck will play some dates with his side band, Monks Of Doom, including the Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven Camp Out on Sept. 9-10 in Pioneertown, Calif.

-- Katie Hasty, N.Y.

JulietPop/dance artist Juliet is planning a residency in New York, Philadelphia and Boston. The club tour will open Sept. 7 at Rothko in New York, which will then welcome her again on Sept. 21 and 28. In Philadelphia, World Cafe Upstairs will host Juliet's show Sept. 10, 17 and 24, while Boston's Paradise Lounge will welcome her Sept. 10, 18 and 26.

The appearances come in the wake of yesterday's (Aug. 30) release of Juliet's Virgin debut, "Avalon," produced in collaboration with Stuart Price (aka Jacques Lu Cont), with additional production from Jacknife Lee and Guy Sigsworth. The album's title track and second single, "Ride the Pain," each reached the top of Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

Earlier this year, Juliet opened several arena shows on Duran Duran's North American tour. The Pennsylvania-born, London-based artist is planning further U.S. dates in the near future.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

Elvis"The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello - The Videos" will be released Sept. 27 in the United States via Rhino Home Video.
As previously reported, the DVD collection will emerge Sept. 6 in the United Kingdom through demonVision.

The disc pairs all of the artist's classic promotional clips with rare European television appearances. Additionally, Costello adds commentary for the 27 music videos included on the set.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.


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