Counting Crows launched a 56-date Banshee Season Tour on June 13, and the band visited Merriweather Post Pavilion almost 30 days later with opener Dashboard Confessional. Steve Satzberg was there to photograph the show!
During the performance at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 12, Counting Crows drew heavily from their fan-favorite debut record, August and Everything After (1993). The band performed radio hit “Mr. Jones” early in the show, and they began their encore with “Time and Tijme Again.”
Watch the official music video for “Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows on YouTube:
Counting Crows also included the Dashboard Confessional song “So Long, So Long” in their encore, and they were joined by Dashboard Confessional for the number! Dashboard Confessional stuck around for a performance of “Hanginaround” from the Crows’ This Desert Life (1999).
Friends and long-time collaborators Adam Duritz of Counting Crows and Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional first met in 2003 at the 17th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in San Francisco with Neil Young.
In a press release, Duritz said: “One of the best things about life in rock and roll is that we spend it traveling the world playing music. It’s even better when you can do it with one of your best friends and watch them play every night too. Chris Carrabba hits the trifecta for me in that he’s one of my best friends in the world, one of my favorite people in the world, and he leads one of my favorite bands of all time, Dashboard Confessional. Sorry for the terrible pun but hands down, this is going to be the best summers ever.”
Carrabba said, “Dashboard Confessional could not be more excited to be playing all across America with our heroes and friends Counting Crows. Dreams really can come true!”
Here are some photos of Dashboard Confessional performing at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 12, 2023. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Steve Satzberg.
And here are some photos of Counting Crows headlining Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 12, 2023. All pictures copyright and courtesy of Steve Satzberg.