- $20 for one G-Pass to see Counting Crows and The Wallflowers (up to a $36.60 value)
- When: Thursday, July 4, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Meadow Brook Music Festival
- Section: general-admission lawn
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
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How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
With a career stretching back two decades, Grammy-nominated alt-rock royalty Counting Crows take to the road in support of their new live album, Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow. Bursting at the digital seams with classic tracks such as “Round Here” and “Rain King,” the new release also showcases their respect for their forebears with covers of the Grateful Dead’s “Friend of the Devil” and Coby Brown’s “Hospital.” It’s a fitting follow-up to the band’s previous release, 2012’s Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation), a cover album featuring hits by Bob Dylan, Norman Blake, and The Romany Rye.
The reason for their tributes is heartfelt and simple: according to SoundSpike, guitarist Dan Vickrey "said that part of the joy of covering other bands' relatively unknown material is giving new audiences a connection to artists they might never otherwise experience," thus helping show-goers get to know other groups without forced playdates.
Jakob Dylan—son of Bob—was born rock royalty, but the frontman of The Wallflowers has spent his musical career reaching out to a vast range of musical icons. The band has toured with Tom Petty and John Mellencamp, recruited vocal help from Elvis Costello, and, on its latest new album Glad All Over, built chilly grooves around lines by Clash guitarist Mick Jones. In lyrics and delivery alike, Dylan sounds armed with both the confidence that comes from having exploded onto the alt-rock scene in 1996 with the super-hit “One Headlight” and the experimental spirit to push the band’s sound further.
Since fans last heard from them, The Wallflowers have become fluent in a range of diverse styles, incorporating elements of funk, Motown, and country into their ‘90s-bred slow burn. Their progression hasn’t gone unnoticed—Rolling Stone praised the new material’s “sharp roots-rock songs full of sturdy hooks, deadpan jokes and pathos that sneaks up on you.”