One of the best story telling bands around and a live act second to none…Counting Crows were back in Glasgow.

On a ‘manky’ wet Sunday night in Glasgow there were fewer better places to be than watching Counting Crows in The Academy.

But Adam…what exactly is An Earthquake Driver??

‘Somewhere Under Wonderland” is the seventh studio album and sees the band on a world tour to support this excellent album that contains some real gems. Opening with an oldie ‘Round Here’ from their 1993 debut album ‘ August and Everything After’ which also contains probably their most famous song ‘Mr Jones’ incidentally didn’t make an appearance tonight.

In a set heavily weighted to the new album including ‘Scarecrow’, ‘Distraction’, ‘God Of Tides’, the wonderful ‘Palisades Park’ and the excellent ‘Earthquake Driver’ Counting Crows manage to fit in a few covers ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, “Friend Of The Devil’ and ‘Pale Blue Eyes’.

Counting Crows are the personification of brilliance when it comes to live performances.

With frontman Adam Duritz capturing the moment with his incredible stage presence, capturing the attention of every member of the audience with their gazes fixed on this truly talented singe.

Thats not to forget the amazing bunch of musicians behind him.

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