Counting Crows, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Augustana Play the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH

ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 29TH, 10AM!

WHO: Counting Crows, Michael Franti & Spearhead with Augustana

WHAT: Multi-platinum artists Counting Crows announce will perform with special guests Michael Franti & Spearhead and Augustana. The three bands will combine to play together in addition to playing their own sets. For tickets and on sale information visit www.staugamphitheatre.com

“We want to give fans a completely different concert experience this summer than they’ve been getting,” says Counting Crows front man, Adam Duritz. “We’re turning your normal concert experience on its head. We’re going to go out on the road with a bunch of our friends and we’re all going to play shows together. Make sure you come out early, because when the curtain rises Counting Crows, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Augustana are all going to be right there together on that stage, along with other friends and special guests happen to be in town and feel like joining the circus for a night. We won’t know what we’re going to do until we do it but we’re gonna try and make a glorious noise. One way or another, by the time me and my pals walk off that stage, we’re gonna make sure you remember that we came to town.”

Counting Crows success dates back to their 1993 debut release “August And Everything After” and the hit single “Mr. Jones.” Subsequent albums include Recovering the Satellites (1996); Across A Wire: Live in NY (1998); This Desert Life (1999) and Hard Candy (2002) which featured the band’s Top 10 cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”. The band’s most recent success included a # 1 hit with the song “Accidentally In Love,” and was nomination in 2005 for a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for the track.

Counting Crows most recent studio album, Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings, was released in March of 2007. Counting Crows have sold over 20 million records worldwide, Eight Top 5 singles, and four records having broken the Top 5 on the Billboard 200.

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Michael Franti is the creator and lead singer of Michael Franti & Spearhead. The Bay Area born Franti has been bringing our world exceptionally powerful, deeply felt music under a variety of names and in a wide range of genres for twenty years. Michael Franti & Spearhead have released an impressive series of recordings that have vividly reflected his status as a musical citizen of this world. His latest album All Rebel Rockers was produced by superduo Sly and Robbie and rock veteran Matt Wallace, the album has been praised as his “most ambitious and musically stimulating record to date.” Franti’s latest single “Say Hey (I Love You)” is quickly becoming one of the biggest hits of his career.

WHEN: FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009, 7:00 PM

WHERE: ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE ST. AUGUSTINE, FL

ON SALE: FRIDAY MAY 29, 10:00 AM

Tickets can be purchased in person during the St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s New box office hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm and Saturday during the Farmer’s Market from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm or at the St. Augustine Beach Pier during regular business hours. Online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000.

PRICES: $59.50, $49.50 & $39.50

All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, and service and handling charges.

WEBSITE ADDRESS: www.staugamphitheatre.com

For more interviews and high res photos please contact:

Counting Crows – Lauren Auslander, at PMK, 212-373-6136 lauren.auslander@pmkhbh.com

Michael Franti & Spearhead – Paul Freundlich at PFA, 212-334-6116 pauld@pfamedia.net

Augustana – Alexandra Dunne at Sony Music, 212-833-5429 alexandra.dunne@sonymusic.com

ALSO ON SALE AT ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE

THURSDAY, JUNE 18 STEELY DAN

THURSDAY JULY 16 THE AVETT BROTHERS

FRIDAY JULY 17 THE OFFSPRING & SUM 41

SUNDAY JULY 19 BOB WEIR & RATDOG WITH MOE.

FRIDAY AUGUST 7 JACKSON BROWNE

SATURDAY AUGUST 15 JUDAS PRIEST & WHITESNAKE

SUNDAY AUGUST 23 CROSBY, STILLS & NASH

FRIDAY AUGUST 28 O.A.R.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 4 ALAN JACKSON

SUNDAY OCTOBER 24 BONNIE RAITT

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