Maroon5, Counting Crows plan tour


NEW YORK -- Maroon5 and Counting Crows are teaming for an extensive summer and fall tour, beginning July 25 in Virginia Beach, Va. Sara Bareilles has been tapped as the opener through Aug. 26, while Epic labelmate Augustana will support on the rest of the dates.

Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster and Live Nation on April 4. Meanwhile, the bands have linked with environmental nonprofit Reverb to help green the tour via biodiesel trucks, carbon offsets and carpool groups for concertgoers.

Maroon5 is out in support of 2007's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," which topped The Billboard 200. The band will also appear April 9 on the "American Idol" special "Idol Gives Back."

Counting Crows' new Geffen effort, "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings," will be released Tuesday. It's the band's first new studio album since 2002's "Hard Candy."

Here are Maroon5/Counting Crows tour dates:

July 25: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 26: Scranton, Pa. (Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain)
July 28: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 29: Raleigh, N.C. (Walnut Creek)
July 31: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
Aug. 2: Boston (Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts)
Aug. 5: Hershey, Pa. (Hersheypark Stadium & Star Pavilion)
Aug. 7: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 9: Camden, N.J. (Susquehanna Bank Center)
Aug. 12: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 13: Bethel, N.Y. (Bethel Woods Center for The Arts)
Aug. 15: Hartford, Conn. (New England Dodge Music Center)
Aug. 16: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
Aug. 18: Buffalo, N.Y. (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
Aug. 19: Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)
Aug. 21: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
Aug. 22: Chicago (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
Aug. 23: Milwaukee (Marcus Amphitheater)
Aug. 26: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Aug. 28: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis)
Aug. 29: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 30: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Sept. 5: Houston (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Sept. 6: Dallas ( Center)
Sept. 9: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
Sept. 10: Phoenix (Cricket Wireless Pavilion)
Sept. 12: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Sept. 13: San Diego (Coors Amphitheatre)
Sept. 17: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Sept. 18: Concord, Calif. (Sleep Train Pavilion)
Sept. 20: Ridgefield, Wash. (Amphitheater at Clark County)
Sept. 21: Seattle (White River Amphitheatre)
Sept. 24: Denver (Coors Amphitheatre at Fiddler's Green)
Sept. 26: Kansas City, Mo. (Starlight Theatre)
Sept. 27: St. Louis (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Sept. 30: Birmingham, Ala. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
Oct. 1: Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Oct. 3: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)
Oct. 4: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Cruzan Amphitheatre)