Live to play in Hershey during summer tour
When York-based rock band Live returns to the state this summer, they'll be touring with Counting Crows — and new music.
Live's summer tour with Counting Crows will stop at Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 10.
The band released "Love Lounge" — its first new single in 10 years — Friday, June 22.
Prior to its official release, it debuted on RollingStone.com, where it was described as "thunderous," alternating between a "muted, bluesy rumble" and a "full-throated roar," according to a news release.
"We are freshly reunited and performing with a confidence and ferocity that we can't wait for people to experience," vocalist and guitarist Ed Kowalczyk said.
The band's original lineup returned last year — which is Kowalczyk, Chad Taylor on guitar and backing vocals, Patrick Dahlheimer on bass and Chad Gracey on drums and percussion.
Last year was also the 25th anniversary of Live's debut album, "Mental Jewelry."
Throughout its tenure, Live has sold more than 22 million albums and is known for songs such as "Lightning Crashes," "I Alone" and "Lakini's Juice."
They have performed at major festivals including Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, and played arena dates with Guns N' Roses, as well as some solo headlining shows across five countries.
Live will be on the road this summer with Counting Crows for their "25 Years and Counting" tour.
"The nice thing about having 25 years of music to celebrate and seven studio albums we absolutely love to choose from is that we can play a different show every night,” Crows vocalist Adam Duritz stated in the release.
Duritz called Live band members "old friends" and said he was looking forward to spending the summer together.
The North American tour covers more than 40 cities, including the stop at Hersheypark Stadium on Friday, Aug. 10.
Tickets are on sale through Live Nation.