By Vicki DiAddezio, Rock At Night Orlando Correspondent
Venue: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, Florida–July 23, 2016
Saturday night was rockin’ as Counting Crows and Rob Thomas (of Matchbox Twenty) brought the second night of their co-headlining tour to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater in Tampa. The night kicked off with K Phillips performing his brand of country rock. I have to admit, I’ve never heard of him before Saturday night, but after hearing his first few songs I decided that it was worth it to check into his music further.
I was able to cover the first two or three songs for each act so I can’t really offer a review of the show, but what I can tell you is that both Rob Thomas and the Counting Crows instantly took command of their audience the second they each hit the stage. After K Phillips warmed up the crowd, Rob Thomas performed for about an hour and a half belting out fifteen fan favorites, including a few selections from his days with Matchbox Twenty. Once Thomas finished, Counting Crows hit the stage. Front man Adam Duritz, with his trademark dreadlocks, thrilled fans as he passionately belted out thirteen songs before coming back out for a three-song encore.
The tour is just getting started and is slated to hit 40 cities across the country. Check their websites for dates and ticket information.
Rob Thomas Setlist
Fallin’ to Pieces
Lonely No More
Give Me the Meltdown
Street Corner Symphony
Fire On the Mountain
3 A.M. (Matchbox Twenty)
Unwell (Matchbox Twenty)
Bent (Matchbox Twenty)
Smooth (Santana Cover)
This Is How the Heart Breaks
Counting Crows Setlist
Elvis Went to Hollywood
Start Again (Teenage Fanclub cover)
Cover Up the Sun
Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby
If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)
Goodnight Elisabeth / Pale Blue Eyes
Blues Run the Game (Jackson C. Frank cover)
A Long December
Holiday in Spain
K Phillips – no setlist available
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