|Counting Crows to Perform an Online In-Store Concert for Millions of Amazon.com Customers on November 25|
** MEDIA ALERT ** "The world's largest in-store concert at the world's largest store." - Counting Crows' Adam Duritz
SEATTLE, Nov. 20 --
WHAT: As part of Amazon.com's (Nasdaq: AMZN) ongoing Holiday A-List, Counting Crows, the acclaimed Geffen Records band, will make a full-length concert video -- filmed exclusively for Amazon.com's millions of customers as an online in-store -- available, free of charge, via video stream.
WHY: Counting Crows' upcoming greatest hits album, "Films About Ghosts," is slated for release on November 25. To introduce their new release, which features songs from every phase of the band's ten-year recording career along with two, newly recorded tracks, the Counting Crows teamed with Amazon.com to reach a global audience -- online. Rather than play for just a few hundred people at a physical world in-store concert, by performing an online in-store at Amazon.com, the exclusive Counting Crows in-store concert will be accessible to Amazon.com's millions of customers on November 25, making the event what Counting Crows lead singer Adam Duritz calls "the world's largest in-store concert at the world's largest store."
WHEN: The Counting Crows online in-store concert will be Amazon.com's featured Holiday A-List event on November 25, the same date the band's new album, "Films About Ghosts," streets.
WHERE: To access the concert and find out more about Amazon.com's Holiday A-List, go to: www.amazon.com and click on A-List.
DETAILS: Counting Crows taped the intimate, hour-long concert several weeks ago at the legendary San Francisco venue, Bimbo's 365 Club. Bimbo's is the same club where the chart-topping band held the official record release party for "August and Everything After" -- nearly 10 years ago. The set list includes Counting Crows' classics such as "Rain King" and "A Long December" as well as covers such as "Big Yellow Taxi" and the band's new single, "She Don't Want Nobody Near."
Background on the Amazon.com's Holiday A-List
Amazon.com's Holiday A-List is an online event created in collaboration with 60 world renowned celebrities. Each day from November 3 to January 1, a celebrated actor, author, director, musician, or media personality will provide Amazon.com customers with a gift of exclusive content such as never- before-seen videos and previously unreleased songs. Amazon.com is making the content available, at no charge, as a holiday gift. Holiday A-List headliners include: Ben Stiller, Bruce Springsteen, Will Ferrell, Jeff Bridges, Dr. Phil, Foo Fighters, Bill Cosby, Justin Timberlake, Jack Black, Mary J. Blige, Barbra Streisand, R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks and many more.
Background on Counting Crows
Over the past decade, Counting Crows have sold more than 16 million albums worldwide. The Geffen Records band made their recording debut with 1993's "August and Everything After." Subsequent albums include "Recovering the Satellites (1996); "Across A Wire: Live in NY" (1998); and "Desert Life" (1999).
Background on Amazon.com
Amazon.com, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and sellers list millions of unique new and used items in categories such as jewelry and watches, gourmet food, apparel and accessories, sporting goods, electronics, computers, kitchenware and housewares, books, music, DVDs, videos, cameras and photo items, toys, baby items and baby registry, software, computer and video games, cell phones and service, tools and hardware, travel services, magazine subscriptions and outdoor living items.
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