Rock band Counting Crows and frontman Adam Duritz kicked off the European leg of their Butter Miracle tour with an outdoor performance Wednesday night at the Ra’anana Amphitheater to a crowd of thousands.
“It’s great that there are so many of you, thank you so much, we had a great week here, it’s so beautiful,” said Adam Duritz on stage.
During the hour and a half show, Adam Duritz performed a dozen songs, including “Round Here,” “Hard Candy,” “Mr. Jones” and “Big Yellow Taxi.”
The largely middle-aged audience, a mix of American-born and ethnic Israelis, were obviously happy to be there, ready to finally welcome Adam Duritz and the Counting Crows, after the postponement of their show originally scheduled for April 2022 for due to Covid-19.
The audience remained on their feet for most of the show, singing along to the song as Adam Duritz handed them the microphone.
He once again thanked the crowd for their enthusiasm, saying it was unusual “to have a show like this” in a place they had never done before.
“It was an epic and emotional night for our first concert in Israel. So much love and energy from these people,” drummer Jim Bogios later posted on Facebook.