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Senior Bowl Announces Counting Crows to Play Free Downtown Concert



Fourth annual game week concert to feature GRAMMY and Academy Award-nominated rock band on Feb. 3


Mobile, AL – The Reese’s Senior Bowl, along with supporting sponsor Airbus, is excited to announce that GRAMMY and Academy Award-nominated rock band Counting Crows will perform at Mardi Gras Park in downtown Mobile upon the conclusion of the evening’s carnival parades at approximately 8:30 p.m.  Previous Senior Bowl concerts have taken place on Friday night of game week; however, this year’s free event has been moved to Saturday to accommodate the Senior Bowl 75th Anniversary Legends Gala, which will be held on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Battle House Hotel. 


For more than two decades, Counting Crows—made up of frontman Adam Duritz, Jim Bogios, David Bryson, Charlie Gillingham, David Immergluck, Millard Powers, and Dan Vickrey—have enchanted listeners worldwide with their intensely soulful and intricate take on timeless rock & roll. Exploding onto the music scene in 1993 with their multi-platinum breakout album, August and Everything After, the band has gone on to release seven studio albums, selling more than 20 million records worldwide, and is revered as one of the world’s most pre-eminent live touring rock bands.


In 1996, the band's double-platinum sophomore studio album, Recovering the Satellites, debuted at number one and further solidified their growing reputation as one of the leading American alternative rock bands in the world. A follow up to their early success; Counting Crows went on to release This Desert Life (1999), Hard Candy (2002), Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings (2008), Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation) (2012), Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow (2013), Somewhere Under Wonderland (2014), and “Butter Miracle: Suite One” (2021). 


In 2004, Counting Crows recorded the chart-topping “Accidently in Love” for the animated motion picture Shrek 2. The instant success of the track earned them an Academy Award nomination for “Best Original Song” at the 2005 Academy Awards, a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Original Song” and a GRAMMY Award nomination for “Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.”


In 2021, Counting Crows ranked #8 on Billboards’ “Greatest of All-Time: Adult Alternative Artists” 25th anniversary chart.


Statement from Jim Nagy—Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director

“We’re fired up to be getting Counting Crows to play our Senior Bowl concert. They have an incredible playlist of songs and put on an incredible live performance.  Senior Bowl 75th Anniversary game, Mardi Gras parades, and the Counting Crows—February 3rd is going to be a great day for the City of Mobile!”


Statement from Daryl Taylor—Senior VP, Commercial Aircraft Operation for Airbus in the U.S.

“Airbus is proud to be a community partner of the Senior Bowl.  The Senior Bowl is one of the many reasons Mobile, Alabama is a wonderful place to raise a family and pursue a career in aerospace here along the Gulf Coast.  I know our team and their families will enjoy all of this year’s Senior Bowl festivities, and Airbus congratulates all the student-athletes who have earned an invitation to showcase their talent in Mobile as they pursue a professional career in the NFL.”


 About Reese’s Senior Bowl:

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is widely regarded as the preeminent college football all-star game and the first stage in the NFL Draft process. The longest continual-running all-star game has taken place in Mobile, Alabama the past 73 years.  More than 900 NFL personnel, including key decision-makers from all 32 teams, and over 900 media members from around the country were credentialed last year. This past April, the game produced a record-tying 106 total picks for the second straight year, representing 40 percent of the entire NFL draft, including 45 of the top 100 players selected.


About Airbus:

Airbus has been a community partner in Mobile, Ala. For nearly two decades with its U.S. Commercial Manufacturing Facility, Mobile Engineering Center, and its maintenance, repair and overhaul business for military aircraft. Visit to launch a rewarding career with Airbus.


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