PHOTOS: Matchbox 20, Counting Crows Keep ’90s Rock Alive

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Matchbox Twenty and the Counting Crows brought “A Brief History of Everything Thing Tour” to the Grand Sierra Theatre inside the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. The venue was a near sell-out with only a few scattered seats remaining. Both bands blew the roof off with awesome sets.

Up first was the Counting Crows, the ’90s rock band best known for the hit singles “Mr. Jones” and “Accidentally in Love” from “Shrek 2,” neither of which they played in their 60-minute set.

Band Members include: Adam Duritz (lead vocals, piano), Dan Vickrey (lead guitar), David Bryson (guitar), David Immerglück (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Millard Powers (bass guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards, accordion) and Jim Bogios (drums, percussion).

Counting CrowsCounting Crows Set List

“Hard Candy”
“Omaha”
“Dislocation”
“Colorblind”
“Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby”
“Miami”
“When I Dream Of Michelangelo”
“Friend Of The Devil” (Grateful Dead Cover)
“Goodnight Elisabeth”
“A Long December”
“Round Here”
Encore
“Palisades Park”
“Rain King”

The headliner Matchbox Twenty hit the stage next. Also established in the ’90s, this Florida band continued releasing albums through 2012’s “North.” Matchbox Twenty hit the stage running, and had the place jumping through their entire set. Rob Thomas was in top form, as was the entire band. Definitely one of the best shows of the year.

Current members include, Rob Thomas (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Kyle Cook (lead guitar, backing vocals), Brian Yale (bass), Paul Doucette (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Stacy Jones (drums).

Matchbox 20 Set List

“Real Word”
“Girl Like That”
“She’s So Mean”
“Bent”
“Argue”
“Damn”
“Shame”
“I’ll Believe You When”
“If You’re one”
“Hand Me Down”
“How Far We’ve Come”
“Disease”
“So Sad So Lonely”
“All Your Reasons”
“Mad Seasons”
“Overjoyed”
“Parade”
“English Town”
“I Will”
“Unwell”
“Back 2 Good”
“Push”
Encore
“Hang” (Acoustic)
“3 A.M.”
“Long Day”
“Bright Lights”

All-in-all this was a great night of rock and roll with two of the best bands that the ’90s had to offer.

Always remember to support your local bands and venues … Go to a show!

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John Tuckness has been photographing rock concerts in the Reno/Sparks/Tahoe area and as far as Northern California since 2004. He tries to attend as many shows as he can. John knew he wanted to be a concert photographer when he went to his first concert, Kiss and Montrose way back in 1976. He saw three guys shooting the show and thought to himself, "that's what I want to do." After many years of undercover work (sneaking his camera into venues), he finally got noticed and started getting photo passes through PR people and the bands. John has had many of his photos published in newspapers, websites and band autobiographies.

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