Alison Krauss and The White Buffalo to support Counting Crows at Blues Fest

Counting Crows are to headline The O2 Arena as part of this autumn’s BluesFest. Returning to London for the first time since two sold-out shows in 2014, the multi-million-selling folk-rockers are confirmed to close the festival on Sunday October 28th for a much-anticipated show that will also feature a full set from award-winning US vocalist Alison Krauss. Krauss has enjoyed an illustrious 30-year career that has seen her win 27 Grammy Awards, sell over 12 million albums and collaborate with the likes of Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris and James Taylor.

Support for Counting Crows and Alison Krauss comes from revered Americana singer-songwriter Jake Smith AKA The White Buffalo.

Running from Thursday October 25th to Sunday 27th, the line-up for this year’s festival sees Counting Crows, Alison Krauss and The White Buffalo joining Robert Plant, Van Morrison, John Fogerty, Steve Miller, Zac Brown Band, Beth Hart, Robert Cray Band, Raphael Saadiq and Don Bryant Feat. The Bo-Keys with more names to be announced in due course.

BluesFest Director Leo Green:

We’re thrilled to be bringing Counting Crows back to the UK for what will be their only show here of the year and to have the incredible Alison Krauss join them on the same bill is an honour for us.

BluesFest is proud to present a broad range of artists from the worlds of blues, soul, rock, country & roots – with Counting Crows, Alison Krauss and The White Buffalo joining the likes of John Fogerty, Robert Plant, Steve Miller, Van Morrison, Robert Cray, Beth Hart, Raphael Saadiq and Zac Brown all on the bill, 2018’s festival line-up is looking very exciting.”

BluesFest 2018:

Thursday October 25th

The O2 Arena:
John Fogerty
Plus Very Special Guest The Steve Miller Band

Friday October 26th

The O2 Arena:
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
Plus Very Special Guest Van Morrison

Indigo at The O2:
Raphael Saadiq

Saturday October 27th

The O2 Arena:
Zac Brown Band
Plus Very Special Guest Beth Hart

Indigo at The O2:
The Robert Cray Band
Plus Special Guests Don Bryant Feat. The Bo-Keys

Sunday October 28th

The O2 Arena:
Counting Crows
Plus Very Special Guest Alison Krauss
The White Buffalo

Tickets for Counting Crows, Alison Krauss and The White Buffalo start at £45 and go on general sale on Friday June 22nd at 9am. The O2 pre-sale begins on Wednesday June 20th at 9am and the Live Nation pre-sale begins at 9am on Thursday June 21st. Tickets are available from http://www.livenation.co.uk.

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