DETROIT (WWJ) – They’ve had a string of hits over the past two decades and they’re coming to town this weekend. But lead singer Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows says when he plays the MotorCity Casino at 7:30 p.m. Friday, you may not hear all the hits.

You’ll hear what Duritz feels like playing — whatever that happens to be.

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“Doing something over and over again that you don’t want to do is a really good way to get yourself in a place where you hate a song,” the singer said to WWJ’s Sandra McNeill.

Duritz says he likes to change the songs up, based on his mood. He sends out a mass text to the band, other bands and crew to ask what they’d like the band to play that day.

The bad that had some big hits in the 1990s and early 2000s is playing MotorCity Casino Friday night, bringing hits — possibly — like “Mr. Jones” “Long December” and “‘Round Here.”

“It just changes every night depending on what people want to play,” Duritz said.

His songs are real, and very personal, he added. In fact, he ignored advice to take out the names of people and places because “that sort of specificity would turn people off.”

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He didn’t listen.

“Being really personal and really emotional is what appeals to everyone,” he said.

For tickets to Friday night’s show at the MotorCity Casino, click here.



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