'Hard Candy' is the group's first LP in three years...

Ryan Adams and Sheryl Crow are amongst the artists who will pop up as guests on ‘HARD CANDY’, the forthcoming new album from COUNTING CROWS.

The album, the band’s fourth studio LP, follows 1999’s ‘This Desert Life’. It is released on June 24. A single, ‘American Girls’. will appear a week before on June 17.

Ryan Adams returnins a favour from Crows mainman Adam Duritz who guested on ‘Answering Bell’, Ryan Adams‘ recent single.

The band play a one-off show at London’s Astoria on June 12 before support for The Who in the US this summer.

The band also make an appearance at the V2002 festival. Tickets are on sale now, priced £39.50 for a one-day pass; £67.50 for a weekend pass; and £80.00 for a weekend pass with camping. To buy, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.