Happy 25th, Counting Crows.

This week, the band celebrates the anniversary of its debut album, “August and Everything After,” which yielded hits “Round Here,” “Mr. Jones,” “Rain King” and, of course, “Omaha.”

On Thursday, the Crows return to the area to play Stir Concert Cove, bringing along a catalog of seven albums and 88 songs.

We caught up with frontman Adam Duritz to talk about the tour (25 Years and Counting), the band’s longevity, the changing music industry, Duritz’s popular podcast and whether the group will play “Omaha.”

Q: What are you playing on this tour? The tour is named because it’s been 25 years since you released your first album. Are you focusing on that?

A: We’re playing stuff from throughout the whole catalog. Kinda just like always.

It was more that Live Nation and the managers thought it was a great tagline. It has been 25 years, so I agreed.

Q: I can’t believe that album came out that long ago.

A: It is a long time. I am kind of stunned and impressed by the fact that it’s been 25 years. It’s pretty wild.

But I could see this coming. I have been trying to get a grasp on it myself. It’s pretty rare. And that’s not doing justice to the word “rare.” It’s unheard of. The fraction of bands that get to this point is a fraction so small it isn’t even a real number. I doubt most people stay in any job for 25 years.

We actually tried to do that. It’s surprising that it was our intention all along to last and do it for the long haul.

Q: I have to ask: Will you be playing “Omaha”?

A: “Omaha” has been played a lot the last few years. It came back, in a way. It’s been a pretty constant song for the last few years, at least.

Q: Have you worked on anything since “Somewhere Under Wonderland”?

A: I’ve been working on stuff, sort of getting material together. I’ve been confused knowing what to do with it. I don’t feel like we have a grip on how to release music right now.

Q: The industry has certainly changed, and you guys have watched it. What do you think about it now?

A: On our last record, Capitol did as good of a job as I can imagine a record company doing. They were the most dutiful and diligent record company, but all that stuff only sort of works nowadays. That’s my favorite album we’ve ever made maybe, but that method of doing things has a real limited success right now.

Q: Does a record label help that much?

A: That’s almost sort of peripheral nowadays. It doesn’t change anything for us, particularly until we figure it out. We don’t have a good method for putting things out.

Recording is much, much, much better. It used to be so expensive. Now, you can just do it in your house. You had to get distribution. Pressing up physical CDs or albums. You had to get some mom-and-pop store where they love the record. They play it to all their customers. That was three copies, and now they’re out.

That was a hard system for the band. That was nearly impossible. Now we could just upload it to Bandcamp. That’s a pretty awesome system.

As a music fan, I think things are way, way, way better nowadays. Life is just an endless candy jar being poured over my head of music. It’s amazing.

Q: Tell me about your podcast, “Underwater Sunshine.” How’d you end up doing that?

A: I think they’re really getting better and better. It’s my favorite thing right now.

(Co-host) James (Campion) and I have done a bunch of interviews. We’d end up having long, long conversations. He told me, “I have way more material than I could use for these articles. We should do a book.”

Maybe a year and a half ago, we got together again. He and I started hanging out. We’d meet once a week for four or five hours. We did that for little over a year.

There’s way more material than we’d ever use in this book. Why don’t we try a podcast? We tried doing them, and we did five or six or seven before I thought they were good enough to put out.