On May 27th, The Dave Matthews Band will embark on an extensive summer tour. These dates come on the heels of the group’s already-announced spring tour, which launches with a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden on April 14th. The band will visit the Southland this summer with a September 13th Verizon Wireless Amphitheater show. Tickets for this performance will go on sale Friday, March 13 at 11 AM.
RCA Records will release the band’s latest studio album, Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King, on June 2nd. Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance), it is the follow-up to 2005’s Stand Up, the fourth consecutive Dave Matthews Band studio album to enter The Billboard 200 at No. 1. The group has sold a collective 35 million units (CD and DVD combined) and – with over 15 million tickets sold – has been named the top-drawing American band in the world by Billboard.
"Summer means two things in America: It's hot, and the Dave Matthews Band are on tour," said Rolling Stone. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praised the group’s show there as “nothing short of inspired and inspiring” while The Oklahoman said: “this is a band that stretches out and thrives in the open air and under the stars.” “Mr. Matthews' trade is to stir up a mélange of approaches – from rock and folksy pop to bluegrass and smooth jazz – to make doubt positive, make loss a gain, and make depression a celebration,” observed The Dallas Morning News.
Dave Matthews Band is Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin). Joining the group on tour will be Tim Reynolds on guitar, Rashawn Ross on trumpet and Jeff Coffin on saxophone, who are also featured on the new album.
SEPTEMBER 3 - TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY MARCH 13 AT 11 AM