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Dave Matthews Band

09/09/2010 Download
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DAVE MATTHEWS BAND ANNOUNCES FALL ARENA TOUR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 8, 2010

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND ANNOUNCES FALL ARENA TOUR

Online Ticket Request Period Starts This Thursday, September 9th;

Tickets Go On Sale To General Public Beginning September 24th

Band’s Summer Tour Concludes Next Week With

Two Sold-Out Shows at Chicago’s Wrigley Field

Dave Matthews Band announces a fall 2010 U.S. arena tour.  The outing will start on November 2nd at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY, and include the group’s first-ever concert at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY (November 3rd). In the middle of the tour, the band will play two consecutive two-night stands – Boston’s TD Garden (November 9th and 10th) and New York City’s Madison Square Garden (November 12th and 13th). The tour will conclude with a return to Charlottesville, where Dave Matthews Band formed in 1991. The group will play Charlottesville’s John Paul Jones Arena on November 19th and 20th.

An online ticket request period begins this Thursday, September 9th, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time and concludes Monday, September 20th, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time at http://www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com/. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 24th, and Saturday, September 25th. See itinerary below for details or visit http://www.davematthewsband.com.

With its summer tour still underway, Dave Matthews Band will stop in New Orleans to perform at the special pregame show, “NFL OPENING KICKOFF 2010 PRESENTED BY EA SPORTS,” on September 9th at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The live program will be simulcast on NBC and NFL Network. It leads into the season opener between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings at the Superdome.

The group has received stellar reviews for its 20th consecutive summer outing, named one of the season’s “coolest tours” by Rolling Stone, which praised the opening night’s “blazing, two-hour set.” With the tour’s conclusion at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on September 17th and 18th, Dave Matthews Band joins a short list of musical acts that have performed at the historic ballpark, including Jimmy Buffett, The Police, Billy Joel and Elton John. Both of Dave Matthews Band’s Wrigley Field shows sold out just minutes after tickets went on sale.

“Twenty years on, Dave Matthews Band continues to be one of the tightest, most intuitive and unique rock bands in America,” said the Orange County Register while the Deseret News noted: “the band…pulled no punches and gave the standing-room-only audience a celebration of music that will be hard to forget.”  “Matthews’ set was sprawling, melodic and almost majestic,” said the Denver Post. “This band is tight, and they know it — and so they’re not afraid to play around with the form a little.”

The band, which will tour South America in October, has sold over 17 million tickets since its inception. Dave Matthews Band was the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade, selling upwards of 11 million tickets to 547 shows from 2000-2009, according to Billboard Boxscore. In fact, it was the only group to exceed 10 million in attendance for the period.

Dave Matthews Band – comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin)  – has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. The group’s latest record, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (RCA), was hailed as “their most electric album yet” (Rolling Stone, ****) and “spiritual and spirited” (People, “Critic’s Choice”). With Big Whiskey’s debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in June of 2009, Dave Matthews Band became one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop the chart. The Platinum-certified collection was nominated for a GRAMMY® for “Album of the Year.” It pays tribute to founding member/saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who passed away in August of 2008, and features some of Moore’s last studio recordings.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – FALL 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Date City/State Venue Public On Sale Support

11/2 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 9/25, 10am ET Amos Lee

11/3 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum 9/24, 10am ET Amos Lee

11/5 Albany, NY Times Union Center 9/24, 10am ET Punch Brothers

11/6 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center 9/25, 10am ET Punch Brothers

11/9 Boston, MA TD Garden 9/25, 10am ET John Butler Trio

11/10 Boston, MA TD Garden 9/25, 10am, ET John Butler Trio

11/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 9/24, 10am, ET John Butler Trio

11/13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 9/24, 10am, ET John Butler Trio

11/16 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 9/24, 10am, ET Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

11/17 Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum 9/24, 10am ET Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

11/19 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena 9/24, 10am ET Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

11/20 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena 9/24, 10am ET Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

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For additional information on DAVE MATTHEWS BAND:

Ambrosia Healy, Red Light

310.273.2266

ambrosia.healy@redlightmanagement.com

or visit:

http://www.davematthewsband.com

http://www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com