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DAVE MATTHEWS BAND KICKS OFF SUMMER TOUR TONIGHT WITH SOLD-OUT SHOW AT CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION IN THE WOODLANDS, TX

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May 18, 2012

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND KICKS OFF SUMMER TOUR TONIGHT WITH SOLD-OUT SHOW AT CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION IN THE WOODLANDS, TX

New Album, Recorded With Producer Steve Lillywhite, Coming Later This Year

Dave Matthews Band – the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade – will launch an extensive summer outing tonight at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX. The tour, which marks the band’s first since 2010, will include visits at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY (June 8 & 9) and the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL (July 20 & 21). Along the way, the band will headline the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL on May 20 and the inaugural River’s Edge Music Festival, held on historic Harriet Island – just across the Mississippi River from St. Paul, MN – on June 24.

Continuing its Labor Day weekend tradition, Dave Matthews Band will perform on August 31, September 1 & 2 at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, where the group has headlined 40 shows since 1997. The tour will come to a close with a trio of California shows: Chula Vista’s Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (September 7), Irvine’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (September 8) and Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre (September 9). See below for itinerary or visit www.davematthewsband.com/#/tour for further details.

Dave Matthews Band has been working on a new record with Steve Lillywhite, who produced the group’s first three studio albums, Under The Table And Dreaming, Crash and Before These Crowded Streets. Plans are currently being made for its release later this year. The forthcoming album is the follow-up to 2009’s Platinum-certified Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (RCA). With its debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Dave Matthews Band became one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop the chart. Dave Matthews Band – comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin)  – has sold over 17 million tickets since its inception and a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 2012 SUMMER TOUR

Date City/State Venue Support

5/18                  The Woodlands, TX                    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion              Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

5/19                  Dallas, TX                                             Gexa Energy Pavilion                                                       Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

5/20                  Gulf Shores, AL                          Hangout Music Festival

5/22                  Atlanta, GA                                            Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood            The Head and the Heart

5/23                  Charlotte, NC                             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                  The Head and the Heart

5/25                  Hartford, CT                                           Comcast Theatre                                                             Mariachi El Bronx

5/26                  Hartford, CT                                           Comcast Theatre                                                             Carolina Chocolate Drops

5/28                  Scranton, PA                                          Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain        Carolina Chocolate Drops

5/29                  Cincinnati, OH                           Riverbend Music Center                                       Carolina Chocolate Drops

6/2                    Toronto, ON                                          Molson Canadian Amphitheatre                 Blind Pilot

6/3                    Cuyahoga Falls, OH                    Blossom Music Center                                         Blind Pilot

6/5                    Mansfield, MA                            The Comcast Center                                                        Carolina Chocolate Drops

6/6                    Mansfield, MA                            The Comcast Center                                                        Carolina Chocolate Drops

6/8                    Saratoga Springs, NY                   Saratoga Performing Arts Center                 Lettuce

6/9                    Saratoga Springs, NY                   Saratoga Performing Arts Center                 Lettuce

6/12                  Wantagh, NY                             Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre                                Fitz and the Tantrums

6/13                  Wantagh, NY                             Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre                                Fitz and the Tantrums

6/16                  Bristow, VA                                           Jiffy Lube Live                                                                Gary Clark Jr.

6/17                  Virginia Beach, VA                     Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach           Gary Clark Jr.

6/22                  Noblesville, IN                           Klipsch Music Center                                                       Gary Clark Jr.

6/23                  Noblesville, IN                           Klipsch Music Center                                                       Delta Spirit

6/24                  St. Paul, MN                                          River’s Edge Music Festival

6/26                  Camden, NJ                                           Susquehanna Bank Center                                     Brandi Carlile

6/27                  Camden, NJ                                           Susquehanna Bank Center                                     The Head and the Heart

6/29                  Hershey, PA                                           Hersheypark Stadium                                                       The Head and the Heart

6/30                  Bethel, NY                                             Bethel Woods Center for the Arts               Delta Spirit

7/3                    Darien Center, NY                       Darien Lake Performing Arts Center            Brandi Carlile

7/6                    East Troy, WI                            Alpine Valley Music Theatre                                 Brandi Carlile

7/7                   East Troy, WI                            Alpine Valley Music Theatre                                 Brandi Carlile

7/10                  Clarkston, MI                             DTE Energy Music Theatre                                   Brandi Carlile

7/11                  Maryland Heights, MO     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                  Brandi Carlile

7/13                  Burgettstown, PA                                    First Niagara Pavilion                                                      SOJA

7/14                  Burgettstown, PA                                    First Niagara Pavilion                                                      SOJA

7/18                  Tampa, FL                                             1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre                                Tower of Power

7/20                  West Palm Beach, FL                  Cruzan Amphitheatre                                                        Tower of Power

7/21                  West Palm Beach, FL                  Cruzan Amphitheatre                                                        Tower of Power

8/31                  George, WA                                           The Gorge Amphitheatre                                       The Avett Brothers, Allen Stone

9/1                    George, WA                                           The Gorge Amphitheatre                                       The Avett Brothers, Allen Stone

9/2                    George, WA                                           The Gorge Amphitheatre                                       The Avett Brothers, Allen Stone

9/7                    Chula Vista, CA                         Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre                               Allen Stone

9/8                    Irvine, CA                                              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                  Allen Stone

9/9                    Mountain View, CA                    Shoreline Amphitheatre                                        Allen Stone

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For additional information on DAVE MATTHEWS BAND:

Ambrosia Healy

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Erin Cooney

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