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Dave Matthews Band

05/27/2010 Download
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DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, THE DECADE’S BIGGEST TICKET SELLER, LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TOMORROW

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May 27, 2010

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND,

THE DECADE’S BIGGEST TICKET SELLER,

LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TOMORROW

Group Will Headline Closing Day Of Bonnaroo Music &Arts Festival

And Play Two Nights At Citi Field In Flushing, NY

Band Will Take 2011 Off, Returning To The Road In 2012

Dave Matthews Band will launch an extensive North American tour tomorrow, with the first of two shows at The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT. The group will headline the closing dates of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN (6/13), the HullabaLOU Festival in Louisville, KY (7/25) and the Mile High Music Festival in Commerce City, CO (8/15). This year’s outing will include numerous stadium shows, including Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA (7/9), Pittsburgh’s PNC Park (7/10), two consecutive nights at Citi Field in Flushing, NY (7/16, 17), and Nationals Park in Washington, DC (7/23). The group will play a special free show for fans on August 17th show at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, UT. Other highlights include three Southern California dates (8/20, 21 & 23) and Dave Matthews Band’s traditional Labor Day weekend stint at Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA (9/3, 4 & 5). The tour will conclude on September 15th at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. See below for a full itinerary or visit http://www.davematthewsband.com.

In the past decade, Dave Matthews Band was the biggest ticket seller worldwide, 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. The band has sold over 17 million tickets since its inception. With preparations underway for its 20th consecutive summer tour, the group recently told fans that they will be taking next year off. “We feel lucky that our tours are a part of so many people’s lives,” Dave Matthews Band said in a statement posted on its website earlier this month. “We’re excited to make this summer one of our best tours yet, and look forward to returning to the road in 2012.”

Covering the opening night of Dave Matthews Band’s 2009 summer tour at historic Fenway Park, The Boston Globe said: “The sold-out show…bore all the electricity and fervor of an extra-inning ballgame.” “In his lyrics and a voice that’s both robust and melancholy, Mr. Matthews ponders the gap between public problems and personal pleasures…Yet the band rarely broods for long; the music stays brisk and upbeat,” noted The New York Times while The Cincinnati Enquirer observed: “Concertgoers were dancing in the rain Tuesday night while the Dave Matthews Band rocked out…Few bands have had such tremendous turnout year after year at Riverbend and it’s easy to understand why. Matthews and company are nothing if not great entertainers.”

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 album, 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, GRAMMY®-nominated collection features some of the last studio recordings of founding member/saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who passed away in August of 2008.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – 2010 SUMMER TOUR

Date City/State Venue Support

5/28 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

5/29 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

6/1 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre The Felice Brothers

6/2 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center The Felice Brothers

6/4 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center The Felice Brothers

6/5 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center The Felice Brothers

6/7 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Yonder Mountain String Band

6/8 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Yonder Mountain String Band

6/13 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

6/15 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center Robert Earl Keen

6/16 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Robert Earl Keen

6/18 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Robert Earl Keen

6/19 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Robert Earl Keen

6/22 Columbus, OH Huntington Park Robert Earl Keen

6/23 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Martin Sexton

6/25 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center Martin Sexton

6/30 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Martin Sexton

7/1 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Martin Sexton

7/3 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre Zac Brown Band

7/4 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre Zac Brown Band

7/9 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium Zac Brown Band

7/10 Pittsburgh, PA PNC Park Zac Brown Band

7/13 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Amos Lee

7/14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain Amos Lee

7/16 Flushing, NY Citi Field Zac Brown Band

7/17 Flushing, NY Citi Field Zac Brown Band

7/20 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater   Amos Lee

7/21 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte Amos Lee

7/23 Washington, DC Nationals Park Zac Brown Band

7/25 Louisville, KY Churchill Downs HullabaLOU Festival

7/27 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood Gov’t Mule

7/28 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre Gov’t Mule

7/30 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Gov’t Mule

7/31 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Gov’t Mule

8/14 Wichita, KS InTrust Bank Arena Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

8/15 Commerce City, CO Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Mile High Music Festival

8/17 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre Brett Dennen FREE SHOW

8/20 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Brett Dennen

8/21 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Brett Dennen

8/23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl Raphael Saadiq

8/25 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord Raphael Saadiq

8/27 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre Raphael Saadiq

8/28 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre @ Mountain View Raphael Saadiq

8/31 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena Alberta Cross

9/3 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre Ben Harper & Relentless7, Alberta Cross

9/4 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre Ben Harper & Relentless7, Alberta Cross

9/5 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre Ben Harper & Relentless7, Alberta Cross

9/10 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

9/11 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

9/14 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

9/15 St. Paul, MN   Xcel Energy Center    Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

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