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Dave Matthews Band

01/26/2010 Download
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DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, THE TOP TOURING ACT OF THE DECADE, ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE SUMMER OUTING

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January 26, 2010

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND,

THE TOP TOURING ACT OF THE DECADE,

ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE SUMMER OUTING

Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King Nominated For Two GRAMMY® Awards; Band To Perform On GRAMMY Awards Telecast On January 31st

Dave Matthews Band will launch an extensive North American summer tour with a two-night stand at The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT (May 28th and 29th). An online ticket request period begins this Thursday, January 28th, and continues through Monday, February 8th, at: http://www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com/. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on February 26th.

The group’s Platinum-certified 2009 album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (RCA), is nominated for two GRAMMY awards – “Album Of The Year” and “Best Rock Album.” Dave Matthews Band will perform at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, held this Sunday, January 31st, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Hailed as “their most electric album yet” (Rolling Stone, ****) and “spiritual and spirited” (People, “Critic’s Choice”), Big Whiskey features some of the last studio recordings of founding member/saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who passed away in August of 2008. The group toured throughout 2009 in support of the album, delivering some of the most emotional, powerful performances of its career, as captured in the box set Europe 2009. Designed as a companion to Big Whiskey, the collection includes Dave Matthews Band: Live from Lucca, a set of three CDs from the group’s July 5, 2009 show in Lucca, Italy, and Across the Pond, a DVD from its June 26, 2009 show at O2 Academy Brixton in London, England – all housed in an exclusive photo book chronicling the group’s 2009 tour. The upcoming Live In Las Vegas features Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds’ first-ever live acoustic interpretations of tracks from Big Whiskey plus selected songs from previous Dave Matthews Band albums and material from each artist’s solo career. Due out February 9th, the two-disc collection was recorded at the Theater for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on December 12, 2009.

Renowned for its live performances, Dave Matthews Band has sold over 17 million tickets throughout its career. The group was recently named the top-selling touring artist of the decade by Billboard and Pollstarhttp://www.pollstarpro.com/files/TopTourOfTheDecade.pdf “The sold-out show…bore all the electricity and fervor of an extra-inning ballgame,” said The Boston Globe, covering the kick-off of last summer’s tour at historic Fenway Park. “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,” said 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 and their music spans genres from rock to folk to alternative.”

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. 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. Big Whiskey was among the Top 5 best-selling albums on iTunes in 2009.

The band will launch a month-long European tour in Hamburg, Germany on February 16th. North American tour dates are as follows:

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

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

6/16 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 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 Center 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 New York, NY Citi Field Zac Brown Band

7/17 New York, NY Citi Field Zac Brown Band

7/20 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   Amos Lee

7/21 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Amos Lee

7/23 Washington, DC Nationals Park Zac Brown Band

7/25 Louisville, KY Churchill Downs Music 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

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

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 Raphael Saadiq

8/31 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena

9/3 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre Ben Harper and Relentless7

9/4 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre Ben Harper and Relentless7

9/5 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre Ben Harper and Relentless7

9/10 Woodlands, TX 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

* The 8/17 show is a free concert with tickets initially being offered to those individuals who purchased tickets to the band’s cancelled 2009 USANA Amphitheatre concert. Those individuals who purchased tickets for last year’s concert will be contacted with details on how to obtain their free tickets. After the initial offering to the 2009 ticket holders tickets will be made available to the general public through a special offering to be announced..

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