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Ambrosia Healy

ambrosia@thefunstar.com

Erin Cooney

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8439 Sunset Blvd 2nd floor
LA, CA 90069

Jennie Boddy

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44 Wall Street 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10005

Dave Matthews Band

03/09/2011 Download
Release

PLANS UNVEILED FOR “DAVE MATTHEWS BAND CARAVAN,” A SERIES OF FOUR THREE-DAY, MULTI-ARTIST FESTIVALS FEATURING THE BAND’S ONLY PERFORMANCES OF THE YEAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 9, 2011

PLANS UNVEILED FOR “DAVE MATTHEWS BAND CARAVAN,”

A SERIES OF FOUR THREE-DAY, MULTI-ARTIST FESTIVALS FEATURING THE BAND’S ONLY PERFORMANCES

OF THE YEAR

Artist Lineup Announced For June 24th – 26th Festival In Atlantic City, NJ

Online Ticket Request Period For Atlantic City Begins March 14th;

Tickets Go On Sale To General Public March 25th

Dave Matthews Band will bring “Dave Matthews Band Caravan” to four U.S. locales this summer. The series of three-day festivals will feature a diverse array of musical talent performing on three stages during the day. As headliners, Dave Matthews Band will perform a full set each night. The band is taking the year off from touring, so these will be its only performances this year.

It was announced at a press conference today that Atlantic City, NJ has been selected to host the first “Dave Matthews Band Caravan,” which will take place on June 24th, 25th and 26th at Bader Field, formerly the site of the Atlantic City Municipal Airport. With its central location on the Eastern seaboard, Atlantic City is easily accessible from such major metropolitan areas as New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC via air, bus, car, Amtrak and New Jersey Transit. The seaside resort offers an exceptional range of attractions and amenities, including hotels, gaming, nightlife, fine dining, spas, pristine beaches and the city’s historic boardwalk. Atlantic City was named one of the “Top 10 Golf Cities in America” by ForbesTraveler.com and offers numerous other recreational opportunities, including kayaking, windsurfing, boogie boarding, volleyball, surfing, deep-sea fishing and much more.

In addition to Dave Matthews Band, the lineup for the Atlantic City “Caravan” will include David Gray, Ray LaMontagne, The Flaming Lips, O.A.R., Damian Marley, Bassnectar, Dr. Dog, Amos Lee, Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Warren Haynes Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Guster, Lotus, Rebelution, Fitz and the Tantrums, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lisa Hannigan, Punch Brothers, From Good Homes, Delta Spirit, Big Gigantic, Alberta Cross, Mariachi El Bronx, TR3, Vusi Mahlasela, The Budos Band and Bobby Long and special performances by Dave Matthews Band members Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard plus a Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds acoustic set. The festival weekend will also include a number of late night shows at Atlantic City venues.  Further details and a full festival schedule will be available soon.

Tickets will be available as three-day passes only. An online ticket request period for the Atlantic City festival begins Monday, March 14th, at 10:00 AM ET and concludes Monday, March 21st, at 10:00 AM ET at http://www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com/. Hotel and travel packages will also be available. Citi® is the official credit card of “Dave Matthews Band Caravan.”  Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, March 21st, at 12:00 PM ET time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com <http://www.citiprivatepass.com>. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 25th, at 10:00 AM ET at www.DMBCaravan.com. They will also be available by phone at 1-800-594-TIXX.

Dave Matthews Band – comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin)  – was the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade. The group has sold over 17 million tickets since its inception, playing to over a million people in 2010 alone. Their latest studio album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (RCA), debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in June of 2009, making Dave Matthews Band one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop the chart. The record, which paid tribute to founding member/saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who passed away in August of 2008, was subsequently certified Platinum and nominated for a GRAMMY® for “Album of the Year.” The band has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined.

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For additional information on DAVE MATTHEWS BAND:

Ambrosia Healy, The Fun Star

310.273.2266

ambrosia@thefunstar.com

or visit:

www.dmbcaravan.com
www.davematthewsband.com
www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com –official fan association of Dave Matthews Band
www.facebook.com/davematthewsband

Press materials can be downloaded at:

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