The gang will hit the road on May 11, live at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, KS, only to continue with a tightly-packed string of dates way until late July.
After taking a small break and the majority of August off, the band will return for another small leg, once again covering the States with a one-week run. During their journey, the group will pay a visit to Virginia Beach, Charlotte, and more prominent musical centers. The tour’s final show has been booked for September 4, live at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA.
DMB’s latest studio album “Away From the World” saw its release in September 2012 via RCA Records, marking the band’s eighth official studio effort and a follow-up to 2009’s “Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King.”
Dave Matthews Band US Schedule
|May 11||7:00PM||Wichita, KS||$126-$1080||INTRUST Bank Arena|
|May 13||7:00PM||Spring, TX||$36-$1125||The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|May 14||7:00PM||Dallas, TX||$45-$1242||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|May 17||7:00PM||Oklahoma City, OK||$129-$720||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|May 18||7:00PM||North Little Rock, AR||$135-$761||Verizon Arena|
|May 20||7:00PM||Cincinnati, OH||$58-$1125||Riverbend Music Center|
|May 21||7:00PM||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||$77-$1215||Blossom Music Center|
|May 24||7:00PM||Birmingham, AL||$44-$621||Oak Mountain Amphitheatre|
|May 27||7:00PM||Charlotte, NC||$18-$1125||PNC Music Pavilion|
|May 28||7:00PM||Atlanta, GA||$18-$1125||Lakewood Amphitheatre|
|May 29||7:00PM||Maryland Heights, MO||$41-$1125||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre|
|Jun 07||7:00PM||Holmdel, NJ||$21-$1260||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|Jun 08||6:30PM||Bangor, ME||$94-$1170||Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion|
|Jun 10||7:00PM||Mansfield, MA||$18-$1125||Xfinity Center|
|Jun 11||7:00PM||Hartford, CT||$18-$1148||Xfinity Theatre|
|Jun 17||7:00PM||Virginia Beach, VA||$80-$1121||Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater|
|Jun 18||7:00PM||Bristow, VA||$64-$1103||Jiffy Lube Live|
|Jun 21||7:00PM||Wantagh, NY||$27-$1260||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|Jun 22||7:00PM||Syracuse, NY||$90-$428||Lakeview Amphitheater|
|Jun 24||7:00PM||Camden, NJ||$17-$1575||BB&T Pavilion|
|Jun 25||7:00PM||Camden, NJ||$17-$1575||BB&T Pavilion|
|Jun 28||7:00PM||Moline, IL||$121-$1170||I Wireless Center|
|Jun 29||7:00PM||Bonner Springs, KS||$86-$1125||Providence Medical Center Amphitheater|
|Jul 01||7:00PM||Elkhorn, WI||$45-$1125||Alpine Valley Music Theatre|
|Jul 02||7:00PM||Elkhorn, WI||$45-$1125||Alpine Valley Music Theatre|
|Jul 08||7:00PM||Columbus, OH||$87-$990||Nationwide Arena|
|Jul 09||7:00PM||Burgettstown, PA||$86-$1350||First Niagara Pavilion|
|Jul 12||7:00PM||Gilford, NH||$76-$900||Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion At Meadowbrook|
|Jul 13||7:00PM||Gilford, NH||$76-$900||Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion At Meadowbrook|
|Jul 15||7:00PM||Saratoga Springs, NY||$52-$1103||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|Jul 16||7:00PM||Saratoga Springs, NY||$79-$1103||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|Jul 19||7:00PM||Toronto, Canada||$86-$855||Molson Canadian Amphitheatre|
|Jul 20||Time TBA||Clarkston, MI||$72-$1125||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|Jul 22||7:00PM||Noblesville, IN||$63-$1170||Klipsch Music Center|
|Jul 23||7:00PM||Noblesville, IN||$63-$1170||Klipsch Music Center|
|Jul 26||8:00PM||North Charleston, SC||$126-$810||North Charleston Coliseum|
|Jul 27||7:00PM||Tampa, FL||$72-$1125||MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre At The Florida State Fairgrounds|
|Jul 29||7:00PM||West Palm Beach, FL||$18-$1125||Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre|
|Jul 30||7:00PM||West Palm Beach, FL||$18-$1125||Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre|
|Aug 26||7:00PM||Chula Vista, CA||$71-$1418||Sleep Train Amphitheatre|
|Aug 27||7:00PM||Irvine, CA||$6-$1530||Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre|
|Aug 29||6:00PM||Berkeley, CA||$130-$450||Greek Theatre|
|Aug 30||6:00PM||Berkeley, CA||$131-$450||Greek Theatre|
|Sep 01||Time TBA||Quincy, WA||$171-$1350||Gorge Amphitheatre|
|Sep 02||5:00PM||Quincy, WA||$68-$3636||Gorge Amphitheatre|
|Sep 03||5:00PM||Quincy, WA||$71-$3636||Gorge Amphitheatre|
|Sep 04||5:00PM||Quincy, WA||$68-$3636||Gorge Amphitheatre|
The journey of Dave Matthews Band began back in 1991 as frontman Dave Matthews joined forces with bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer Carter Beauford, and saxophonist LeRoi Moore. The group’s lineup has since remained fairly steady, and featured several additions, as well as Matthews, Beauford and Lessard as the only constant members.
The amazing story began as Dave was working as a bartender in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was approached by a lawyer named Ross Hoffman who persuaded him to get a band going.
After independently releasing their first studio album, “Remember Two Things,” in 1993 under The Dave Matthews Band name, the group was already prepared to hit the big time with their 1994 record “Under the Table and Dreaming.”
Led by hit singles “What Would You Say,” “Jimi Thing,” and “Typical Situation,” the album went on to sell over six million copies, turning the lads into superstars. One of the album’s tunes, “In Memory of Anne,” was dedicated to Matthews’ sister Anne, who was killed by her husband in 1994 in a murder-suicide.
The DMB train kept a-rolling with 1996’s “Crash,” a 7x platinum giant that ultimately became the group’s best-selling effort to date. Singles like “Too Much,” “So Much to Say,” and “Crash Into Me” really speak for themselves. Music aficionados agree that this album cemented the group’s place among all-time greats, yet the boys weren’t done, not by a long shot.
In 1998, DMB scored their first US No. 1 with “Before These Crowded Streets,” only to embark on an extensive tour and take three years to deliver the goods yet again.
The album also marked a very impressive winning streak for the band, as every album after “Before These Crowded Streets,” and there are five of them, debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 album chart. Add six platinum live albums to the mix, and you’ll pretty much reach the figure of 30 million albums sold.
There’s also a notable Best Vocal Performance Grammy award to be found among the group’s accolades, but rewards and album sales aren’t exactly what Dave Matthews Band is all about. Sure, they’re about killer hit songs, but one of the group’s primary strengths are live shows.
This is clearly reflected by the fact that the demand for DMB live footage is off the charts, and although the band has released as much as 60 (!) live records in their career, the fans are always yearning for just a little bit more. The group’s first official live album, ” Live at Red Rocks 8.15.95,” saw its release back in October 1997.
When DMB are playing, the crowd is always rocking, regardless of the venue’s size. The energy delivered by the boys is something truly remarkable and something you should most definitely witness at least once in your lifetime. There are folks who follow the band across country to see them as many times as possible, and that’s saying something. If they happen to stop by in your region, buy your Dave Matthews Band tickets ASAP, it’s a decision you won’t regret.