Dave Matthews Band launched its 2013 summer tour with a pair of concerts in Texas over the weekend, and will play its first show at Austin's Tower Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 21.
The group is touring in support of its latest album, Away from the World
, which Rolling Stone
named as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2012. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the record entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1, making Dave Matthews Band the first group in chart history to have six consecutive studio albums debut atop the chart. This summer's run will include two-night stands in Saratoga Springs, NY, Hartford, CT, Mansfield, MA, Noblesville, IN, Wantagh, NY, Camden, NJ, East Troy, WI, West Palm Beach, FL and Commerce City, CO plus Dave Matthews Band's traditional Labor Day three-night stand at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA. Tickets are available now at http://davematthewsband.com/tour
There will be a food drive at each concert along the tour route. The effort is being spearheaded by The Bama Green Project - an on-going partnership between Dave Matthews Band and Reverb - which has made fighting hunger and supporting sustainable agriculture the focal points of its 2013 program.Concertgoers are invited to participate by donating food items at the REVERB collection point outside the main gates. For a list of food banks and the items most needed, please visit www.reverb.org/DMB2013/farmfood.html
. The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band recently awarded a $100,000 grant to the West, Texas Disaster Relief Efforts Fund, the official fund endorsed by the West City council as the preferred recipient of donations following the fertilizer plant explosion that took place on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas. For more information on the fund or to make a donation, visit www.wacofoundation.org
Dave Matthews Band - comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Jeff Coffin (saxophone), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar), Tim Reynolds (guitar), Rashawn Ross (trumpet) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) - has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. The group ranked as the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 18 million tickets since its inception. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - 2013 TOUR DATES Date City/State/Province Venue Support
5/17 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Carolina Chocolate Drops
5/18 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion Mariachi El Bronx
5/21 Austin, TX Tower Amphitheatre Carolina Chocolate Drops
5/25 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Galactic
5/26 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Galactic
5/28 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre moe.
5/29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain moe.
5/31 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion JD McPherson
6/1 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center JD McPherson
6/6 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center The Head and the Heart
6/7 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre The Head and the Heart
6/8 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre The Head and the Heart
6/15 Mansfield, MA Comcast Theatre Brandi Carlile
6/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Theatre Brandi Carlile
6/21 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center Brandi Carlile
6/22 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center Brandi Carlile
6/25 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre Shovels & Rope
6/26 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre Shovels & Rope
6/28 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Mavis Staples
6/29 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Mavis Staples
7/2 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Fitz and The Tantrums
7/3 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Fitz and The Tantrums
7/5 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Center Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
7/6 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Center Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
7/9 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Center Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
7/10 Maryland Heights, MOVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
7/12 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center O.A.R.
7/13 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium Kool & the Gang
7/17 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre Blind Pilot
7/19 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Blind Pilot
7/20 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Blind Pilot
7/23 Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheater at The Wharf John Butler Trio
7/24 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre John Butler Trio
7/26 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach SOJA
7/27 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Gogol Bordello
8/23 Commerce City, CO Dick's Sporting Goods Park Snoop Dogg
8/24 Commerce City, CO Dick's Sporting Goods Park Snoop Dogg
8/27 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre The Head and the Heart
8/30 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre The Head and the Heart, Lord Huron
8/31 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre The Head and the Heart, Lord Huron
9/1 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre The Head and the Heart, Lord Huron
9/4 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena Gary Clark Jr.
9/6 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre Gary Clark Jr.
9/7 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Gary Clark Jr.
9/8 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Mariachi El Bronxwww.davematthewsband.com