Dave Matthews Band Announces North American Summer Tour

February 15, 2012
Dave Matthews Band returns to the road this summer with an extensive North American summer tour launching on May 18 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX. The group - which ranked as the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade - took last year off from touring, so this will be its first outing since 2010.
 
The tour will feature numerous two-night stands, including visits at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY (June 8 & 9) and the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL (July 20 & 21). The group will begin a West Coast run over Labor Day weekend with three nights (August 31, September 1 & 2) at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, where Dave Matthews Band has headlined 40 shows since 1997. See below for itinerary.
 
An online presale for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association will begin this Thursday, February 16, at 10:00 AM ET at www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com. Citi is the official credit card of the Dave Matthews Band 2012 Summer Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, March 5, at 10:00 AM ET through Citi's Private Pass Program.  For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 9. Please visit www.davematthewsband.com/#/tour for further information.
 
Dave Matthews Band recently went into the studio with Steve Lillywhite—who produced the band's first three studio albums, Under The Table and Dreaming, Crash and Before These Crowded Streets—to begin work on its forthcoming album, which will be released this year. Details on how to order the album will be announced soon. It will be the follow-up to the Platinum-certified Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (RCA), which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in 2009, making Dave Matthews Band one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop the chart. Dave Matthews Band—comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin)—has sold over 17 million tickets since its inception and a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined.
 
Dave Matthews Band 2012 Summer Tour
 
Date      City/State                                              Venue                                                                                       Support
5/18                  Woodlands, TX                          Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion              Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
5/19                  Dallas, TX                                             Gexa Energy Pavilion                     Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
5/20                  Gulf Shores, AL                          Hangout Music Fest
5/22                  Atlanta, GA                                            Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood            The Head and the Heart
5/23                  Charlotte, NC                             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                  The Head and the Heart
5/25                  Hartford, CT                                           Comcast Theatre                                                             Mariachi El Bronx
5/26                  Hartford, CT                                           Comcast Theatre                                                             Carolina Chocolate Drops
5/28                  Scranton, PA                                          Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain        Carolina Chocolate Drops
5/29                  Cincinnati, OH                           Riverbend Music Center                                       Carolina Chocolate Drops
6/2                    Toronto, ON                                          Molson Amphitheatre                                                       Blind Pilot
6/3                    Cuyahoga Falls, OH                    Blossom Music Center                                         Blind Pilot
6/5                    Mansfield, MA                            Comcast Center                                                               Carolina Chocolate Drops
6/6                    Mansfield, MA                            Comcast Center                                                               Carolina Chocolate Drops
6/8                    Saratoga Springs, NY                   Saratoga Performing Arts Center                 Lettuce
6/9                    Saratoga Springs, NY                   Saratoga Performing Arts Center                 Lettuce
6/12                  Wantagh, NY                             Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre                                Fitz and the Tantrums
6/13                  Wantagh, NY                             Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre                                Fitz and the Tantrums
6/16                  Bristow, VA                                           Jiffy Lube Live                                                                Gary Clark Jr.
6/17                  Virginia Beach, VA                     Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach           Gary Clark Jr.
6/22                  Noblesville, IN                           Klipsch Music Center                                                       Gary Clark Jr.
6/23                  Noblesville, IN                           Klipsch Music Center                                                       Delta Spirit
6/26                  Camden, NJ                                           Susquehanna Bank Center                                     Brandi Carlile
6/27                  Camden, NJ                                           Susquehanna Bank Center                                     TBA
6/29                  Hershey, PA                                           Hersheypark Stadium                                                       TBA
6/30                  Bethel, NY                                             Bethel Woods Center for the Arts               Delta Spirit
7/3                    Darien Center, NY                       Darien Lake Performing Arts Center            Brandi Carlile
7/6                    East Troy, WI                            Alpine Valley Music Center                                  TBA
7/7                   East Troy, WI                            Alpine Valley Music Center                                  Brandi Carlile
7/10                  Clarkston, MI                             DTE Energy Music Center                                                Brandi Carlile
7/11                  Maryland Heights, MO     Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                  Brandi Carlile
7/13                  Burgettstown, PA                                    First Niagara Pavilion                                                      SOJA
7/14                  Burgettstown, PA                                    First Niagara Pavilion                                                      SOJA
7/18                  Tampa, FL                                             1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre                                Tower of Power
7/20                  West Palm Beach, FL                  Cruzan Amphitheatre                                                        Tower of Power
7/21                  West Palm Beach, FL                  Cruzan Amphitheatre                                                        Tower of Power
8/31                  George, WA                                           The Gorge Amphitheatre                                       The Avett Brothers
9/1                    George, WA                                           The Gorge Amphitheatre                                       The Avett Brothers
9/2                    George, WA                                           The Gorge Amphitheatre                                       The Avett Brothers
9/7                    Chula Vista, WA                                    Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre                               Allen Stone
9/8                    Irvine, CA                                              Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                  Allen Stone
9/9                    Mountain View, CA                    Shoreline Amphitheatre                                        Allen Stone

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