On September 11, RCA Records will release Dave Matthews Band's Away from the World, which the group recorded with Steve Lillywhite, who produced its first three studio albums - Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash, and Before These Crowded Streets. See below for track listing.
The pre-order for Away from the World is underway now at www.davematthewsband.com. The album will be available in CD, digital and vinyl formats. Deluxe versions of the CD and digital editions - containing three exclusive new live tracks - will also be available. A super-deluxe edition will include the deluxe CD, a DVD, a 2012 tour photo book and more. Individuals who pre-order any configuration of the album will receive five bonus tracks, recorded live on Dave Matthews Band's 2012 summer tour, upon the release of Away from the World. Members of the Warehouse (the group's official fan association) who pre-order the album will receive eight bonus tracks.
Dave Matthews Band has been playing several songs from the forthcoming record on its current tour, including "Mercy," which will be the first single. The group plays the second of two shows at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ tonight and will perform at Hershey park Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania, this Friday, June 29. The summer outing will conclude on September 9 with a show at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. See below for itinerary or visit www.davematthewsband.com/#/tour for further details.
Rolling Stone hailed Dave Matthews Band as the "kings of summer" in a recent "On The Road" feature, praising the mixture of new tunes and rarities they played at the sold-out tour opener. "'Gaucho,' a song primed for the band's forthcoming album, was a bright, propulsive burst," said the Boston Globe.
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 the debut of Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2009, Dave Matthews Band became one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop the chart. The band was the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 17 million tickets since its inception.
The track listing for Away from the World is as follows:
Dave Matthews Band 2012 Summer Tour
Date City/State Venue Support
6/27 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center The Head and the Heart
6/29 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium The Head and the Heart
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 Theatre Brandi Carlile
7/7 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre Brandi Carlile
7/10 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 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, Allen Stone
9/1 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre The Avett Brothers, Allen Stone
9/2 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre The Avett Brothers, Allen Stone
9/7 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Allen Stone
9/8 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Allen Stone
9/9 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Allen Stone