Fans can expect two sets from DMB each night of the 42-date North American tour
One of live music's most storied acts has announced yet another mammoth tour.
The Dave Matthews Band will embark on a 42-date North American tour this summer, beginning May 16 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX. Titled "A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band," each night will feature two sets from DMB, ranging from full-band performances to more scaled-down approaches.
The first presale, reserved for members of the Dave Matthews fan club Warehouse Fan Association, begins Jan. 16 at 10 AM (ET) here.
Next up, Citi cardmembers can take part in a presale on Feb. 3 at 10 AM local time. This presale includes all dates except for Aug. 29-31; the Citi presale for these dates is set for Feb. 17 at 10 AM local time.
Finally, all remaining tickets for shows aside from Aug. 29-31 go on sale to the public at Feb. 7. The Aug. 29-31 shows go on sale to the public on Feb. 21 at 10 AM (PT).
"I was talking to (drummer) Carter (Beauford) about how much I still like just sitting around playing music together," Matthews says via press release. "It's how we started - in the basements of Carter's and my mom's houses. Our shows are loose, but we started thinking that maybe this summer we should make them looser and bring some of that feeling to the stage. It seems like the opposite of a safe plan, so why not?"
"Everyone was really psyched about the idea, so we've been busy figuring out how to turn it into the best possible experience for our fans," adds Beauford.
Last summer, DMB's 22-week tour grossed $40 million with more than 712,000 tickets sold for 47 performances.
The band is expected to release a new studio album later this year, helmed by producer Rob Cavallo, who worked 2009's "Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King." When their last studio set, 2012's Away From The World, debuted atop the Billboard 200, the Dave Matthews Band became the first group to have six consecutive albums start at No. 1.
Here are Dave Matthews Band's upcoming 2014 tour dates:
May 16: Woodlands, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
May 17: Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
May 21: Tulsa, OK (Bok Center)
May 23: Pelham, AL (Oak Mountain Amphitheatre)
May 24: Atlanta, GA (Aaron's Amphitheatre @ Lakewood)
May 30: Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
May 31: Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
June 6: Bangor, ME (Darling's Waterfront Pavilion)
June 7: Mansfield, MA (XFINITY Center)
June 10: Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
June 11: Darien Center, NY (Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center)
June 13: Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
June 14: Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)
June 20: Noblesville, IN (Klipsch Music Center)
June 21: Noblesville, IN (Klipsch Music Center)
June 24: Toronto, Ontario (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
June 25: Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
June 27: Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Blossom Music Center)
June 28: Burgettstown, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)
July 2: Milwaukee, WI (Marcus Amphitheater)
July 4: Chicago, IL (FirstMerit Bank Pavilion)
July 5: Chicago, IL (FirstMerit Bank Pavilion)
July 9: Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
July 11: Hartford, CT (XFINITY Theatre)
July 12: Hartford, CT (XFINITY Theatre)
July 15: Jacksonville, FL (Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena)
July 16: Tampa, FL (MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre)
July 18: West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
July 19: West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre)
July 22: Charlotte, NC (PNC Music Pavilion)
July 23: Raleigh, NC (Walnut Creek Amphitheatre)
July 25: Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach)
July 26: Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live)
Aug. 22: Berkeley, CA (Greek Theatre)
Aug. 23: Berkeley, CA (Greek Theatre)
Aug. 24: Berkeley, CA (Greek Theatre)
Aug. 26: Bend, OR (Les Schwab Amphitheatre)
Aug. 29: George, WA (The Gorge Amphitheatre)
Aug. 30: George, WA (The Gorge Amphitheatre)
Aug. 31: George, WA (The Gorge Amphitheatre)
Sept. 5: Chula Vista, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Sept. 6: Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)