Matthews, Reynolds Set Acoustic Jaunt
Dave Matthews will hit the road with fellow guitarist Tim Reynolds for a small-venue acoustic tour, starting March 19 at the Careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn.Dave Matthews will hit the road with fellow guitarist Tim Reynolds for a small-venue acoustic tour, starting March 19 at the Careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn. The outing is slated to hit 12 venues, primarily on college campuses, through April 4. It's the first such trek in four years for the pair, who released the 1999 RCA album "Live at Luther College" as a document of past acoustic duo shows.
Meanwhile, Matthews' manager Coran Capshaw says the Dave Matthews Band is also in the planning stages for a June-September summer tour, for which they are considering playing markets they've never been to before. DMB was the top-drawing act in the world in 2002 thanks to sales of 1.4 million tickets and total grosses of $54.8 million.
Dave Matthews Band's latest album, "Busted Stuff" (RCA), was released in July of last year to a No. 1 bow on The Billboard 200. It has sold 1.66 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. That album's first single, "Where Are You Going," is up for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal at this year's Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 23 in New York.
Here are Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds' tour dates:
March 19: Wallingford, Conn. (Careerbuilder.com Oakdale Theatre)
March 20: Kingston, R.I. (Ryan Center -- University of Rhode Island)
March 22: New York (Radio City Music Hall)
March 23: West Point, N.Y. (Eisenhower Hall Theatre)
March 25: Davidson, N.C. (Belk Arena)
March 26: Norfolk, Va. (Constant Convocation Center -- Old Dominion University)
March 28: Winston-Salem, N.C. (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
March 29: Boone, N.C. (Holmes Center -- Appalachian State University)
March 31: Oxford, Ohio (John D. Millet Hall -- Miami University, Oxford)
April 1: Mount Pleasant, Mich. (Rose Arena -- Central Michigan University)
April 3: West Lafayette, Ind. (Elliott Hall of Music -- Purdue University)
April 4: Kenosha, Wis. (Physical Education Center -- Carthage College)