Keeping with tradition, the Dave Matthews Band will spend the summer on the road in North America.
Keeping with tradition, the Dave Matthews Band will spend the summer on the road in North America. So far, 49 dates have been announced, beginning May 30 in Maryland Heights, Mo., and running through a Sept. 22-23 stand in the group's Charlottesville, Va., home base. Tickets for most shows go on sale April 8.
Highlights of the itinerary include a second annual weekend-long stand at New York's Randall's Island, a trio of dates at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., and the band's debut appearance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. O.A.R., G. Love & Special Sauce and Matisyahu will open at various points during the tour.
As previously reported , DMB will also perform at the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival during the first weekend, April 28-30. The group is fresh off headlining its inaugural Dave Matthews & Friends Caribbean Cruise Getaway , which sailed from Feb. 3-6.
DMB raked in $45 million from touring last year, which ranked No. 8 on the 2005 year-end the Billboard Boxcore chart . Its haul of more than $59 million from ticket and album sales ranked the band No. 11 on the inaugural Billboard Money Makers chart.
Look for a Matthews guest appearance  on the upcoming Robert Randolph and the Family Band album, due in May via Warner Bros.
Here are Dave Matthews Band's tour dates:
May 30: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
May 31: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 2-3: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
June 6: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
June 7: Columbus, Ohio (Germain Amphitheater)
June 9-10: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake)
June 13: Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)
June 14: Darien Center, N.Y. (Darien Lake PAC)
June 16-17: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga PAC)
June 20: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
June 21: Raleigh, N.C. (ALLTEL Pavilion at Walnut Creek)
June 23: Hershey, Pa. (HersheyPark Stadium)
June 24: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
June 27-28: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
July 1-2: East Troy, Wis. (Alpine Valley)
July 4: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 5: Scranton, Pa. (Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain)
July 18-19: Hartford, Conn. (New England Dodge Music Centre)
Aug. 1: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 2: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Aug. 5-6: New York (Randall's Island)
Aug. 9: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)
Aug. 11-12: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sound Advice Amphitheatre)
Aug. 15: Atlanta (HiFi Buys Amphitheatre)
Aug. 16: Antioch, Tenn. (Starwood Amphitheatre)
Aug. 18: Woodlands, Texas (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Aug. 19: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Centre)
Aug. 23: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
Aug. 25: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 26: Chula Vista, Calif. (Coors Amphitheatre)
Aug. 28: Hollywood, Calif. (Hollywood Bowl)
Aug. 30: West Valley City, Utah (USANA Amphitheatre)
Sept. 1-3: George, Wash. (Gorge Amphitheatre)
Sept. 6: West Sacramento, Calif. (Raley Field)
Sept. 8-9: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Sept. 12: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Sept. 22-23: Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)
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