DMB To Wrap 2005 With One More Tour

Fresh off the road from another mega-successful summer outing, Dave Matthews Band has scheduled a short run of dates to close out 2005.

Fresh off the road from another mega-successful summer outing, Dave Matthews Band has scheduled a short run of dates to close out 2005. The trek will begin Nov. 26 in Minneapolis and run through Dec. 15 in Boston. Opening acts include Soulive, Gavin DeGraw and former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty, who is signed to the Dave Matthews co-owned ATO Records.

Before the tour, Matthews will play solo Oct. 28 at the Vegoose Festival in Las Vegas and Oct. 30 at the Bridge School Benefit concert in Mountain View, Calif.

As previously reported, DMB will be honored in late October with the Humanitarian Award at the upcoming Roadwork '05: The Billboard Touring Conference and Awards in New York. The award recognizes the band's numerous charitable efforts, including its own Bama Works Foundation.

After the tour, DMB is likely to return to the studio with producer Mark Batson, who produced the group's recent RCA studio album, "Stand Up." RCA senior VP of marketing Hugh Surratt recently told Billboard.com the label will issue a DMB live set before the end of the year.

Year to date, DMB has grossed nearly $42 million and played for more than 927,000 fans at 46 shows reported to Billboard Boxscore.

Here are Dave Matthews Band's tour dates:

Nov. 26: Minneapolis (Target Center)
Nov. 27: Omaha, Neb. (Qwest Center)
Nov. 29: Madison, Wis. (Kohl Center)
Nov. 30: Champaign, Ill. (Assembly Hall)
Dec. 3: Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)
Dec. 4: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Dec. 6: State College, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)
Dec. 7: Rochester, N.Y. (Blue Cross Arena)
Dec. 9-10: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Dec. 12: Manchester, N.H. (Verizon Wireless Arena)
Dec. 13: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
Dec. 15: Boston (TD Banknorth Garden)