DMB Mixing New Album, Single Due In April
Dave Matthews Band is mixing its as-yet-untitled sixth RCA studio album and is eyeing a summer release for the set, the follow-up to 2001's "Everyday." First single "Where Are You Going" will hit U.S.Dave Matthews Band is mixing its as-yet-untitled sixth RCA studio album and is eyeing a summer release for the set, the follow-up to 2001's "Everyday." First single "Where Are You Going" will hit U.S. radio outlets in early April. Billboard.com has learned the group re-recorded several songs it originally put to tape with producer Steve Lillywhite for "Everyday," including "Bartender," "Grey Street," "Digging a Ditch," and "Grace Is Gone."
Those tapes were shelved in favor of the sessions with producer Glen Ballard that yielded "Everyday," but have since been widely circulated by fans on the Internet. Songs from the Lillywhite sessions continue to appear in DMB's live setlists; Matthews unveiled "Where Are You Going" last fall during a series of acoustic shows in the U.S. and the U.K.
The new album, which is likely to sport 12 tracks, is being co-produced by the band with longtime engineer Steve Harris. And while Matthews played primarily electric guitar for the first time on "Everyday," a source says the artist plays both electric and acoustic on the upcoming set.
After 53 weeks on The Billboard 200, "Everyday" continues to garner airplay for its title track, which is No. 9 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 Tracks chart this week. To date, the set has sold more than 3 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan, and spawned the singles "I Did It" and the Grammy-nominated "The Space Between."
As previously reported, Dave Matthews Band's two-leg summer North American tour begins April 4 in Washington, D.C., pauses for the month of June, and starts up again July 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla. Soulive, Gov't Mule, Robert Randolph, and Bela Fleck & the Flecktones will support on various dates.