One of the most successful touring bands in music history will take a year off, as Dave Matthews Band announced on its website today that they will not be on the road in 2011, following 20 years of non-stop roadwork that dates back to the band's inception.
"As we feel the excitement building for this summer, we wanted to let everyone know that after 20 years of consecutive touring, Dave Matthews Band will be taking 2011 off," the band posted on davematthewsband.com today. "We feel lucky that our tours are a part of so many people's lives, and wanted to give everyone as much notice as possible. We're excited to make this summer one of our best tours yet, and look forward to returning to the road in 2012."
The touring break will follow yet another successful summer tour for the band. DMB will headline Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., HullabaLOU in Louisville, and the Mile high Music Festival in Denver, and ticket sales this year are strong, according to according to the band's longtime agent, Chip Hooper at Paradigm Artists.