Dave Matthews Band, one of the most successful touring bands in history, will embark on a full-blown North American summer tour after taking 2011 off the road save for four regional DMB-curated festivals known as Caravans.
DMB sold more tickets than any act on the planet in the first decade of this century, according to Billboard Boxscore, moving more than 11.2 million tickets in the years 2000-2009. The band grossed $61.2 million and sold more than 1 million ticket on its last tour in 2010, according to Boxscore.
This year's tour begins May 18 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas, and will feature numerous two-night stands, including visits at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (June 8-9) and the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla. (July 20-21). A West Coast run over Labor Day weekend features three nights (August 31, September 1-2) at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., where DMB has headlined 40 shows since 1997. The full itinerary is below.
An online presale for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association will begin this Thursday, February 16, at 10:00 AM ET at www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com. Citi is the official credit card of the Dave Matthews Band 2012 Summer Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Monday, March 5, at 10:00 AM ET through Citi's Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 9.
The band recently went into the studio with Steve Lillywhite - who produced the band's first three studio albums, Under The Table And Dreaming, Crash and Before These Crowded Streets - to begin work on its forthcoming album, which will be released this year. Details on how to order the album will be announced soon. It will be the follow-up to the Platinum-certified Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (RCA), which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2009, making Dave Matthews Band one of only two groups in history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop the chart. Dave Matthews Band - comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) - has sold over 17 million tickets since its inception and a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined.
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 2012 SUMMER TOUR
Date City/State Venue Support
5/18 Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Edward Sharpe
5/19 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion Edward Sharpe
5/20 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Fest
5/22 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood Head & Heart
5/23 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Head & Heart
5/25 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre Mariachi El Bronx
5/26 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre Carolina Choc. Drops
5/28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain Carolina Choc. Drops
5/29 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center Carolina Choc. Drops
6/2 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre Blind Pilot
6/3 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center Blind Pilot
6/5 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Carolina Choc. Drops
6/6 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center Carolina Choc. Drops
6/8 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Lettuce
6/9 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Lettuce
6/12 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre Fitz and the Tantrums
6/13 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre Fitz and the Tantrums
6/16 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Gary Clark Jr.
6/17 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach Gary Clark Jr.
6/22 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center Gary Clark Jr.
6/23 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center Delta Spirit
6/26 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Brandi Carlile
6/27 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center TBA
6/29 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium TBA
6/30 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Delta Spirit
7/3 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Brandi Carlile
7/6 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Center TBA
7/7 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Center Brandi Carlile
7/10 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Center Brandi Carlile
7/11 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Brandi Carlile
7/13 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion SOJA
7/14 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion SOJA
7/18 Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre Tower of Power
7/20 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Tower of Power
7/21 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Tower of Power
8/31 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre The Avett Brothers
9/1 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre The Avett Brothers
9/2 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre The Avett Brothers
9/7 Chula Vista, WA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Allen Stone
9/8 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Allen Stone
9/9 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre Allen Stone