Dave Matthews Band will launch an extensive North American summer tour with a two-night stand at The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT (May 28th and 29th).
They return to West Palm’s Cruzan Amphitheatre for two nights on Friday and Saturday, July 30th and 31st. Gov’t Mule will provide support for these dates. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on February 26th and are $75.00 for Reserved Seats and General Admission Dance Floor and $40.00 for the Festival Lawn. Tickets are available through the PNC Bank box office at the Amphitheatre, www.livenation.com or charge-by-phone: 800-745-3000.
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.
The group’s Platinum-certified 2009 album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (RCA), received two GRAMMY nominations for “Album Of The Year” and “Best Rock Album.” Hailed as “their most electric album yet” (Rolling Stone, ****) and “spiritual and spirited” (People, “Critic’s Choice”), Big Whiskey features some of the last studio recordings of founding member/saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who passed away in August of 2008. The group toured throughout 2009 in support of the album, delivering some of the most emotional, powerful performances of its career, as captured in the box set Europe 2009. Designed as a companion to Big Whiskey, the collection includes Dave Matthews Band: Live from Lucca, a set of three CDs from the group’s July 5, 2009 show in Lucca, Italy, and Across the Pond, a DVD from its June 26, 2009 show at O2 Academy Brixton in London, England – all housed in an exclusive photo book chronicling the group’s 2009 tour. The upcoming Live In Las Vegas features Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds’ first-ever live acoustic interpretations of tracks from Big Whiskey plus selected songs from previous Dave Matthews Band albums and material from each artist’s solo career. Due out February 9th, the two-disc collection was recorded at the Theater for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on December 12, 2009.
Renowned for its live performances, Dave Matthews Band has sold over 17 million tickets throughout its career. The group was recently named the top-selling touring artist of the decade by Billboard and Pollstar – http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/TopTourOfTheDecade.pdf “The sold-out show…bore all the electricity and fervor of an extra-inning ballgame,” said The Boston Globe, covering the kick-off of last summer’s tour at historic Fenway Park. “In his lyrics and a voice that’s both robust and melancholy, Mr. Matthews ponders the gap between public problems and personal pleasures…Yet the band rarely broods for long; the music stays brisk and upbeat,” said The New York Times while The Cincinnati Enquirer observed: “Concertgoers were dancing in the rain Tuesday night while the Dave Matthews Band rocked out…Few bands have had such tremendous turnout year after year at Riverbend and it’s easy to understand why. Matthews and company are nothing if not great entertainers and their music spans genres from rock to folk to alternative.”
Dave Matthews Band – comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) – has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. With Big Whiskey’s debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in June of 2009, Dave Matthews Band became one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop the chart. Big Whiskey was among the Top 5 best-selling albums on iTunes in 2009.