Dave Matthews and his bandmates work with producer Steve Lillywhite for the new album, and will kick off their summer tour in mid-May.
Three years after "Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King", Dave Matthews Band finally confirm that they are back in the studio for a brand new album. They reunite with Steve Lillywhite, who produced their first three studio albums, "Under the Table and Dreaming", "Crash" and "Before These Crowded Streets".
The new album announcement is made just a day after they announce a bunch of dates for their 2012 North American summer tour. Dave Matthews and his bandmates are set to start the trek on May 18 in Woodlands, Texas, and will hold two-night stands in some of the tour stops including in Hartford, Mansfield, Saratoga Springs, Camden and West Palm Beach.
The band are also going to continue their Labor Day weekend tradition by kicking off a West Coast run with three-night concert (August 31 - September 2) at The Gorge Amphitheatre. The band have headlined 40 shows at the venue since 1997. They will finally conclude the roadshow on September 9 in Mountain View, Washington.
According to Billboard Boxscore, the Dave Matthews band sold more tickets than any music act in the first decade of this century. They reportedly sold more than 11.2 million tickets during their tour in the years of 2000 to 2009. From their last traveling show in 2010 itself, they grossed $61.2 million and sold more than 1 million ticket.
Online presale of the upcoming tour's tickers for Members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association will begin Thursday, February 16 on its official website. Meanwhile, general public will be able to purchase the tickets starting Friday, March 9.
- May 18 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX
- May 19 - Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, TX
- May 20 - Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, AL
- May 22 - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta, GA
- May 23 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC
- May 25 - Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT
- May 26 - Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT
- May 28 - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA
- May 29 - Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH
- Jun 02 - Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON
- Jun 03 - Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
- Jun 05 - Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA
- Jun 06 - Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA
- Jun 08 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY
- Jun 09 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY
- Jun 12 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY
- Jun 13 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY
- Jun 16 - Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA
- Jun 17 - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, VA
- Jun 22 - Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN
- Jun 23 - Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, IN
- Jun 26 - Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
- Jun 27 - Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
- Jun 29 - Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA
- Jun 30 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY
- Jul 03 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, NY
- Jul 06 - Alpine Valley Music Center in East Troy, WI
- Jul 07 - Alpine Valley Music Center in East Troy, WI
- Jul 10 - DTE Energy Music Center in Clarkston, MI
- Jul 11 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, MO
- Jul 13 - First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA
- Jul 14 - First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA
- Jul 18 - 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa, FL
- Jul 20 - Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL
- Jul 21 - Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL
- Aug 31 - The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA
- Sept 01 - The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA
- Sept 02 - The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA
- Sept 07 - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, WA
- Sept 08 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA
- Sept 09 - Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA