"Summer means two things in America: It's hot, and the Dave Matthews Band are on tour," said Rolling Stone. With pre-sale tickets available beginning today for Dave Matthews Band's 2008 tour, summer is clearly just around the corner. This year's outing will commence with a two-night stand at Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA (May 30th Pre-sale tickets will be available to Dave Matthews Band fan club members beginning today at Noon EST at here.
Tickets for most shows will go on sale to the general public on March 29th - please check with your local venue or ticket retailer for details. See below for the full itinerary.
Concertgoers will be the first to hear the latest material from Dave Matthews Band, as the group debuts songs from its forthcoming record. The chart-topping band is currently in the studio with producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Alanis Morissette), working on the yet-to-be-titled album, which is the follow-up to 2005's Stand Up, the fourth consecutive Dave Matthews Band studio record to debut at #1 on The Billboard 200. Guitarist and longtime friend Tim Reynolds is playing on the album, marking his first recording with the band since 1998's Before These Crowded Streets.
Dave Matthews Band - comprised of Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar), LeRoi Moore (saxophone) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) - has sold a collective 35 million units (CD and DVD combined) since the 1994 release of its major label debut, Under the Table and Dreaming.
Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk, an upcoming MacGillivray Freeman Films release for IMAX Theatres and IMAX 3D Theatres, will feature songs and music from Dave Matthews Band. Bassist Stefan Lessard composed and arranged the film's musical score with longtime MacGillivray Freeman collaborator Steve Wood, and the pair recruited Carter Beauford, Boyd Tinsley and Tim Reynolds to play on the score. Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk raises awareness about world water issues and will premiere on March 14th, in anticipation of World Water Day (March 22nd).
Tour dates are as follows:
05/30 - Burgettstown, PA, Post-Gazette Pavilion 05/31 - Burgettstown, PA, Post-Gazette Pavilion 06/03 - Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center 06/04 - Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center 06/06 - Bridgeview, IL, Toyota Park 06/07 - St. Louis, MO, Busch Stadium 06/09 - Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 06/10 - Scranton, PA, Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain 06/13 - Hartford, CT, New England Dodge Music Center 06/14 - Hartford, CT, New England Dodge Music Center 06/17 - Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 06/18 - Toronto, ONT, Molson Amphitheatre 06/20 - Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 06/21 - Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 06/24 - Mansfield, MA, Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts 06/25- Mansfield, MA, Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts 06/27 - Hershey, PA,Hersheypark Stadium 06/28 - Bristow, VA,Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge 07/01 - Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 07/02 - Raleigh, NC,Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, 07/04 - Charleston, SC, Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park 07/05 - Rothbury, MI,ROTHBURY 07/07 - Atlanta, GA,Lakewood Amphitheatre 07/09 - Tampa, FL, Ford Amphitheatre 07/11 - West Palm Beach, Fl, Cruzan Amphitheatre 07/12 - West Palm Beach, FL,Cruzan Amphitheatre 07/22 - Omaha, NE,Qwest Center 07/25 - Noblesville, IN,Verizon Wireless Music Center 07/26 - Noblesville, IN,Verizon Wireless Music Center 07/29 - Columbus, OH,Crew Stadium 07/30 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH,Blossom Music Center 08/01 - Louisville, KY,Louisville Slugger Field 08/02 - Memphis, TN,AutoZone Park 08/05 - Cincinnati, OH,Riverbend Music Center 08/07 - Virginia Beach, VA, Verizon Wireless VA Beach Amphitheater 08/09 - East Troy, WI,Alpine Valley Music Theatre 08/10 - East Troy, WI,Alpine Valley Music Theatre 08/13 - Oklahoma City, OK,AT 08/15 - The Woodlands, TX,The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/16 - Dallas, TX,Superpages.com Center 08/19 - Los Angeles, CA,Staples Center 08/20 - Los Angeles, CA,Staples Center 08/22 - Chula Vista, CA,Coors Amphitheatre 08/23 - Phoenix, AZ,Cricket Wireless Pavilion 08/25 - West Sacramento, CA,Raley Field 08/27 - West Valley City, UT,USANA Amphitheatre 08/29 - George, WA,Gorge Amphitheatre 08/30 - George, WA,Gorge Amphitheatre 08/31 - George, WA,Gorge Amphitheatre 09/05 - Berkeley, CA,Greek Theatre 09/06 - Berkeley, CA,Greek Theatre 09/07 - Berkeley, CA,Greek Theatre