Summer isn’t complete unless Dave Matthews Band is touring, which is exactly what they’ve just announced they’ll be doing in 2015. The North American tour will run from mid-May through mid-September and will feature almost 50 performances in over 35 cities. The band will be playing multiple shows in a handful of these cities, including, Camden, NJ; Saratoga Springs, NY; Noblesville, IN; West Palm Beach, FL; Englewood, CO, as well as their annual three show stint in Quincy, WA over Labor Day Weekend. Also, the band will perform two shows at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI, a venue that was skipped last year to the disappointment of many local fans.
During last summer’s tour, where the average ticket price was $116, they introduced a two set format for the first time. While both sets featured songs spanning the band’s entire 20 year career, set one consisted of acoustic instruments while set two was entirely electric. This summer, the band has decided they will use the same two set format. Also, to keep things interesting, the set list will change from night to night and feature covers of other famous musicians. One of the determining factors for each show’s set list will be the distance from one venue to another. For example, a show 50 miles from the location of their previous show will feature very different music, while a show that is 300 miles from the location of their previous show might feature more of the same songs.
You’d think the band would take a break after their North American tour wraps up, but that’s not the case. Dave Matthews Band will travel to the Middle East and will perform for the first time in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in October. After, they will travel to Europe and perform in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom, before wrapping up in Ireland in November.
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