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DMBWe all know these people, the superfans. The ultimate band enthusiasts who follow their favorite groups on tour or see them as many times as humanly possible on the rare occasion they hit the road, willing to mortgage houses and max out credit cards because each show might be The Show. (And if you ask them, each show IS The Show. “You shoulda been there, maaaan.”) Now, these superfans also tend to have a strange and obnoxious shared habit of, how shall I say, overly familiar address of their chosen icon. That is, they call their favorite musicians by their first names.


The Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour kicks off today, May 13 at the Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas. The 47-show United States leg of the tour runs from May 13 through September 13, before the live concert series goes overseas for 21 shows across Europe, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Italy.


Dave Matthews Band Announces 2015 North American Tour

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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.

Click here to find tickets to see Dave Matthews Band in a city near you!


Dave Matthews Band Announces Summer Tour

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Dave Matthews and co. are back with a new summer tour for 2014. The tour, which was announced today, has over 40 dates, and a number of cities visited will have two concerts (and three in Berekely, CA; and Quincy, WA), giving DMB fans in those cities an even greater chance to see a show. The tour begins on May 16 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Spring, TX, and ends on September 6 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.

Before the tour this summer, DMB is heading to Australia to appear in several festivals. The band will also participate in the Milwaukee Summerfest on July 2.

Visit the Dave Matthews Band page to see the tour dates and for more information on tickets.

Countdown to spring: Top concert pick for the season

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At long last, spring is tomorrow! Of course, we here are having a difficult time believing that every time we look out the windows in our office, but officially it is arriving tomorrow at 11:02 UTC, or 7:02 AM EDT/4:02 AM PDT in the United States.

As with sports, spring is a great time to attend a concert, especially in smaller, amphitheater-like settings. With the back walls open, you can grab a lawn seat and, if it's not an actual seat, spread out a little and enjoy the show.

It is in this environment that a group like the Dave Matthews Band thrives. The band knows exactly how to keep its fans entertained: good grooves, creativity and improvisation, and an intimate atmosphere provided by the amphitheater setting (though they sometimes play arenas, too). These are just a few reasons their annual summer tours tend to be very popular. Anyone who's experienced the major traffic jams whenever they come to Hartford, CT, could tell you that.

As luck would have it, almost every concert on their upcoming summer tour is in an amphitheater; the ones that are not are in theaters or festival grounds, which are usually similarly intimate settings. The tour begins May 17 in Spring, TX, and ends September 8 in Mountain View, CA. DMB also has a couple remaining shows from the winter tour coming up on April 6 in Birmingham, AL, and April 27 in Southaven, MS. Finally, the band will be performing at the New Orleans Jazz Fest on April 28.