The Dave Matthews Band will perform this Sunday at the Grammy Awards ceremony, where they’re nominated for “Album of the Year” and “Best Rock Album” for 2009’s Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King.
But the performance will be just a warm-up: the South Africa-born singer/songwriter and Co. have announced a massive summer tour of North America, kicking off May 28 in Hartford, CT.
For the 49-date trek, Matthews handpicked a top-notch crew of opening acts, including Ben Harper and Relentless7, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, the Felice Brothers, Zac Brown Band, Gov’t Mule, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Brett Dennen, and Raphael Saadiq.
The trek will be the band’s second behind Big Whiskey, which contains the last recorded material from saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who died in August of 2008.
Compact Discs: Sound of the Future
Still not enough Dave for ya? Well, the band recently dropped a box set entitled Europe 2009, including Dave Matthews Band: Live from Lucca, a three CD set from their July 5, 2009 show in Lucca, Italy, plus Across the Pond, which chronicles their 2009 show at O2 Academy in London, England
But there’s more! On Feb. 9, Matthews and his sometime collaborator Tim Reynolds will release Live In Las Vegas, a new album featuring acoustic versions of tracks from Big Whiskey and previous DMB albums. The set was recorded in December 2009.
To pre-order tour tickets, head to the DMB fan page.
Dave Matthews tour dates:
5/28, Hartford, CT (Comcast Theatre) *
5/29, Hartford, CT (Comcast Theatre) *
6/1, Toronto, ONT (Molson Amphitheatre) #
6/2, Darien Center, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center) #
6/4, Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) #
6/5, Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) #
6/7, Mansfield, MA (Comcast Center) %
6/8, Mansfield, MA (Comcast Center) %
6/15, Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center) !
6/16, Maryland Heights, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) !
6/18, Noblesville, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center) !
6/19, Noblesville, IN (Verizon Wireless Music Center) !
6/22, Columbus, OH (Huntington Park) !
6/23, Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Center) @
6/25, Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Blossom Music Center) @
6/30, Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center) @
7/1, Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center) @
7/3, East Troy, WI (Alpine Valley Music Theatre) $
7/4, East Troy, WI (Alpine Valley Music Theatre) $
7/9, Hershey, PA (Hersheypark Stadium) $
7/10, Pittsburgh, PA (PNC Park) $
7/13, Bethel, NY (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts) &
7/14, Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain) &
7/16, New York, NY (Citi Field) $
7/17, New York, NY (Citi Field) $
7/20, Virginia Beach, VA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) &
7/21, Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre) &
7/23, Washington, DC (Nationals Park) $
7/25, Louisville, KY (Churchill Downs Music Festival)
7/27, Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood) ^
7/28, Tampa, FL (Ford Amphitheatre) ^
7/30, West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre) ^
7/31, West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre) ^
8/14, Wichita, KS (InTrust Bank Arena) **
8/17, West Valley City, UT (USANA Amphitheatre) ##
8/20, Chula Vista, CA (Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre) ##
8/21, Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) ##
8/23, Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl) !!
8/25, Concord, CA (Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord) !!
8/27, Marysville, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre) !!
8/28, Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre) !!
8/31, Boise, ID (Taco Bell Arena)
9/3, George, WA (Gorge Amphitheatre) $$
9/4, George, WA (Gorge Amphitheatre) $$
9/5, George, WA (Gorge Amphitheatre) $$
9/10, Woodlands, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion) **
9/11, Dallas, TX (Superpages.com Center) **
9/14, Omaha, NE (Qwest Center) **
9/15, St. Paul, MN (Xcel Energy Center) **
* w/ Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
# w/ The Felice Brothers
% w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
! w/ Robert Earl Keen
@ w/ Martin Sexton
$ w/ Zac Brown Band
& w / Amos Lee
^ w/ Gov’t Mule
** w/ Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
## w / Brett Dennen
!! w/ Raphael Saadiq
$$ w/ Ben Harper and Relentless7