Tour News: The Dave Matthews Band hits the studio, then the road

The Dave Matthews Band is ready to hit the road again this summer, and acts including The Black Crowes, Willie Nelson and Robert Earl Keen will be join up with the band along the way.

Currently in the studio with producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Alanis Morissette), the Dave Matthews Band is working on the yet-to-be-titled album, which is the follow-up to 2005’s Stand Up. 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.

The Dave Matthews Band is comprised of Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar), LeRoi Moore (saxophone) and Boyd Tinsley (violin). It has sold 35 million CDs and DVDs since the 1994 release of its major-label debut, Under the Table and Dreaming.

Click here to visit the band’s official Web site,

Tickets for most shows will go on sale to the general public on March 29; check with your local venue or ticket retailer for details.

Dave Matthews Band fan club members can click here to purchase pre-sale tickets starting at noon EST March 6

The Dave Matthews Band’s 2008 North American tour dates, cities (and fellow acts at the engagements) are:

May 30-31:
Burgettstown, Pa. (State Radio)

June 3-4: Camden, N.J. (State Radio)
June 6: Bridgeview, Ill. (Sharon Jones  The Dap-Kings)
June 7: St. Louis (The Black Crowes)
June 9: Clarkston, Mich. (Paolo Nutini)
June 10: Scranton, Pa. (Paolo Nutini)
June 13-14: Hartford, Conn. (Paolo Nutini)
June 17: Darien Center, N.Y. (Paolo Nutini)
June 18: Toronto (Paolo Nutini)
June 20-21: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
June 24: Mansfield, Mass. (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
June 25: Mansfield, Mass. (Franti and Spearhead)
June 27: Hershey, Pa. (The Black Crowes)
June 28: Bristow, Va. (Michael Franti and Spearhead)

July 1: Charlotte, N.C. (Michael Franti and Spearhead)
July 2: Raleigh, N.C. (Michael Franti and Spearhead)
July 4: Charleston, S.C. (Old Crow Medicine Show)
July 5: Rothbury, Mich.
July 7: Atlanta (Gomez)
July 9: Tampa (Gomez)
July 11-12: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Gomez)
July 22: Omaha, Neb. (Ingrid Michaelson)
July 25-26: Noblesville, Ind. (Ingrid Michaelson)
July 29: Columbus, Ohio (Ingrid Michaelson)
July 30: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Ingrid Michaelson)

Aug. 1: Lousiville, Ky. (Willie Nelson)
Aug. 2: Memphis, Tenn. (Willie Nelson)
Aug. 5: Cincinnati (TR3)
Aug. 7: Virginia Beach, Va. (TR3)
Aug. 9-10: East Troy, Wis. (The Black Crowes)
Aug. 13: Oklahoma City, Okla. (Eli Young Band)
Aug. 15: The Woodlands, Texas (Eli Young Band)
Aug. 16: Dallas (Eli Young Band)
Aug. 19-20: Los Angeles
Aug. 22: Chula Vista, Calif. (Robert Earl Keen)
Aug. 23: Phoenix (Robert Earl Keen)
Aug. 25: West Sacramento, Calif. (Robert Earl Keen)
Aug. 27: West Valley City, Utah (Robert Earl Keen)
Aug. 29-31: George, Wash. (O.A.R.)

Sept. 5-7: Berkeley, Calif. (Sharon Jones The Dap-Kings)


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