This summer there will be a few twists to DMB performances as the band has revealed they will play two sets each night as opposed to the one long set that had become standard for them. In addition, the group “will wind through numerous configurations -from electric to acoustic, from full-throttle numbers featuring the entire band to more intimate moments featuring small groups of band members -including a stripped-down pairing of Matthews with guitarist Tim Reynolds, performing as an acoustic duo, as they occasionally do when the band is off the road,” according to a statement.
“I was talking to Carter about how much I still like just sitting around playing music together. It’s how we started -in the basements of Carter’s and my mom’s houses,” said vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews in a statement announcing the tour. “Our shows are loose, but we started thinking that maybe this summer we should make them looser and bring some of that feeling to the stage. It seems like the opposite of a safe plan, so why not?”
“Everyone was really psyched about the idea, so we’ve been busy figuring out how to turn it into the best possible experience for our fans,” added drummer Carter Beauford.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 7 following Warehouse and Citi’s Private Pass pre-sales.
Here’s a look at the full list of Dave Matthews Band summer tour dates:
05/16/14 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion -The Woodlands, TX
05/17/14 Gexa Energy Pavilion -Dallas, TX
05/21/14 BOK Center -Tulsa, OK
05/23/14 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre -Pelham, AL
05/24/14 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood -Atlanta, GA
05/30/14 Saratoga Performing Arts Center -Saratoga Springs, NY
05/31/14 Saratoga Performing Arts Center -Saratoga Springs, NY
06/06/14 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion -Bangor, ME
06/07/14 Xfinity Center (formerly Comcast Center) -Mansfield, MA
06/10/14 PNC Bank Arts Center -Holmdel, NJ
06/11/14 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center -Darien Center, NY
06/13/14 Susquehanna Bank Center -Camden, NJ
06/14/14 Susquehanna Bank Center -Camden, NJ
06/20/14 Klipsch Music Center -Noblesville, IN
06/21/14 Klipsch Music Center -Noblesville, IN
06/24/14 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre -Toronto, ON
06/25/14 DTE Energy Music Theatre -Clarkston, MI
06/27/14 Blossom Music Center -Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06/28/14 First Niagara Pavilion -Burgettstown, PA
07/02/14 Marcus Amphitheater -Milwaukee, WI
07/04/14 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island -Chicago, IL
07/05/14 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island -Chicago, IL
07/09/14 Riverbend Music Center -Cincinnati, OH
07/11/14 Xfinity Theatre -Hartford, CT
07/12/14 Xfinity Theatre -Hartford, CT
07/15/14 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena -Jacksonville, FL
07/16/14 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds -Tampa, FL
07/18/14 Cruzan Amphitheatre -West Palm Beach, FL
07/19/14 Cruzan Amphitheatre -West Palm Beach, FL
07/22/14 PNC Music Pavilion -Charlotte, NC
07/23/14 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre -Raleigh, NC
07/25/14 Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach -Virginia Beach, VA
07/26/14 Jiffy Lube Live -Bristow, VA
08/22/14 Greek Theatre -Berkeley, CA
08/23/14 Greek Theatre -Berkeley, CA
08/24/14 Greek Theatre -Berkeley, CA
08/26/14 Les Schwab Amphitheater -Bend, OR
08/29/14 The Gorge -George, WA
08/30/14 The Gorge -George, WA
08/31/14 The Gorge -George, WA
09/05/14 Sleep Train Amphitheatre -Chula Vista, CA
09/06/14 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Irvine Meadows) -Irvine, CA
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