Dave Matthews Band To Debut New Songs On New Tour

With pre-sale tickets available beginning today for Dave Matthews Band’s 2008 tour, summer is clearly just around the corner. This year’s outing will commence with a two-night stand at Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA (May 30 and 31) and conclude with three consecutive dates at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA (September 5, 6 and 7). Opening acts will vary by city and include The Black Crowes, Willie Nelson, Gomez, State Radio, Paolo Nutini and Ingrid Michaelson.

Pre-sale tickets will be available to Dave Matthews Band fan club members beginning today at Noon EST at: http://www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com. Tickets for most shows will go on sale to the general public on March 29.

Concertgoers will be the first to hear the latest material from Dave Matthews Band, as the group debuts songs from its forthcoming record. The chart-topping band is currently in the studio with producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Alanis Morissette), working on the yet-to-be-titled album, which is the follow-up to 2005’s Stand Up, the fourth consecutive Dave Matthews Band studio record to debut at #1 on The Billboard 200. 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.

Dave Matthews Band – comprised of Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar), LeRoi Moore (saxophone) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) – has sold a collective 35 million units (CD and DVD combined) since the 1994 release of its major label debut, Under the Table and Dreaming.

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk, an upcoming MacGillivray Freeman Films release for IMAX Theatres and IMAX 3D Theatres, will feature songs and music from Dave Matthews Band. Bassist Stefan Lessard composed and arranged the film’s musical score with longtime MacGillivray Freeman collaborator Steve Wood, and the pair recruited Carter Beauford, Boyd Tinsley and Tim Reynolds to play on the score. Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk raises awareness about world water issues and will premiere on March 14th, in anticipation of World Water Day (March 22nd).

Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND - 2008 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

May
30 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
31 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion

June
3 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
4 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
6 Bridgeview, IL Toyota Park
7 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium
9 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
10 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
13 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
14 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center
17 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
18 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre
20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
21 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
24 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
25 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
27 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
28 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge

July
1 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
2 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
4 Charleston, SC Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park
5 Rothbury, MI ROTHBURY
7 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
9 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
11 West Palm Beach, Fl Cruzan Amphitheatre
12 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
22 Omaha, NE Qwest Center
25 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
26 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
29 Columbus, OH Crew Stadium
30 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

August
1 Louisville, KY Louisville Slugger Field
2 Memphis, TN AutoZone Park
5 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless VA Beach Amphitheater
9 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
10 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre
13 Oklahoma City, OK AT&T Bricktown Ballpark
15 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
16 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
19 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
22 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre
23 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
25 West Sacramento, CA Raley Field
27 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
29 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
30 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
31 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre

September
5 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
6 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
7 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre

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