DAVE MATTHEWS BAND TO DEBUT SONGS FROM FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM ON EXTENSIVE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND TO DEBUT SONGS FROM FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM ON EXTENSIVE NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR

Fan Club Ticket Pre-Sale Begins Today; Tour Launches May 30th In Burgettstown, PA

Dave Matthews Band Currently Recording With Producer Rob Cavallo

“Summer means two things in America: It’s hot, and the Dave Matthews Band are on tour,” said Rolling Stone. 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 30th & 31st) and conclude with three consecutive dates at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA (September 5th, 6th and 7th). 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 29th – please check with your local venue or ticket retailer for details. See below for the full itinerary.

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 State Radio
31 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion State Radio

June
3 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center State Radio
4 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center State Radio
6 Bridgeview, IL Toyota Park Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
7 St. Louis, MO Busch Stadium The Black Crowes
9 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Paolo Nutini
10 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain Paolo Nutini
13 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center Paolo Nutini
14 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center Paolo Nutini
17 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Paolo Nutini
18 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre Paolo Nutini
20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
21 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
24 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 25 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts Michael Franti and Spearhead
27 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium The Black Crowes
28 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge Michael Franti and Spearhead

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

August
1 Louisville, KY Louisville Slugger Field Willie Nelson
2 Memphis, TN AutoZone Park Willie Nelson
5 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center TR3
7 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless VA Beach Amphitheater TR3
9 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre The Black Crowes
10 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre The Black Crowes
13 Oklahoma City, OK AT&T Bricktown Ballpark Eli Young Band
15 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Eli Young Band
16 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center Eli Young Band
19 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center TBD
20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center TBD
22 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre Robert Earl Keen
23 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion Robert Earl Keen
25 West Sacramento, CA Raley Field Robert Earl Keen
27 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre Robert Earl Keen
29 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre O.A.R.
30 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre O.A.R.
31 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre O.A.R.

September
5 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
6 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
7 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings