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Ants Podcast 45: This Is Not Episode 46

Posted by Matt Yette in Podcasts at 2:17pm on Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015

Yes, this episode is introduced as Episode 46 in the podcast. Math is hard; just ask Joe M. Anyway, we kick off the new year with an hour-long catch-up session that touches on all things tour, 2-sets, and of course, some healthy Alpine speculation.

As always, this week's episode is available on Stitcher, which is an awesome app for podcasts if you aren't familiar. If you don't have one of those iPhone things, it's likely the best way to listen on the go! Of course, it's also listed on iTunes as well. Do us a favor and rate & review us on the iTunes store to get us up on top of the charts! Free to share your thoughts in the discussion thread, as well. (Click the comments bubble below)

We hope you enjoy this latest episode of the Ants Podcast.

The 2015 NCAA Tournament Picks Are In!

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Columns at 8:41pm on Sunday, Mar 15th, 2015

As we do every year, we here at Antsmarching.org give you the winners for the NCAA tournament. And those that recall will tell you that yes, we have indeed given you the keys to the castle before and many an Ant has won their office pool with our assistance. We don't do this for financial gain; we're not here to make money, just to make friends. So without anymore lead in, follow this link to see who gets the pleasure of losing to Kentucky in the National Title game!
             Free NCAA Tourn Picks Ants

Doc on Gorge Coming Soon

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Random Appearances at 7:10am on Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015

A new documentary about the iconic Gorge Amphitheater is on it's way. The appropriately titled Enormous tells the fascinating history of how one of the most well known concert areas in the world came about; all from a small winery in the middle of nowhere that needed a hook to get people to come out there. What better way than to build an amphitheater? And yes, there will be Dave Matthews Band in the doc. Both Boyd and Dave are interviewed, and there will be concert footage from DMB. In fact, you can say that the entire idea to do the project stemmed from DMB; a viewing of DMB Live at The Gorge inspired the folks to make the film.

The trailer is "fixin'" to be ready to go, so as of now you can head over to the above link and sign up & they'll shoot you an email when it's all set. So sign up and get ready for a compelling look at one of DMB's favorite venues, The Gorge.
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Warehouse 10 v 3 Tracklisting Announced

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Live Releases at 9:01pm on Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2015

The Warehouse announced the track listing for the 3rd Warehouse 10 disc. You may recall the format expanded from an 5/8 a few years back. The 8/10 disc is as follows:

DIVE IN 6.13.09 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
LET YOU DOWN (acoustic) 2.01.97 Eisenhower Hall, West Point, NY
STOLEN AWAY ON 55TH AND 3RD (acoustic) 7.26.14 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
PROUDEST MONKEY 5.30.14 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
BABY BLUE 8.14.10 InTrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET (acoustic) 5.31.14 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
BUTTERFLY 9.23.06 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA

and for those with 3+ years...
DANCING NANCIES 6.05.09 Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT
JIMI THING (acoustic) 2.1.97 Eisenhower Hall, West Point, NY
SAY GOODBYE 7.31.98 Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT

So, if you're not hip to the game, that's 2 songs that are Dave and Tim, with Stefan also on acoustic bass (Let You Down and Jimi Thing). This is the 1st Dave and Tim songs to appear on a Warehouse disc. The Jimi Thing also features What Will Become of Me on the outro. Butterfly was an especially nice version, dedicated to Dave's mom (she was in the crowd somewhere). From the 2014 tour, two songs that were gems of the acoustic tour, Pay For What You Get and Stolen Away get nice multi-track releases. Making it's release debut is Baby Blue; and this one is practically full band with a beautiful accompaniment from Rashawn. And we would be remiss if we didn't mention that Boyd shines on Dive In and Say Goodbye. As always, the announce occurs way before the actual shipping, so it probably won't be in your hands for another month or so, but in the meantime just sit back and ponder the chill nature of the disc.
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DMB Heading Back to Europe

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Tour News at 7:12am on Tuesday, Feb 3rd, 2015

The Dave Matthews Band is finally heading back to Europe. For the first time since 2010, DMB jumps the pond to play some shows according to The official site. The European tour begins in October, and the band will be making its first stop in Poland while there. They also hit their usual run of countries, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, and ultimately in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Additionally, the band will play an extra show in Mexico on March 16 (the day after the previously scheduled show) and for the first time DMB heads to the Middle East. On October 8, DMB heads to the United Arab Emirates for a show in the growing tourist Mecca.

Keep an eye out for ticket info at the main site.
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Dave To Raise the 12th Man Flag

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in at 9:16pm on Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015

Seattle resident Dave Matthews will participate in the raising of the Seattle Seahawks 12th man flag, according to reports. If you're not hip to the fact, Seahawks fans are known as the '12th man' because they're so annoyingly loud it's like they are another player on the field. Pretty creative, ain't it?

The Flag Raising ceremony will be at the Space Needle on January 29 at 9 am. That's Pacific Time since they're on Pacific Time and all. The Seahawks take on the Patriots in the Super Bowl February 1.

UPDATE: Here's the video if you missed it

The New Tour Dates Are Here The New Tour Dates Are Here!

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in at 5:40pm on Tuesday, Jan 13th, 2015

The Warehouse announced the 2015 Dave Matthews Band tour. The dates are a wee bit different than the past 8 or so tours. Of note, Hartford is down to 1 night (not surprisingly), and the deep south gets some DMB Love.

For the first time since 1994 Tuscaloosa, AL gets a show. Believe it or not, that will make the 9th full-band show in T-Town. Tuscaloosa was part of the college-town run the band did in the early days. Iowa gets a DMB show for the first time since 2009, and Rogers, AR is a new stop for the band. This will be only the 3rd DMB show in Arkansas, but the other two were in Little Rock and this one is way the heck up near Feyettenam.

Canada gets 3 shows, Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. SPAC gets the coveted 4th of July run and Alpine is back, passing over Chicago (woo hoo!). Warehouse Tickets go on sale January 15, the rest of you slugs have to wait around. See you out on the road!
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DMB Updates Concert Rules No Signs Allowed

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Tour News at 7:42am on Friday, Jan 9th, 2015

The Warehouse released an email in anticipation of the Dave Matthews Band 2015 tour, and there is one important rule change; no signs.

Yes, there are a few other changes, including a payment plan to facilitate the multi-show attending crowd. Rather than shell out thousands at once to see a show, you can now spread the payments out a bit. Check with the Warehouse for all the intimate details.

But the big one is signs. For years, fans have groaned at signs held up at shows, but people do loVe to bring random signs. the new policy reads as such: Due to a new policy, signs, placards and banners with messages for the band will no longer be allowed at DMB shows. What does it mean? Well, in this exclusive breakdown, Antsmarching.org has learned that it means that signs aren't allowed at shows.

Unfortunately, glowsticks are still OK, so you can't win em all, but it's baby-steps. The DMB #2sets2015 tour dates should be announced... soon.

UPDATE: On January 10, The Warehouse altered the wording to read, To provide a clear, unobstructed view for all fans, large signs will no longer be allowed at DMB shows. We aren't surprised by this, unless you've been the one holding up signs fans have been complaining about signs for years. It just got out of control.
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2015 DMB Tour to be 2 Sets

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Tour News at 7:25am on Friday, Jan 2nd, 2015

In case you missed the New Year's Day email from The Warehouse, the Dave Matthews Band is indeed touring in 2015 (duh). And as was the case in 2014, the band will play 2 sets. If you need a refresher course - in 2014 the band played an acoustic opener and took a little (long) break and played an electric set. Fans were eager for the opportunity to catch some tunes in a new environment, but as the best laid plans of mice and men go, that didn't exactly work out.

Of course, the announcement is simply "2 sets" - not specifying one acoustic and one electric, so it's premature to completely bash the 2015 tour as a good idea on paper that shan't execute live (although that hasn't stopped some). Until there's a bit more defining of "2 sets", fans can only speculate if it'll be Stolen Away acoustic, Minarets opener, and Good Good Time in the encore or if the mold shall be shattered.

Tour dates - if the trend holds - should arrive in the middle of January. So be on the lookout for that.
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DMB Headed to Mexico

Posted by Jake Vigliotti in Tour News at 7:31am on Monday, Dec 1st, 2014

In case you missed it over the holiday weekend, The Official Site announced Dave Matthews Band is heading to Mexico in 2015. The band will perform during the Vive Latino (or Latin Live for you Englishers) March 15, 2015. This will be DMB's first show in Mexico; they previously cancelled a 1998 performance. Tickets are available ahora - or now. So if you're interested in checking out DMB in a major festival (it should be over 50,000 fans there), grab your tickets now!
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