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Dave Matthews Band: 2018 Summer Tour Dates! New Album!Posted by Sean Balogh in Tour News at 8:12am on Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2018
WOAH! Good morning, sleepyhead! It's been a while since we've had some excitement come from the Dave Matthews Band camp, and boy did they kick off the rust in a big way! The band announced the end to the longest hiatus of their career this morning so let's break it down.
First and foremost, there's a new Dave Matthews Band album coming down the pipe. The band's as of yet unnamed 10th studio album will be released "this summer" according to the band's website. We can only surmise it will feature many of the songs we've seen poke their heads out at concerts going back for a few years now. With Away From The World turning 6 this year, Dave and company certainly had a lot of time to tinker with some tunes.
Now that that's out of the way, let's turn to the important stuff: the summer tour. Once again, our troop of heroes will be crisscrossing most of the country this summer. As had been strongly rumored, the tour will begin on May 18th with a one night stand in The Woodlands, Texas. Swinging through the south includes your opportunity to see these guys in Dallas on May 19th, Austin on the 22nd, Atlanta on the 26th, Orange Beach for their 35th stop total in Alabama on the 27th, a wild ride back to Brandon MS where they assure me they have broadband internet and then ending the month of May in in the home state of Walmart, Rogers, Arkansas on the 30th.
They don't waste any time though burning through the months of June and July though, as they get back to a lot of their familiar stops for one night stands including Bugettstown, PA, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Syracuse, NY, Bristow, VA, Mansfield, MA, Hartford, CT, a quick jaunt across the border for a weekend in Canada before returning back stateside. June and July also see six two night residencies at the same places you've seen them before. Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NHm BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ, Northerly Island in Chicago, the professionally named Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Indiana, and lovely Saratoga Springs, New York have all gotten two nights previously before heading south for their routine get-away in sweaty West Palm Beach, Florida.
Their mid-summer vacation ends sharply though with a two night stand outside Denver, Colorado, followed by a night in Oregon, the typical three nights over Labor Day Weekend at The Gorge, and then three more west coast shows at Stateline, Nevada, Mountain View, California, and Los Angeles, California.
But wait there's more! Any ticket purchased through The Warehouse, Ticketmaster, or the venue will be accompanied by the option of either a digital download of the forthcoming album or a physical CD.
Warehouse ticket request period is open now. Did you keep your membership last year for the #notour? Public on sales in February 2nd.
The Major surprises? There are a handful, like no KC or STL and other misses. But two really take the cake: No Alpine (once again), and reserved ticket prices have leaped from $95 to $115, 21% increase (lawn prices look to have stayed the same.)