DMB announced that they will be performing in South Africa, for the first time in the band’s history on November 30th and December 3rd. The band will stop first at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town on November 30th and then at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg on December 3rd. Vusi Mahlasela will be the supporting act for these dates. Tickets are available now through Big Concerts or Computicket.
Will you be attending the shows? Talk more about this announcement in our forums!
“The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver” is available for streaming on the npr website. Check out the accompanying story here . The album features “Take Me To Tomorrow,” as covered by Dave Matthews. The tune was played a few time in late 2012.
The tracklisting is as follows:
- Leaving On A Jet Plane – My Morning Jacket
- Take Me To Tomorrow – Dave Matthews
- All Of My Memories – Kathleen Edwards
- Prisoners – J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten
- Sunshine On My Shoulders – Train
- Back Home Again – Old Crow Medicine Show
- This Old Guitar – Lucinda Williams
- Some Days Are Diamonds – Amos Lee
- Rocky Mountain High – Allen Stone
- Annie’s Song – Brett Dennen & Milow
- Looking For Space – Evan Dando
- Take Me Home, Country Roads – Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris
- The Eagle And The Hawk – Blind Pilot
- I Guess He’d Rather Be In Colorado – Mary Chapin Carpenter
- Darcy Farrow – Josh Ritter & Barnstar!
- Wooden Indian – Edward Sharpe And The Magnet Zeros
Give the album a listen and let us know what you think of the album in our forums!
Dave Matthews and his long-time friend Beezy Bailey have an art gallery showing open in New York from March 5th to April 13th. The collaborative exhibit, named "Itica Pritica," includes 28 silkscreened works and a short film.
Despite having done six paintings together in 1999 for Africa's world of Music, Arts and Dance festival in Johannesberg, Dave says this collaboration is a big deal. In an interview with CNN he described the joint effort as his most ambitious painting project to date.
Dave is not a fan of everything on display. One of the pieces has his face featured more than 20 times. "If there's a fire in the building, leave that shit in!" he exclaimed to CNN.
Dave and Beezy Bailey also created a short film of Beezy dancing around in a stylized fat suit called the "fatman" costume. The film includes an original musical combination by Dave.
We've included some photos of paintings in the exhibition after the break. Be sure to also see Boyd Tinsley's recent work to promote his film project, Faces In the Mirror. Above photo by Michael Rothman.
Michael Greene wrote in to share a performance he recorded in HD of Boyd Tinsley and Rashawn Ross on stage with Los Angeles artist Kelley James.
After summer tour dates appeared…and then disappeared on Friday, February 15, it looked like DMB was finally ready to announce their summer tour on Monday, February 18. Beginning in Texas on May 17, DMB will make stops at their usual venues and even add a few new ones into the mix. The last stop on their 45 date tour will be at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA on September 8.
The Warehouse request period will run from Thursday, February 21 at 10 am ET to Monday, March 4 at 10 am ET. Confirmations will be posted by Sunday, March 17th.
Ticket prices are as follows: GA Pit and Pavilion seats are $75 and lawn tickets are $40.50.
The Citi Cardmember Presale will be Monday, March 18 and public sale will be Friday, March 22 through Ticketmaster/Live Nation.
Dave Matthews gets political again by stumping for President Obama in his re-election bid. Dave will play two shows in support of the President this weekend. Saturday's show is in Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live and Sunday's show is in Aurora, CO at the Community College of Aurora- Lowry Campus.
With a winter tour on the way and a new album out to promote, DMB has been busy over the past couple of months! The tour kicks off November 30 at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey and wraps up December 22 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The winter tour includes a very sought after two-night stand at John Paul Jones Arena in the band's hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Could this be a sign of a rumored fall tour? DMB announced Thursday, August 9 that they will perform at the Hollywood Bowl on September 12, which is one day after DMB's new album Away From The World is released!