Following weeks of speculation, the Dave Matthews Band 2008 summer dates have been announced. The band is once again touring across America, and preparing for a noticeably longer tour than in 2007.
The tour will begin in Burgettstown, PA on 5/30 and 5/31. SPAC is on the 20-21 of June, Alpine Valley on the 9 and 10th of August, and the Gorge during the weekend of Labor Day. The tour closer in Berkley, CA on 9/6, 9/7 and 9/8.
By Steph Pound
Dave Matthews Band has inspired millions of people across the globe—at any concert in any country around the world, you will see the flowing womanly shape of the Firedancer. But it was this past September, in Egypt, a country DMB has never played, where Linda Stuurman was struck by inspiration. As she stood and admired the wall carvings of a civilization far gone, she realized that she could create something just as admired at home—2100 miles away in The Netherlands.
Minutes after tickets went on sale for the 5th annual Kokua Festival, featuring two acoustic shows with Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, they were all sold out. The event has gotten bigger each year, and with the addition of Dave and Tim, locals were extremely excited to have their first opportunity to see Matthews live.
However, with plenty of interest from the mainland, the residents of Hawaii found it more difficult to buy tickets then they had previously thought.
The Dave Matthews Band is pleased to offer Live Trax 11 for pre-order! The show features a nice set from August 29th, 2000 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Mike O. who attended the show says anyone who had followed the band since the beginning could really see a difference on this night. It was, “a much fuller sound, the jams were much more intense, and they had devised a way to appease the various generations in the crowd.
Following another year of great music by the Dave Matthews Band, it's time once again for the members of the Warehouse to receive their annual membership packages. The Warehouse has begun to prepare for the shipping of this package for members that have joined or renewed their fan club membership in 2007.
This is the 9th year that they have offered a yearly package for Warehouse members.
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Bucking Industry Trends
Industry trends show that companies like TicketMaster and LiveNation want to get in on the money being made in scalping by using euphemisms like the "secondary ticket market" or "prestige ticketing." There is good reason to believe that independent brokers service those who have written the "bot" software that automatically buys up good tickets before the general public has a fair chance to get at them. Tennessee is looking at legislation to block such activities.
Getting decent seats for a Dave Matthews Band show should not be about who is willing to pay the most money. Enough money is already changing hands in order to give DMB fans the production level and experience they are used to.
It was announced on Monday, February 11th, that Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will be playing a show at the Key Arena in Seattle on April 11th, 2008. This show will take place prior to the recently released date the acoustic duo has scheduled in Hawaii on April 19-20th.
The show is billed as "An Acoustic Evening With Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds" and is a benefit for the Seeds Of Compassion, a 5-day event in Seattle, Washington. The gathering is hosted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and is focused on bringing the element of compassion to society.
Updated 2/25/08: 6:18pm EST
The Athens Ohio Post is reporting that Dave Matthews Band will be performing at a rally for Barack Obama at Ohio University on March 2nd. The information was announced at a meeting of the Student Senate, which had been strangely convened in to impeach their student body vice-president.
The post article states: "Before the impeachment, Vice President for Student Affairs Kent Smith announced at the meeting that a Barack Obama rally would be held March 2 in the Convocation Center. Smith said Obama will not attend but there will be a “nationally prominent speaker” and Dave Matthews Band will perform."
Topping off an exciting week of announcements in the DMB community is the news that the band is finally heading back into the studio! As per Stefan’s Myspace blog, it’s looking like the band will begin work on their highly anticipated upcoming release (and 7th studio album to date) some time in mid March out in Seattle, after some pre-production work back in C’Ville is complete.
Stefan’s assertion that the band will be recording the new album and not just messing around in the studio is a good indication that the nearly three year delay surrounding this much awaited release might finally be over. Back in May of last year, Stefan mentioned to the Brisbane Times that the band was on a “creative break as far as working in the studio,” when asked about progress on a new release.
With a of couple Dave and Tim shows announced on the West in April, the DMB community received another surprise this afternoon when it was announced that DMB was confirmed to headline the Rothbury Festival on Saturday, July 5th in Rothbury, Michigan. The festival is slated to take place July 3-6.
Other bands set to headline include Widespread Panic, John Mayer, 311, and Phil Lesh & Friends.
Additional bands that will be playing at the festival are Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, Tea Leaf Green, Derek Trucks, Yonder Mountain String Band with Jon Fishman, Modest Mouse, Medeski, Martin & Wood, among many others.