In 2013, Rolling Stone put Dave Matthews Band (DMB) on its list of the “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now,” observing, “Two decades in, DMB still know how to surprise their fans.” The group’s 2014 North American summer tour may be its most surprising yet.
“A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band” will feature the group delivering two sets per evening, performing songs from throughout its career. Dave Matthews Band will wind through numerous configurations – from electric to acoustic, from full-throttle numbers featuring the entire band to more intimate moments featuring small groups of band members – including a stripped-down pairing of Matthews with guitarist Tim Reynolds, performing as an acoustic duo, as they occasionally do when the band is off the road. A variety of guests will join the band throughout the summer.
“I was talking to Carter about how much I still like just sitting around playing music together. It’s how we started – in the basements of Carter’s and my mom’s houses,” said vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews. “Our shows are loose, but we started thinking that maybe this summer we should make them looser and bring some of that feeling to the stage. It seems like the opposite of a safe plan, so why not?”
“Everyone was really psyched about the idea, so we’ve been busy figuring out how to turn it into the best possible experience for our fans,” said drummer Carter Beauford.
The extensive North American outing will kick off on May 16 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas and include two-night stands in Saratoga Springs, New York, Camden, New Jersey, Noblesville, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois, Hartford, Connecticut, and West Palm Beach, Florida. DMB will launch the West Coast leg with three consecutive nights at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California (August 22-24). The group will headline The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington on August 29-31 in its traditional Labor Day weekend stint. This year’s shows at The Gorge will also feature a Caravan stage with performances by additional artists.
Citi is the official credit card of the Dave Matthews Band Summer 2014 Tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program beginning on Monday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. local time for all shows except the August 29-31 dates, which will be available beginning on Monday, February 17, 10:00 a.m. local time. For complete presale details click here.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 7, at 10:00 a.m. local time for all shows except the August 29-31 dates, which go on sale Friday, February 21, at 10:00 a.m. PT. For further details, see below or click here.