Dave Matthews Band News and Information
The Dave Matthews Band is scheduled to release their next album, currently untitled, on June 2nd, but a massive tour begins in advance in April at Madison Square Garden.
A slew of supporting acts will be joining DMB on the road through October, including Jason Mraz, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Hold Steady, Donavon Frankenreiter, and G. Love & Special Sauce. The Madison Square Garden show will be opened by The Roots.
Despite the loss of long-time bandmate and friend, LeRoi Moore, DMB continued to go strong on their fall 2008 tour, which concluded at Madison Square Garden on September 10. They are looking forward to the next CD release, with most of the material written on the road, and their next tour.
Matthews and Co. last released "Live a Piedmont Park," a 3-CD and 2-DVD collection. They traveled behind the Live Trax series - an 11-show set of live performances, mostly available online. In July of last year, Starbucks released a nine-track compilation of the series, including highlights of the first nine collections.
In 2008, the group had brought on impressive support for their perennial summer outing, including State Radio, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Black Crowes, Paolo Nutini, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Gomez, Ingrid Michaelson, Willie Nelson, TR3, Eli Young Band, Robert Earl Keen and O.A.R.