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Dave Matthews Band Announces Summer Tour

The Dave Matthews Band is heading back on tour this summer. Over the last decade or two, they’ve become known as the modern summer jamband. All of their setlists are varied and feature long, extended versions of their songs and maybe their solid cover of “Sledgehammer.”

Often they don’t even play their most radio-friendly hits, probably leaving their less faithful fans disappointed. As for the Dave Matthews Band faithful, they can catch them on the road playing whatever they please from June 16th to September 23rd. 

Dave Matthews Band in Pop Culture

Dave Matthews Band has always been an easy target. They wear their heart or schmaltz on their sleeves, however one wants to interpret their very commercial music. With pop and hip hop taken over the pop culture conversation, people simply don’t bag on the band as much as they used to because, well, what’s the point of that anyway? Time has moved, but fans of the band haven’t. 

Still Rocking 

The band — Matthews, Stefan Lessard, Carter Beauford, Tim Reynolds, Rashawn Ross, Jeff Coffin, and Buddy Strong — continue to sell out large venues and their last album from 2018, “Come Tomorrow,” debuted at the top of the Billboard’s album chart. They keep their core audience happy. There’s still a lot of fan appreciation in the world for this mostly innocent, fun-loving and, sure, cheesy band that just wants to have a good time. 

The Cost of Tickets 

To watch the band enjoy themselves, it’s not exactly cheap or maybe even worth it. Nobody who’s not a hardcore fan would likely buy a ticket to one of their shows because they’re sometimes grossly overpriced. The demand is there for it, sure, but any fan without much money to their name won’t have the dough to afford a ticket. Whenever a band, especially one that’s not exactly hip and new or now legendary, overcharges their fans, it’s a little distasteful. At least it’s not one of the incredible tours not to miss this summer. 

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 

Make no mistake, the band still has a lot of fans. When the Rock & Roll Hame of Fame gave voting ballots to fans, over a million people voted for Dave Matthews Band, a band that a lot of people probably wouldn’t even describe as rock. They were shutout by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, in the end, probably for good reason considering all the truly classic rock bands are still not a part of the bogus hall of fame business. 

Full Tour Dates

June 16: Uncasville, Connecticut – Mohegan Sun Arena

June 17: Uncasville, Connecticut – Mohegan Sun Arena

June 19: Noblesville, Indiana – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

June 20: Noblesville, Indiana – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

June 23: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – Blossom Music Center

June 24: Cincinnati – Riverbend Music Center

June 26: Chicago – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 

June 27: Chicago – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

June 29: Grand Rapids, Michigan – Van Andel Arena

June 30: Clarkston, Michigan – DTE Energy Music Theatre

July 3:  Burgettstown, Pennsylvania – S&T Bank Music Park

July 8: Holmdel, New Jersey –  PNC Bank Arts Center

July 10: Saratoga Springs, New York – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

July 11: Saratoga Springs, New York – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

July 14: Gilford, New Hampshire – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

July 15: Gilford, New Hampshire – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

July 17: Mansfield, Massachusetts – XFINITY Center

July 18: Columbia, Maryland – Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 21: Wantagh, New York – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

July 22: Syracuse, New York – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview

July 24: Raleigh, North Carolina – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek        

July 28: Charlotte, North Carolina – PNC Music Pavilion

July 29: Alpharetta, Georgia – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

July 31: West Palm Beach, Florida – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Aug. 1: West Palm Beach, Florida – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Sept. 2: Vancouver, British Colombia – Rogers Arena

Sept. 4: George, Washington – Gorge Amphitheatre

Sept. 5: George, Washington – Gorge Amphitheatre

Sept. 6: George, Washington – Gorge Amphitheatre

Sept. 12: Irvine, California – FivePoint Amphitheater

Sept. 13: Irvine, California – FivePoint Amphitheater

Sept. 16: Albuquerque, New Mexico – Isleta Amphitheater

Sept. 18: Durant, Oklahoma – Choctaw Grand Theater

Sept. 19: Durant, Oklahoma – Choctaw Grand Theater

Sept. 23: Southaven, Mississippi – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove