David Matthews Band will tour North America this summer. Dave Matthews Band is well-known for their extensive summer tours in the United States. The 2015 Summer Tour will begin on May 13th in Austin, Texas and conclude on September 13th in Phoenix, Arizona. The band will play two-night stands in select cities including, Camden (NJ), Saratoga Springs (NY), Noblesville (IN), East Troy (WI), West Palm Beach (FL), and Englewood (CO). Tickets for this year’s tour will be available for sale on February 13th. Members of their Warehouse fan association can purchase tickets now. The band has also confirmed they will play their traditional Labor Day weekend at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Washington.
Dave Matthews Band announced it will perform two full sets each night, a format that was introduced during the band’s tour last year. The band’s acoustic set features different onstage lineups, while their traditional electric set doesn’t feature any opening acts. Bassist Stefan Lessard spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the band’s acoustic sets, “It’s been really creative and fun for us. There’s been a certain roadhouse, bohemian vibe that comes across during the acoustic sets- it brings us back to the early days.” Dave Matthews Band celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 2011. To commemorate this achievement, the band announced they would not go on tour for the first time in twenty years. Even though the band did not go on tour, they did perform at four music events. Dave Matthews Band returned from their tour hiatus the following year. Their first performance was at the Hangout Music Festival, the band was also one of the event’s headliners.
Dave Matthews Band has not released an album in almost three years. Their last studio album was Away from the World. The album debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 charts, and has sold over 458,000 copies. The band announced that a new album is in the works, and they have been working on the album since 2013. Matthews says he is trying to create something new that doesn’t sound like the music they’ve done in the past. Dave Matthews Band has been nominated for fourteen Grammy Awards, winning one Grammy for the Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for the song “So Much to Say.”