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Dave Matthews Band 2014 Summer Tour Announced

Dave Matthews Band has announced a rather extensive summer tour for 2014, with 42 dates across the nation. Only, these shows aren’t your typical Dave shows.

Billed as “A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band,” each show will include a full set from Dave Matthews Band, followed by an acoustic performance with guitarists Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. It’s an idea geared towards intimacy, which Matthews explained in the following statement:

“I was talking to [drummer Carter Beauford] 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. 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?”

Dave Matthews Band has also mentioned that several special guests will be joining them on tour, including a three-day Dave Matthews Band Caravan at The Gorge in George, Washington. The Caravan stage will feature exclusive performances from guest artists, giving the whole scene a festival-y vibe. Tickets go on sale on February 7th. You can get the full list of DMB tour dates below:

Dave Matthews Band 2014 Tour Dates
05/16: Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
05/17: Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
05/21: Tulsa, OK – Bok Center
05/23: Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
05/24: Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre
05/30: Saratoga Springas, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
05/31: Saratoga Springas, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
06/06: Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
06/07: Mansfield, MA – XFINITY Center
06/10: Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
06/11: Darien Center, NY – Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center
06/13: Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
06/14: Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
06/20: Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
06/21: Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
06/24: Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
06/25: Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/27: Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom MUsic Center
06/28: Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
07/02: Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
07/04: Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
07/05: Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
07/09: Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/11: Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
07/12: Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
07/15: Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
07/16: Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/18: West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/19: West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
07/22: Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/23: Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
07/25: Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
07/26: Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/22: Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
08/23: Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
08/24: Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
08/26: Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheatre
08/29: George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre (Dave Matthews Band Caravan)
08/30: George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre (Dave Matthews Band Caravan)
08/31: George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre (Dave Matthews Band Caravan)
09/05: Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
09/06: Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

-David Melamed (@DMelamz)