Dave Matthews will return home to South Africa for his first shows in his birth country in ten years.

After completing an expansive North American tour culminating in the band’s annual three-day, Labor Day weekend celebration at Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA (September 1st–3rd), Dave Matthews Band will head to South Africa to headline SunBet Arena in Pretoria on December 10th and Grand Arena in Cape Town on December 12th. The pair of concerts will mark DMB’s first performances in South Africa since 2013.

The announcement follows the release of Walk Around The Moon, Dave Matthews Band’s tenth studio album and first since 2018’s Come Together. Released last month, the album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 (the band’s previous seven albums all debuted at number one, making DMB the first group to achieve that feat), at number one on Billboard’s Top Rock & Alternative Albums, and at number one on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums charts. The album features singles “Madman’s Eyes”, “Monsters”, and “Walk Around The Moon” and was recorded with producer Rob Evans in studios throughout Seattle, Charlottesville, and Los Angeles.

A ticket presale for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association will begin on Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00 a.m. local time, followed by a Discovery presale open to Discovery Cardholders through Ticketmaster.co.za beginning Wednesday, June 7th, at 9:00 a.m. local time until Friday, June 9th, at 8:59 a.m. local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 9th at 9 a.m. local time.

Fans have the option of adding a $2 donation to their ticket purchase to plant a tree with The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign. Matthews has helped 3 million trees since beginning the partnership in 2020. Dave Matthews Band will work with REVERB to offset carbon emissions for band/fan travel, creating a climate-positive tour. REVERB will also produce the tour’s annual eco-village.

Dave Matthews Band was named a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador in 2019 in recognition of the band’s long history of reducing the environmental footprint of its tours, going back to the band’s first shows in 1991. The group has sold more than 25 million tickets since then, making them the second largest ticket-seller in history, with a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs sold.

Click below to view a full list of upcoming Dave Matthews Band tour dates, and for more information, visit the band’s website.

Dave Matthews will appear as a guest on the Howard Stern show on Wednesday, June 7th. Tune in via SiriusXM to listen to the interview and hear Dave perform songs from the new album.


6/9 – Forest Hills, NY – Forest Hills Stadium

6/10 – Hartford, CT  – Xfinity Theatre

6/14 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater

6/16 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheatre

6/17 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

6/23 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake

6/24 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

6/27 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre

6/29 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheatre

6/30 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

7/1 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

7/7 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

7/8 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

7/11 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

7/12 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

7/14 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/15 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/18 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

7/19 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

7/21 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

7/22 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

7/25 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

7/26 – Orange Beach, AL – The Amphitheater at the Wharf

7/28 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

7/29 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

8/24 – Highland, CA – Yaamava’ Resort and Casino

8/25 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

8/26 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre

8/29 – Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater

9/1 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre

9/2 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre

9/3 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre



10/10 – Pretoria, GT – SunBet Arena at Time Square

10/12 – Cape Town, WC – Grand Arena at GrandWest

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