Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dave Matthews Band announce summer tour, no Raleigh date

In an unexpected turn this summer, the Dave Matthews Band will not be stopping in the Triangle on their summer tour. The band announced their usual massive tour which which has included a stop at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Amphitheater (through all of the sponsor name changes) since 1995.

As of right now, the dates run from late May to mid-September and the only North Carolina date is at Charlotte's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 21. Amos Lee will open the show. Tickets for the show go on sale to the general public on February 26 here. The fanclub pre-sale period starts on Thursday, January 28.

The band played the Raleigh amphitheatre last April and sold 12,200 tickets. That's certainly nothing to sneeze at considering current economic troubles, yet the band are certainly not as popular as they once were when they could sell out two consecutive nights. Either way, this is bad news for DMB's eastern North Carolina fans. Check out the tour dates below.

Dave Matthews Band is nominated for two Grammy Awards for "Album of the Year" and "Best Rock Album" for their latest release Big Whisky and the GrooGrux King.

Dave Matthews Band tour dates:
05.28.10 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre # [Tickets]
05.29.10 - Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre # [Tickets]
06.01.10 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre % [Tickets]
06.02.10 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center % [Tickets]
06.04.10 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center % [Tickets]
06.05.10 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center % [Tickets]
06.07.10 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center * [Tickets]
06.08.10 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center * [Tickets]
06.15.10 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center [Tickets] !
06.16.10 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre ! [Tickets]
06.18.10 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center ! [Tickets]
06.19.10 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center ! [Tickets]
06.22.10 - Columbus, OH - Huntington Park [Tickets] !
06.23.10 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Center > [Tickets]
06.25.10 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center > [Tickets]
06.30.10 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center > [Tickets]
07.01.10 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center > [Tickets]
07.03.10 - East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre ## [Tickets]
07.04.10 - East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre ## [Tickets]
07.09.10 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium ##
07.10.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - PNC Park ##
07.13.10 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts %% [Tickets]
07.14.10 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain %% [Tickets]
07.16.10 - New York, NY - Citi Field ##
07.17.10 - New York, NY - Citi Field ##
07.20.10 - Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheatre %% [Tickets]
07.21.10 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre %% [Tickets]
07.23.10 - Washington, DC - Nationals Park ##
07.25.10 - Louisville, KY - Churchill Downs Music Festival
07.27.10 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood ^ [Tickets]
07.28.10 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre ^ [Tickets]
07.30.10 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre ^ [Tickets]
07.31.10 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre ^ [Tickets]
08.14.10 - Wichita, KS - InTrust Bank Arena **
08.17.10 - West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre !!
08.20.10 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre !!
08.21.10 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater !! [Tickets]
08.23.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl >> [Tickets]
08.25.10 - Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion >> [Tickets]
08.27.10 - Marysville, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre >> [Tickets]
08.28.10 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre >> [Tickets]
08.31.10 - Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena
09.03.10 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre $ [Tickets]
09.04.10 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre $ [Tickets]
09.05.10 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre $ [Tickets]
09.10.10 - Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ** [Tickets]
09.11.10 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center ** [Tickets]
09.14.10 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center ** [Tickets]
09.15.10 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center ** [Tickets]

# w/ Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
% w/ The Felice Brothers
* w/ Yonder Mountain String Band
! w/ Robert Earl Keen
> w/ Martin Sexton
## w/ Zac Brown Band
%% w/ Amos Lee
^ w/ Gov't Mule
** w/ Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
!! w/ Brett Dennen
>> w/ Raphael Saadiq
$ w/ Ben Harper and Relentless7

1 comment:

Finigan said...

The Warehouse announced that this year, all ampthitheatre shows will have a SRO Orchestra Pit in front of the stage. I wonder if Walnut Creek would not or could not accomodate this set up, thus no Raleigh show. This is pure speculation.

I'm disappointed (in who I don't know). Hopefully, having only one NC stop won't make it impossible to get tix for Charlotte.