It's not even Christmas, but we have our first piece of big summer concert news today: Dave Matthews Band is coming to Cricket Wireless Pavilion on May 6.
Yes, it's time for "Dave" again, already.
DMB's first studio record in four years (oddly produced by Rob Cavallo of Green Day and My Chemical Romance fame) is slated for release in April, so they'll be touring in support of that, not that they ever need a reason to hit the road, playing shows that make frat boys feel semi-intellectual for an hour or four. The ticket request period (I'm guessing all you hardcore Davers know what that means) begins today with the general public sale starting on Jan. 17.
A full list of dates and openers is on the jump in case you want to follow "Dave." --Martin Cizmar
4/14 New York, NY Madison Square Garden The Roots
4/15 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center The Roots
4/17 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena Old Crow Medicine Show
4/18 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena Old Crow Medicine Show
4/20 Pelham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center Old Crow Medicine Show
4/22 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion The Avett Brothers
4/24 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre The Avett Brothers
4/25 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Stadium special show - support to be announced soon!
4/26 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/28 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park The Avett Brothers
4/29 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre At Encore Park The Avett Brothers
5/1 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Avett Brothers
5/2 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center The Avett Brothers
5/5 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion The Avett Brothers
5/6 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion The Avett Brothers
5/8 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Jason Mraz
5/9 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena Jason Mraz