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Dave Matthews Band returns to the scene

Danielle Adams

Dave Matthews Band sets 2012 tour dates

Band announces 2012 tour, new album

Dave Matthews Band is hitting the road again this summer after a hiatus in 2011. The band will kick off their tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas on May 18 before making their way around the country.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Dave Matthews Band, their summer tour will feature numerous two-night stands and one three-night stand throughout the tours length. The band sold more concert tickets than any other act on the planet the first decade of this century, according to Billboard Boxscore. On its 2010 tour alone, DMB sold over 1 million tickets.

The 39-stop tour includes Hangout Music Fest in Alabama and three nights over Labor Day weekend at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington where they’ve headlined 40 shows since 1997. Dave Matthews will wrap up the tour in Mountain View, California on Sept. 9.

Members of the Dave Matthews Band Warehouse Fan Association can purchase tickets for the summer tour as early as Thursday, February 16. Tickets for the general public go on sale March 9

Announced supporting acts for the tour include Allen Stone, The Avett Brothers, Blind Pilot, Brandi Carlile, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Delta Spirit, Edward Sharpe, Fitz and the Tantrums, Gary Clarke Jr., The Head and the Heart, Lettuce, SOJA and Tower of Power.

The band recently began working on its new album, reuniting with producer Steve Lillywhite who worked on their first three studio albums and the underground Lillywhite Sessions. The new album is expected to be released this year.

The Grammy-winning band has sold over 17 million tickets and a collective 37 million DVDs and CDs combined, making them one of the most successful touring bands in history.

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