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After taking a year-long hiatus, the Dave Matthews Band (DMB) is hitting the road for a summer tour.
The band we be making 39 stops, starting in Woodlands, Texas, on May 18. The tour will extend throughout the summer, ending in Mountainview, California on September 9.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the band will also be stopping at the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama, in addition to the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, where they have played 40 shows since 1997.
DMB has been back in the studio recently with producer Steve Lillywhite, who they had worked with on their first three albums. Fans can expect them to play the old stuff with some new stuff that they are testing.
DMB bassist Stefan Lessard tweeted to fans, "Start getting excited!" in reference to the newly announced tour.
Inquisitr reports that DMB sold more than 1 million tickets and grossed $61.2 million during their last tour in 2010. They have become known as one of the most successful touring acts, as they have sold more that $11 million tickets from 2000-2009.
Along for the tour will be the Avett Brothers, The Head and the Heart, Brandi Carlile, Gary Clarke Jr., Allen Stone, Edward Sharpe, and the Magnetic Zeros, Fitz and the Tantrums, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Blind Pilot, Lettuce, SOJA, Delta Spirit, and Tower of Power.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 9.
The band has released 7 studio albums and 18 live albums. They won a Grammy in 2004 for their single "Gravedigger."