About the Dave Matthews Band 2012 Tour
The three-month-plus outing kicks off May 28 and 29 in Hartford, CT, and will hit 40 cities in all before wrapping Sept. 15 in St. Paul, MN. Highlights include two July nights (7/16 and 7/17) at Citi Field in New York City, and an Aug. 23 appearance at Los Angeles' historic Hollywood Bowl.
A variety of opening acts will join the tour at various stages, including Gov't Mule, Ben Harper, Brett Dennen, The Felice Brothers and others.
The band will be joined on tour and in the studio by longtime guitarist Tim Reynolds, trumpeter Rashawn Ross and saxophonist Jeff Coffin, who has been filling in since the death of original member LeRoi Moore in August.
"Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King," which surfaced last summer, marks the band's first studio set since the death of saxophonist LeRoi Moore last summer. Guitarist Tim Reynolds returned to the studio with the band for the record--his first recording with DMB since 1998's "Before These Crowded Streets."
The set debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in early June, moving about 424,000 copies during its first week on store shelves to make the album the band's fifth consecutive studio set to open with first week sales of at least 400,000 copies.
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