For most of the 1980s and ’90s, it wasn’t officially summer until the Grateful Dead came through town. The same can be said for a new generation of music fans about the Dave Matthews Band. The perennial road warriors will hit the road once again for another mammoth summer run. The 49-date trek kicks off with a two-night stand at the Comcast Theater in Hartford, CT on May 28, while they will become the second ever music act to play Citi Field on July 16 and 17 when they take over the home of the New York Mets .
As always, Mr. Matthews has invited an impressive and diverse array of acts to join him on the road in the support slot which this summer includes HT faves Gov’t Mule, Ben Harper & Relentless7, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Yonder Mountain String Band, Martin Sexton and The Felice Brothers.
If you’re not into a night of acoustic-jam-pop, perhaps you’ll be interested in hitting on of these recently announced tours…
- Medeski, Martin & Wood lines up a ten-date West Coast swing
- Corinne Bailey Rae crosses the pond for a short club run
- Elvis Costello sets dates with The Imposters & The Sugarcanes
- The Morning Benders hit the road for a cross-country tour
- Cracker puts together a month long stretch of acoustic shows
- Indie-pop act Los Campesinos! schedule dates here and abroad
Finally, 2010 is shaping up to be another big year for Southern-rockers Drive-By Truckers. The band, who currently graces the cover of the latest issue of Relix, will release their ATO debut The Big To-Do on March 16 and is currently offering up a taste of what’s to come with a free download of This Fucking Job. The Athens-based act has revealed the first leg of dates in support of The Big To-Do, their 9th studio album, which includes a number of multi-night stands. CLICK HERE for the full list of dates.
In other Truckers news the band is also the subject of a new documentary called The Secret To A Happy Ending that will premiere at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD on February 5. Band members Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Brad Morgan will be on-hand for a Q&A after the screening.