DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
Announcing Two Headline Shows
Sydney & Melbourne with special guest Gary Clark Jr.
One of America’s most successful bands, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, will showcase their original sound and grassroots attitude in two headlines shows.
Performing at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on April 15 and at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on April 17, Dave Matthews Band (DMB) will be joined by special guest, acclaimed blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr.
Tickets for both shows go on sale at 9am Monday October 21. Warehouse Fan Association members and DMB fans can access tickets during the fan pre-sale beginning 10am this Wednesday,October 16 at www.warehouse.dmband.com and www.davematthewsband.com and ending at 10am Thursday October 17. My Live Nation members can also be among the first to purchase tickets during the exclusive pre-sale beginning at midday Thursday October 17. Sign up at www.livenation.com.au
Premium Ticket Packages including concert tickets, limited edition souvenir items and show posters can be purchased for either reserved seating or general admission, available through all ticket outlets.
After forming in 1991 DMB released their debut record ‘Remember Two Things’, a collection of live and studio tracks. By the time the band had released follow-up records 1994′s ‘Under the Table’, ‘Dreaming’ and ‘Crash’, DMB were an international success, culminating in the first of many Grammy awards in 1996.
DMB’s career now spans more than two decades, eight studio albums, eleven major label released live albums, contributing to enormous combined sales exceeding 37 million CDs and DVDs collectively, and ticket sales of reportedly more than 18 million since their inception.
The group’s unwavering commitment to touring has maintained their reputation as one of the most revered bands on the world stage, typified by improvisational renditions of their songs and jaw dropping musicianship, building a fiercely loyal following who continue to support the band with unfaltering conviction; Australian audiences being no exception.
Touring in support of their latest album ‘Away from the World’ - which Rolling Stone named as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2012 – the album entered the Billboard 200 at #1, earning DMB a place in music history as the only band to achieve this feat with six consecutive albums.
Dave Matthews Band is: drummer Carter Beauford, bass guitarist Stefan Lessard, violinist Boyd Tinsley and Dave Matthews on guitar and lead vocals.
Undeniably talented singer, songwriter and blues guitarist extraordinaire, Gary Clark Jr. will be special guest at DMB’s Sydney and Melbourne headline shows.
After releasing his acclaimed album ‘Blak and Blu’ at the end of 2012, the list of industry fans this multi-talented phenomenon has amassed is intimidating to say the least. From collaborating with Nas, Alicia Keys and The Roots; to being invited to join The Rolling Stones on stage in NY; handpicked by Eric Clapton to perform at his Crossroads Festival; and the only artist asked to play both nights of Jay Z’s Made in America Festival – all within the first 12 months of his career.
The enormous respect afforded to Clark by his peers has been matched by critical acclaim with The New York Times stating Clark “may be the next Hendrix,” and Rolling Stone declaring he “is grounded in tradition while standing on the brink of change”.
Dave Matthews Band, with special guest Gary Clark Jr, for two headline shows only:
SYDNEY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE TUESDAY APRIL 15
MELBOURNE SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL THURSDAY APRIL 17
TICKETS ON SALE 9AM MONDAY OCTOBER 21
Fan Club pre-sale: 10am Wednesday Oct 16 until 10am Thursday October 17
My Live Nation pre-sale: midday Thursday Oct 17 until midday Friday Oct 18
Ticket Agent pre-sale: 2pm Friday Oct 18 until 5pm Sunday Oct 20
Also performing at:
West Coast Blues n Roots - Fremantle Park, Sunday April 13
Byron Bay Bluesfest - Bryon Bay, Saturday April 19 & Monday April 21