One of America's most popular musical acts for the past 20 years has been the Dave Matthews Band. Finding Dave Matthews Band tickets at times has been like trying to get a spot on the space shuttle, near impossible if you don't have an inside track to do so! Performing across a variety of musical genres including rock, jam, jazz fusion, folk rock, country rock, and more, DMB (as the group is known) has been entertaining millions of music lovers for two decades.
Dave Matthews Band was formed in 1991in the town of Charlottesville, Virginia. The founding members of the band included the group's namesake, Dave Matthews, as lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist, along with Stefan Lessard on bass, Carter Beauford on drums, and LeRoi Moore on saxophone. Noted band member Boyd Tinsley joined the band after it was formed as a violinist
The group has achieved successes that few other groups can claim. When the band's most recent album, Away from the World, was released in 2012 it shot to number one on the Billboard chart when it debuted. In doing so, it became the sixth consecutive studio album from the group to debut at number one on the Billboard chart. To date, no other band has ever achieved this feat with so many consecutive albums.
Part of the massive allure of Dave Matthews Band tickets has been the group's memorable performances on the road. Each year, for 20 years in a row between 1991 and 2011 the band went on summer long tours that crisscrossed the United States and ventured overseas to Europe. Each time the group drew more and more fans eager to see DMB. It's no surprise Dave Matthews Band tickets sold out faster than fans could purchase them.
Some of the group's noted tour features include lengthy improvisational performances of their top hits from over the years. In addition to improvised performances, DMB is well-known for dazzling light shows and elaborate background videos on display during tour stops. During the summer of 2011, the group decided to take the summer off from touring for the first time in 20 years.
In addition to headlining tours, Dave Matthews Band has also made appearances in recent years at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and toured across South Africa (where Dave Matthews was born) as well as Brazil, Argentina, and Chile in South America. This coming year, the group is scheduled to appear down under in Australia's West Coast blues N Roots Festival and the Byron Bay Bluesfest.
At the moment, the band is currently working on its upcoming ninth studio album. Unlike many other acts in music today, Dave Matthews Band has just eight studio albums in its twenty-plus active years, preferring to release a wide variety of live albums instead. The group has released 18 live albums between 1993 and 2011.
Dave Matthews Band tickets are still available for the group's upcoming appearances across Australia as well as a number of schedule events in the United States. The tour of Australia begins 13 April 2014 with the band returning to the States in May at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, Texas. To find the best seats for all these venues, buy your Dave Matthews Band tickets at AGreatPlaceToSit.com.