The Dave Matthews Band have announced dates for its 2020 North American summer tour, which launches June 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn and continues thru Sept. 23 to BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove in Southaven, Miss. The headline tour also includes two-night stands in Noblesville, IN, Chicago, IL, Saratoga Springs, NY, Gilford, NH, West Palm Beach, FL, Irvine, CA and Durant, OK.
The tour also includes a return to the Gorge Amphitheatre a three-night Labor Day run where Mavis Staples, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Allen Stone, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Dumpstafunk will also perform.
An online ticket presale for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association will begin on Thursday, January 23, at 10 AM ET at www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com.
Additionally, as part of the tour, Dave Matthews Band is committing to helping the planet by planting one million trees as part of a collective effort with The Dreaming Tree Wines and DocuSign. The band is encouraging concertgoers to contribute an optional $2 per ticket donation to plant a tree with The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign – a forest restoration effort with a goal of planting a billion trees around the world by 2025. For further details to to plantabillion.org/DMB.
The Dave Matthews Band, according to Pollstar Boxoffice reports, has an average show gross of some $1.17 million while selling an aveage of 16.4K tickets per show. Some of the group’s highest totals include a $2.9 million haul over the course of two Madison Square Garden shows on Nov. 29-30, 2018 before 31K fans; and $2.27 million grossed at two shows in July of 2015 at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisc before 41,631.
Citi is the official presale credit card for the Dave Matthews Band 2020 Tour with cardmembers able to purchase presale tickets through Citi Entertainment beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 10 AM local time through Thursday, Feb. 20, at 10 PM local venue time.
With its greening initiative Dave Matthews Band, who were named a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador in 2019, will attempt to neutralize the biggest contributor to a concert’s carbon footprint – fan travel. In addition to the band’s footprint, REVERB will be calculating the carbon footprint associated with fan travel to DMB shows in 2020 and the band will be neutralizing these emissions by supporting carbon reduction projects. The band has a long history of reducing their environmental footprint and neutralizing tour carbon emissions from flights, busses and trucks, hotel stays and venue energy use going back to their first shows in 1991.
According to the group, the Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 25 million tickets since its inception With its 2018 album Come Tomorrow, Dave Matthews Band became the first group in history to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1.