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DMB, Beach Boys, announce tour plans

dmb4After taking a break from the road in 2011 – an unprecedented move for the beloved jam band – the Dave Matthews Band will return for an extensive tour launching March 18.

Atlanta is slated as the fourth date on the five-month tour, with a May 22 date set  for Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. The Head and the Heart will open.

A presale for the DMB Warehouse Fan Association launches at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at Citi cardmembers will also have access to pre-sale tickets beginning March 5. Tickets for the general public go on sale on March 9.

The band recently went into the studio with Steve Lillywhite –producer of its first three studio albums – to work on the follow-up to 2009’s “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King.” The album will be released this year.

Also in concert world, The Beach Boys announced dates for their extensive reunion tour. The 37-date tour – which kicks off April 24 – has an Atlanta stop penciled in for April 28 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. Tickets details are forthcoming.

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February 15th, 2012
8:28 pm

Melissa, I think you meant that DMB took 2011 off, not 2010, but I’m still writing ‘11 on my checks too!

The Head and the Heart open for DMB here.

Please cover, or at least go to, James McMurtry at Variety Fri. Best American songwriter since Dylan (Neil’s Canadian!)

Melissa Ruggieri

February 15th, 2012
9:37 pm

Oy, yes, that is what I meant. All of their press releases keep mentioning 2010 — as in, that was their last tour — and I apparently mixed up the two! Thanks!


February 16th, 2012
1:01 pm




February 16th, 2012
1:07 pm

“Also in concert world, The Beach Boys announced dates for their extensive reunion tour…”

Congratulations, you may be the only person on the planet to peg The Beach Boys second fiddle to The Dave Matthews Band! This is sort of like leading with Herman’s Hermits and “also” mentioning The Beatles!

Please…allow me to enlighten you:

The Beach Boys have often been called “America’s Band”,[1] and Allmusic has stated that “the band’s unerring ability… made them America’s first, best rock band.”

The group has had 36 US Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band) and 56 Hot 100 hits, including four number-one singles.

Rolling Stone magazine listed The Beach Boys at number 12 on their 2004 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” the highest ranking for an American rock band.

The group is also one of America’s best-selling acts, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide since their debut in 1961.[citation needed] Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.


February 16th, 2012
1:39 pm

Will The Beach boys lip-synch as bad as they did @ Turner Field a few years ago?

Melissa Ruggieri

February 16th, 2012
1:40 pm

Larry – they’re merely listed in order of ticket availability. DMB announced all of the details of their tour yesterday, including on sale dates. The Beach Boys show hasn’t even officially been confirmed by Chastain yet. When it is, they’ll get their own post, I promise.

Thomas Bacon

February 16th, 2012
1:50 pm

I saw the Beach Boys at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis about five years ago, and they were great. I saw them on tehe Grammys the other night and they seemd like they all recently had strokes.
I’m sure the show will be great, though.


February 16th, 2012
1:51 pm

WOW, Larry…The WAY passed their prime Beach Boys definitely play second fiddle to a still in their prime DMB. Is Brian Wilson still a wierdo hermit or will he actually be on this tour? I agree with USMC, they were HORRIBLE at Turner Field.


February 16th, 2012
1:58 pm

Brian Wilson is a musical genius. The beach boys are everybody’s favorite band. At the Grammys, Brian was still hitting those amazing falsetto high notes and nobody in the world can touch the sound he makes, which is the most plaintive sound ever.

On a related note, there is an epidemic of people with tin ears infecting blogs…….


February 16th, 2012
2:25 pm

Didn’t one of the Wilson brothers murder Natalie Wood?


February 16th, 2012
2:31 pm

Thomas, I thought the same thing, they all looked older than my dead grandfather, and now Mike Love has aged super quickly. I thought their set on the Grammy’s was awful, hopefully they WILL lip sync on tour because if it’s gonna sound anything like it did Sunday night, I don’t want to hear it. I lucked up and saw them live at Yankee Stadium about 15 yrs ago and it was actually good.


February 16th, 2012
3:08 pm

Turner Field acoustics are terrible, and I doubt the Beach Boys were thrilled with playing a free show to about 3,000 people in a 50,000 seat stadium.

Also, why is everyone hating on the Beach Boys? They don’t owe us anything, their musical record and career speaks for itself. By far the greatest American rock group ever, I think we should be lucky that they are even touring together. They’re old, but they basically invented American pop music and psychodelic rock (google Pet Sounds).