After 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 www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com. 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.