Dave Matthews Band map summer tour

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Dave Matthews Band has revealed plans for a summer tour. The veteran rockers perennial summer tour will hit New England for a pair of shows, including one at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Saturday, June 7. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $40.50 and $75.

On the tour, which has been dubbed “A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band”, the group will deliver two sets per evening, performing songs from throughout its career. Dave Matthews Band will wind through numerous configurations: from electric to acoustic, from full-throttle numbers featuring the entire band to more intimate moments featuring small groups of band members including a stripped-down pairing of Matthews with guitarist Tim Reynolds, performing as an acoustic duo, as they occasionally do when the band is off the road.

“I was talking to Carter about how much I still like just sitting around playing music together,” explained Matthews in a press release. “It’s how we started – in the basements of Carter’s and my mom’s houses. Our shows are loose, but we started thinking that maybe this summer we should make them looser and bring some of that feeling to the stage. It seems like the opposite of a safe plan, so why not?”

“Everyone was really psyched about the idea, so we’ve been busy figuring out how to turn it into the best possible experience for our fans,” added drummer Carter Beauford.

Dave Matthews Band is reportedly working on a new album with producer Rob Caballo, with whom the band worked with on 2009’s Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. No release date for the band’s ninth studio album has been released. Their last offering of all new material was 2012’s Away from the World.

The band’s show in Massachusetts will be preceded by a stop at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine on June 6. They’ll also perform a two-night stand the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut on July 11 and 12.

In related news, Dave Matthews Band also released a statement last month after the passing of Foxboro teen Sam Berns. The teenager with progeria was a longtime fan of the band as documented in the HBO documentary “Life According to Sam”. On the band’s website, they said, “We thank Sam and his family for the profound impact he made upon our lives. His short and brave life will never be forgotten. Our hearts go out to Sam’s family during this sad time.”

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