Dave Matthews Band One Hot Ticket... Again

As the summer approaches, the Dave Matthews Band finds itself once again preparing to fill stadiums for the next few months.

As is usually the case, the band's summer tour is a sizzling ticket with over 44 shows rapidly selling in 29 cities, prompting multiple dates in cities like Chicago, the greater New York area, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

The trek, which kicks off June 19 in Columbus, will see the band touring behind an as-yet-untitled new album that is slated to arrive in July. As we previously reported, the band is holed up in a Charlottesville, Virginia studio working on the follow-up to 1998's "Before These Crowded Streets" (see "Tinsley Offers Dave Matthews Band Progress Report"). The DMB's new album placed first in our MTV News poll for the most anticipated new release of the year.

The album and most of its tracks still await titles, though the band has revealed that it is kicking

around a song tentatively titled "Bartender" that may turn up as one of the new tracks.

DMB's summer tour is scheduled through September 10, but additional fall dates will be announced shortly. Here's how the band's itinerary looks now:

  • 6/19 - Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheater
  • 6/20 - Columbus, OH @ Polaris Amphitheater
  • 6/22 - Noblesville, IN @ Deer Creek Music Center
  • 6/23 - Noblesville, IN @ Deer Creek Music Center
  • 6/24 - Noblesville, IN @ Deer Creek Music Center
  • 6/26 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
  • 6/27 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
  • 6/29 - Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field Stadium
  • 6/30 - Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field Stadium
  • 7/3 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Three Rivers Stadium
  • 7/5 - Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
  • 7/8 - Foxboro, MA @ Foxboro Stadium
  • 7/9 - Foxboro, MA @ Foxboro Stadium
  • 7/11 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Giants Stadium
  • 7/12 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Giants Stadium
  • 7/13 - East Rutherford,

    NJ @ Giants Stadium

  • 7/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Veterans Stadium
  • 7/19 - Washington, DC @ RFK Stadium
  • 7/21 - Buffalo, NY @ Ralph Wilson Stadium
  • 7/25 - Denver, CO @ Mile High Stadium
  • 7/28 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
  • 7/29 - Devore, CA @ G.H. Blockbuster Pavilion
  • 7/30 - Marysville, CA @ Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre
  • 8/1 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 8/2 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 8/4 - George, WA @ The Gorge
  • 8/5 - George, WA @ The Gorge
  • 8/6 - George, WA @ The Gorge
  • 8/19 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Th.
  • 8/20 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Th.
  • 8/22 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
  • 8/25 - Hartford, CT @ Meadows Music Theatre
  • 8/26 - Hartford, CT @ Meadows Music Theatre
  • 8/27 - Hartford, CT @ Meadows Music Theatre
  • 8/29 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Performing Arts Center
  • 8/31 - Virginia Beach, VA @ GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheater
  • 9/1

    - Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek

  • 9/2 - Charlotte, NC @ Blockbuster Pavilion
  • 9/4 - Antioch, TN @ AmSouth Amphitheatre
  • 9/6 - Orlando, FL @ TD Waterhouse Centre
  • 9/8 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Mars Music Amphitheatre
  • 9/9 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 9/10 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre