Memorial Day traditionally marks the first weekend of summer. It also marks the first true weekend of the 2011 summer concert season. Country, hip-hop, pop and rock stars will hit the road in their tour buses and start crisscrossing the countryside.
Whatever genre of music you’re into, FanSnap can help you find the best possible deals on tickets to every hot summer concert — even the shows that are “sold out” at the box office. See below for the hottest summer concert tours of 2011, based on the average ticket prices.
DMB will perform a headlining set each night with performances by various artists taking place on multiple stages throughout each day.
Dave Matthews Band tickets are currently on sale for the Atlantic City and Chicago concert dates. Public on sales for New York dates begin April 29 and tickets for the Gorge concert dates begin May 6.
Dave Matthews Band Caravan – Atlantic City
June 24-26, Bader Field
Featuring David Gray, Ray Lamontagne, The Flaming Lips, O.A.R, and Grace Potter and The Nocturnals.
Dave Matthews Band Caravan – Chicago
July 8-10, Lakeside
Featuring Kid Cudi, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Ben Folds, and Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.
Dave Matthews Band Caravan – New York
August 26-28, Govenors Island
FeaturingDispatch, The Roots, The Head and The Heart, and Robert Randolph and The Family Band.
Dave Matthews Band Caravan – George, WA
September 2-4, The Gorge
Featuring Dispatch, The Roots, John Butler Trio, Gogol Bordello, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band, Blind Pilot, The Moondoggies, and Lindsay Fuller.
Remember there is no official DMB tour this year so this is your ONLY chance to catch the band! Search for Dave Matthews Caravan tickets with FanSnap!
It’s finally official! The DMB Caravan Atlantic City weekend has been announced and Dave Matthews Band tickets go on sale March 25. An online ticket request period will kick off March 14 and runs until March. Tickets then go on sale to the general public on March 25.
We’ve also learned the other artists who will be joining Dave Matthews for this awesome three-day fest! In addition to DMB, the lineup includes David Gray, Ray LaMontagne, the Flaming Lips, O.A.R., Damian Marley, Bassnectar, Dr. Dog, Amos Lee, Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Warren Haynes Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Guster, Lotus, Rebelution, Fitz and the Tantrums, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lisa Hannigan, Punch Brothers, From Good Homes, Delta Spirit, Big Gigantic, Alberta Cross, Mariachi El Bronx, TR3, Vusi Mahlasela, the Budos Band and Bobby Long, and special performances by DMB members Carter Beauford and Stefan Lessard, plus a Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds acoustic set.
As you know, DMB isn’t officially touring this year, so don’t miss this chance to grab Dave Matthews Band tickets and see the band…and plenty of their friends live!
As we all know, there’s no official Dave Matthews tour this year, but clearly the band just can’t stay away. No announcement yet on Dave Matthews tickets, but we now have confirmation that the first of the DMB festivals will take place June 24-26 at Atlantic City, NJ’s Sandcastle Stadium!
Of course we’ve known for some time that Dave will headline four multi-stage festivals this year. But its nice to finally get some details on locations. In addition to Atlantic City, he is expected to play the Midwest in July, with the two other fests slated for August and September.
According to the Press of Atlantic City, ticket holders will be treated to 12 hours of music each day, running from 11AM to 11PM. In addition to the Dave Matthews Band, 15-20 other groups will participate with a formal announcement expected soon. Officials are expecting the shows to attract 60,000 to 70,000 visitors per day,
We’re still awaiting the announcement of the lineup and Dave Matthews tickets for the AC show and of course the locations of the other three shows. Stay tuned right here for all the latest!
When we learned last year there would be no Dave Matthews Band tours in 2011, we just assumed that meant no chances to see one of our favorites, plain and simple no Dave Matthews Band tickets.
So you can imagine how excited we were when we heard the band wasn’t just sitting around eating cheetos, but had instead planned FOUR “multi-day, multi-artist music events” to celebrate their 20th anniversary!
And now, we’re hearing that DMB may be joining up with Pearl Jam and Phish for the ultimate dream festival. Sounds too good to be true, right? We’ll don’t blame us for the tease – check out this recent tweet from DMB bassist, Stefan Lessard.
So I guess its just wait and see. Adding fuel to the fire, have you heard Lessard and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready are in a new side project called 1, 2, 3 Go! HMMMMM.
2010 was an exciting year in the music scene. From Jay-Z and Eminem’s “Home and Home Tour” in Detroit and Brooklyn, to J. Bieber’s seemingly contagious popularity, there was never a boring week in the music industry this year. Below are the Most Searched Concert Tickets for 2010.
2010 Most Searched Concert Tickets
1. Justin Bieber
2. Taylor Swift
3. Lady Gaga
4. Black Eyed Peas
5. Dave Matthews Band
7. Bon Jovi
8. Tim McGraw
11. John Mayer
12. Jimmy Buffett
13. Michael Buble
14. Pearl Jam
15. Roger Waters
Justin Bieber is truly the man of the year. He not only takes the #1 spot on our 2010 Most Searched Music Tickets list, but Bieber searches were only second to the Yankees on our most searches overall list. Impressive for a 16 year old.
Bon Jovi sits at #7 on our 2010 Most Searched Concert Tickets list. Pollstar recently published numbers stating that Bon Jovi was the highest grossing artist of the world this year, topping $200 million in ticket sales. Other tours on both our 2010 Most Searched Concert tickets list and the Pollstar top 10 included:
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the hottest selling band of them all? Well, if you guessed AC/DC tickets, you are correct! Yes, according to Pollstar, AC/DC has sold 1,820,962 tickets this year. Bon Jovi tickets come in second place, but are still nearly half a million behind. However, AC/DC is done for the year and Bon Jovi still has a few dates to go. Think the Jersey rockers can beat the Aussies? We’ll have to wait to find out.
Dave is everywhere these days Last week it was the NFL Kick off and now he’s announced yet another round of tour dates. Fans can grab their Dave Matthews Band tickets when they go on sale Sept. 24.
Dave’s latest tour includes 12 shows, kicking off Nov. 2 in Buffalo and wrapping up Nov. 20 in Charlottesville. While his current tour features up-and-comer Black Joe Lewis, fans who attend the fall tour will be treated to opening performances by Amos Lee, the Punch Brothers, John Butler Trio or Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. All amazing acts to get the evening started!
DMB has already announced they are taking 2011 off – so consider this fair warning. Don’t miss out on these last few shows of 2010, otherwise known as your final chance to see the band until 2012!
Dave Matthews Band Tour dates: Nov. 2 – Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena)*
Nov. 3 – Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)*
Nov. 5 – Albany, N.Y. (Times Union Center)**
Nov. 6 – Philadelphia, Pa. (Wells Fargo Center)**
Nov. 9 – Boston, Ma. (TD Garden)***
Nov. 10 – Boston, Ma. (TD Garden)***
Nov. 12 – New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)***
Nov. 13 – New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden)***
Nov. 16 – Atlanta, Ga. (Philips Arena)****
Nov. 17 – Charleston, S.C. (North Charleston Coliseum)****
Nov. 19 – Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)****
Nov. 20 – Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)****
*with Amos Lee
**with the Punch Brothers
***with John Butler Trio
****Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Everyone’s favorite I’m Yours! singer just announced his fall North American Tour. Jason Mraz tickets go on sale beginning Friday, July 23.
His tour is sure to be a nice mix of your favorites and even some new tunes. Just this week on Twitter, Mraz said: Working on the new album: Uptempo trax sound like a mix between Wham and Prince. Perchance I’ll dub the new genre “Wince!”
Mraz will hit 20 different cities with performances at multiple festivals. The tour kicks off September 11 in Bangor, ME and wraps up October 8 in Santa Barbara.
In addition to his headlining spots, Mraz will also open for Dave Matthews Band’s Chicago shows. Dave Matthews tickets with Jason Mraz went on sale earlier this month.
Jason Mraz’s first album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, was released in 2002. While it was considered a success, it was nothing like what was ahead for the singer. In 2008 he released his 3rd album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., featuring the hit “I’m Yours.” The song reached #6 in the Billboard Hot 100 and drove strong sales for the album. It was also nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammys.
Music, for me, starts and ends with Dave Matthews Band. My parents gave me “Crash” for my ninth birthday, and although I probably didn’t understand it at the time, this was the first album that I ever truly appreciated. It was also the album that sparked my love and passion for music. However obscure my musical tastes have been over the past twelve years, DMB continues to be the number one band I listen to.
I remember playing the drums as a kid, trying (but always failing) to match Carter Beauford’s sound. I was intrigued by the fact that this guy (as well as the rest of the band) almost NEVER plays the same thing twice. The first time I saw DMB live in 2004, Tim Reynolds jumped on stage and played a guitar solo with his teeth at the Journal Pavilion in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At another concert, after the release of “Stand Up” in 2005, the Dave faithful and I stuck it out through 50 mile an hour winds in the dusty New Mexican desert. I saw the band play again at the Pavilion in 2009, the spring after original band member Leroi Moore tragically died in an ATV accident and just before the release of “Big Whiskey and the Groo Grux King.” And although these shows and albums were all different in their own way, one common factor has stayed with the band throughout their history: they play great music, simply for the sake of playing great music.
To me, there is nothing better than a Dave Matthews Band concert. I have seen him a handful of times, and plan to see him again this summer when their summer concert tour hits Dave’s current home state of Washington (at the Gorge Amphitheater). So whether or not you are a long time fan like me, or just a music fan in general, be absolutely sure to check out Dave Matthews Band this summer.
For Dave Matthews Band tickets to all shows on his 2010 Summer Tour, Fansnap can help DMB fans locate the best possible tickets for the best possible value.
Dave Matthews Band Summer Tour 2010
7/13, Bethel, NY (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts)
7/14, Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain)
7/16, New York, NY (Citi Field)
7/17, New York, NY (Citi Field)
7/20, Virginia Beach, VA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Some of the bigger festivals are coming up and wanted to get a feel for which weekend shidig fans would be most excited for. It’s a little unfair to compare based on today’s ticket prices and availability given some lineups were just announced and some festivals are later in the summer than others, but we did it anyway. Coachella, Sasquatch, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo are the biggies, but it appears based on ticket price and availability that Bonnaroo is the hottest ticket — at least at the moment.
DMB fans can find hundreds, and for some concerts, thousands of Dave Matthews Band tickets with FanSnap. DMB recently released Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, which debuted at number one on Billboard 200. The Dave Matthews Band was one of the top touring bands of the last decade; second only to Celine Dion (tickets) and Kenny Chesney (tickets). Dave Matthews tickets continues to be one of the most popular touring bands in the world.
Currently, the hottest concert tickets being searched for with FanSnap include:
Dave Matthews Band tour schedule:
5/28 & 5/29 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
6/1 – Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
6/2 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
6/4 & 6/5 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6/7 & 6/8 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
6/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
6/16 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6/18 & 6/19 Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
6/22 – Columbus, OH – Huntington Park
6/23 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Center
6/25 – Cuyahoga Falls – OH, Blossom Music Center
6/30 & 7/1 -Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
7/3 & 7/4 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
7/9 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
7/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
7/13 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/14 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/16 & 7/17 – New York, NY – Citi Field
7/20 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/21 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
7/25 – Louisville, KY – Churchill Downs Music Festival
7/27 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/28 – Tampa, FL – Ford Amphitheatre
7/30 & 7/31 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/14 – Wichita, KS – InTrust Bank Arena
8/17 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
8/20 – Chula Vista, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
8/21 – Irvine, CA, – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/23 – Los Angeles,CA – Hollywood Bowl
8/25 – Concord, CA, – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
8/27 – Marysville, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/28 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/31 – Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
9/3- 9/5 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
9/10 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/11 – Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
9/14 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center
9/15 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
The L.A. Times released the top artists of 2000-2009. The numbers were calculated based on album sales and concert tickets. Celine Dion’s stint in Las Vegas was huge for her ticket sales and propelled her to the top of the list. If that trend holds, look for Garth Brooks to top this list in 2020.
The Ultimate Top 10 of the Decade:
1. Celine Dion (tickets), $747.9 million. Dion pulled in $522.2 million in concert-ticket sales for the decade. Adding $225.7 million worth of album sales during those same 10 years.
2. Kenny Chesney (tickets), $742 million. His total includes $455.6 million in concert ticket sales and $286.4 million in album revenue.
3. Dave Matthews Band (tickets), $737.4 million. Matthews’ decade concert total of $529.1 million put him first on the list of top North American live music attractions of the decade, as calculated by the concert-tracking publication Pollstar. The band posted $208.3 million in album sales.
4. The Beatles, $627.3 million. Although the quartet disbanded 30 years before the decade began, the Beatles still managed to generate $392.3 million from sales of 30.2 million albums (using an average of $13 per album). The $627.3 million includes ex-Beatle Paul McCartney ($221.4 million) and Ringo Starr ($13.6 million), given that their concert audiences consist in large part of Beatles fans. The Fab Four also logged the single bestselling album of the decade, the “1″ hits collection, with 11.5 million copies.
5. U2 (tickets), $609.7 million. The Irish rock quartet brought in $391 million at the box office and $218.7 million in album sales.
6. Toby Keith (tickets), $591.9 million. The second of three country acts in the Top 10, the Oklahoma singer and songwriter logged $273.8 million on the concert trail, $318.1 million from album sales.
7. Bruce Springsteen, $588.3 million. On the road, both with the E Street Band and his various non-E Street tours, the Boss brought in $444.3 million. His album take: $144 million.
8. The Rolling Stones, $569.6 million. The Stones also benefited heavily from touring, earning $426.9 million at the box office in addition to $142.7 million in album sales. Rolling Stones tickets
9. Tim McGraw (tickets), $550.7 million. Strictly as a solo act, the country singer-songwriter ranks No. 14 on the list. But he toured several times with his wife, Faith Hill, during the decade. California being a community property state, we are awarding him half the revenue those outings generated. So his total includes $322 million in album sales, $133.7 million from his own tours and $95 million for his half of the McGraw-Hill shows.
10. Britney Spears, $494.3 million. Despite a rocky decade personally and professionally, Spears pulled in $195.7 million at the box office and sold $298.6 million worth of albums for the 10-year period.
The L.A. Times created the same list for artists in 2009. Here is the list. Check the L.A. Times for the details.
U2 — $137.3 million ($123 million box office, $14.3 million albums). U2 tickets
Springsteen — $102 million ($94.5 million box office, $7.5 million in albums)
Michael Jackson — $100 million in album revenue
Brittney Spears — $89.5 million ($82.5 million in concert ticket sales and $7 million in album revenue)
The Dave Matthews Band announced on its website today that DMB will launch their 2010 North American tour on Memorial Day weekend with a two-night stand in Hartford, CT. Earlier this week, The Dave Matthews Band was named Pollstar’s #1 touring act of the decade, DMB’s extensive tour will begin in Europe this spring and continue into the fall as Dave and the band support, Grammy-nominated Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. Check here for Dave Matthews Band tickets.
5/28 and 5/29 Hartford, CT, Comcast Theatre
6/1 Toronto, ON, Molson Amphitheatre
6/2 Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
6/4 and 6/5 Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
6/7 and 6/8 Mansfield, MA, Comcast Center
6/15 Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
6/16 Maryland Heights, MO, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6/18 and 6/19 Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
6/22 Columbus, OH, Huntington Park
6/23 Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Center
6/25 Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
6/30 and 7/1 Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
7/3 and 7/4 East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre
7/9 Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium
7/10 Pittsburgh, PA, PNC Park
7/13 Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/14 Scranton, PA, Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/ 16 and 7/17 New York, NY, Citi Field
7/20 Virginia Beach, VA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/21 Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/23 Washington, DC, Nationals Park
7/25 Louisville, KY, Churchill Downs Music Festival
7/27 Atlanta, GA, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/28 Tampa, FL, Ford Amphitheatre
7/30 and 7/31 West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/14 Wichita, KS, InTrust Bank Arena
8/17 West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
8/20 Chula Vista, CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
8/21 Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/23 Los Angeles,CA, Hollywood Bowl
8/25 Concord, CA, Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
8/27 Marysville, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/28 Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/31 Boise, ID, Taco Bell Arena
9/3- 9/5 George, WA, Gorge Amphitheatre
9/10 Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/11 Dallas, TX, Superpages.com Center
9/14 Omaha, NE, Qwest Center
9/15 St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center