Two of rock’s most popular acts will be busy this summer when tours begin for Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer. DMB fans have grown accustomed to having a wealth of concert dates to choose from each year, but for fans of John Mayer, this summer will mark the first tour in three years for the multi-talented artist.
Dave Matthews Band tickets are on sale now for the 2013 Summer Tour, which once again features a hearty mix of cities and venues. Devoted fans are by now well aware of the traditional DMB tour stops that include staples like The Gorge, Alpine Valley, Blossom Music Center, and Klipsch Music Center. Added to this year’s trek are perhaps some lesser-known venues such as Austin 360 Amphitheater, Molson Amphitheater, First Niagara Pavilion, and Wharf Amphitheatre.
DMB summer tour dates (custom wallpaper below) will extend from May 17-Sept. 8, and included on the venture are a number of notable supporting acts at various sites including Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mariachi El Bronx, Galactic, moe., JD McPherson, The Head and the Heart, Brandi Carlile, Shovels and Rope, Mavis Staples, Fitz and the Tantrums, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, O.A.R., Kool and the Gang, Blind Pilot, John Butler Trio, SOJA, Gogol Bordello, Snoop Dogg, Lord Huron, and Gary Clark, Jr.
John Mayer will use just one regular opener for his Born and Raised Tour, but it’s a big one in American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips. The two will set sail on July 6 as part of Summerfest, Milwaukee’s annual 11-day concert series dubbed “The World’s Largest Music Festival.” John Mayer tour dates mirror that of DMB’s in terms of venues, though the singer is scheduled to perform into the first week of October, when he’ll wrap up at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Calif., on the 5th.
After being sidelined from singing for all of 2012, John Mayer fans will get their first opportunity to attend a summer trek of his since he toured three years ago in support of “Battle Studies.” His latest release, last year’s “Born and Raised,” took on a more country flavor, but was still well-received by fans and critics alike.
Fans can head to the marketplace today for John Mayer tickets already in stock for the summer dates, as well as scheduled appearances in April at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival, where Dave Matthews Band will perform as well.