SAN FRANCISCO, CA Thursday Apr.21.2005 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- The Dave Matthews Band is getting ready to release its new album, "Stand Up," on May 10th and, to go along with that, the group is hitting the road for a three-month summer tour.

The Dave Matthews Band starts things off in the Big Easy, with an April 30th show at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. The headlining tour officially gets underway beginning June 1 in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The Dave Matthews Band will play 36 cities, and some of the stops scheduled include Columbus, Ohio; Hartford, Connecticut; Saratoga Springs, New York; Tampa, Florida; and Phoenix, Arizona. The band concludes its US road trip on September 7th, when it plays Bonner Springs, Kansas.

A host of acts are providing support for the Dave Matthews Band during its summer headlining tour. Some of the bands confirmed to open on varying dates include Jurassic 5, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Howie Day, G Love and Special Sauce, Blue Merle, O.A.R., Marc Broussard and more. Black Eyed Peas and Jem are slated to open the August 12th and 13th shows in San Francisco, while Jason Mraz and the John Butler Trio will provide support for the August 27th and 28th shows at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

Tickets for most concerts are available now at Ticketmaster or the venue's box office. Tickets for the August 12th and 13th shows in San Francisco go on sale to the public this Sunday, April 24th.

For more information about the Dave Matthews Band tour and supporting acts, please visit http://www.davematthewsband.com/.

Here are the Dave Matthews Band's tour dates, per the artist's Web site:

April
30 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz Fest

June
01 - Maryland Heights, MO - UMB Bank Pavilion
02 - Tinley Park, IL - Tweeter Center Chicago
04 - Burgettstown, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion
05 - Burgettstown, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion
07 - Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheater
08 - Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheater
10 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
12 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
13 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
15 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
18 - Hartford, CT - ctnow.com Meadows Music Theater
19 - Hartford, CT - ctnow.com Meadows Music Theater
22 - Scranton, PA - Ford Pavilion at Montage Mountain
23 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
25 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
26 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
28 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
29 - Raleigh, NC - Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek

July
01 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
02 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
05 - Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
06 - Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
09 - Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts - SOLD OUT
10 - Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts - SOLD OUT
13 - Atlanta, GA - HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
14 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre
16 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheatre
17 - West Palm Beach, FL - Sound Advice Amphitheatre
20 - Antioch, TN - Starwood Amphitheatre
21 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
23 - East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre - SOLD OUT
24 - East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theatre
27 - Darien Center, NY - Six Flags Darien Lake - Performing Arts Center
30 - New York, NY - Randall's Island - SOLD OUT
31 - New York, NY - Randall's Island

August
12 - San Francisco, CA - SBC Park - On sale 4/24/05
13 - San Francisco, CA - SBC Park - On sale 4/24/05
16 - Marysville, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
19 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
20 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre - SOLD OUT
21 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre
25 - Chula Vista, CA - Coors Amphitheatre
27 - Carson, CA - Home Depot Center
28 - Carson, CA - Home Depot Center
30 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
31 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion

September
02 - Selma, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
05 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07 - Bonner Springs, KS - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

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