"We are thrilled to host Dave Matthews Band here in Syracuse," said Chiefs President Ron Gersbacher. "This event is sure to generate a tremendous amount of buzz not only around the ballpark, but throughout the community."
Dave Matthews Bands was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The band is now comprised of Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin). Joining the group on tour will be Tim Reynolds on guitar, Rashawn Ross on trumpet and Jeff Coffin on saxophone, who are also featured on the new album.
RCA Records will release the band's latest studio album on June 2. Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance), the yet-to-be-titled record is the follow-up to 2005's Stand Up, the fourth consecutive Dave Matthews Band studio album to enter The Billboard 200 at No. 1. The group has sold a collective 35 million units (CD and DVD combined and - with over 15 million tickets sold - has been named the top-drawing American band in the world by Billboard. The band has received two Grammy awards including 2004's Best Male Vocal Performance. They also won an NAACP Image award in 2004.
The August concert will mark the first Syracuse appearance by Dave Matthews Band since a 1999 show at the Landmark Theatre. Tickets for the concert at Alliance Bank Stadium will be $55 and $65 and will go on sale through the Chiefs ticket office and SyracuseChiefs.com at 10:00am on Saturday, March 14. Donovan Frankenreiter will be the opening act.