Dave Matthews Band kicking off tour in April

Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:04am EST
 
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By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - The Dave Matthews Band will launch its spring tour at New York's Madison Square Garden on April 14, the same day its new studio album arrives in stores.

The as-yet-untitled RCA Records release is being produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day). A number of songs have been played live since the summer of 2007, including "Round and Round," "Cornbread," "#27" and "Falling Off the Roof," but it is unknown if they will appear on the upcoming project.

The band will be joined on tour and in the studio by longtime guitarist Tim Reynolds, trumpeter Rashawn Ross and saxophonist Jeff Coffin, who has been filling in since the death of original member LeRoi Moore in August. Dates are on tap through May 9 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

The new album is the follow-up to 2004's "Stand Up," which has sold 1.5 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. DMB this week releases "Live at Mile High," a two-CD set chronicling a July 20 show in Commerce City, Colo.

Reuters/Billboard