Dave Matthews Band

Fans Pick up Stranded Dave Matthews on Way to Concert

Musician Dave Matthews hitched a lift with a fan to his show in Pennsylvania on Saturday after a tire on his bike was punctured.

The Dave Matthews Band front-man went out for a pre-show cycle before the gig at Hersheypark Stadium, but he was left stranded by the side of the road after the bike’s back wheel deflated.

Concert-goer Emily Kraus and her boyfriend spotted the star and gave him a ride to the show. Matthews was so thankful he invited them to dinner and offered them front row seats.

Re-counting the story to fans at the concert, Matthews revealed, “I did not have a cell phone  on the bicycle… and then a nice lady named Emily rode up in a red car with a bicycle rack on it and gave me a ride on to the gig.”

In a post on CBS 21 News’ Facebook.com page, Kraus adds, “My cheeks still hurt from smiling, giggling and laughing all night long… this will always be remembered.”

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Dave Matthews Band Announces Fall Arena Tour

Dave Matthews Band announces a fall 2010 U.S. arena tour.  The outing will start on November 2nd at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY, and include the group’s first-ever concert at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY (November 3rd). In the middle of the tour, the band will play two consecutive two-night stands – Boston’s TD Garden (November 9th and 10th) and New York City’s Madison Square Garden (November 12th and 13th). The tour will conclude with a return to Charlottesville, where Dave Matthews Band formed in 1991. The group will play Charlottesville’s John Paul Jones Arena on November 19th and 20th.
An online ticket request period begins this Thursday, September 9th, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time and concludes Monday, September 20th, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time at http://www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com/. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 24th, and Saturday, September 25thSee itinerary below for details or visit http://www.davematthewsband.com.
With its summer tour still underway, Dave Matthews Band will stop in New Orleans to perform at the special pregame show, “NFL OPENING KICKOFF 2010 PRESENTED BY EA SPORTS,” on September 9th at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The live program will be simulcast on NBC and NFL Network. It leads into the season opener between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings at the Superdome.
The group has received stellar reviews for its 20th consecutive summer outing, named one of the season’s “coolest tours” by Rolling Stone, which praised the opening night’s “blazing, two-hour set.” With the tour’s conclusion at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on September 17th and 18thDave Matthews Band joins a short list of musical acts that have performed at the historic ballpark, including Jimmy Buffett, The Police, Billy Joel and Elton John. Both ofDave Matthews Band’s Wrigley Field shows sold out just minutes after tickets went on sale.
Twenty years on, Dave Matthews Band continues to be one of the tightest, most intuitive and unique rock bands in America,” said the Orange County Register while theDeseret News noted: “the band…pulled no punches and gave the standing-room-only audience a celebration of music that will be hard to forget.” “Matthews’ set was sprawling, melodic and almost majestic,” said the Denver Post. “This band is tight, and they know it – and so they’re not afraid to play around with the form a little.”
The band, which will tour South America in October, has sold over 17 million tickets since its inception. Dave Matthews Band was the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade, selling upwards of 11 million tickets to 547 shows from 2000-2009, according toBillboard Boxscore. In fact, it was the only group to exceed 10 million in attendance for the period.