Dave Matthews Band – “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King” Out Now!

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On June 2nd Dave Matthews Band will release “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King” (RCA), their first studio album in over four years. Named as a tribute to the band’s late saxophonist LeRoi Moore (aka the “GrooGrux King”), the new album will be familiar yet challenging to DMB fans as it balances electric guitars with the band’s traditional melodic funk style. Sure Dave’s played electric before but the new record feels a little darker. Maybe it’s because of the producer on the album, Rob Cavallo (Shinedown, Kid Rock, My Chemical Romance). Or maybe it’s because this is the first record made without longtime saxophonist and one of the founding members of DMB, LeRoi Moore. (Moore passed away after complications from an ATV accident last year.) “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King” may appear somber at times but the album is truly a celebration of the life of LeRoi Moore. The album cover even features a cartoon drawn by Matthews of Moore as a Mardi Gras float.
You can listen to the whole album at Pandora and order the album on iTunes here. For more on the band, go to http://www.davematthewsband.com.

Tracklisting
1. Shake Me Like A Monkey
2. Funny the Way It Is
3. Lying In the Hands of God
4. Why I Am
5. Dive In
6. Spaceman
7. Squirm
8. Alligator Pie
9. Seven
10. Time Bomb
11. Baby Blue
12. You & Me

Tour Dates
Appearing on “Today Show”
Fri 06/05/09 New York, NY Rockefeller Plaza

Fri 06/05/09 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre

Sat 06/06/09 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre

Tue 06/09/09 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre

Wed 06/10/09 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau

Fri 06/12/09 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Sat 06/13/09 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Tue 06/16/09 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

Wed 06/17/09 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis

Fri 06/19/09 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion

Sat 06/20/09 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion

Thu 06/25/09 London, United Kingdom O2 Academy Brixton

Fri 06/26/09 London, United Kingdom O2 Academy Brixton

Appearing at “Hard Rock Calling”
Sun 06/28/09 London, United Kingdom Hyde Park

Mon 06/29/09 Wolverhampton, United Kingdom Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Wed 07/01/09 Paris, France Olympia

Appearing at “Rock Werchter Festival”
Thu 07/02/09 Werchter, Belgium Festivalpark

Appearing at “Montreux Jazz Festival”
Sat 07/04/09 Montreux, Switzerland Stravinski Auditorium

Appearing at “Lucca Summer Festival”
Sun 07/05/09 Lucca, Italy Piazza Napoleone

Tue 07/07/09 Amsterdam, Netherlands Heineken Music Hall

Appearing at “Bilbao BBK Live Festival”
Fri 07/10/09 Bilbao, Spain Kobetamendi

Appearing at “Optimus Alive! Festival”
Sat 07/11/09 Lisbon, Portugal Passeio Maritimo De Alges

Sat 07/18/09 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Sun 07/19/09 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Tue 07/21/09 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

Wed 07/22/09 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

Fri 07/24/09 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

Appearing at “10,000 Lakes Festival”
Sat 07/25/09 Detroit Lakes, MN Soo Pass Ranch

Tue 07/28/09 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

Wed 07/29/09 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

Fri 07/31/09 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

Sat 08/01/09 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

Tue 08/04/09 Syracuse, NY Alliance Bank Stadium

Wed 08/05/09 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Fri 08/07/09 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater

Sat 08/08/09 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge

Wed 08/12/09 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre @ State Fairgrds.

Fri 08/14/09 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

Sat 08/15/09 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

Appearing at “Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival”
Sat 08/29/09 San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park

Sun 08/30/09 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center

Tue 09/01/09 Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre

Fri 09/04/09 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre

Sat 09/05/09 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre

Sun 09/06/09 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre

Sat 09/12/09 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Sun 09/13/09 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Sat 09/19/09 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

Sun 09/20/09 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

Wed 09/23/09 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain

Fri 09/25/09 Des Moines, IA Principal Park

Sat 09/26/09 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Tue 09/29/09 Little Rock, AR Dickey-Stephens Park

Wed 09/30/09 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

Fri 10/02/09 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

Appearing at “Austin City Limits Music Festival”
Sat 10/03/09 Austin, TX Zilker Park

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