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18 Dec

Dave Matthews Band performed “Christmas Song” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch it below:

06 Aug

Dave Matthews Band is inviting fans to take part in the creation of a video for its latest single, “Mercy.” Individuals who complete one (or more) easy-to-follow photo and/or video tasks may find their images featured within the unique, fan based music video. Details are posted at http://mercy.davematthewsband.com. One lucky fan who enters will win a trip to the final show of Dave Matthews Band’s summer tour, which will take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA on September 9. Fans do not need to contribute to the video in order to win.

“Mercy” is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album, Away From The World. The track, which is already a Top 3 hit at Triple A radio, is available now at all digital retailers.

On September 11, RCA Records will release Away From The World in CD, digital and vinyl formats. Fans can pre-order the standard and deluxe editions of Away From The World on the iTunes Store and at www.davematthewsband.com. The deluxe edition contains three additional tracks, which are exclusive live recordings of songs from the album. A super-deluxe edition, containing the deluxe CD, a DVD, a 2012 tour photo book and more, can also be pre-ordered at www.davematthewsband.com.

The group recorded Away From The World with Steve Lillywhite, who produced its first three studio records – Under The Table And Dreaming, Crash and Before These Crowded Streets. The upcoming album is the follow-up to 2009’s Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, making Dave Matthews Band one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop the chart.

Dave Matthews Band – comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) – has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. The band was the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 17 million tickets since its inception. The West Coast leg of Dave Matthews Band’s summer tour will kick off with three consecutive nights at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA over Labor Day weekend (8/31, 9/1 & 2). For further information about the tour, visit www.davematthewsband.com.


8/31 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre #*
9/1 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre #*
9/2 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre #*
9/7 – Chula Vista, CA – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *
9/8 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
9/9 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre *

# with The Avett Brothers
* with Allen Stone

22 Feb

Dave Matthews Band will host four three-day music festivals across the US this summer. The multi-stage events will feature a wide array of diverse musical talent with Dave Matthews Band performing a headlining set each night. Exact locations, lineups, ticketing and lodging info will be announced soon.

JUNE 24-26…North East/Mid Atlantic
JULY 8-10…Midwest
AUGUST…coming soon!
SEPTEMBER 1-5 The Gorge in George, WA (source)

09 Sep

Dave Matthews Band performed “Shake Me Like A Monkey” and “Why I Am/Burning Down The House (Talking Heads cover)” on NFL Opening Kickoff 2010. Check it out and pick up the album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

21 Jul

Jason Mraz has announced details of his upcoming North American tour. The Atlantic recording artist kicks off on September 11th at Bangor, Maine’s Bangor Waterfront and then continues through early October (see dates below). For up-to-the-minute ticket on-sale, pre-sale and tour information, check out www.jasonmraz.com.

In tandem with his own tour, Mraz will also be making a series of additional appearances, including a September 12th headline performance at the Life is Good Festival 2010 in Canton, Massachusetts. The Grammy Award-winning tunesmith will also join his longtime pals Dave Matthews Band for a pair of shows at Chicago’s world famous Wrigley Stadium on September 17th and 18th.

Having spent much of the past few months in the studio working on his next studio album, Mraz scheduled the upcoming itinerary as a way of getting fans’ response to some of his new material. Moreover, the San Diego-based troubadour wanted to take the opportunity to visit a number of markets missed by his previous North American tour: “Even though we performed 250 shows all around the world in 2008 and 2009, I still got emails and Facebook messages from fans whose hometowns we missed,” said Mraz. “When I found out I had some time off, I called up the band and said, ‘Let’s get to some of these places.’” Support for most dates on the trek will come from acclaimed singer/songwriter – and fellow Atlantic recording artist – Robert Francis. Also Christina Perri, whose song “Jar of Hearts” has created a national stir, will appear on a few select dates.

Throughout his career, Mraz has received praise as a consummate live performer. From his earliest days in the coffee shops of San Diego to his recent sold-out performance at the Hollywood Bowl, Mraz’s live show has always been a testament of his true musical chops. Earlier this year, Mraz took home Grammy Awards for both “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” (for “Make It Mine”) and “Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals,” honoring his alliance with Colbie Caillat, “Lucky.” Both tracks are featured on 2008’s RIAA platinum-certified “WE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS.”

The album’s first single, “I’m Yours,” proved a momentous #1 smash, earning ASCAP’s 2010 “Song of the Year” award at their Pop Music Awards while also setting the record for the longest-running song in the 52-year history of Billboard’s “Hot 100.” The first song ever to top the charts at four different pop radio formats, “I’m Yours” is the sixth best-selling digital track of all time, with sales of more than 5 million downloads.

Fueled by the success of “I’m Yours,” “Lucky,” and “Make It Mine,” “WE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS.” became a genuine worldwide sensation. In addition to the album’s platinum certification in the US, the album has received multiple platinum certifications in Korea (6x), France (5x), and Indonesia (3x); double platinum certifications in Australia and Canada; and platinum certification in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

In addition to the aforementioned Grammys, Mraz has been feted with an array of other honors, including the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s esteemed “Hal David Starlight Award,” presented to gifted songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs. A committed activist as well as an artist, Mraz was honored last year by the Environmental Media Association for his impassioned efforts.

Mraz’s most recent release is “JASON MRAZ’S BEAUTIFUL MESS – LIVE ON EARTH,” a two-disc CD/DVD set capturing him at his onstage best, performing a wide array of his greatest hits. Filmed and recorded in August 2009 as Jason’s blockbuster “Gratitude Café Tour” hit Chicago’s Charter One Pavilion, the collection includes a DVD – directed by Darren Doane (“I’m Yours,” “Lucky,” as well as videos from such diverse artists as Van Morrison and Shinedown) – featuring the full-length concert, never-before-seen backstage footage, and the exclusive new mockumentary, “Un Beau Désordre.”

For more news and information, check out www.jasonmraz.com, www.facebook.com/jasonmraz, and www.myspace.com/jasonmraz.


North American Tour 2010

9/11, 9/13-9/16, 9/20-22, 9/28-10/6 – Robert Francis supports
9/24-26, 10/8 – Christina Perri supports

11 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
12 Canton, MA Life is Good Festival *
13 Utica, NY Stanley Performing Arts Center
15 Buffalo, NY SUNY Buffalo – Baird Point Amphitheater
16 Ypsilanti, MI EMU Convocation Center
17 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field (w/Dave Matthews Band) *
18 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field (w/Dave Matthews Band) *
20 Charleston, WV Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences
21 Greenville, SC Peace Center
22 Charleston, SC Carolina First Arena
24 Starkville, MS Mississippi State University Bulldog Bash
25 Searcy, AR Benson Auditorium/Harding University
26 Murray, KY Regional Special Events Center
28 Newark, DE Bob Carpenter Center
29 Columbus, OH The LC Outdoor Pavilion
30 Interlochen, MI Kresge Auditorium

4 London, ONT John Labatt Center
5 Ottawa, ONT Scotiabank Place
6 Quebec City, QUE Colisee Pepsi Arena
8 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara County Bowl

01 Feb
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Missed The Grammys last night? It’s ok. It was pretty lame, we made some funny comments about it on our Twitter @theaudioperv and we have videos of all the performances. If you liked them, download the original songs on iTunes or Amazon MP3 by clicking on the right. Enjoy the videos.

Lady Gaga opened the Grammys performing “Poker Face” and “Speechless” with Elton John. Check it out below:

Green Day with the American Idiot Musical cast performed “21 Guns”

Beyonce performed “If I Were A Boy” and covered Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know”

Lady Antebellum performed “Need You Now”

Black Eyed Peas performed “Imma Be” and “I Gotta Feeling”

Zac Brown Band w/Leon Russell performed “America The Beautiful” and “Chicken Fried”

Jamie Foxx, T-Pain, Slash, Doug E. Fresh performed “Blame It (On The Alcohol)”

Maxwell with Roberta Flack performed “Pretty Wings” and “Where Is Love”

Taylor Swift performed “Today Was A Fairytale”, “You Belong With Me” and “Rhiannon” (w/Stevie Nicks)

Michael Jackson Tribute with Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood, Usher and Michael Jackson’s children.

Bon Jovi performed “We Weren’t Born To Follow”, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”(w/Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles) and “Livin On A Prayer”

Jeff Beck w/Imelda May pay tribute to Les Paul

Andrea Bocelli with Mary J. Blige performed “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

Dave Matthews Band performed “You and Me”

Drake, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Blink 182′s Travis Barker on drums performed a medley of “Forever” and “Drop The World”

22 Nov

Dave Matthews Band performed “You & Me” and “Shake Me Like A Monkey” on Saturday Night Live on 11/21. Check it out below:

Buy DMB on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or on CD.

15 Sep

Dave Matthews Band performed “Why I Am” on the Tonight Show with Conan O Brien on 9/14. Check it out below:

Buy “Why I Am” on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or on CD

01 Aug

Dave Matthews Band were on the Late Show with David Letterman on 7/31. They played the fastest version of “Funny The Way It Is” that I’ve ever seen. Check it out below:

Buy “Funny The Way It Is” on iTunes

28 Jul

Dave Matthews Band stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman on 7/27 and performed “Why I Am.” Check it out below:

Get “Why I Am” on iTunes here