Dave Matthews Band Announce Spring 2009 Tour, New Album

December 15, 2008 5:50 PM ET

The Dave Matthews Band have announced the first dates of their 2009 tour and revealed that their still-untitled new album will be released April 14th. The album, DMB's first since 2005's Stand Up, was produced by Rob Cavallo, who's known for his work on Green Day's American Idiot and other harder rock artists. The day the album hits stores, DMB will take the stage at New York's Madison Square Garden. Opening acts for the tour include the Roots, Jason Mraz, Old Crow Medicine Show and the Avett Brothers. The new album is the Dave Matthews Band's first since the death of founding saxophonist LeRoi Moore earlier this year. Saxophonist Jeff Coffin, trumpeter Rashawn Ross and guitarist Tim Reynolds will all join the band both on the road and on the new album. The full list of tour dates is after the jump.

Dave Matthews Band
April 14 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
April 15 - East Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center
April 17 - Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
April 18 - Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
April 20 - Pelham, AL @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
April 22 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
April 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
April 25 - Nashville, TN @ Vanderbilt Stadium
April 26 - New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival
April 28 - Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
April 29 - Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 1 - The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 2 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
May 5 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
May 6 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
May 8 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 9 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

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