AUG 30 2012
NEW SINGLE “MERCY,” A NO. 1 HIT AT TRIPLE A RADIO
More Than 14,000 Fans Contributed To Clip, Directed By James Frost
Out September 11, Away From The World “serves up the Matthews magic in all its musically tight, emotionally bumfuzzled splendor” – Rolling Stone
When Dave Matthews Band invited fans to take part in the creation of a video for its latest single, “Mercy,” 14,334 responded, submitting original photos and videos. Those who contributed to the process – echoing and enhancing the song’s call for unity and action – were rewarded with an early look at the resulting clip, directed by James Frost (Radiohead, OK Go), before it premiered yesterday on Vevo. The “Mercy” video can be seen at:
“Mercy,” the first single from Dave Matthews Band’s forthcoming album, Away From The World, topped the Triple A radio charts for two consecutive weeks and is available now at all digital retailers. Scheduled for release on September 11 by RCA Records, Away From The World was hailed by Rolling Stone as the band’s “strongest album in years.” Billboard praised it as “sometimes heart-rending, often seismic, always ambitious…[Matthews] showcases some of his most stirring, vulnerable vocals and lyrics to date.” Fans can read an excerpt from the Billboard cover story at http://www.billboard.com/features/dave-matthews-band-the-billboard-cover-story-1007898552.story#/features/dave-matthews-band-the-billboard-cover-story-1007898552.story.
The group recorded Away From The World in Seattle 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. The group has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. The Away From The World pre-order is underway on the iTunes Store and at www.davematthewsband.com.
Fans can listen to an exclusive live broadcast of Dave Matthews Band’s concert from the historic Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State this Saturday, September 1, at 11:00 p.m. ET on “Dave Matthews Band Radio,” Sirius XM Radio’s commercial-free music channel featuring music, interviews and live recordings from the band’s archives. The limited-run channel can be heard through Sunday, September 30, on Sirius channel 142 & XM channel 43. Additionally, “Dave Matthews Band Radio” will be available as a 24/7 channel online on channel 714 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices.
Dave Matthews Band – comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) – was the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 18 million tickets since its inception. The group will celebrate the release of Away From The World with a performance at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, September 12. Every ticket purchased online for the Hollywood Bowl show will receive a digital download of Away From The World (standard album) on the September 11, 2012 release date. For additional details, please visit http://www.davematthewsband.com
Dave Matthews Band – Upcoming Tour Dates
Date - City/State - Venue - Support
8/31 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre - The Avett Brothers, Allen Stone
9/1 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre - The Avett Brothers, Allen Stone
9/2 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre - The Avett Brothers, Allen Stone
9/7 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre - Allen Stone
9/8 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Allen Stone
9/9 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Allen Stone
9/12 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl