Dave Matthews Band to come to Bend


Published Jan 14, 2014 at 08:35AM / Updated Jan 14, 2014 at 08:39AM

Popular rock group the Dave Matthews Band will perform at Bend’s Les Schwab Amphitheater on Aug. 26, the venue announced Tuesday morning.

Tickets are $75 plus fees in advance and will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Feb. 7. They will go on sale to Matthews’ fan club on Jan. 16, according to the band’s website.

Tickets will cost $79 plus fees if they’re still available on the day of the show, though Marney Smith, who manages the amphitheater, said she expects Matthews to sell out the 8,000-capacity venue for the second time in its 11-year history. Surf-pop star Jack Johnson sold the amphitheater out in 2005.

The show will be part of Matthews’ summer tour, billed as “A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band.” That means two sets each night, according to the group’s website, and no opening act. “The band will perform together in numerous electric and acoustic configurations featuring the entire band,” the site says.

The show is the first announced date of the 2014 summer concert season at Les Schwab Amphitheater, which typically hosts between eight and 12 shows per year at its spot across the Deschutes River from the Old Mill District. For more information and a link to buy tickets, visit www.bendconcerts.com.