The Dave Matthews Band 2020 tour has officially been postponed in light of the global coronavirus pandemic.
DMB has rescheduled this year’s tour dates for 2021, and all tickets will be honored. Fans may also request refunds at the point of purchase.
“We are disappointed to announce, that in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we will be moving all of our 2020 summer dates to the summer of 2021,” the band said in a statement. “We make this decision with the health, safety, and well-being of our fans, touring crew, and venue staff as our priority.”
The Dave Matthews Band 2021 tour will now kick off with a two-night stand in Uncasville on June 8-9 and end with two nights in Durant, Oklahoma on Oct. 8-9.
Fans who purchased tickets through the Warehouse have until June 3 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern to request a refund or credit. The Warehouse will begin processing refund requests May 12. Credits may be used toward Warehouse tickets to future DMB events through the end of 2022.
Additionally, DMB announced a weekly concert video series to benefit charity and help fans through the summer with no live music. The Dave Matthews Band Drive-In will air a concert from the band’s archives every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. The series kicks off this week with the June 29, 2019 show from Noblesville, Indiana.
The only date still on the calendar for this year is Oct. 4 at the BottleRock Napa Valley Festival, which was rescheduled from May 24.
The 39-date Dave Matthews Band 2020 tour was originally scheduled to begin with a two-night stand June 16-17 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Jeff Coffin said on a live stream in April that the start of the tour was going to be pushed back until at least late July, but DMB never made an official announcement about that.
Previously, DMB was scheduled to play three dates in Australia in April but canceled those dates in March. The band did play two concerts this year, in Las Vegas on Feb. 28 and at the Innings Festival in Tempe, Arizona on Feb. 29. Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds also held their annual three-night stand on Mexico’s Riviera Maya in February.
Since shelter-in-place and stay-at-home guidelines went into effect across the country, Dave Matthews has performed during several live streams, including fundraisers sponsored by Verizon and Salesforce, events celebrating Farm Aid and Earth Day, and appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Jeff and Tim have also put on their own streaming concerts.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to nearly all major public events, including concerts, festivals, and sporting events, being shut down worldwide. The virus has killed more than 68,000 people in the United States and 248,000 globally.