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Dave Matthews Band announce plans to play series of three-day festivals this summer

dave-matthews-rehearsalImage Credit: John Shearer/WireImage.comLast May, Dave Matthews swore he wouldn’t tour in 2011. “I want to look at music not as a professional,” Matthews told Billboard.com. “I’d like to do it for a year where I’m just an amateur, where the only reason I’m doing it is out of love so I can come back with this group of people that I’ve played with for 20 years and have something more.”

Today, the “amateur” announced a summer return, of sorts: the Dave Matthews Band will headline four three-day festivals this summer.

The first of these “Dave Matthews Band Caravan” events will take place on June 24, 25, and 26 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. DMB are set to play a full show each night, alongside a roster that includes David Gray, Ray LaMontagne, Damian Marley, and The Flaming Lips, as well as , Michael Franti and Spearhead, Warren Haynes Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Guster, and Fitz and the Tantrums.

Tickets will be available as three-day passes only, and the “Caravan” shows will be DMB’s only performances this year. The online ticket request period for the Atlantic City festival begins Monday, March 14. As for the other three still-unannounced happenings, the band’s website says, “There will be a festival July 8-10 in the Midwest, an August event in an unknown location and a September festival, likely Labor Day Weekend at the Gorge in George, Washington.”

So, DMB fans, will you be attending the New Jersey festival? Who intends to go to all four events (regardless of where they’re held)?

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