We just published our list of summer festivals that have either been canceled or are still on (for now), and yes, Summerfest is still on. Still on for September 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18, to be exact. And now there’s another confirmed headliner: Dave Matthews Band is set to headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheater on Wednesday, September 15. Tickets for the special Wednesday night show are on sale now. (It’s still technically a Summerfest show even though Summerfest is “off” that night, right? Sure. We’ll say it is.)

Dave Matthews Band was previously set to play Summerfest 2020, but, well, you know. The rescheduled 2021 show is Summerfest’s first rescheduled amphitheater show. Shows from Luke Bryan, Justin Bieber, Blink-182, Chris Stapleton, and Guns N’ Roses are currently listed as TBA. Shows from Khalid and Halsey have been canceled.

Here’s the full DMB press release, including info on the Dave Matthews Band Summerfest/American Family Insurance Amphitheater show:


Rescheduled Show at American Family Insurance Amphitheater September 15, 2021

Tickets On Sale Now

Band To Help Plant One Million Trees In Partnership with The Nature Conservancy

MILWAUKEE, WI (February 2, 2021) – Today, Dave Matthews Band announced rescheduled dates for its 2021 North American summer tour, which will kick off on July 23 in Raleigh, NC at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek. Summerfest will host the Dave Matthews Band concert on September 15, 2021, for a special Wednesday evening show at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. All online ticket orders, including those purchased previously or tickets bought in the future, include a digital ticket for Summerfest 2021, valid for any of the nine days of the festival. Fans who previously purchased tickets in person at the Summerfest Box Office, should return to the same location to receive one general admission Summerfest 2021 ticket. Please visit AmFamAmp.com for Box Office hours.

Refunds will be available from the original point of purchase for 30 days from the announcement of the rescheduled date. Ticket purchasers will receive an email from Ticketmaster instructing them on securing a refund, if they cannot attend the rescheduled date. Please visit AmFamAmp.com for Box Office hours and more information.

The headline run will include two-night stands in West Palm Beach, FL, Chicago, IL, Noblesville, IN, Gilford, NH, Irvine, CA and Saratoga Springs, NY. The band will also make its annual return to the Gorge Amphitheatre for its traditional three-night Labor Day run. The band will be joined by support artists Dumpstaphunk and Allen Stone on Friday; Robert Randolph and the Family Band on Saturday as well as Mavis Staples on Sunday.

An online ticket presale for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association will begin today at 12pm EDT at www.warehouse.davematthewsband.com for the newly added shows in Tampa, FL and Denver, CO. Citi is the official presale credit card for the Dave Matthews Band 2021 Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi Entertainment® beginning Tuesday, April 27, at 10 AM local time through Thursday, April 29, at 10 PM local venue time. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

Tickets for the Tampa and Denver shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 30th, at 10 AM local venue time. For the complete itinerary, see below or visit http://www.davematthewsband.com.

On this Earth Day, and in keeping with the band’s original plans on the 2020 tour to plant one million trees, the band is proud to once again pledge to plant another Million Trees, having fully funded a million trees in 2020. Along with support from Docusign and Dreaming Tree Wines, the band invites the fans to join them in this mission by adding an optional $2 to their ticket price to plant a tree with The Nature Conservancy as part of TNC’s Plant a Billion Campaign. Fans can learn more about the campaign by visiting the Eco-Village on each stop of the tour, curated by REVERB, in partnership with DocuSign. More info: www.plantabillion.org/DMB

In addition to planting one million trees, Dave Matthews Band, who was named a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador in 2019, will be neutralizing the biggest contributor to a concert’s carbon footprint – fan travel. On top of the band’s own footprint, REVERB will be calculating the carbon footprint associated with fan travel to DMB shows in 2021 and the band will be neutralizing these emissions by supporting carbon reduction projects. The band has a long history of reducing their environmental footprint and neutralizing tour carbon emissions from flights, busses and trucks, hotel stays and venue energy use going back to their first shows in 1991.

Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 25 million tickets since its inception and a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined. With the release of 2018’s Come Tomorrow, Dave Matthews Band became the first group in history to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The New York Times, in a Critic’s Pick review, observed, “willed optimism fills the songs on ‘Come Tomorrow,’ while cynicism and irony are nowhere within earshot.”

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