As has been expected, the Dave Matthews Band finally made official their three-night stand at the Gorge, Sept. 2 through 4. The weekend is part of a series dubbed The Dave Matthews Band Caravan in four cities this summer.
The Dave Matthews band is taking the summer off from a proper tour. Matthews told Reverb that he would be open to the idea of throwing a bone to Bumbershoot -- the beleaguered Seattle fest that his Gorge residency competes with -- by playing the festival. Not completely surprisingly, Camp Matthews didn't give Bumbershoot the time of day.
Other bands scheduled to perform at the DMB Caravan Fest include: Dispatch, The Roots, John Butler Trio, Gogol Bordello, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band, Blind Pilot, The Belle Brigade, The Moondoggies, Lindsay Fuller.