Dave Matthews Band announced today they will perform at Nationals Park â€“ the home of the Washington Nationals -- on Friday, July 23 with Zac Brown Band as support. This will be the ballparkâ€™s second-ever show, following Elton John and Billy Joelâ€™s sold-out show in July 2009.
The show will be held rain or shine and will be promoted by Live Nation.
â€śWe pride ourselves on playing at some of the most unique venues in the world,â€™â€™ said Matthews. Â â€śNationals Park is the newest and most exciting outdoor venue in the DC market and we are very excited to be the second show to play there.â€ť
â€śWe are very excited to have the biggest concert of 2010 as our second summer concert in Nationals Park,â€ť said Stan Kasten, Nationals President. â€śElton John and Billy Joel Â gave the DC community an unforgettable Â performance in July 2009 and the Nationals are thrilled to host the â€śhometownâ€ť Dave Matthews Band in the summer of 2010.â€ť
â€śNationals Park has quickly established itself as one of the premier concert venues in the country,â€ť said Ted Mankin, Live Nation. â€śDave Matthews Band is a perfect fit for the ballpark.â€ť
The Grammy Award-winning Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 15 million tickets for its concerts, and has been named the top-drawing American band in the world by Billboard. Pollstar named the group its â€śTop Act of the Decadeâ€ť and Spinner dubbed them one of the â€śTop Artists of the 2000s.â€ť
Dave Matthews Band has been nominated for â€śAlbum of the Yearâ€ť and â€śBest Rock Albumâ€ť at this monthâ€™s 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Source: Washington Nationals
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