Dave Matthews Band announces 2 Wrigley shows

July 6, 2010 (CHICAGO) The group will play at the North Side ballpark Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18.

So far, the concerts are the only ones scheduled at the Friendly Confines this summer, after a Billy Joel-Elton John show slated for July was canceled. Both artists played Wrigley Field last year.

DMB was one of three acts rumored for the September dates before they were officially announced. Paul McCartney and Phish had also been rumored possibilities.

Singer Jason Mraz will open for DMB.

Ticket info:

Tickets go on sale July 17 and are priced at $85, $75, $65 and $49.50 and will be available at www.tickets.com or by calling 1-800-THE-CUBS. Tickets will not be sold at the Wrigley Field box office. There is a six-ticket limit per customer.

Dave Matthews Band Info:

  • Dave Matthews Band -- Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin)
  • In the past decade, Dave Matthews Band was the biggest ticket seller worldwide, selling more than 11 million tickets to 547 shows from 2000-2009, according to Billboard Boxscore.
  • It was the only group to exceed 10 million in attendance for that period.
  • The band has sold more than 17 million tickets since its inception.
  • The announcement of the two Wrigley Field concerts comes just weeks after Dave Matthews Band told fans via its website that, after two decades of touring, the group will be taking a year off in 2011.
  • DMB has sold 37 million CDs and DVDs combined.

About the venue:

As Wrigley Field is in a residential neighborhood, fans are encouraged to use public transportation to attend the concert. The Cubs operate a shuttle and parking service at the DeVry University campus located off Addison St. and Western. Parking at this location will be $6 and all occupants ride the shuttle free to and from the ballpark.

Tailgating will not be allowed in the Wrigley Field parking lots. All bags will be inspected upon entry to Wrigley Field.

The following items are not permitted in the site.
- Food and beverage Items
- Umbrellas
- Cameras & Video Recording Equipment
- Laser Pointers

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