Dave Matthews Returns

Dave Matthews Band kicks off a different kind of tour with Texas concerts

Dave Matthews kicks off a different kind of tour with Texas concerts

Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band returns to Gexa Energy Pavilion on May 17. Photo by Brian Ullrich

When Dave Matthews Band returns to Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas on May 17, it will have been almost exactly a year from the band's last visit to the same venue. But without a new album to promote, fans can expect a different experience from the 23-year-old band this time around.

Their latest summer tour, dubbed "A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band," will feature two sets at every stop. The set list, as usual, will be a variety of songs from their eight albums. But the band will go back and forth from electric to acoustic, and from numbers featuring the full band to ones with only a couple of musicians.

The tour kicks off on May 16 in The Woodlands, making Dallas the second stop on the 42-date, 32-city jaunt around North America. The band will play multiple dates in several cities along the way; Dallas fans hoping they'll do the same here can pin their slim hopes on the fact that there's a four-day break between the Dallas date and the one in Tulsa on May 21.

Although DMB hasn't put out any new work since its 2012 album Away from the World, the group is said to be working on a new album, which could come out later this year. If it did come out in 2014, it would be their quickest follow-up album since 2002's Busted Stuff.

Tickets for the 2014 summer tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 7, through Live Nation or at the Gexa box office. But Citi cardmembers can already buy tickets for most dates through Citi's Private Pass program.