Dave Matthews Band has announced their plans for a 2019 North American summer tour.Dave Matthews Band’s headlining summer tour will kick off on April 30th in Pensacola, FL and includes two-night stands in Camden, NJ; Noblesville, IN; Elkhorn, WI; Saratoga Springs, NY; West Palm Beach, FL; and Denver, CO. The band will return to the Gorge Amphitheatre for its traditional three-night Labor Day run August 30th through September 1st, pushing its total number of performances at the scenic venue above 60. Dave Matthews Band will also perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 4th as part of the festival’50th-anniversary celebration. The band will conclude its North American tour on September 22nd at the 2nd annual Sea Hear Now Festival in Asbury Park, NJ.An online ticket presale for members of the DMB Warehouse Fan Association will begin Thursday, January 24, 10am ET here. Citi card members will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets February 19th at 10am ET through February 21 at 10pm ET. For complete presale details, click here.Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 22 at 10am local time. Every Ticket Purchase can be redeemed for an Unreleased Live Recording from DMB’s 2018 tour. For the complete list of tour dates, visit the band’s website.Dave Matthews 2019 Summer Tour4/30 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Bay Center5/01 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena5/04 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival5/07 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre5/11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena5/14 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Center5/15 Maryland Heights, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre5/17 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion5/18 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion6/14 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion6/15 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion6/19 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts6/21 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center6/22 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre6/28 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center6/29 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center7/02 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center7/03 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre7/05 Elkhorn, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre7/06 Elkhorn, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre7/09 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Center7/10 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage7/12 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center7/13 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center7/17 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater7/19 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion7/20 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live7/23 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre7/24 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre7/26 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre7/27 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre8/23 Greenwood Village, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/24 Greenwood Village, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/27 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre8/30 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre8/31 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre9/01 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre9/04 Ridgefield, WA Sunlight Supply Amphitheater9/06 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys9/07 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center9/13 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion9/22 Asbury Park, NJ Sea.Hear.Now FestivalView All Tour Dates
De Jong agreed with Lindqvist’s second explanation. “If I travel with my company, each of us has our own interests. Some want to hike, others want to go to clubs, others just lie on the beach, and if there is a destination that offers it all, we would rather choose it. But on the other hand, it is important to have a collective experience. All destinations should set this thesisHe said. Finally, they referred to the trend of sustainable forms of travel, ie alternatives to air transport. Passengers are increasingly aware of the “carbon footprint” they leave. “In Sweden, more and more companies are promoting alternative forms of transport such as trains or bicycles. Sustainable forms of transport are no longer just a trend, they have moved to a new level”, Explains Lindqvist. Booking.com recently posted its own trend forecast which could affect the tourism industry next year. “There is already a lot of talk about electric passenger planes that should appear in the next 20 years or so. But twenty years is not a small amount and I am worried about what will happen in the meantime”, Adds de Jong. Another of the fastest growing trends in the industry are destinations that offer a large number of different experiences and attractions. “One of the more cynical explanations is the emergence of the so-called ‘copy and duplicate’ trend. In other words, almost every major destination, no matter where it is located, offers exactly the same facilities as the other. Another explanation is that too many people visit a small number of destinations, as we have already talked about”, Explained Lindqvist. Source / photo: Booking.com; Pexels When asked why travelers are less and less visiting the most famous destinations, Lindqvist answered that the biggest reason is the increase in mass tourism. He adds that he believes that travelers will increasingly choose destinations where they can take refuge and escape from the fast-paced and crowded world. “I always remember the currently very popular photos of a long line of people waiting to climb Mount Everest. It is this photo that shows how many people are attracted to the same destination”, Said Lindqvist and added:”Over the next few years, people will begin to choose smaller, unfamiliar and peaceful destinations as their holiday destination.” BOOKING.COM FORECASTS TRENDS IN THE WORLD OF TRAVEL FOR 2020 “I live in the center of Amsterdam and, if you take a closer look, you will see that there are always more tourists there than locals”, De Jong added. As for some new trends yet to emerge, de Jong predicts that trips on which they can mentally rest will become increasingly important to travelers. “People are constantly using mobile phones, laptops and tablets while they are on vacation, and they return home even more tired. In the last few years, the so-called ‘digital detox’ packages have appeared, which, interestingly, are offered by luxury hotels. I think that ‘classic’ holidays, in which we relax, rest and experience the destination without digital technologies, will return to the trend over time.”, He concluded. RELATED NEWS: Referring to technological development and its impact on the tourism industry, de Jong believes that digital assistants are the future of travel. “Computer assistants with developed emotional intelligence will be able to suggest, analyzing our behavior, vacation, or journey that is created according to our desires, interests, needs, and capabilities. But something like this will not develop before 2030, although there are already similar implementations of that ideaHe said. And what are the long-term trends in tourism, they tried in a new episode of theirs podcast, learned from futurologist Thimon de Jong and futurological pioneer Magnus Lindkvist who shared their views on these predictions – from the rise of travel to “secondary destinations” to the growing popularity of destinations with a handful of different experiences and attractions.