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Upcoming Album Release Date SlipsPosted by Matt Yette in Album News at 5:02pm on Wednesday, Feb 18th, 2009
The upcoming Dave Matthews Band as-yet-untitled album will not be down for breakfast on April 14. As has been rumored, including a few mentions by us during our podcasts, the next DMB studio album will be "a little late". According to Dave's Twitter, he said, "the album will probably be a little late. But not for a lack of effort." This coincides with information from radio stations on February 17 that the first single - which should have been ready by the last week of February at the latest - would be released in "April." The album would then be pushed back to June, according to the same radio sources.
Dave's revelation brings into question the earlier assertion, via the DMB Mailing List, that "Dave Matthews Band fans will be treated to the groupís first-ever live performances of songs from the new yet-to-be titled album" during the Spring Tour. With the release of the album originally slated for the same day as the tour's kickoff date at MSG, the element of surprise that the band is going for with the album would remain intact. With the album release slipping, however, one has to wonder if the email announcement - which no doubt has driven ticket sales - will fail to come to pass.