Published Jan 16, 2018The lead-up to festival season is in full swing, with major fests across the continent unleashing their lineups well in advance of warmer weather. Now, Ottawa's RBC Bluesfest is getting in on the action by revealing one of the big acts for their 2018 edition.
Festival organizers revealed that Dave Matthews Band will perform in the nation's capital on July 11. Tickets for the show will go on sale in February, which is when festivalgoers can expect the rest of the Bluesfest lineup to drop.
The date in Ottawa is part of DMB's summer tour, which also includes a second Canadian stop in Toronto. You can find a complete run of dates here.
The tour announcement also comes alongside news of a new album, which is said to arrive this summer. It marks DMB's first studio effort since 2012's Away from the World.
🚨 NEW ARTIST ALERT! 🚨 @davematthewsbnd is coming to #rbcbluesfest2018 on July 11. Tickets will go on sale when the full festival lineup is announced in February. #dmbottawa #summer pic.twitter.com/C2AvTKAMRA— RBC Bluesfest Ottawa (@ottawabluesfest) January 16, 2018