Dave Matthews Band will return to Alpine Valley Music Theater this summer. The iconic group broke tradition in 2014, choosing to play at the Summerfest Marcus Amphitheater, in lieu of their nearly annual gig at one of Wisconsin’s premier music venues. It was the band's first show at the lakeside grounds in Milwaukee in 15 years, and the first time since 2001 that they did not play at Alpine.
This year, Dave Matthews Band has revealed that it will return to what front man Dave Matthews has called one of his favorite venues to play. The group will perform on July 25 and July 26 at Alpine Valley, a date that does not conflict with Summerfest, leaving open a possibility that the band may also play there in 2015.
The announcement of Dave Matthews Band return to Alpine Valley was coupled with news of fellow arena-rockers Mötley Crüe's return to Wisconsin this summer. The metal band's brand of party rock will come to the BMO Harris Bradley Center on August 7.