Dave Matthews Band frontman, Dave Matthews, performs at Gexa Energy Pavilion at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, Friday, May 15, 2015. (Allison Slomowitz/ Special Contributor)

Dave Matthews Band frontman, Dave Matthews, performs at Gexa Energy Pavilion at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas, Friday, May 15, 2015. (Allison Slomowitz/ Special Contributor)

Even the Dave Matthews Band's staunchest supporters must wonder: Will the band ever take a year off from touring? The answer, surprisingly, is yes. The year 2017 for the members of the longtime jam-happy group will be spent off the road, catching up on life. But before that, Matthews and company are heading out on what might be their most work-intensive tour in years. 

Dave Matthews Band's ballads and boogies excite Dallas crowd

It was announced this morning that the summer 2016 tour for the band will kick off in Kansas May 11 and arrive at Dallas' Gexa Energy Pavilion a few days later on May 14. Fans who snag tickets when they go on sale to the general public Feb. 19 (at livenation.com) can look forward to a couple of special things about the upcoming concert. First, it will mark the DMB's 25th anniversary, and second, it will find the guys doing two full sets at each concert. It continues a more-music-for-your-buck trend for the band, seeing how they did an acoustic set and a regular set at each show of last year's tour. 

We expect anyone with fond memories of the band's storied, Dead-worthy road treks to be desperate for tickets this time around. They won't get their DMB fix next year, so they have to make this one count. 

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