The mostly East Coast summer run follows already announced shows for this spring. The guys are set to head out April 4 through May 24. It looks like they’re taking the month of June off before starting back on their shed stint.

They’ve promised opening acts for this year’s tour, although specific artists have not been announced. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones and Soulive were recently added as support for shows in April and May.

Matthews and his band – Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, LeRoi Moore and Boyd Tinsley – last toured April through August of 2001. Artists including Macy Gray, Widespread Panic, Afro Celt System, Angelique Kidjo, and Soulive took turns opening for the band on the outing, which stopped in a number of major stadiums. This time out, the band is bypassing stadiums in favor of arenas and amphitheatres.

The tour earned the group the No. 4 slot on Pollstar’s Top 100 Tours of 2001, grossing more than $60 million for 51 shows.