Fans have been eagerly awaiting a new studio album from Dave Matthews Band, and the official announcement has finally arrived. As noted by the band in a Facebook post, Dave Matthews Band has plans to release a new album titled Come Tomorrow on June 8th via RCA Records. Come Tomorrow will be Dave Matthews Band’s ninth studio release, serving as a follow up to 2012’s Away From The World, the critically and commercially successful hit that debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.As noted in the post, the album was created in studios across the United States and with several different producers, including John Alagia, Mark Batson, Rob Cavallo and Rob Evans. The album, which was crafted in between tours, also features artwork from Béatrice Coron, “who creates narrative allegories in silhouette to render archetypal stories.”Once released, Come Tomorrow will be available in CD, digital, and cassette formats. The band also notes that they’ll release a limited-edition white-vinyl 4 LP set exclusively through the DMB and Warehouse Official stores. You can pre-order Dave Matthews Band’s new album, due out on June 8th, here.Dave Matthews Band is also currently gearing up for their extensive 2018 summer tour, which kicks off on May 18th at The Woodlands, Texas’ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The tour follows which follows a year-long hiatus for the band in 2017, save for a few special performances. Back in February, longtime violinist Boyd Tinsley left the band and will not be a part of the tour, though his involvement on the album is still unknown.For those who have a chance to catch Dave Matthews Band on the road this summer, people who purchase tickets before May 17th will receive their choice of a CD or digital download of Come Tomorrow. You can head to Dave Matthews Band’s website for more information. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – SUMMER 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR5/18 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman5/19 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion5/22 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater5/26 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood5/27 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater5/29 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater5/30 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP – Arkansas Music Pavilion6/1 Burgettstown, PA KeyBank Pavilion6/2 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center6/5 Syracuse, NY Lakeview Amphitheater6/6 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre6/7 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center6/9 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live6/12 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion6/13 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion6/15 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion6/16 Camden, NJ BB&T Pavilion6/22 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center6/23 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre6/27 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater6/29 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion6/30 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavilion7/1 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater7/6 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center7/7 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center7/10 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage7/11 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest7/13 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center7/14 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center7/17 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater7/18 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center7/20 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Park at Walnut Creek7/21 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach7/24 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte7/25 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre7/27 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds7/28 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds8/24 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/25 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre8/28 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater8/31 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre9/1 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre9/2 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre9/7 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys9/8 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View9/10 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood BowlView All Tour Dates
Gunners fans jeered Chelsea from the pitch and chanted that the Blues were ‘boring’ at the end of the goalless draw after watching their side shackled by a resilient defensive performance by Mourinho’s men which extended Arsene Wenger’s winless run against the Portuguese. Responding to the ‘boring’ chants, Mourinho said: “I’d agree. I played against them 10 times and I never lost. Press Association Jose Mourinho taunted Arsenal after extending his unbeaten run over Arsene Wenger to 10 games in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night. “There are other sports without contact and fantastic sports and sports that demand a lot from the players, but no contact. “Football is a game of contact. English football, winter, water on the pitch, the sliding tackles become at a fantastic speed. So be proud, play with pride.” The Portuguese was content with the result which took his side fourth, two points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Liverpool, who lead Arsenal on goal difference and play at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Mourinho added: “Happy with the result? I would say not unhappy. We came to win, we wanted to win, we didn’t want to lose. It’s very important not to lose, because if we lose we are five points behind the leader. “And, with a point, we are two points behind both leaders. That’s a completely different picture. We tried to win, but we are not unhappy with the point.” “‘Funny, funny Jose’. Ten times, they don’t win once. What do you want to call me?” The Blues boss also criticised Mikel Arteta for overreacting to a John Obi Mikel tackle. Arteta was on the receiving end of two ankle-high tackles from Mikel and Ramires, while Arsenal might have had a penalty after Willian’s challenge on Theo Walcott in the first half. Asked about Arsenal’s reaction to the decisions which went against the hosts, Mourinho said: “They like to cry – that’s tradition. I prefer to say that English people – and I give one example, Frank Lampard – would never provoke a situation like that. “Players from other countries, especially some countries, they have that in their blood. “Foreign players are bringing lots of good things, but I prefer English blood in football and English blood in these situations is ‘come on, let’s go’.” Asked specifically about Mikel’s tackle, Mourinho insisted it was fair. He added: “It was a hard one, an aggressive one. Football is for men or for women with fantastic attitude.
Research company SuperData has published its latest report with more interesting findings around the esports industry. The 14 page PDF covers topics from revenue, through to YouTube and Twitch as well as different game titles and trends.The report suggests that revenue has hit $1.5 billion (£1.13bn) in 2017 and growth will continue, hitting 26% growth by 2020. SuperData suggests the growth will be fuelled by third-party investments into the space as well as viewership, projected to grow at 12% each year. Furthermore, the report suggests the recent franchising in Overwatch and League of Legends will contribute significantly to the growth by selling around the new leagues. Credit: SuperData Research, Esports Courtside Playmakers of 2017Interestingly, the SuperData report outlines that a staggering 85% of the previously outlined $1.5 billion was contributed by investments and sponsorship/advertisers. Merchandise and ticket sales sit at 5%, with prize pools at 6%. The one that sticks out is betting and amateur tournaments sitting at just 5% of total contributions. It’s not been noted as to how the number is calculated, but given previous estimates of the handle in both the illegal skin betting market and increase in popularity of regulated operators, we would have thought it would be higher. The report continues to outline League of Legends continued superiority over Dota 2 in terms of viewership, whilst the latter has a significantly higher prize pool element. It then goes to outline the opportunity the Overwatch League presents before moving onto PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. SuperData suggest that “PUBG is on its way to becoming the first Battle Royale” esport. It states that the game has surpassed 200 million unique viewers in just seven months, and is already closing on League of Legends. Furthermore, it suggests that the viewership is 20 times larger than the player base – suggesting viewers who do not just play the game. We would suggest that the viewership is largely fuelled by the most popular streamers in the world drawing 100,000+ each evening, with the likes of Dr Disrespect and Shroud consistently propelling the title towards the top. The esports tournaments have drawn big crowds, but it’s still a very infant scene that has a lot of issues to iron out. The final point of the report analyses the fight for esports viewership between Twitch and YouTube. It suggests that over two thirds (67%) will watch both, with only 20% watching Twitch only and 11% watching YouTube only. The split between esports viewers per platform is a weird one and arguably a transitional phase as YouTube becomes more involved in the scene. Twitch has been the mainstay for esports for a while so habits of more casual consumers may mean they do not notice esports action elsewhere and that could help explain the figures. Still, as shown by ESL Pro League this weekend, when there’s good esports action on – no matter the platform – fans will flock to view it.Esports Insider says: Some interesting figures from Superdata’s latest report, although we’re not overly surprised by most of them. The PUBG figures remain intriguing but we would argue they’re not strictly esports numbers just yet. We can all accept however, that it has been a great year for esports.