Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Caribbean Cruise Getaway with Ratdog


Dave & Friends Caribbean Cruise Getaway Posted by
Matthew Yette 10/19/2005 1:10pmFirst revealed by a Warehouse email to members, and now announced on, in February 2006, Dave Matthews & Friends will be traveling to a secret island in the Bahamas via two "eco-friendly" cruise ships, and Warehouse members are invited. The 3-day, 3-night voyage includes not only Dave & Friends, but also a handful of artists that are sure to coincide with the DMB fanbase's tastes. G. Love and Special Sauce, Ozomatli, Bob Weir & Ratdog, and the North Mississippi Allstars are but a few of the acts that will be accompanying the band down the Atlantic. The cruise is sure to generate buzz not only within the community, but also throughout the entire music industry. Reservations are available exclusively to Warehouse members, and Monday, October 24 at 7:00pm are when they are available. For more information, visit

From JamBase:

In February 2006
Dave Matthews & Friends will be performing on a secret island in the Bahamas, and members of the Warehouse, the official fan association, are invited to take a cruise to the concert! Two spectacular eco-friendly ships, the Majesty of the Seas and the Sovereign of the Seas, will sail in tandem to a secret island in the Bahamas, a weekend musical adventure that is destined to be a once-in-a lifetime experience.
Several artists have been hand-picked for this special occasion, including Bob Weir and
Ratdog, G. Love & Special Sauce, Toots and the Maytals, Ozomatli, Mike Doughty, North Mississippi Allstars and many more. T he artists will be performing on both ships, giving fans the opportunity to see some of their favorite bands in unique settings. Exciting events, delectable cuisine, two private island destinations and an exclusive group of fans will make the experience unforgettable.
Friday, February 3, 2006 kicks off a welcoming party on the pool deck. Live entertainment, dancing and other activities will continue all evening and into the early hours in the ships' wide assortment of venues: themed lounges, nightclubs, pools, restaurants and casinos. The ships will be sailing through tropical waters when fans awake on Saturday.
The ships will anchor in Nassau, Bahamas on Saturday morning, February 4, 2006, and all passengers will have a chance to enjoy the ship or the shore throughout the day. That evening will culminate with the Dave Matthews & Friends show on the beach, under the stars, among the swaying palms... Following the concert, fans may enjoy a late-night dance party into the wee hours of the morning.
Sunday, February 5, 2006 brings a day of relaxation in CocoCay, a private island resort. Passengers may sunbathe, stroll, relax, indulge in a variety of water sports and a BBQ party on the beach. Returning to the ships that afternoon, fans will have the opportunity to gather in the Shipboard Stadium for Super Sunday football festivities and the Big Game followed by another evening filled with stellar musical performances.

Dave Matthews & Friends
Bob Weir & Ratdog
G. Love and Special Sauce
Toots & the Maytals
North Mississippi Allstars
Mike Doughty's Band
John Brown's Body
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

From Billboard:

Matthews Sets Sail For Caribbean Concert
By Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Dave Matthews will anchor a concert in the Bahamas in February which will highlight the Dave Matthews & Friends Caribbean Cruise Getaway. Fans will overtake the Royal Caribbean cruise ships the Majesty of the Seas and the Sovereign of the Seas from Feb. 3-6, and be treated to music from Bob Weir and Ratdog, G. Love and Special Sauce, Toots and the Maytals and the North Mississippi Allstars, among others.The ships will set sail from Miami and Port Canaveral and will converge to sail together through the Atlantic. Backed by as-yet-unannounced artists, Matthews will perform Feb. 4 on a private island in the Bahamas. The ship will anchor in Nassau that day and proceed the following day to the private island resort CocoCay.
Among the other acts set to appear during the cruise are Ozomatli, the Mike Doughty Band, Mofro, John Brown's Body and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.Members of Dave Matthews Band's Warehouse fan organization will get first crack at tickets Monday (Oct. 24). For pricing information, visit the cruise's official Web site.As previously reported, Dave Matthews Band will close out this year with a brief tour that begins Nov. 26 in Minneapolis.


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