Sometime Seattle resident and roots rock star Dave Matthews, who opens his annual three-day stint at the Gorge Friday, is on the cover of Billboard magazine. Inside, the magazine’s “Boxscore” feature reveals that Matthews accounted for 16 — count’em, 16 — of the 35 top concert grosses reported this week. Since 2000, the Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 13 million tickets to 650 shows.
Seattle Times freelancer Gene Stout will be at the Gorge Friday night. Look for Gene’s review online Saturday afternoon.