Official Announcement: Dave Matthews Band To Play Private Island Concert On Bud Light Port Paradise Cruise

bud-light-party-cruise-2009ST. LOUIS (July 30, 2009) – As the top-drawing American touring band in the world, Dave Matthews Band has played for millions of fans in venues in all corners of the globe. This fall, a lucky group of shipmates will have the opportunity to see Dave Matthews Band on a small private Caribbean island as part of the Bud Light Port Paradise promotion.

Bud Light Port Paradise is a four day, three night cruise to the Bahamas with more than 4,000 promotional winners aboard two full-size cruise liners. Following on-ship parties and a sight-seeing stop in Nassau, the cruise culminates on Sunday, Oct. 25 with a performance by Dave Matthews Band on the beautiful private island of Coco Cay.

Surrounded by blue water, swaying palm trees and sun-drenched beaches, cruisers will enjoy an up close and personal concert experience while enjoying ice cold Bud Light with a few thousand of their new friends.

In addition to playing the private island concert, Dave Matthews Band’s performance is mentioned on Bud Light Port Paradise marketing materials.

Consumers 21 years of age and older can get more information on the cruise on the official Bud Light Port Paradise website, www.budlightportparadise.com .

ABOUT ANHEUSER-BUSCH:

Based in St. Louis, Anheuser‑Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 49.2 percent share of U.S. beer sales. The company brews the world’s largest-selling beers, Budweiser and Bud Light. Anheuser‑Busch also owns a 50 percent share in Grupo Modelo, Mexico’s leading brewer. Anheuser-Busch ranked No. 1 among beverage companies in FORTUNE Magazine’s Most Admired Global Companies list in 2009. Anheuser‑Busch is one of the largest theme park operators in the United States, is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and one of the world’s largest recyclers of aluminum cans. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.

ABOUT DAVE MATTHEWS BAND:

With over 15 million tickets sold, Dave Matthews Band was named the top-drawing American band in the world by Billboard magazine. Formed in Virginia in the early 1990’s, the group has sold a collective 35 million units (CD and DVD combined). Renowned for its eclectic sound, the band’s numerous fan favorites include “What Would You Say,” “Crash Into Me,” “Ants Marching,” “41,” “Jimi Thing,” and “Everyday.” Dave Matthews Band’s latest album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1 in June 2009 – making the band one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1. Dave Matthews Band launched an extensive world tour in conjunction with the release of Big Whiskey, which was produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Alanis Morissette).