Feb. 16, 2001
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Dave Matthews Band coming to U.Va.

The Charlottesville-based band is touring in support of its new album, "Everyday."

Staff Report

The Dave Matthews Band, which formed in Charlottesville 10 years ago and has become the top-grossing live band in America, will perform at Scott Stadium April 21. The concert will be a benefit for the Bama Works Foundation, the band's organization that distributes funds to select non-profit groups. This is the first time the band has played in town since 1994.

Tickets for the 6 p.m. show will go on sale March 3 through Ticketmaster outlets and at Scott Stadium. Each purchase will be limited to four tickets on the field or six in the stands. Check the band's official Web site, www.davematthewsband.com, for information. This concert is the first of a spring/summer tour in conjunction with the band's new release, "Everyday" from RCA Records.

Matthews, who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and also lived in England and New York while growing up, moved to Charlottesville in 1986. His parents had lived here before he was born.

His main goal in getting the band together was to surround himself with the best players possible, he says in a biography posted on the band's Web site. To this day he remains "amazed" that he was able to recruit and retain the four musicians he rather modestly refers to as his superiors: violinist Boyd Tinsley, drummer Carter Beauford, saxophonist LeRoi Moore and Stefan Lessard on bass.

"The band wasn't something that I was looking for; it was very much I loved the people I asked to play with me."


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