Matthews Band coming to U.Va.
Charlottesville-based band is touring in support of its new
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.
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.
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.
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.
band wasn't something that I was looking for; it was very much
I loved the people I asked to play with me."