Dave Matthews Band is also known as DMB and it is an American rock band. The band was established in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members of the band were Dave Matthews, Stefan Lessard, Carter Beauford and LeRoi Moore. Dave Matthews was the singer-songwriter and guitarist, Stefan Lessard was the bassist, Carter Beauford was the drummer & backing vocalist and LeRoi Moore was the saxophonist of the band. Boyd Tinsley who is a talented violinist became a member of the band shortly after the band was established.
One of the founding members of the band LeRoi Moore passed away in 2008 and the Grammy Award-winner Jeff Coffin took Moore's spot as the band's saxophonist after the death of Moore. Rashawn Ross and Tim Reynolds are also added to the band as permanent touring members. Genres that the brand generally follows are rock, jam, jazz fusion, folk rock, bluegrass, funk rock, pop rock, and alternative rock. 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the Dave Matthews Band and the band is all set to celebrate its 25 years of successful journey with fans.
Dave Matthews Band has thousands of diehard fans around the globe due to their exceptional and unique music. Since celebrating 25 years of existence in 2016, the band has decided to randomly play some of their albums live, in track listing order by dedicating to their fans. It would be a right and incredible thing for DMB to do the same because they are giants when it comes to the fan base. When they celebrate their 25 years of legacy, it would be a great idea to give back and show their love to their fans by playing some of their albums live.
The band was highly successful and demonstrated masterful musicianship right through 25 years. They have been consistent and rarely faltering even when tastes changed amid music lovers. They were rarely faltering and try to pay close attention to maintain their brand music styles when other brands went after different styles and identities. The band started with its mix of jazz, folk, and world music which were directed through Matthews' unique pop receptivity.
The discography of Dave Matthews Band is composed of eight studio albums, sixty live albums, two compilation albums, eight video albums, two extended plays, twenty-nine singles, and twenty-one music videos. Dave Matthews Band is the first only group to have six consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot on the Billboard 200. It includes Before These Crowded Streets, Everyday, Busted Stuff, Stand Up, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King and Away from the World. As of 2010, the Dave Matthews Band sold more than 30 million records internationally making them one of the best bands in the world.
Dave Matthews Band is acknowledged widely for their yearly summer long tours of the United States and Europe. During their summer long tours, they used to incorporate long improvisational versions of their songs, together with a detailed video and lighting show. The band is well-known for playing the songs in a different way on every occasion and it has helped the band so far to earn greater attention of fans across the globe for their music concerts tickets. Playing improvisational versions of their songs during the summer tour has become a stamp of DMB.
The band's first in-studio demo was recorded in 1991and it consisted of Song That Jane Likes, Recently, Best of what’s around, and I'll back you up. The band could release eight studio albums so far and all of them were released with RCA Records. The albums include Under the Table and Dreaming (1994), Crash (1996), Before These Crowded Streets (1998), Everyday (2001), Busted Stuff (2002), Stand Up (2005), Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (2009), Away from the World (2012). They have sold more than 31 million albums in the United States, making them one of the top selling music acts of all-time.
Dave Matthews Band has received three nominations from the American Music Awards along with six nominations from the MTV Video Music Awards. But the band has not won an award from either ceremony to date. They also received two nominations from the Grammy Awards but did not win any of the nominations. They received the Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group award for the song So Much to Say from their album, Crash. Dave Matthews Band has received 27 nominations so far. They won 7 awards out of 27 nominations.
Warehouse is the official fan association for DMB. It was opened in 1998 with the aim of promoting fan interaction. Warehouse provides fans early entrance to concert tickets, elite CDs and merchandise to its members. The band was grown efficiently and was highly successful since Fenton Williams began working with them in the early 1990s. During the period from 2000 to 2010, the band sold more tickets and made more money than any other bands in North America.
Current members of the band are Dave Matthews, Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Jeff Coffin, Boyd Tinsley, and Rashawn Ross. The band is well known for their charitable efforts. The band has its own charity labeled as the BAMA Works Fund. It was established in 1999 to deal with the needs of deprived youth, disabled persons, the environment, and arts and humanities. The band played benefit concerts to aid fund the school system in New York City, and myriad other issues. They were giant fundraisers for the victims of the tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and Haiti. The band was awarded the NAACP Chairman's Award for their charitable efforts.
In June 2016, the band declared that a CD set of Dave Matthews' 1996 solo act at Sweet Briar College would be released afterward on in the summer. The band has decided to donate the profits to the college. The Dave Matthews Band has decided to party its 25th years of legacy correspondingly they spent the majority of their previous years with a very big summer tour. DMB started their huge 25th anniversary tour in May, 2016. The summer tour begins in Wichita, KS on May 11. The band’s 2016 tour extends all through the summer and ends with a Labor Day weekend residency at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington.
Dave Matthews Band launched its 2016 summer tour at John Paul Jones Arena in its hometown of Charlottesville. It raised more than $1.5 million for local charities. The band donated all profits from the show including tickets, merchandise, VIP packages and sponsorship fees to Charlottesville region charitable programs by means of its Bama Works Fund. The summer tour of the band goes from May to September, with a short break in August.
Since Dave Matthews Band has announced a long 2016 summer tour, it is a great opportunity for the music lovers and the band’s diehard fans to listen to their unique songs and feel-good vibes. The fans have got a chance to celebrate with the band on their 25th year of success in the music industry. So, don’t miss the chance and purchase your ticket well in advance to see the band perform live.