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Dave Matthews Band

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Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band during the 2006 Summer Tour at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Background information
Also known asDMB
OriginCharlottesville, Virginia, United States
GenresRock, bluegrass, world music, funk rock
Years active1991–present
LabelsRCA (US),
V2 (international)
MembersDave Matthews
Carter Beauford
Stefan Lessard
Boyd Tinsley
Past member(s)LeRoi Moore
Peter Griesar
Dave Matthews Band performing live

Dave Matthews Band (DMB) is a band from the United States. In 1991, Dave Matthews started the band in Charlottesville, Virginia. The other band members are Stefan Lessard, Boyd Tinsley, and Carter Beauford. Saxophone player LeRoi Moore was in the band until he died in 2008. Since 1998, they usually performed with Butch Taylor, too. Rashawn Ross also performed with the band from 2006-2007. Dave Matthews Band has written 235 songs (included cover songs). They have sold over 31 million albums in the United States, and are one of the Top 100 Highest Selling Music Acts of all time.[1] The Dave Matthews band has a unique style that stretches across many genres. Thus, they have a fan-base that stretches across many generations and types of people.

Chicago River incident[change | change source]

In August 2004, about 800 pounds of human waste was dumped from the band's tour bus into the Chicago River and onto passengers aboard a sightseeing boat below.[2] The band donated $50,000 to the Friends of the Chicago River and $50,000 to the Chicago Park District as part of the legal settlement.[3]

Studio albums[change | change source]

  • Under the Table and Dreaming (1994)
  • Crash (1996)
  • Before These Crowded Streets (1998)
  • Everyday (2001)
  • Busted Stuff (2002)
  • Stand Up (2005)
  • Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King (2009)
  • Away from the World (2012)
  • Come Tomorrow (2018)
  • Walk Around the Moon (2023)

References[change | change source]

  1. "RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - September 24, 2015". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  2. "CBS". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007.
  3. "Dave Matthews Band Blamed For Human Waste". CBStoChicago. 2004. Archived from the original on February 16, 2006. Retrieved May 29, 2006.