Throwback Thursday: DMB on Letterman’s roof in 2002

The night before releasing its fifth studio album, Busted Stuff, Dave Matthews Band recorded a performance for The Late Show with David Letterman. But it wasn’t a typical TV appearance.

The July 15, 2002 performance took place on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater, where DMB played four songs from its forthcoming album: “Where Are You Going,” “Grey Street,” “You Never Know” and “Grace Is Gone.” In this photo, Boyd Tinsley, Carter Beauford, Dave Matthews, Stefan Lessard and LeRoi Moore look up at a camera during a break in the action. Butch Taylor also performed with DMB at this show.

Busted Stuff is available for purchase in the Dave Matthews Band Official Store.

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Dave Matthews performs in Cuba

Dave Matthews played some music in Havana last week during a U.S.-sponsored visit to support the arts.

Few details about the performance are available. Getty Images posted several photos, and actor Kal Penn posted this brief video of Dave playing “Crash Into Me” with Cuban musician Carlos Varela:

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DMB members speak out on Prince’s death

Legendary musician Prince died at 57 yesterday, and tributes poured in from all over the world.

Several current and former members of Dave Matthews Band were among those who shared their thoughts on social media. Here’s what Jeff Coffin and Boyd Tinsley had to say on Twitter:

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Full Show Friday: July 3, 2003

The latest full Dave Matthews Band concert video to make its way to YouTube is this upgraded recording of the July 3, 2003 show in Tinley Park, Ill.

The 2003 tour is one of DMB’s best, and this concert includes a load of fan favorites, from the opening “Pig” to “You Never Know” and “The Dreaming Tree.” Thanks to Chester Copperpot5 for sharing this one with the community!

Video: Dave Matthews on U.S.-Cuba cultural exchange

Dave Matthews is visiting Cuba, where he spoke to NBC News about the country’s improving relations with the United States.

Dave is part of the U.S. Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities, which is spending four days this week in the Communist island nation. Other celebrities involved include Usher, Smokey Robinson and actor Kal Penn.

“There’s a lot that the world can get from this country,” Dave said. “A lot of arts, creativity and talent and knowledge, medicine, new ideas. And then Cuba can gain the advantage of being compensated for what it has to offer.”

In this separate interview posted by Cuban news site CiberCuba, Dave said the United States could learn a lot from Cuba:

Dave also performed with a group of Cuban musicians Monday night in Havana.

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Everything you need to know about the DMB 2016 tour

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Dave Matthews Band on tour in Bethel, N.Y. in 2013.

Dave Matthews Band will celebrate its 25th anniversary on tour in 2016 and then take a break from the road in 2017.

The DMB 2016 tour will stop in 38 cities and towns for 47 concerts, starting with a May 7 show in the band’s hometown of Charlottesville. All proceeds from that concert will benefit local charities through the band’s Bama Works Fund. There will also be a 25th anniversary photo exhibit in Charlottesville on May 6 and 7, followed by a June event in New York.

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25th anniversary stickers for sale

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Before you head out on the road for this year’s summer tour, buy this new sticker and slap it on your car.

The sticker celebrates the band’s first stop, last stop and 25 amazing years in between. It’s just $3.99 (plus shipping), and it’s only available until April 28!

DMB should play despite North Carolina bathroom bill, fans say

Dave Matthews Band should not cancel next month’s concert in North Carolina.

That’s according to 62 percent of voters in a DMBnews.net Twitter poll. More than 300 fans weighed in on the question of whether DMB should follow in the footsteps of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Ringo Starr and Pearl Jam, who have all cancelled concerts to protest the North Carolina bathroom bill.

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The Lone Bellow to perform at DMB Gorge weekend

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The Lone Bellow performs at the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta on May 10, 2014.

The opening acts for Dave Matthews Band’s three-night stop at The Gorge Amphitheatre are set.

The Lone Bellow will join previously announced openers Lake Street Dive at the DMB Gorge weekend, Sept. 2-4 in George, Wash. Both bands will perform each of the three nights, starting at 5 p.m. DMB will take the stage at 8 p.m. The Gorge is the only venue where DMB will have opening acts on this tour.

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