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Boyd Tinsley taking break from Dave Matthews Band

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Boyd Tinsley performs with Dave Matthews Band in 2013.

Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley is going on hiatus from the band.

Boyd, 53, made the announcement tonight in a tweet, saying, “I need to take a break from the band & touring 2 focus on my family & my health 4 a while. I will miss you guys & my brothers in the band but I’m somewhat worn out & need 2 spend more time with my family & 2 bring more balance to my life. Thanks 4 ur Love. #peaceandLoVE”

It was not immediately clear if Boyd will perform with DMB at tomorrow night’s Super Bowl weekend concert in Minneapolis. His involvement with the new Dave Matthews Band album due this year is also unknown.

(Update: DMB on Feb. 3 issued this statement on Facebook: “Boyd has been a member of the family since the band began and we want him to focus on his health and get better. We support his decision to do this and we’re sending positive thoughts his way.”)

Tickets to the DMB 2018 summer tour just went on sale to the general public this morning.

Boyd, a Charlottesville native, began performing with DMB in 1991 and officially joined the band in 1992. He released a solo album, True Reflections, in 2003. In 2015, he formed the band Crystal Garden, and he spent much of DMB’s 2017 off year promoting that act.


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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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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Live Trax 37 now available

Live Trax Vol. 37: 11.11.92, Trax, Charlottesville, VA is now available from the Dave Matthews Band Official Store.

The three-disc album is the oldest recording to be released in the Live Trax series and the first to feature former DMB member Peter Griesar, who plays keyboard and harmonica.

Highlights of Live Trax 37 include two consecutive improv jams after “Ants Marching” in the second set, a unique early version of “Halloween” by Dave Matthews and Carter Beauford and a 16-minute “Two Step” to end the first set. Live Trax 37 also includes a rare performance of “Spotlight,” which DMB stopped playing in 1993. And Boyd Tinsley sings lead on two songs on the album: his own “True Reflections” and a cover of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery.”

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