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New Dave Matthews Band album in works for early 2018

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Dave Matthews Band will return to the studio this fall with the goal of releasing a new album early next year.

That’s the news from Dave Matthews, who spoke to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to promote this week’s Farm Aid 2017 concert. He and Carter Beauford recorded music for the new Dave Matthews Band album earlier this year, and there are several other songs DMB has worked on and performed over the past few years.

“We have a lot of stuff, so my plan is that we’ll put together some music this fall so we can have something out hopefully the beginning of next year,” Dave said. “Hopefully, get it finished before that. I think we have some great music and some stuff that Carter and I worked on that’s added to the pile. There’s a lot to choose from. I just hope I choose wisely.”

There has not been a new Dave Matthews Band album since Away from the World, which was released five years ago today. Since 2015, DMB has performed eight new songs live: “Be Yourself,” “Bismarck,” “Black and Blue Bird,” “Bob Law,” “Death on the High Seas,” “Plastic Girl,” “Samurai Cop” and “Virginia in the Rain.”

In the interview, Dave also discussed the recent protests in Charlottesville, life at 50 and his work with Farm Aid.

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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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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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