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Butch Taylor joins Dave Matthews Band at Charlottesville concert

Butch Taylor performed with Dave Matthews Band for the first time in nine years at tonight’s A Concert for Charlottesville.

Butch Taylor performs with Dave Matthews Band on Sept. 24, 2003.

DMB and Butch took the stage at the charity event the band organized in its hometown, and he stayed on for the entire set. Prior to tonight, Butch’s last performance with DMB was on April 1, 2008; his still-unexplained departure from the band came the next month, a day before the summer tour kicked off.

Butch played keyboards on DMB’s 1998 album Before These Crowded Streets and began performing live with DMB that year. He joined the band on the road full-time starting in 2001, and he also appeared on the 2005 album Stand Up.
DMB organized A Concert for Charlottesville to help the city heal after this summer’s racially charged protests and violence. It is the band’s only performance in what was supposed to be its first off year. Tickets were free and made available primarily to area residents and the University of Virginia community.
Dave Matthews kicked off the show with a solo version of “Mercy,” and Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland showed up to perform a surprise acoustic set. Other performers at A Concert for Charlottesville included Cage the Elephant, The Roots, Brittany Howard, Pharrell Williams, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake.
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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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Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds cover the Beatles in London

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds played “She’s a Woman” by the Beatles for the first time at last night’s concert in London.

“She’s a Woman” originally appeared as the B-side to the Beatles’ 1964 single “I Feel Fine,” and it was later included on the Beatles ’65 album.  Watch the video of Dave and Tim’s cover:

Last night’s show at Eventim Apollo also featured the first Dave and Tim performances of “Dreamgirl” and “Sugar Will.” Here’s the “Dreamgirl” video: Continue reading

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Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds play ‘Teach Your Children’ with Graham Nash

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds covered the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young classic “Teach Your Children” last night in Washington, D.C. — with help from a special guest.

CSNY’s Graham Nash, who wrote the 1970 hit, joined Dave and Tim on stage to perform the song, which closed out their headlining set at the Stand with Standing Rock concert. Singer and guitarist Shane Fontayne, who has toured with Nash, also played on the tune.

Proceeds from the event, which Nash performed at earlier in the evening, will benefit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Another performer on the bill, Neko Case, joined Dave and Tim previously in their set to cover Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker.”

Watch the entire Stand with Standing Rock concert below. The Dave and Tim set, which also features a rare “Little Thing” and the new song “Song for Billijo,” starts at the 2 hour, 36 minute mark.

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Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Europe 2017 tour announced

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Tim Reynolds and Dave Matthews perform in San Diego on Sept. 23, 2010.

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will tour Europe in March and April.

The Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Europe 2017 tour kicks off with two shows in London on March 20 and 21. The 15-concert jaunt ends April 11 in Porto, Portugal. It is the first time Dave and Tim have toured Europe since 2007.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. local time; Warehouse members may request premium ticket packages to some shows and participate in a general pre-sale that begins Oct. 19 at 3 a.m. ET. Check out the full Dave and Tim European tour dates:
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Dave Matthews to play Bridge School Benefit Concert

Headliners for the 30th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert include founder Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Metallica, Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket and Willie Nelson.

The Bridge School Benefit Concert takes place Oct. 22 and 23 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Norah Jones, Cage the Elephant and Nils Lofgren will also perform. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29.

Dave last performed solo at the Bridge School Benefit Concert in 2001. Dave Matthews Band played in 2006, and Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performed in 2011.

The concerts benefit The Bridge School, which helps children use technology to overcome their physical disabilities.

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Dave Matthews solo album in the works for 2017

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Brady Blade performs at the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet’s 40th anniversary gala in 2013.

Dave Matthews will work on a new solo album next year, according to the drummer on his first effort.

Brady Blade, who drummed on 2003’s Some Devil and toured with Dave Matthews and Friends, spoke about the new Dave Matthews solo album on the Don’t Give Up Your Day Job podcast.

“Next year, I’m working with Dave,” he said. “I think he’s got to do another solo record, so we might get together on that.”

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Dave Matthews takes selfie on stage in Bangor

Dave Matthews took this on-stage selfie after last night’s concert in Bangor, Maine:

A photo posted by Maddie B (@madk41) on

Friends of DMBnews.net Maddie and Anthony got Dave’s attention several times earlier in the show, holding up a sign for the song “Sweet Up and Down.” During the encore, they wrote “SELFIE?” on the sign, which Dave noticed at the end of the concert. Anthony handed him Maddie’s phone, and the rest is history.

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Dave Matthews to play Bernie Sanders San Francisco rally

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) speaks at a 2015 campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dave Matthews will perform at a free Bernie Sanders rally in San Francisco on Monday.

The event, dubbed “A Future to Believe In,” takes place at 3:30 p.m. at Crissy Field in the Presidio.

Dave has been a vocal but realistic Sanders supporter since last year, telling Rolling Stone in September: “When I hear someone like Bernie Sanders talking, I think there’s a hope. I’m not saying with his half-a-million donators and supporters that have committed 30 bucks on average to his campaign, he can win without a Super PAC. But that’s a guy who is talking about something real and that isn’t insulted by being called a liberal.”

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Dave Matthews forgets where he is

As he has been known to do, Dave Matthews made a geographic change to the “Dancing Nancies” lyric “could I have been lost somewhere in Paris?” at a recent concert.

“Could I have been lost somewhere in Kansas City?” he sang during Dave Matthews Band’s May 29 show. The problem: He was actually on stage in Maryland Heights, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis that’s about 230 miles away from Kansas City. Check out the video:

H/T: @anthonyabuhanna

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