Dave Matthews Band is an American jam rock and fusion outfit hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia. Formed in 1991, the band currently consists of eponymous frontman Dave Matthews alongside founding members Stefan Lessard and Carter Beauford on bass and drums respectively, as well as Jeff Coffin, Boyd Tinsley, Tim Reynolds, and Rashawn Ross.
Known for their eclectic mix of styles and diverse sound, which draws influence from folk, blues, funk, pop, alternative, grunge, bluegrass, and even jazz, the band have shifted more than 30million records worldwide, but are still probably best known for their live gigs.
That being said, Dave Matthews Band are seriously popular in North America, and their last six studio albums have climbed to the top of the charts in the US. 1996's 'Crash' has even been ranked 7x platinum, while loads of their live records have earned the certification too - even though they allow fans to record their live shows themselves anyway!
In January 2018, Dave Matthews Band announced that they'll soon be releasing their long-awaited ninth record, 'Come Tomorrow' and will be touring North America through summer too. The record dropped in June 2018, topping the Billboard 200.
Known for their constant touring, Dave Matthews Band hit up the US and Canada this autumn. Then they'll play two London March shows as part of a European tour in spring. catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
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Photo: René Huemer
The phrase ‘make love not war’ perfectly sums up ‘Come Tomorrow’, a record that finds Dave Matthews Band veering away from their usual forays into genre-twisting jam band territory and socially conscious songwriting. Although musically and thematically less dynamic than past efforts, it is abundant with heart, soul and spirit as it strives to remind us that love, in all its various guises, is still alive in this crazy world of ours.