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The Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in early 1991, when vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews decided to put some songs he had written on tape. Instead of simply recording himself with a guitar, he opted to bring in some instrumental help to give his musical ideas more depth. Dave found assistance in drummer Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who were both accomplished jazz musicians in the local Charlottesville music scene. Based on the recommendation of distinguished local jazz guru John D'earth, 16-year-old musical prodigy Stefan Lessard came on board to play bass. Completing the band was keyboard player Peter Griesar, who left the band after a couple of years, as well as the talented and classically trained violinist, Boyd Tinsley.

The first public performance of Dave Matthews Band occurred at the City of Charlottesville's Earth Day Festival in April 1991. The first official gig for the newly conceived Dave Matthews Band was May 11, 1991, at a private party held on the rooftop of the pink warehouse on South Street in downtown Charlottesville. Local weekly gigs soon followed at Eastern Standard and then Trax nightclub, and within a little time, word of the band's contagious new sound spread like wildfire throughout the region. Clubs started to fill up, tours began to cover more territory, and the fan base grew at an incredible rate.

Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the third of four children born to John and Valerie Matthews. At two years old, Matthews' family immigrated to Yorktown Heights in Westchester County, New York, where his father, a physicist, started working for IBM.

In 1974, the family moved to Cambridge, England, for a year before returning to New York, where his father died from lung cancer in 1977. Biographer Nevin Martell argues that Dave's father's death may be an impetus for his "carpe diem" lyrics. At some point while residing in New York, Matthews attended his first concert when his mother took him to a performance by Pete Seeger. The family moved back to Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1977.

Upon Matthews' graduation from St Stithians College high school, he was faced with conscription into the South African military just as civil disobedience to the practice was becoming widespread. A Quaker (and consequently pacifist), Matthews left South Africa to avoid military service.

Matthews moved to New York in 1986 where he worked for IBM for a short time, then joined his mother in Charlottesville, Virginia, the same year, a town Matthews' family had lived in before he was born. It was in Charlottesville that he became part of the local music community. Pursuing various interests, Matthews acted in various local productions. Although Matthews had started playing the guitar at the age of 9, it was only in Charlottesville that he started performing publicly. From time to time local star (and future collaborator) Tim Reynolds had Matthews join him on stage, and another friend, Ross Hoffman, persuaded Matthews to record some of his own songs. This eventually led to his first professional musical gig at a modern dance performance by the Miki Liszt Dance Company, based at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, singing "Meaningful Love", composed by John D'earth and Dawn Thompson. In 1991 he hatched the idea to form his own band.

In 1994, Matthews' older sister, Anne, who lived in South Africa, was murdered by her husband, who subsequently committed suicide, on or around January 27 of that year. The event had a drastic effect on Matthews' outlook on life. On January 29, 1994, he performed with Tim Reynolds at The Wetlands in New York where he dedicated that performance "to her memory". Dave Matthews Band's Under the Table and Dreaming, released later that year, was dedicated to her. Anne Matthews was survived by her two children who, upon her death, traveled to America, where Dave and his younger sister Jane took responsibility for their upbringing and giving way to one of DMB's lesser known hits "The Song that Jane Likes.".

Dave Matthews Band Schedule
Dave Matthews Band at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Spring, TX
Friday 5/16/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Gexa Energy Pavilion (Formerly Superpages.com Center)
Dallas, TX
Saturday 5/17/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Bank Of Oklahoma Center
Tulsa, OK
Wednesday 5/21/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre - AL
Birmingham, AL
Friday 5/23/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Saturday 5/24/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Friday 5/30/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saturday 5/31/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion (Formerly Bangor Waterfront Park)
Bangor, ME
Friday 6/6/2014 7:30 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Xfinity Center - MA (formerly Comcast Center)
Mansfield, MA
Saturday 6/7/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
Tuesday 6/10/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Darien Center, NY
Wednesday 6/11/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ
Friday 6/13/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ
Saturday 6/14/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Klipsch Music Center (Formerly Verizon Wireless Music Center - IN)
Noblesville, IN
Friday 6/20/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Klipsch Music Center (Formerly Verizon Wireless Music Center - IN)
Noblesville, IN
Saturday 6/21/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Toronto, Canada
Tuesday 6/24/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at DTE Energy Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
Wednesday 6/25/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Friday 6/27/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at First Niagara Pavilion (Formerly Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake)
Burgettstown, PA
Saturday 6/28/2014 TBD Dave Matthews Band
Summerfest: Dave Matthews Band at Marcus Amphitheater
Milwaukee, WI
Wednesday 7/2/2014 7:00 PM Summerfest: Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (formerly Charter One Pavilion)
Chicago, IL
Friday 7/4/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island (formerly Charter One Pavilion)
Chicago, IL
Saturday 7/5/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday 7/9/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Xfinity Theatre (formerly Comcast Theatre)
Hartford, CT
Friday 7/11/2014 TBD Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Xfinity Theatre (formerly Comcast Theatre)
Hartford, CT
Saturday 7/12/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Jacksonville, FL
Tuesday 7/15/2014 TBD Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre At The Florida State Fairgrounds (formerly Live Nation Amphitheatre)
Tampa, FL
Wednesday 7/16/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Cruzan Amphitheatre (formerly Sound Advice Amphitheatre)
West Palm Beach, FL
Friday 7/18/2014 TBD Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at Cruzan Amphitheatre (formerly Sound Advice Amphitheatre)
West Palm Beach, FL
Saturday 7/19/2014 TBD Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band at PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte (Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Charlotte, NC
Tuesday 7/22/2014 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band


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